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Bordeaux – Wine Tasting, Walking, Culinary Tour



Bordeaux – Wine Tasting, Walking, Culinary Tour

Bordeaux – Wine Tasting, Walking, Culinary Tour

– A Quick Look at Our Walking – Wine Tasting Tour Itinerary –


Bordeaux - Wine Tasting, Walking, Culinary TourExperience the BEST of Bordeaux Wine Country on This Exclusive Walking and Wine Tasting Tour in an Unpretentious, Informal Small Group With Bordeaux Wine Industry Insiders! Walk, Tour, and Taste in Medoc, Saint Emilion, Graves, and Sauternes!


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Bordeaux – Wine Tasting, Walking, Culinary Tour


DAY 1 – Bordeaux – Wine Tasting, Walking, Culinary Tour – PESSAC – 1855

GROUP MEETS, First Winery Tour & Wine Tasting, Visit A Barrel-Maker, Hotel Check-in, Welcome Dinner Together – D

BORDEAUX - WINE TASTING, WALKING, CULINARY TOURARRIVAL IN BORDEAUX. Meet and greet by your tour guides at 1 pm at Bordeaux St. Jean Rail Station. From here we will transfer to our luxury hotel. Before arriving at the hotel, we make a stop to enjoy our first winery tour & tasting at one of the most prestigious wineries of the region under the1855 classification.

Travelers enjoy a 1st taste and introduction to the classified wine producers of Bordeaux with a wine tour and wine tasting with our friends at one of the original chateaux to be classified in 1855 under Napolean III. This producer is also the only chateau of the original five situated in Graves rather than Médoc.

WINERY TOUR AND TASTING.  Enjoy a fun and unpretentious tour with an introduction to the history of chateau’s wine production and the evolution of the chateau across the centuries. Visit the VAT rooms, “chais” (wine cellars) and the cooperage (on-site barrel-maker). Travelers’ first of many authentic behind the scenes experiences during this exclusive 6-day tour. Afterwards, check-in at the hotel. Enjoy time to get settled into your room, explore the surrounding area, enjoy a drink or a swim at the pool.

DINNER: Welcome dinner, a first taste of local “Bordelaise” gourmet cuisine together at one of the best kept secrets in Bordeaux.

(B) = Breakfast Included, (L) = Lunch Included, (D) = Dinner Included.

Bordeaux – Wine Tasting, Walking, Culinary Tour Highlights:  Winery Tour & Wine Tasting, Barrel-Maker, Hotel Check-in, Welcome Dinner – D


DAY 2 – Bordeaux – Wine Tasting, Walking, Culinary Tour – SAINT EMILION

SAINT EMILION:   WALK #1: Walking the Saint Emilion Wine Jurisdiction, Winery Tours and VIP Wine Tasting at two 1st Classified Growth estates, Gourmet Picker’s Lunch, Afternoon : Leisure Time to Explore Saint Emilion Village, Dinner Independently – B, L

BUFFET BREAKFAST.

BORDEAUX - WINE TASTING, WALKING, CULINARY TOURMORNING:  After breakfast – Full day in Saint Emilion village – Departure to Saint Emilion village – rated one of the most beautiful historical and wine growing villages in France. Viticulture was introduced to this fertile region of Aquitaine by the Romans, and intensified in the Middle Ages. The Saint Emilion area benefited from its location on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela and many churches, monasteries and hospices were built there from the 11th century onwards. It was granted the special status of a “jurisdiction” during the period of English rule in the 12th century. It is an exceptional landscape devoted entirely to wine-growing, with many fine historic monuments, artisan, craft and wine shops and a photogenic pedestrian village to discover.

CHOOSE YOUR OPTION —

(OPTION #1)  WALKERS –  Walk #1: Saint Emilion Jurisdiction:  Saint Emilion Jurisdiction: Embark on a guided walk through the classified growth vineyards of the Saint Emilion wine jurisdiction, the most renowned “Merlot” producing region of Bordeaux. There will be two exclusive “Grand Cru” winery tours and VIP tastings today during our walk.

