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The perfect way to spend a day in Bordeaux.

Our host Phillipe was the perfect amount of entertaining and intellectual. After travelling in a beautifully air conditioned van we arrived at Saint-Émilion, a beautiful village famous for it’s wine. Our guide was talking the whole time about little facts here and there, discussing everything from the best places to buy bottled wine to architecture. From there we visited a local chateaux and saw on a slightly smaller scale the production of a wine from vine to bottle. Then we were driven to another vineyard that had a significantly larger plot of land and made wine on a much greater scale. We got to drink wine, discuss the best way to drink it and the best years for Bordeaux wines. We were then transported back to the city centre after about 5-6 hours. Overall it was a lovely introduction to Bordeaux wine with very friendly hosts.

Fantastic experience in getting to know wine making in Bordeaux.

The tour was very informative and a good experience guided by Pierre. During the drive to and fro he was very informative on all different aspects of Bordeaux and also St Emilion. The only thing that was a downside would be the guide at the Chateau Fombrauge who spoke English with such a difficult accent that we really could not understand what he was saying. The guide at Chateau Palais Cardinal was really good and could be understood without any problem.

From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Wine Tasting Experience Reviewed by Jennifer, 07/21/2019

Most informative and enjoyable afternoon.

Tour was excellent from start to finish. Guide Guilliame nagged effortlessly with French and Scottish guests on tour. Polite and courteous throughout tour and displayed great knowledge of whole wine making process. Guides at both Chateaus visited were very informative and relaxing in approach to our group. Tour of St Emillion village was the highlight of a splendid afternoon. Would recommend this tour and guide Guilliame to others without hesitation.

From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Wine Tasting Experience Reviewed by Anonymous, 07/21/2019

Interesting and informative with a very enthusiastic guide, Laura.

We'd hoped for sun and were lucky as it made the day so much more relaxing. Laura was great as she was knowledgeable, fun and enthusiastic, being part of a long established wine family. The scent test, tasting and examples of different wines was useful and added to the atmosphere of the day. Laura paced the tour just right and we were lucky to go to two Chateaux and at harvest time too, which everyone was so exited about. Excellent all round.

A fun and informative glimpse into the world of wine making

I really enjoyed this tour, not only because of the opportunity to drive through the beautiful countryside near Bordeaux and to visit the picture book town of St. Emilion but because of the explanation of how things worked in the complicated world of wine making. We visited two wineries and sampled at least three Grand Cru wines at each one. Our guide, Hugo was excellent and extremely knowledgeable.

From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Wine Tasting Experience Reviewed by Anonymous, 05/08/2019