Un après-midi à St-Emilion
Un après-midi à St-Emilion
Un après-midi à St-Emilion
Un après-midi à St-Emilion
Un après-midi à St-Emilion
Un après-midi à St-Emilion
Excursion

An afternoon wine tour in St-Emilion

94 € / adult

Discover the prestigious wines of Saint-Emilion!Discover the famous village of Saint-Emilion and two right bank châteaux: a beautiful family-run estate & a Great Classified Growth estate. Enjoy the amazing hilly vineyard landscapes of the region.

  • Visit of two chateaux
  • 4 wines tastings
  • Tasting class
  • Aperitif with traditional french products
  • Professional and very friendly guide
  • Visit of the medieval village of Saint-Emilion
  • Small group of 8 people

1:45pm: Leave Bordeaux from the Bordeaux Tourist Office and drive to Saint-Emilion. The guide will provide you with all the information about the Bordeaux & Saint-Emilion wine regions.

2:30/45pm: Visit an authentic and charming family-run estate of the right bank. Feel the intimacy and authenticity of a private chateau ran by a passionate family for generations. Visit the vineyards, the traditional vat room and cellar of this intimate estate! • Tasting class: – Become a wine expert in 20min!« Intense color, woody aromas, tannic taste… » Ouch !! What does it mean? You will learn the steps of a proper tasting and will educate your nose in order to identify the wines aromas. We will give you our tips and tricks to taste like a pro!At the end of the visit, you will enjoy some tasting of the chateau’s wines.

4.30pm: Visit a Great Classified Growth estate overlooking the Saint-Emilion vineyards. There, you will enjoy explanations about the winemaking process from the vine to the bottle. To finish, enjoy an aperitif in a tasting room with French delicacies (fresh bread, cheese…)

5.45 pm: Enjoy a guided tour of the village of Saint Emilion, classified on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Saint-Emilion is a typical charming French village dating back to medieval times surrounded by vineyards that took its name.

7:15pm : Back in Bordeaux.

by Bordovino À la Française
Bordeaux Tourist Office partner
Bordovino À la Française
Bordeaux Tourist Office partner

Small group tours, private tours, stays, events… Live an authentic experience and discover our most beautiful french regions!

They had this experience with Bordovino À la Française

M
Fantastic 1/2 day tour
Morgan P (Texas) 11/04/2019
We coupled this afternoon tour with a morning wine education class that we booked through Viator and the two paired perfectly together (FYI - apparently you can buy a whole day ticket that also includes the morning class through the tourism website, but we didn’t know this at the time. If you do that it includes lunch too. Several couples in our group did this). There were 8 people in our van and that is the max, and we liked the small intimate group for this tour. This tour included visits at 2 different “Chateaus”, one in Fronsac and another in St Emillion (our guide, Gideon, said the vineyards chosen vary by day with each booking, and they work with about 40 different top rated vineyards overall). The first tour stop gave us a tour of their vintage family home, the production facilities and an education about the region/wine making process; included 2 tastings. The second stop also gave us a tour of the original family’s castle like home and where the wine production process happens, but was slightly less “educational” than the first stop and more laid back which was a nice end to the day; included 2 tastings and yummy charcuterie board. The second stop also had a super helpful property manager who answered all our questions and helped us understand more about how to taste their wine as we sipped on a “classe” grade “rouge vin” and enjoyed our snack — we LOVED this guy almost as much as his wine. Then we finished the day up with about an hour of free time to explore inside St Emillion. Our tour guide Gideon was very knowledgable about the area and utilized the time driving in the car to share interesting info about the region and then how to navigate St Emillion at the end of the day. He also gave us a list of bars and restaurants in Bordeaux to try which we really appreciated. Would highly recommend this tour overall if you’re wanting the chance to see and taste a few vineyards and have a tour guide who is passionate about the region, and is the perfect balance of actually “touring” whilst giving an appropriate amount of free time to explore. I scowered loads of reviews for the various 1/2 day tours available and am so glad we went with this one. It was perfect!
D
Wonderful experience for a couple of wine novices
Dawn Orlowski 11/04/2019
Our guide, Quinton, was very personable and quite knowledgeable. He gave us a nice overview of the wine making process from the growing of the grapes to the final product. We learned how different grapes and processing contribute to different “flavors”. We visited 2 chateaus and tasted 6 different wines of a few quality levels for comparison. Our guides at the chateaus were also very nice and informative. The side trip to St Emilion was a nice addition. The wine tasting instruction was very basic but this was perfect for our group of novices. If you already have a good base of wine knowledge, this is probably not the tour for you. However, if you are just starting out and want some basic info and an enjoyable afternoon, I would definitely recommend this tour. Booking was easy. Our trip was late Oct. 2019.
M
Excellent tour with an excellent guide
Mogens Hallander 10/30/2019
Hugo, out driver and guide for the day, a very knowledgeable guy, took the small group of 8 turist around the region of Medoc. It became a very pleasant and informative afternoon with tastings of some interesting wines. We can highly recommend this tour.
L
Great for wine enthusiasts
Lee 10/23/2019
It is great for wine enthusiasts who would discover the medoc area and the wines. As it is of a smaller size and is more expensive than the other tour, people who love wines gather up as a team. Other people who were in the tour were very knowledgable and fun to talk to.
D
very nice experience in saint emilion
DONGYUE WU 10/07/2019
we really like,the first one taught the knowledge about making wine and second one can make us really enjoy, not only tasting wine but also have more communication with other tourists and the staff. Finally the town of saint emilion is really good, we wish we can have more time in this lovely town. Next time maybe I’ll go tasting and live in the village. It’s really a curable trip there
H
An afternoon wine tasting in St Emilion
Helen Evans 09/27/2019
Really enjoyed the afternoon and the wine tastings. Philip our guide was great and very knowledgeable. I’d maybe book a full day tour next time to provide more time to discover St Emilion.
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Good to know

