In a single day, experience the two prestigious vineyards of Bordeaux and Cognac that use very different wine-making methods. Meet wine makers and…
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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.
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.
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.
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.
We enjoyed this tour last week (July 2019) and enjoyed an incredible day touring chateaus and restaurants in St. Emilion with our incredible guide, Emily. The entire experience was very pleasant and it is clear the tour company takes great pride in their selection of guides, chateaus to visit, and the day-long itinerary. We will ABSOLUTELY book this provider again in the future! Many thanks to Emily for an awesome day-long experience!