Bordeaux, France-

with the winemaker in October 2021

- 4 nights (3 FULL DAYS)

Spend 3 amazing days with Pierre Gouttenoire, winemaker and insider of the Bordeuax wine regions. Discover the characteristics of both sides of the banks and enjoy great winery visits in prestigious Chateaux in an exceptional time of year when harvest is coming to an end. Each day features several wineries, mouthwatering lunches and great sights and views.

Day 1 – Monday, October 4 - 2021

ARRIVAL IN BORDEAUX, VISIT TO CITE DE VIN & WELCOME DINNER

We meet in the lobby of our 4-star hotel at around 4 pm and you will join Pierre Gouttenoire, winemaker and co-founder of Grape Tours, for a visit of Bordeaux's new Cite de Vin & a lovely welcome dinner as we get ready to explore 3 of the most important Bordeaux regions over the next 3 days.

Day 2 – Tuesday, October 5 - 2021

RIGHT BANK

 

We'll go discover the right bank and visit three wineries to discover the complexity of Merlot in different terroirs (Fronsac, Pomerol and Saint-Emilion), with a fabulous lunch at one of the wineries.

We'll stop in picturesque St. Emilion for a guided tour.

Free time after the tour to try a restaurant of your choice or to relax in the hotel.

Day 3 – Wednesday, October 6 - 2021

LEFT BANK

On this day we'll head to the West side of the river where Cabernet-Sauvignon prevails, to the iconic areas of Margaux, Pauillac -Saint Estèphe and Saint-Julien to explore the diversity of styles according to the terroir.

We will meet a barrel maker to understand the art of the ageing in wood.

We'll enjoy a delicious lunch at the second winery during which we'll enjoy more wines. A third winery in the afternoon will be with a chocolate tasting.

Free time after the tour to try a restaurant of your choice or to relax in the hotel.

Day 4 – Thursday, October 7 - 2021

SAUTERNES & PESSAC-LEOGNAN

On the third morning, we will start the day by a stop in Pessac-Leognan to taste delicious top white wine and red (a blend of Cabernet-Sauvignon and Merlot). Then we head to the amazing area of Sauternes where we will get to try world-class wines, with lunch at the winery. There's a good chance that it'll be harvesting time for the grapes in Sauternes, so it's really a very unique time to visit.

Good-bye aperitif with plenty of good wines, cheese & charcuterie.

Day 5 – Friday, October 8 - 2021

Ce n'est qu'un Au Revoir!

Breakfast and check-out from the hotel.

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THIS TRIP INCLUDES:

Roundtrip transportation on the 3 full days of touring (9-10 hrs) in mini-van or small bus from hotel in Bordeaux.

Accommodation in 4-star hotel quite central to Bordeaux (4 nights)

Winery visits & tastings, group activities, guided visits and tickets

All meals in great mentioned local restaurants or farms wine included.

 

Cost per person (based on double room occupancy): 2000 euro

(single occupancy 2500 euro/p.p.)

 

The tour will be confirmed with 8 pp - max attendance 20 pp. 

Please shoot us an email on info@grape-tours.com if you may be interested in signing up!

 

NOT INCLUDED:

Transportation to and from Bordeaux on day 1 and day 5, and meals not specified in the itinerary.

 

 AVAILABILITY UPDATE: 12 AVAILABLE 

 

 

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