On this Saint Emilion wine trip you’ll explore the enchanting medieval village before going on a vineyard tour of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
First, enjoy a lovely stroll along the village’s narrow streets and hear interesting tales about its history. Taste several different wines on site from nearby vineyards: Pomerol, Montagne Saint-Emilion, Fronsac, etc.
Next, you’ll take a tour of the prestigious Château Fombrauge, a Grand Cru Classé winery, where you’ll be offered a one-of-a-kind wine tasting, comparing the château’s wines with three other international wines during a blind tasting. You’ll finally know exactly what the French mean when they talk about terroir!
We’ll finish the afternoon on a tasty note at a family-owned winery in Pomerol or Saint-Emilion where you’ll be offered delicious local specialties such as cheeses and cured meats with the château’s wines – the perfect way to experience French lifestyle enjoying a traditional aperitif.
With up to eight various wine tastings in this tour, you’ll learn all there is to know about Saint Emilion wines!
|1:50 p.m.||Meet your guide in front of the Bordeaux Office du Tourisme at 12 cours du 30 Juillet.|
|2:00 p.m.||Departure to Saint-Emilion. Along the way, your guide will tell you about Bordeaux’s vineyards and test your wine knowledge. You’ll see some of the region’s fabulous scenery.|
|2:50 p.m.||Arrival in the village of Saint-Emilion, short guided walk along the picturesque streets and tasting local wines at a wine shop with local experts (optional)|
|4:00 p.m.||Tour of Château Fombrauge, a Grand Cru Classé winery, with a one-of-a-kind tasting that you’ll only find in the Bordeaux region, comparing a château wine with 3 wines from elsewhere in the world to better understand the meaning of terroir.|
|5:15 p.m.||Tour a family-owned winery from the Pomerol or Saint-Emilion Grand Cru appellation. You’ll be welcomed by a family member and enjoy a French aperitif of local delicacies and wines with them.|
|7:00 p.m.||Back to Bordeaux in front of the Office de Tourisme.|
Partner wineries :
Château Fombrauge (Saint Emilion Grand Cru), Château du Tailhas (Pomerol) or Château Coutet (Saint Emilion Grand Cru – organically-grown)
|MEETING POINT||Bordeaux Office de Tourisme|
|TRANSPORTATION||Brand new 8 seater minivan|
|NUMBER OF PERSONS||8 people max.|
|VISIT/TASTING||2 visits – 6-9 tastings|
|FOOD||Regional specialities at the chateau|
CANCELLATION FEES IF THE CLIENT CANCELS
More than 7 days before the day of the tour: no cancellation fee. Less than 7 days before the day of the tour or no-show: 100% of the cost of the tour. The minimum number of people for each tour is 2. We reserve the right to cancel the tour 48 hours before departure if the minimum number of 2 people is not met and you will receive a full refund.