A Vineyard Surronding the Medieval Village

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Saint-Émilion

The right bank Saint-Emilion appellation with its undulating hills is known to be the most scenic of the Bordeaux wine districts. Estates here are small and often family owned. The Grand Cru Classé system differs from that of the Medoc, however both prestige and history are in the air this side of the river too.

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A walk around the enchanting medieval village of Saint-Emilion (UNESCO world heritage) with its narrow, cobbled streets is highly recommended, as is a tour in the adjacent Pomerol appellation with its voluptuous wines (e.g. Petrus).

Throughout the day, you will be introduced to the otherwise tightly-knit world of wine in Bordeaux. You can simply lean back and enjoy the beautiful scenery, the enchanting architecture, learn about the secrets behind the terroirs and winemaking in chateaux that I have carefully pre-selected. And, of course, you can ask me questions… all day long.

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Programme

A Day-Tour Suggestion

Let’s combine your expectations with my experience and set up the perfect day. The below programme is a mere example of what we could do on a full day tour:

09:00am Pick-up at your hotel or any other place in Bordeaux of your convenience
Commented drive through parts of Bordeaux City and on the way up to Saint-Emilion (history, culture & wine)
10:00am Tour and Tasting in a Grand Cru Classé Chateau in Saint-Emilion
11:30am Tour and Tasting in a prestigious chateau in Pomerol
12:30pm Lunch in a hand-selected gourmet restaurant or in a chateau (on request)
Fresh produce, great wines by the bottle or by the glass, charming atmosphere…
02:00pm Walk through the medieval village of Saint-Emilion (guided by me if you wish)
or, if you prefer,
A glass of wine in one of the village bars
03:00pm Tour and Tasting in a Grand Cru Classé Chateau in Saint-Emilion
or, if you prefer,
Tour and Tasting in a small, family-owned chateau
05:00pm Drop-off at your hotel or any other place in Bordeaux of your convenience

Indicative price

For a full-day tour: 470-570€ / private group

The price includes:

  • The organisation of a tailormade tour
  • Private transportation in a comfortable and modern car
  • An experienced, English-speaking wine enthusiast as your guide (Professional Driver’s License)

The price excludes:

  • Fees in chateaux (0€-70€/person with 1-4 tastings)
  • Restaurants and bars

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