Duration

5 hours

What's included

Visits and tastings at 2 chateaux

Tour in the medieval village of St-Emilion

Transportation

Not included

Pick up and drop off at the hotel

Number of participants

We require a minimum of 2 participants to operate the tour. Otherwise, Bordovino will have to cancel the tour and offer a full refund to the customer.

Good to know

This tour is operated by Bordovino à la Française

Meeting point

12 Cours du 30 Juillet, Bordeaux, France

They had this experience

M
Fantastic 1/2 day tour
Morgan P (Texas) 11/04/2019
We coupled this afternoon tour with a morning wine education class that we booked through Viator and the two paired perfectly together (FYI - apparently you can buy a whole day ticket that also includes the morning class through the tourism website, but we didn’t know this at the time. If you do that it includes lunch too. Several couples in our group did this). There were 8 people in our van and that is the max, and we liked the small intimate group for this tour. This tour included visits at 2 different “Chateaus”, one in Fronsac and another in St Emillion (our guide, Gideon, said the vineyards chosen vary by day with each booking, and they work with about 40 different top rated vineyards overall). The first tour stop gave us a tour of their vintage family home, the production facilities and an education about the region/wine making process; included 2 tastings. The second stop also gave us a tour of the original family’s castle like home and where the wine production process happens, but was slightly less “educational” than the first stop and more laid back which was a nice end to the day; included 2 tastings and yummy charcuterie board. The second stop also had a super helpful property manager who answered all our questions and helped us understand more about how to taste their wine as we sipped on a “classe” grade “rouge vin” and enjoyed our snack — we LOVED this guy almost as much as his wine. Then we finished the day up with about an hour of free time to explore inside St Emillion. Our tour guide Gideon was very knowledgable about the area and utilized the time driving in the car to share interesting info about the region and then how to navigate St Emillion at the end of the day. He also gave us a list of bars and restaurants in Bordeaux to try which we really appreciated. Would highly recommend this tour overall if you’re wanting the chance to see and taste a few vineyards and have a tour guide who is passionate about the region, and is the perfect balance of actually “touring” whilst giving an appropriate amount of free time to explore. I scowered loads of reviews for the various 1/2 day tours available and am so glad we went with this one. It was perfect!
D
Wonderful experience for a couple of wine novices
Dawn Orlowski 11/04/2019
Our guide, Quinton, was very personable and quite knowledgeable. He gave us a nice overview of the wine making process from the growing of the grapes to the final product. We learned how different grapes and processing contribute to different “flavors”. We visited 2 chateaus and tasted 6 different wines of a few quality levels for comparison. Our guides at the chateaus were also very nice and informative. The side trip to St Emilion was a nice addition. The wine tasting instruction was very basic but this was perfect for our group of novices. If you already have a good base of wine knowledge, this is probably not the tour for you. However, if you are just starting out and want some basic info and an enjoyable afternoon, I would definitely recommend this tour. Booking was easy. Our trip was late Oct. 2019.
D
very nice experience in saint emilion
DONGYUE WU 10/07/2019
we really like,the first one taught the knowledge about making wine and second one can make us really enjoy, not only tasting wine but also have more communication with other tourists and the staff. Finally the town of saint emilion is really good, we wish we can have more time in this lovely town. Next time maybe I’ll go tasting and live in the village. It’s really a curable trip there
H
An afternoon wine tasting in St Emilion
Helen Evans 09/27/2019
Really enjoyed the afternoon and the wine tastings. Philip our guide was great and very knowledgeable. I’d maybe book a full day tour next time to provide more time to discover St Emilion.