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Saint-Émilion: Bordeaux Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

1. Saint-Émilion: Bordeaux Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

Dive into the world of Bordeaux wines with an intimate visit to a local family vineyard and explore their cellars. Visit the quaint medieval community of Saint-Émilion for a tour of the renowned Château Saint-Georges and taste some of their high-quality wines. Start your visit by hearing about the history of the founding family, still working on the estate after five generations. Learn about the different grape varieties used and the unique soil that heightens the quality of the wines produced at this property with a privileged location on Pavie Hill. Step into the cellar for a detailed explanation of winemaking and the aging process that takes place in the barrels. Taste a selection of their wines, which are known for their elegance and fall under the exclusive Saint-Émilion Grand Cru appellation.

From Bordeaux: St. Emilion Village Half-Day Wine Tour

2. From Bordeaux: St. Emilion Village Half-Day Wine Tour

Take a half-day tour to the charming village of St. Emilion, and sample a selection of wines. The history of the village goes back to medieval times, and the whole jurisdiction is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its natural landscape. Upon arrival in the village, embark on a guided walking tour. Explore the charming lanes, Romanesque churches, and ruins that stretch along the steep and narrow laneways. It was the Romans that introduced wine making to the village as far back as the 2nd century. Reminders of the Roman techniques of wine planting can be seen in some of the estates, such as Chateau Bellevue, owned by the world-famous Angelus winery. The village was named after the monk Émilian, a traveling confessor, who settled in a hermitage carved into the rock in the 8th-Century. Follow your guide for a walking tour of the village to discover all the main attractions.  Then, enjoy a visit and wine tasting session in a Classified Growth Chateau of the Saint Emilion wine region. During the visit, you will learn all there is to know about the estate as well as the techniques used to produce this world-famous wine. From here return to Bordeaux.

From Bordeaux: Half-Day Saint-Émilion Tour and Wine Tasting

3. From Bordeaux: Half-Day Saint-Émilion Tour and Wine Tasting

Visit Saint-Émilion on a half-day tour from Bordeaux, and explore the vineyards and wines of the region. Meet your guide at Olala Bordeaux wine shop (located at 2 rue Mably in Bordeaux center), and relax on the drive to Saint-Émilion. Enjoy a wine tasting session at a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Château, where the passionate staff will explain their story and introduce you to the art of wine production and tasting. After this, your guide will lead you on a walking tour through the center of Saint-Émilion. Explore this well-preserved medieval city, with its steep winding alleys and maze of hidden passages. Afterward, drive back to Bordeaux.

Saint-Emilion: Guided Winery Visits and Picnic

4. Saint-Emilion: Guided Winery Visits and Picnic

During this tour, you'll see 2 different winery styles. First, discover a traditional winery with an authentic cellar and typical architecture of Saint-Emilion, producing a traditional style of wine for the region. The second winery is forward-looking, with a modern cellar and cutting-edge technology. Discover how the winemakers use current technology and viticulture techniques to perfect the winemaking process and produce a different, innovative style of wine. Learn about the vines, the varietals, the aging, and everything about it. Continue the tour by tasting 3 Saint Emilion Grand Cru wines from the different estates with an introduction to wine-tasting techniques. The visit and tasting will be followed by a picnic paired with your choice glass of wine.

Saint-Émilion: Private Walking Tour & Magnificent Views

5. Saint-Émilion: Private Walking Tour & Magnificent Views

This guided walk will allow you to learn more about the history of the development of the city, from its origins to the present day. Walk along the ramparts, imagine the life of the monks through the old monasteries and the magnificent views of the city. An outside explanation of the monolithic church, the collegiate church, the palace of the archbishops, and the remains of the fortifications will be possible with the tour guide. The advantage of booking a private walking tour is that the visit takes place at your own pace. This tour offers a high degree of flexibility whether you are looking for a tour that takes in all the famous sites or something more off the beaten track. Your private guide will have the knowledge and expertise to create the perfect walking tour, according to your wishes!

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What people are saying about Saint-Émilion

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 283 reviews

Two of us went on a very hot afternoon and we were the only participants for that session so actually had a private tour. As it was so hot we didn't stay outside very long but long enough to appreciate the extent of this vineyard and how it relates to its neighbours. Our guide Matthieu spoke excellent English which helped to ensure that we fully understood what he was telling us. We tasted some excellent wines chosen to enable us to compare them. We learned quite a lot in just one hour and are now keen to make some more comparisons asap!

The tour itself was interesting and well done. Our driver was charming and very knowledgeable of the region. We missed our original tour as booked but were accommodated on the tour the next day. The tour company has a real desire to accommodate and assure that their clients have a good experience. All of our experiences in Bordeaux showed this sincere desire by local businesses to be welcoming and eager to provide whatever makes a wonderful holiday.

Mathieu was an excellent guide. We learnt a lot about St Emillion wines. It was very pleasant walking around the property.

We loved this half-day tour. Our tour guide Karim was perfect, great energy and very knowledgeable. 100% recommend!

Charles was an amazing guide, really kind and able to answer to all of our questions. Thanks!