What really happens behind the cellar door? Which Chateaux are up and coming? Which areas offer the best value? Taste some of the most expensive wines in the World.
The Tour is Sunday – Thursday.
A sensational Wine Trip to Bordeaux. Staying at an amazing Chateau. A great opportunity to visit and taste some of the finest wines of the World. Guided by a professional wine expert with over 20 years’ experience.
Arrive at Bordeaux airport PM. There are regular flights to Bordeaux from all major cities. Transfer to Bordeaux City Centre 3star hotel right in the heart of the city.
There will be an evening to explore the beautiful city of Bordeaux.
We will start the trip by learning about the appellations and diversity of wines in Bordeaux. We will then travel up to the village of Pauillac, whilst seeing various wine villages such as Margaux, Saint Julien and the Medoc.
Our first tasting will be at one of the most beautiful Chateaux, Chateau Pichon Baron.
Lunch at a local family run restaurant in the village of St. Julien… a classic and great quality lunch.
PM Visit and tasting at Chateau Lynch Bages, 5th Growth Pauillac. One of the best quality and value Chateaux of the area. Frequently this Chateau is rated alongside higher rated wines. Visit and tasting at Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 1st Growth, Pauillac. This First Growth Chateau owned by the Rothschild family has consistently been awarded top scores by wine critics.
Visit and Tasting at Chateau Pontet Canet, 5th Growth Pauillac. A biodynamic producer next door to Mouton Rothschild. Great wines.
Transfer to Chateau de la Riviere. This magnificent Chateau is probably one of the most striking architectural buildings in the Bordeaux area. A stunning Chateau dating from Roman times with special private magnificent bedrooms. Tasting and then Dinner at a nearby restaurant.
TUESDAY (Pomerol, Saint Emilion and Graves)
AM We will visit the fascinating vineyards of Pomerol and Saint Emilion before tasting Chateau La Gaffeliere 1st Growth, St.Emilion. This top St.Emilion wine is owned by Comte Leo de Malet Roquefort. We will visit the vineyards, the winery and then taste a range of wines owned by the Malet Roquefort family.
Lunch at L’Envers du Decor, St.Emilion… an excellent wine bar and restaurant in the heart of the old village of Saint Emilion.