Bordeaux, secrets of great wines
A day spent in the city and the vineyards to understand the secrets behind the wines of Bordeaux! In Bordeaux, the world of wine revolves around producers and négociants (merchants) - 70% of all wines are sold by the latter.
- Walking tour to discover the history of wine in Bordeaux
- Visit of the Museum of Wine Trade
- Lunch in a local restaurant Baud & Millet
- In the afternoon excursion to Saint-Emilion (Wednesday) or Medoc (Saturday)
- Tour conducted by official guide with professional card, French and English
09:30am: departure from the Bordeaux Tourist Office by coach to the Wine Museum.
Your day will begin with a walking tour of the Chartrons district, which has been the centre of the wine trade for several centuries. The museum devoted to negociants shows how they came from Northern Europe in the 17th century and contributed greatly to Bordeaux's prosperity. The role of the Port of Bordeaux in exporting wine is also stressed.
12:00am: relaxed lunch in the restaurant Baud & Millet
01:30pm: After lunch it is time to go to Saint-Emilion or the Médoc (depending on the program).
Wednesday in Saint-Emilion: the afternoon begins with a visit to the famous medieval town and its amazing underground church followed by a tour at an estate including a tasting. The secrets of making fine wine will be explained in detail: terroir, grape varieties, winemaking, barrel ageing, etc.
Saturday in the Medoc: two tours with tasting are planned, one in a family-owned estate and the other one in a château famous for its typical regional architecture.
06:30pm: return to Bordeaux (arrival)
Organised by the Bordeaux Tourist Office
The Tourist Office is at your disposal 7 days 7 to advise you, refer, offer tours and guided tours. Do not hesitate to contact us, it is with pleasure that we will discover the heritage and the vineyards of Bordeaux.
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Guide, transportation, visits, wine tasting, lunch according to the program.