(OPTION #2)  NON-WALKERS – Shuttle from to/from Saint Emilion Village and each winery tour and wine tasting.

LATE-MORNING -WINERY TOUR & TASTING AT OUR SELECTED 1ST GROWTH PRODUCER.

LUNCH – Picker’s lunch Walkers and NON-Walkers alike – Welcome to our  “gourmet picker’s lunch” amidst the Saint Emilion vineyards.

AFTERNOON: We continue along our walking trail and conclude our walk back in Saint Emilion village. Enjoy leisure time to explore and discover Saint Emilion’s history, as well as visit local artisan and wine boutiques.

LATE-AFTERNOON – WINERY TOUR & TASTING OUR SELECT 1ST GROWTH PRODUCER.

DINNER: Independently at either the hotel gourmet restaurant or its casual dining bistrot, or spend the evening in Bordeaux dining at one of the fabulous restaurants along the river bank.

(B) = Breakfast Included, (L) = Lunch Included, (D) = Dinner Included.

Bordeaux – Wine Tasting, Walking, Culinary Tour Highlights:  Saint Emilion – Walking in Saint Emilion, Lunch, Winery Tours & Wine Tastings at 1st Classified Growth Producers – B, L


DAY 3 – Bordeaux – Wine Tasting, Walking, Culinary TouR – SAUTERNES

Sauternes:  WALK #2 – Walking in Sauternes, Visit at the School of Oenology in Sauternes, Lunch, Winery Tours and Wine Tasting, Dinner Independently – B, L

BUFFET BREAKFAST.

CHOOSE YOUR OPTION —

BORDEAUX - WINE TASTING, WALKING, CULINARY TOUR(OPTION #1)  WALKERS – Walk #2:  Sauternes Walk  – The Sauternes Walk through the prestigious and mystical “sweet grape appellation”, home to the semillon, muscadelle and sauvignon blanc grape varieties – “cepages” as they’re called in French. Thanks to the exceptional micro-climate created by the Ciron River running through this picturesque appellation, the wine producers of Sauternes experience a very unique occurrence.

During our winery tours in the prestigious Sauternes appellation, enjoy opportunities to put your ear to the opening of the oak barrels in the cellars. Listen to the magic of nature at work during the wine-making process, as you engage your sense of sound to listen to the wine fermenting or “working”.

(OPTION #2)  NON-WALKERS – Shuttle from to/from Sauternes village and each VIP winery tour and wine tasting.

MID-MORNING – 1ST WINERY TOUR & TASTING OUR SELECT GRAND CRU PRODUCER.  Private Winery Tour and wine tasting at the famous French Oenology school in Sauternes, 1855 classified growth wine producer and teaching school for up and coming cellar masters.

LUNCH – Lunch at the Chateau amidts the prestigious Sauternes Grand Cru appellation vineyards.

There is a sunny magic in these bottles, and the more the wine ages, the more golden its appearance and sweeter its flavors.  It is wondrous that such prized wine comes from grapes that in any other appellation would be considered only fit for discarding.

MID-AFTERNOON – WINERY TOUR & TASTING AT OUR SELECT GRAND CRU PRODUCER. Private Winery Tour and wine tasting at one of the world’s most famous French sweet wine producer.

LATE AFTERNOON & EARLY EVENING AT LEISURE ON RETURN TO THE HOTEL.

DINNER: Independent dinner this evening.

Bordeaux – Wine Tasting, Walking, Culinary Tour Highlights:  Sauternes – Walking in Sauternes, Lunch, Winery Tours & Wine Tastings – B, L


DAY 4 – Bordeaux – Wine Tasting, Walking, Culinary Tour – MEDOC

MEDOC:  Full Day in the Medoc – WALK #3 – Winery Tours & Wine Tasting, Visit a Cooperage (Barrel-Maker), Lunch in Margaux, Special Wine Cocktail Hour, Farewell Dinner – B, L

BUFFET BREAKFAST.

MORNING – WINERY TOUR & TASTING OUR SELECT CLASSIFIED WINE PRODUCER.

