St. Emilion and Pomerol Full-Day VIP Wine Tasting Tour by Private Car

Explore the varietals and techniques unique to St. Emilion and Pomerol
From US$1,472 privately
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Tour Details
Duration
8 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
  • Bordeaux Right Bank
  • Local Wineries
Photos & Highlights
  • Spend a day in Bordeaux's Right Bank
  • Taste local wines and local food
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Tour Description
Discover the Bordeaux region's wines on this full-day tour of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, guided by a local sommelier. A perfect tour for amateur oenophiles, this visit will uncover the historical and contemporary production of wine on Bordeaux's Right Bank. Together you'll tour vineyards and chateaux as you learn about the diversity of terroir which helps to produce grapes, such as Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Your day includes visits to two different wineries, a high-end boutique, lunch (at the client's expense) and access to the knowledge and experience of your local guide.  

Sites Visited 

  • A winery in Saint-Emilion
  • A winery in Pomerol
  • Medieval Saint-Emilion village

Included

  • Transportation to/from Bordeaux hotel or accommodation
  • Wine tastings at local wineries

Itinerary Detail

This Bordeaux Wine Tour combines an educational day with a pleasing and sensorial experience. You'll meet your guide in Bordeaux at your hotel before driving together to your first winery. On the drive there, your guide will introduce you to the history of the region and set the scene to help you soak up the rest of the day. You'll visit a top winery in Saint-Emilion, specializing in 'Grand Cru Classé', an official wine classification declared by Emperor Napoleon III in 1855. You'll taste the wines of the estate as you tour the beautiful surroundings before moving on to your second location, stopping along the way for lunch (at one's own expense). Lunch may be in the local medieval town of Saint-Emilion or amongst the vines on a terrace, depending on client preference.

After lunch in a local restaurant, our journey will continue to another tasting in Pomerol where you will continue your appreciation of the region's varietals. As you enjoy your expertly selected wines, your guide will take you through how to best discern the qualities present in the wine, as well as inform you as to what makes these selections distinct to the Right Bank in Bordeaux. You'll move from this winery to visit the village of Saint-Emilion itself, a charming medieval town with an interesting history stretching over 2,000 years. (It all started with a monk named Emilion, we are told). You'll finish up your day with more wine tasting, either at a local wine store or another wine chateau. You'll drive back to your Bordeaux accommodation filled with your new-found education and appreciation of Bordeaux wine.

Interested in a deeper understanding of the regions wines? Then try our Wine Tour in Médoc.

FAQ

What is a private tour?
Our private tours are limited exclusively to travelers in your party. They are designed to provide a learning experience that is completely tailored to you and your traveling companions. Private tours give you more flexibility with scheduling (you decide when this visit best fits your trip) and the ability to adapt to the dynamics of your group.

Where do we meet? Where does it end?
We will pick you up at your accommodation in Bordeaux city center. If you are staying outside of Bordeaux, please note there may be an additional charge for your pickup.

How long is a visit to a winery?
A visit can last anywhere between 1-2 hours. This includes a tour of the estate, the chateaux and the tasting session.

Is this suitable for children? 
Yes. We can adapt the itinerary and choice of venues to be more suited to children and younger learners.
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Everything was wonderful. Our guide, Émilie Ferrante, was excellent. She was knowledgeable, fun to be with, and accommodated all our needs. Also a very good driver.
Elodie was very knowledgable, a safe driver, easy to be with and super sweet. The whole experience was great. The wineries and places we visited and learning of the history was a great way to spend the afternoon. I would highly recommend enjoying the day in St Emilion in this way.
Fantastic tour!!! Our guide, Margaux, was excellent! She was extremely kind and informative. Her English was excellent (far better than my French). Her knowledge base prodigious. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour! Five stars! Phil Jensen