2019 was our second year offering an itinerary focused more on a mix of cultural, historical, wine, and culinary experiences rather than 100% wine experiences to share both our passion for the Bordeaux region and its uniqueness as more than merely a wine discovery destination. While Bordeaux is famous for its wines, the cultural and historical aspects often go overlooked and under-appreciated. Having revamped our Bordeaux tour itinerary, we offer some very distinct and unique excursions. Each day of the tour delivers something new and inviting. We spend our six-day trip introducing guests to the hidden gems of Bordeaux, Saint Emilion, Arcachon, and Sauternes.
The itinerary features both wine and foodie tastings throughout this cultural and historical exploration. One day guests journey beneath the city into the cheese aging caves of a local artisan and top off the experience with a wine and cheese tasting. A day in Arcachon includes an outing on a Frenchs pinasse, a specialty boat of the region, to explore nature’s highlights of the bay while being privy to a private tour of an oyster farm, and foodie tastings of the local area. In Saint Emilion, we tour the monolithic church of the village, followed by a walk amidst some of the region’s most famous vineyards, a winery tour, and tasting, and conclude with a lunch overlooking the Saint Emilion. During our day in Sauternes, our local friend, a renowned chef, and cookbook author Antoine welcomes guests to his family home for a day of creating culinary delights of the region and then savoring them during a lunch of the recipes we prepare in class. Afterward, we indulge meanwhile a private tour of a local wine school, also a Grand Cru Classé and wine tasting.
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