CHOOSE YOUR OPTION —

BORDEAUX - WINE TASTING, WALKING, CULINARY TOUR(OPTION #1)  WALKERS – Walk #3:  Medoc Walk  – The Medoc Walk takes us on the slow road walking through the most historically prestigious wine producing area of Bordeaux.

(OPTION #2)  NON-WALKERS – Shuttle from to/from each VIP winery tour and wine tasting.

LUNCH:  Gourmet lunch in Margaux.

AFTERNOON – WINERY TOUR & TASTING OUR SELECT CLASSIFIED WINE PRODUCER.

DINNER:  Independent dinner this evening.

Bordeaux – Wine Tasting, Walking, Culinary Tour Highlights: Walk #3 in Medoc, 2 Winery Tours & Wine Tasting, Barrel-Maker visit, Lunch in Margaux – B, L


DAY 5 – Bordeaux – Wine Tasting, Walking, Culinary Tour – GRAVES – COOKING AT HOME

GRAVES  &  COOKING  CLASS:   WALK #4 – Walking in Pessac-Léognan (Graves Appellation), VIP Winery Tours & Wine Tasting, Lunch, Culinary Class With Friend, Celebrity Master Chef and Cookbook Author, Antoine at his Home in Sauternes – B, L, D

BUFFET BREAKFAST.

BORDEAUX - WINE TASTING, WALKING, CULINARY TOURFULL DAY IN GRAVES – WINERY TOURS AND WINE TASTING  – “Graves: Pessac-Léognan: Gods of the Vineyard”. Walk #4 of our Bordeaux tour takes guests not only through the most prestigious of the Graves appellation vineyards, but also exposes guests to some of the largest classified estates of the Graves appellation.

MORNING – WINERY TOUR & TASTING OUR SELECT CLASSIFIED WINE PRODUCER.

CHOOSE YOUR OPTION —

(OPTION #1)  WALKERS – Walk #4:  GRAVES WALK  – Winery Tours and Wine Tasting throughout the walk. As with each walk during this tour, we are walking through prestigious vineyards from winery to winery (producer to producer). Guests are welcomed for exclusive “behind the scenes” tours and VIP wine tasting.

(OPTION #2)  NON-WALKERS – Shuttle from to/from each winery tour and wine tasting.

NOON – WINERY TOUR & TASTING AT OUR SELECT CLASSIFIED WINE PRODUCER.

LUNCH:  Lunch at another of our favorite wine producers Amidst the Vineyards:  Walkers and NON-Walkers alike – Enjoy lunch together with classified wines from the estate.

MID-AFTERNOON – RETURN TO THE HOTEL.  There will be time to drop off any purchases during our walk, to freshen up, and to enjoy a short break before cooking class.

EVENING & DINNER :     FUN, HANDS-ON COOKING CLASS AT HOME WITH OUR FRENCH CHEF –    Cooking class with our friend, Celebrity Master Chef and Cookbook Author Antoine at his family home in the Sauterne. We will prepare a multi-course meal of “Bordelaise” recipes. Afterwards, enjoy the evening “aperitif” also known as pre-dinner cocktails with our chef Antoine and his family followed by a sumptuous gourmet dinner of the recipes prepared together during class. We will prepare our recipes using many different cooking mediums including Antoine’s custom-designed wood-fired oven.

Dinner is accompanied by Antoine’s professional selection of classified wines from his cellar and the vineyards of his local friends — including classified wines from Chateau Margaux.

(B) = Breakfast Included, (L) = Lunch Included, (D) = Dinner Included.

Bordeaux – Wine Tasting, Walking, Culinary Tour Highlights: Walking in Graves, Lunch, Winery Tours & Wine Tastings, Cooking Class & Farewell Dinner at our Friend, Celebrity Chef’s Home – B, L, D


DAY 6 – Bordeaux – Wine Tasting, Walking, Culinary Tour – 

Tour Conclusion, Group Departure – B

       

*Our Bordeaux Tour itinerary posted here is the exact itinerary travelers experience on our 2017 Bordeaux Tours.

(B) = Breakfast Included, (L) = Lunch Included, (D) = Dinner Included

Bordeaux – Wine Tasting, Walking Culinary Tour


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