Private wine tasting tour in the Saint-Emilion near Bordeaux
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Saint-Emilion Wine Tour

A day of châteaux, medieval heritage and wine tastings

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Frédéric | about the guide

This full-day private tour offers you the ideal opportunity to discover Saint-Emilion. Steeped in rich oenological, cultural and gastronomical heritage, the small medieval town is famous for the quality and diversity of its wine. Accompanied by a wine specialist with more than 20 years of experience, you’ll set off to discover several prestigious châteaux including guided visits, private wine tastings and in-depth cultural and historical insights. Explore the vineyards and sample grands crus classés with the friendly owner of Château Laniote; head off the beaten track to sample the exceptional wines of château Le Châtelet; lose yourself in the winding streets of Saint-Emilion; and finish your day with more a final wine tasting and a guided tour of the chalk quarries where wine used to be made.

(2 reviews)
  • Bordeaux and the wine region
    France
  • 1 day
    DURATION
  • 7
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, wine tastings, private guided visits, châteaux
transport :
Private mini-van
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
Moderate
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
yes
Kid friendly :
The tour is not adapted for children, although parents may bring them along.
LANGUAGES:
Français/French (native), Anglais/English (fluent)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
7

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Services of a private guide - Wine tastings - Transport by private mini-van (Mercedes) - Entry fees for the châteaux

NOT INCLUDED

- Other drinks - Personal shopping - Lunch

ITINERARY

Your private day tour will introduce you to the wine region of Saint-Emilion. You’ll set off in a private luxury vehicle to discover your first destination, Château Laniote, for a guided visit and private wine tasting session. Next stop, a second château (château Le Châtelet) to sample more wine and explore the chalk cellar. After a leisurely lunch in the center of Saint-Emilion, you’ll wander through the winding streets and around some of the medieval monuments. Before returning to Bordeaux, you’ll have time for a final wine tasting at Château Lapelletrie. NOTE: This tour is available every day in season. For out-of-season availability, please contact the guide.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Your hotel / location in Bordeaux e.g. station
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Your hotel / location in Bordeaux e.g. station

about
your guide

Frédéric

Bordeaux

languages :
Français/French, Anglais/English

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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2 reviews

average rate :
Christopher
United States - 02.06.2018

This is the second time that we have toured with Frederic in the past year. We have toured the Arcachon/Margaux in November and St. Emilion this past May. Frédéric has incredible insight, great connections, and a knowledge of the entire area to share with his clients. He is funny, patient and adaptable to your wants and needs. If we go back to Bordeaux we will not hesitate to contact him for another tour. We highly recommend him, you will have an enjoyable and unforgettable experience.

guide answer

Bonjour Christopher, It was again a real pleasure to be with you for that right bank tour the week ago. I hope to see you again for another "wine adventure" ? Thanks a lot for your review. Warm regards, Frederic Borliachon

Narelle
Australia - 15.04.2017

Had the best day with Frederic visiting the St Emilion wine region. Very informative and a wonderful guide. My husband and I sampled some fine French Reds, ate some beautiful food and visited the most magnificent Chateau's! Would definitely recommend it! Bruce & Narelle - Australia

guide answer

Bonjour Narelle and Bruce, I warmly thank you for your review. I wish you nice "wine" moments ! Regards, Frederic Borliachon

Saint-Emilion Wine Tour Private wine tasting tour in the Saint-Emilion near Bordeaux
Rated 5.0/ 5stars based on 2 customer reviews
Product description: This full-day private tour offers you the ideal opportunity to discover Saint-Emilion. Steeped in rich oenological, cultural and gastronomical heritage, the small medieval town is famous for the quality and diversity of its wine. Accompanied by a wine specialist with more than 20 years of experience, you’ll set off to discover several prestigious châteaux including guided visits, private wine tastings and in-depth cultural and historical insights. Explore the vineyards and sample grands crus classés with the friendly owner of Château Laniote; head off the beaten track to sample the exceptional wines of château Le Châtelet; lose yourself in the winding streets of Saint-Emilion; and finish your day with more a final wine tasting and a guided tour of the chalk quarries where wine used to be made. Customer reviews:
Saint-Emilion Wine Tour ,
5/ 5stars
This is the second time that we have toured with Frederic in the past year. We have toured the Arcachon/Margaux in November and St. Emilion this past May. Frédéric has incredible insight, great connections, and a knowledge of the entire area to share with his clients. He is funny, patient and adaptable to your wants and needs. If we go back to Bordeaux we will not hesitate to contact him for another tour. We highly recommend him, you will have an enjoyable and unforgettable experience.
Saint-Emilion Wine Tour ,
5/ 5stars
Had the best day with Frederic visiting the St Emilion wine region. Very informative and a wonderful guide. My husband and I sampled some fine French Reds, ate some beautiful food and visited the most magnificent Chateau's! Would definitely recommend it! Bruce & Narelle - Australia