Par Claude061 le 19 February 2012 à 20:39
Châteaux of Bordeaux
Private Guide with wine expert and Chinese interpreter
- Visit to vineyards, wineries and tasting wines in different wine regions of France and Italy.
- Knowledge of soils, discover the regional gastronomy, culture and local traditions, with a wine expert guide in English and a Chinese interpreter.
- Welcome and hospitality in families of winemakers. The visits give priority to human contact and sharing a passion for wine professionals.
Bordeaux is one of the most renowned wine regions in the world. The passion and the quality of its wine, and the wide range and variety of its wines, make this region is very legitimately sought by the major wine lovers around the world. Our system allows you to benefit from three key areas of the region of Bordeaux: Medoc with its renowned Chateaux, Sauternes with its spectacular sweet white wines, Saint-Emilion and Pomerol with its precious and come very famous Medieval village St Emilion.
Day 1: Arrival in Bordeaux
Arrival in Bordeaux and transfer to your hotel. Take time to explore the city. Enjoy the beautiful 18th century buildings that still line the waterfront, and the general atmosphere of luxuriousness. The wine trade has made the fortune of Bordeaux since the time of Eleanor of Aquitaine, and her husband, Henry II Plantagenet. Today, Bordeaux is listed by UNESCO as "an outstanding urban and architectural whole." Do not forget to explore the famous "Place de la Bourse" and the Church of St. Peter, the Cathedral Saint André and Grand Theatre. Dinner in a gourmet restaurant.
Day 2: Discovering the Medoc
After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you for a one-day visit in the wine region of Medoc, with its famous appellations of Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac, St. Estephe, ... We will go for a tour and tasting at Château Combon-la-Pelouse Haut-Médoc and also to the Winery-show at Château d'Arsac en Médoc, you will visit thee vineyards and participate at a fun and informative wine course on methods of organic viticulture today more and more frequently introduced by Bordelais' winemakers. we also offer you optionnaly a tasting of grands crus Château Lafite Rotschild, Château Margaux, Château Latour and many others splendid great vintages. A delicious local lunch await you at noon. Return to hotel and free evening in Bordeaux (dinner at your own).
Day 3: Vineyards and medieval village of Saint Emilion
Today we have the pleasure of getting together a heritage site by UNESCO, the medieval town of St Emilion, with a tour of its monuments and its unique underground monolithic church. Although you'll love this city, we must not neglect our passion for wine! We have top wine tours and tasting in two great estates Baron de Montfort at Château-Du Rocher Grand Cru in Saint-Emilion and Château Gazin in Pomerol. To comfort us, we will have lunch in a simple but refreshing local wine bar, with fresh, crisp bread, cheeses, French charcuteries, and wine of course! Return to Bordeaux in the late afternoon. (Dinner at your own)
Day 4: Vineyards of Graves & Sauternes
Today's visit will lead us to the south of Bordeaux in the vineyards of Graves and Sauternes. Sauternes is known worldwide for the delicate flavor and sweet taste of its sweet white wines, we will be greeted by winemaker family Meslier of Château Raymond-Lafon in Sauternes. We will taste a wine of great class that is nearest neighbor to the fabulous vineyard Chateau d'Yquem. But we will also enjoy Graves Grand Cru classified in Pessac-Leognan, with their fine dresses and elegant flavors. Enjoy lunch in an excellent local restaurant known for its traditional cuisine. Return to Bordeaux in the late afternoon. Dinner in a gourmet restaurant.
Day 5: Departure
After a last delicious breakfast at your hotel, you can continue to other destinations - Bon Voyage!
Four nights in a hotel in the category of your choice
Four French breakfast
Three gourmet lunches
Two dinners (drinks are not included with lunch and dinner)
English speaking guide and a wine expert Chinese interpreter for three whole days (2, 3 and 4 days).
Wine tastings and visits described
The wine courses
Transport by luxury car to visit the vineyards.
Claude Massoc 00 33 (0) 603 452 601
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