Denis offers some ideas for themed wine-tours that you can adapt to suit your preferences, your knowledge of the world of wine, and the region.
You can trust him to concoct a tailor-made tour, that includes tastings of excellent wines, lunches in restaurants that offer authentic cuisine (sometimes in usual locations!), all in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
BETWEEN LAND & SEA
The “Red, White and Blue” day is a celebration of the colours of the Aquitaine region. Blue is of course the sea, and so we start the day with a boat trip across Arcachon Bay. Red and white follow, with an introduction to the incredible diversity of the wines of the South-West.
GOLF & CHÂTEAU
The day starts on the golf course, in the heart of the Entre-Deux-Mers region, not far from Saint Émilion. You can then also enjoy a lunch at the club’s restaurant. In the afternoon, we continue with a visit to Château Beauséjour h DL, a Premier Grand Cru Classé B, whose superb wines and vineyard views are sure to make a lasting impression.
PAUILLAC & THE REGION
Thanks to its remarkable soil and rich local traditions, Pauillac offers gourmets a variety of products. In the morning, we visit a sheep farm in Pauillac. A stroll along Pauillac’s docks takes us to lunch. Our journey of discovery continues with a gentle cruise down the river to Patiras island, a corner of paradise. This day concludes with visits to several second growth châteaux in the Margaux area.
JEWELS OF BORDEAUX
Enjoy an exceptional day visiting several of Bordeaux’s sumptuous and more unusual properties, and tasting their finest wines. We begin with Château de la Rivière, which has the largest vineyard in the Fronsac appellation, and Château de La Dauphine. The next stop is lunch at Château La Dominique, a Grand Cru Classé property that has its own restaurant, La Terrasse Rouge. Then to Château Faugères, a Grand Cru classé in the Saint Emilion appellation. The day concludes with a visit to Château Pavie.
WINE & CHEESE
Classified as a Unesco World Heritage site, Bordeaux is inseparable from the history of French vineyards and French wine. Bastions of Bordeaux culture, it is vital to visit the city’s wine bars in order to really understand the world’s wine capital. A tour of Bordeaux’s numerous wine bars provides a showcase of the region’s classic wines, from Saint Emilion to Médoc, via Sauternes and Pomerol.
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