Visit Bordeaux vineyards
Be it for beginners or connoisseurs, Bordeaux is one of our most popular destinations for wine tasting trips and experiences! I can offer a wide range of tours to suit all tastes and budgets.
When is it the best time of year to visit Bordeaux’s vineyards? When temperatures start warming up mid-April. Avoid some periods as the ‘Primeurs’ (1st week April) because châteaux are very busy with their futures tastings to the professionals; avoid as well mid-June in odd years to avoid the 400,000 visitors of the world wine trade Vinexpo. The best time is from around the flowering period of the vine end of May to mid July. August is usually hot and it is holiday time, most people are on holiday and many wineries might be closed. End of September is very busy time and producers start to prepare for the harvest but is a good time to visit as temperatures are less hot and atmosphere starts to be very exciting before harvest. Harvest often starts first days of October. Producers will be very busy but it is the most interesting time to visit if you can. It starts getting cold mid November so visiting wineries is not that much fun, but if you are really wine lovers, you can deal with it.
You would like to visit a wine chateau/vineyard around Bordeaux but you are a bit confused about the best way to find out what is available and how to arrange your wine trip?
I would be glad to be your guide and help you to open the doors of wineries depending on your taste and expectations. The Bordeaux region is sliced into sub-regions with 65 different "appellations" (vine growing areas delimited by the law).
The price variation is affected by local micro-climates and soils/sub-soils specifities but the most important point in variations of prices is the classification system which is often not very transparent... Gain a deep understanding of the region's famous appellations from the soils, to the wine making process and the (sometimes) confusing classification systems.
Saint Emilion wine tours
Saint-Émilion, a name world wide famous... is one of the main grape growing and wine making area in Bordeaux vineyards. Here can be found some of the best wines of the region. I suggest that you visit a famous classifed growth but also a familial estate to catch at best the soul of the region. Learn more about the wine making process, from the vines until the bottling and taste a Saint Emilion wine on the estate...
Médoc wine tours
If Americans got the road 66, we have here a mythic road called the D2 : The scenic route through the Médoc wine-growing territories offers a succession of legendary châteaux to admire but sometimes getting inside is another story! Let yourself be guided along this wonderful route and enter one or two estates to understand what Medoc is. Discover the art of blending which invloves here mainly Cabernet sauvignon...
Wine tours in Blaye-Côtes de Bordeaux ou de Côtes-de-Bourg
The Côtes de Bordeaux represent 10% of the total production of Bordeaux wines. They are divided into 4 "terroirs": Blaye, Cadillac, Castillon and Francs. Blaye and Bourg are 15 kilometers distant. Located on the right bank of two rivers : the Garonne and the Dordogne and on hillslide vineyards, the Côtes de Bordeaux vines enjoy ideal sunny conditions for producting quality wines. 97% of the production is about red wines. Coming until Côtes de Bourg ou en Blaye-Côtes de Bordeaux, means that you will be often welcomed by the owner or a member of the family for a real and sincere moment of conviviality...
Bordeaux vineyards off the beaten tracks
What would you say if I tell you that you can experience your own wine blending? What would you say if I tell you that we can arrange an harvesting experience for you? That is perfectly possible thanks to my professional network. We can arrange unforgettable experience in Bordeaux vineyards and you will have a flight back home with wonderdul memories...