Private wine tasting tour in palaces around Graves in Bordeaux region
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Graves Wine region tour

Half a day of wine tasting and châteaux near Bordeaux

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Frédéric | about the guide

This private half-day tour offers you an indulgent introduction to wines from the Graves region, near Bordeaux. You’ll find out more about how the wine is made, plunge into the history of wine-making and French châteaux and sample the nuanced flavors of a careful selection of local wines. During your tour, you’ll be whisked off in a luxury private vehicle to discover 2 historic châteaux, accompanied by your private guide, an experienced wine professional who knows the area inside out.
Your first destination? Château Carbonnieux, a 13th century castle located on a nice gravelly slope. Accompanied by the owners you will visit the grounds and will discover the whole process of wine production, starting with reception of the grapes and ending with stocking in the underground cellars. You will learn all about the history of this place founded by monks and will enjoy a wine tasting session of two classified Grand Cru wines.
The second stop? The Château Cerons and its magnificent 17th century barrel cellar. Here, you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the interiors of the château, the vineyard and cellars, before sampling 3 more local wines (red, white and sweat that is the speciality of this place).
You can finish your day with a traditional lunch in a nearby restaurant recommended by your guide before going back to Bordeaux.

  • Bordeaux and the wine region
    France
  • 5 hrs
    DURATION
  • 7
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
transport :
Private mini-van
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
Moderate
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
yes
Kid friendly :
The visit isn’t adapted for children, although parents can bring children with them
LANGUAGES:
Anglais/English (fluent), Français/French (native)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
7

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Private guiding services - Transport: private Mercedes mini-van - Wine tasting of 5 wines and visit of two wine properties

NOT INCLUDED

- Personal shopping - Lunch - Other refreshments

ITINERARY

This 5-hours private tour will introduce you to the Graves wine region. From your meeting point, you will head off to your first destination in a private luxury vehicle. On arriving at Château Carbonnieux, you’ll enjoy a guided visit and private wine tasting session. Next stop? Château du Cerons and its magnificent barrel cellar where after a private visit you will enjoy a wine tasting of three local wines (one red, one white, one sweat). To finish, savor a leisurely lunch at a nearby restaurant recommended by your guide. NOTE: The tour can take place in the morning or afternoon, finishing or beginning with lunch. The tour is available from Monday to Friday. Saturday tours are possible on demand, although the itinerary would not be the same, as some of the châteaux are closed. If you’re interested in a tour out of season, please contact the guide before reserving.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Your hotel / location of choice (e.g. airport or station) in Bordeaux.Outside of Bordeaux: possible for an extra fee – confirm with guide when reserving
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Your hotel / location of choice (e.g. airport or station) in Bordeaux.Outside of Bordeaux: possible for an extra fee – confirm with guide when reserving

about
your guide

Frédéric

Bordeaux

languages :
Anglais/English, Français/French

I was born in Bordeaux and raised in a family of winegrowers. Studying and working with wine for the next 20 years – in our vineyards, at different châteaux and in selling wine - was therefore a natural choice. I decided that I wanted a change and had the idea of giving guided wine tours dedicated to Bordeaux, wine, tastings, oysters and French cuisine from the point of view of a wine professional. I like meeting people, discovering new cultures and developing personalized relationships. Wine is my big passion and at home I have an impressive wine collection. And, as wine and good food go hand in hand, I also like eating. Apart from that, I enjoy playing tennis, travelling and I’m currently learning Portuguese.

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