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Wine break: from small wine estates to the Bordeaux grand cru wines

4 Nights

5 Days

If you are looking to discover the Gironde wine region where encounters, new experiences, culture and history abound, then this short wine break is for you.

Learn all there is to know about the Girondine wine region: from the Médoc to Bordeaux and from Entre-deux-Mers to Graves. On the programme: anecdotes, tradition, flavours, relaxation and a change of scenery in the heart of the vineyards.

 

From 450.00 € per person

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Travail à la vigne dans le Médoc

Program

Day 1

Bordeaux

  • Convivial discovery of Bordeaux with your local guide
  • Lunch in a scenic restaurant
  • Visit to the Cité du Vin wine museum
  • Tasting cruise on the Garonne River
  • Dinner in the historic centre of Bordeaux
  • Accommodation in a charming guest house in Bordeaux

Day 2

Route des châteaux, Margaux

  • Breakfast at the guest house
  • Visit to a family cooperage business over 100 years old
  • Visit to a small wine estate followed by a tasting (Margaux)
  • Lunch in a restaurant in Margaux
  • Tour of the wineries followed by tasting of a grand cru classé wine (Margaux)
  • Return to Bordeaux at the end of the afternoon
  • Dinner and night in a guest house in the vineyards

 

 

Day 3

Pessac-Léognan, La Brède and Cadillac

  • Breakfast at the guest house
  • Tour of the winery and vineyard of a cru classé wine (Graves)
  • Lunch in a restaurant at the heart of the wine area
  • Tour of a family wine estate with the owners
  • Dinner in a fine dining restaurant
  • Accommodation in a charming guest house in the middle of the vineyards

Day 4

Entre-deux-Mers

  • Breakfast at the guest house
  • Visit to a wine château and tasting
  • Picnic lunch at the château with a gourmet basket
  • Visit and tasting at a family wine estate (Bordeaux Supérieur appellation)
  • Relaxing afternoon at the guest house spa
  • Night in a charming guest house in the heart of the vineyards

Day 5

Saint-Emilion

  • Breakfast at the guest house
  • Visit to a wine estate and tasting (Saint-Emilion or Pomerol)
  • Lunch in the village of Montagne, in the heart of the vineyards
  • Guided tour of the medieval town of Saint-Emilion and its underground passages
  • Free time in Saint-Emilion for craft purchases and tastings
  • Tour and tasting of a grand cru classé wine (Saint-Emilion)
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Wine break: from small wine estates to the Bordeaux grand cru wines

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5

Bordeaux

Visit Bordeaux as never before, accompanied by your local guide who is passionate about the city: you’ll learn all there is to know about the wine capital through him. He has many anecdotes and surprises in store for you that only local people know about.

For a 100% regional lunch, head for the 7th floor of the Cité du Vin wine museum with a panoramic view over Bordeaux and the Port de la Lune. Your day will continue with a visit to the Cité du Vin museum and a tasting cruise on the Garonne River.

You will dine in a traditional restaurant right in the heart of Bordeaux and can freshen up in your charming guest house located a few streets away.

Route des châteaux, Margaux

Your stopover in the Médoc will begin with a visit to the Nadalié family cooperage business, in operation since 1902 in Ludon-Médoc, where you will learn about an ancestral craftsmanship that has been handed down for five generations.

Before having lunch in Margaux, you will be invited to visit a family wine estate in the heart of the Margaux appellation. All around will be renowned wine châteaux and vineyards: Château Margaux to the north, Château Palmer, Château Rauzan, Château of Issan and Château Marquis de Terme. It is impossible to go through the Margaux appellation without tasting a grand cru classé wine!

At the end of the day, you’ll travel to your charming guest house, set in the heart of the Margaux vineyards, for an exquisite dinner. Night in a double room.

 

 

Pessac-Léognan, La Brède and Cadillac

Now take the road to the Graves wine region, located southwest of Bordeaux. You will visit a wine estate in Pessac-Léognan, producing a Graves grand cru classé wine.

For lunch we have booked a table for you in a typical restaurant in the town of La Brède. Your afternoon will start with a visit to a wine estate producing a Graves cru classé wine: you’ll learn all there is to know about wine-making techniques, from the vineyard to the barrel cellars and vats. The visit will end with a tasting of the estate’s wines.

To end the day, you will be welcomed by the owners of a 100-hectare family wine estate, one of the most prestigious in the Graves appellation. The estate, registered with the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux since 1985, is renowned thanks to the wise counsel of Hubert de Boüard, wine expert and estate owner in Saint-Emilion.

For dinner you’ll go to Cadillac, a charming little town on the other side of the Garonne. Accommodation in a double room in a guest house in the midst of the vineyards.

 

 

 

Entre-deux-Mers

After your breakfast, the morning will be dedicated to visiting a family wine estate in the Bordeaux Supérieur AOC (protected designation of origin) and tasting of one of its wines.

Your trip will continue with a visit to a wine estate located in the Entre-deux-Mers appellation, where you will also take a break for lunch. In the afternoon, you will delight your senses of smell and taste as you discover the secret of wine-making, gardens of scents, etc. You will feel ready for the final tasting of white and red wines and identifying the different aromas.

Before dinner, you will be able to relax in your guest house and enjoy the spa and swimming pool. For dinner, we have booked a table for you in the village of Branne. You will spend a peaceful night in a double room in the heart of the vineyard.

 

Saint-Emilion

The day will start with a visit to a wine estate located in the Saint-Emilion or Pomerol appellation. At lunchtime, we offer you a farmhouse lunch in Montagne, near Saint-Emilion.

Accompanied by a guide, you will leave for a historical tour of the town of Saint-Emilion and its underground heritage. Saint-Emilion contains many architectural treasures: stone staircases, city walls, old monasteries, underground monolithic church, catacombs, etc. After walking through the town, a stop-off for shopping is a must, especially to taste real Saint-Emilion macaroons, an institution since 1620.

To end this lovely day, you will have the honour of pushing open the doors of a wine estate producing a Saint-Emilion premier grand cru classé wine since 1959, and discovering the vats, underground cellar and the new tasting area. Covering an area of 22 hectares, it is the oldest wine estate in Saint-Emilion according to mosaics in the Gallo-Roman villa, Le Palat.

 

 

Options

Customize your stay by adding options of your choice: activity, night, restaurant, etc.

Dinner in a château

Live the château life for an evening!

 

Push open the doors of a château producing a Grand CruClassé wine and take a seat in the private rooms to enjoy a dinner prepared by a talented chef from the region. An unparalleled experience guaranteed!

 

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Dinner in a château

Treat yourself to a dinner at the table of a château producing a Grand Cru Classé wine

 

 

 


Cours de cuisine au chateau à Saint Emilion

Cookery class at the château

Step into the shoes of the chef of a family-run wine estate: a perfect opportunity to combine wine and food discovery during your stay.

We offer a daytime or evening cookery workshop in the heart of the Saint-Emilion vineyards with a renowned chef. For you to decide the best food and wine pairings!

 

 

 

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Cookery class at the château

Take over the kitchens for a cookery workshop!

 

 


Vendanges dans les vignes du bordelais

Grape harvesting workshop in the vineyard

Don’t miss an exceptional experience during your visit to the Médoc: take part in the harvesting of a Cru Bourgeois followed by a winegrower's lunch at the château!

 

Remember to dress appropriately and wear shoes for a unique morning in the vineyard! This option is only valid during the harvest, from mid or late September to mid-October.

 

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Grape harvesting workshop in the vineyard

Become a winegrower for half a day in the Médoc!

 

 

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