Le tonnelier - atelier
Le tonnelier - atelier
Le tonnelier - atelier
Le tonnelier - atelier
Le tonnelier - atelier
Le tonnelier - atelier
Le tonnelier - atelier
Le tonnelier - atelier

The Cooper - workshop

from 450 € for 2 people

On the way to the Medoc, your English taxi will take you to visit a cooperage, where the barrels are made and then joined to the cellars of the castles to age the wine.

  • Workshop for the elaboration of a wine barrel
  • Visit of a property and a cooperage
  • Pick up at the hotel with private driver
  • Tasting

You will see craftsmen working by hand with rudimentary tools but with a unique know-how. There is a particular atmosphere here where the smells of smoke, toast and metallic noises resonate, as well as bass drums that respond to each other at a steady pace. The materials used are very basic: wood, metal. The fire is everywhere and as the visit progresses, we see the production line giving birth to the barrel: moving! you will understand the contribution of wood to the ageing of the wine and the different tastes sought after brought by the more or less strong heating of the barrels. After this surprising visit, you will pass to the practice by trying to assemble your own barrel, as a child you made wooden constructions, you will need a good dose of skill and subtlety to keep in balance the wooden slats, "staves", of your barrel. You will end this learning session with a well-deserved tasting! Enjoy!

Program :

9:00 am : departure from your hotel

10:00 am: discovery of the property

11:00 am: workshop

12.00 am : tasting session

12:30 pm : return to Bordeaux with drop off at your hotel

by Action Premiere
Bordeaux Tourist Office partner
Action Premiere
Bordeaux Tourist Office partner

They had this experience with Action Premiere

Great Experience
Jillian Kies 09/26/2019
This was such a lovely experience. We had such a great day saw some of the country side and made a quick pit stop for some photos! Everything was so easy and seamless to book, our communication was no problem! I would highly recommend this experience to anyone that loves wine!
  • english
  • french
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4 hours

What's included

Included in the price

- Pick up and drop out at any hotel in Borderaux

- Visit of family property with tasting (Chateau du Taillan - Medoc) 

- Visit of a cooperage (Tonnellerie Nadalié) 

- A cooper workshop

- An outdoor tasting

Not included

- Meals

- Tips

Number of participants

From to 2 to 4

Meeting point

Office de Tourisme de Bordeaux 12 Cours du 30 Juillet, Bordeaux, France