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.

(6 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 at 9:00am
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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6 reviews

average rate :
Nathalie
Canada - 21.07.2019

Ce voyage en France était pour notre famille une célébration de graduation pour notre fils. Notre dernier escale était Bordeaux et voulions avoir une visite privée à St-Emillion, et aux vignobles. Nous avons trouvé ce site par hasard, et avons décidé de prendre Frédéric comme guide. Quelle chance! La journée a été parfaite et à été au delà de nos espérances . Je recommende sans hésitation cette visite. Visiter et discuter avec des vignerons qui continuent cet art de génération en génération à été le haut point de notre visite. Pour ceux qui ont des allergies alimentaires n'hésitez pas non plus. L'excellent restaurent choisi a été capable de servir le lunch â notre fils (qui a 7 allergies alimentaires dont 4 mortelles) sans aucun problèmes . Merci Frédéric ! P.s. en rangeant nos vins, nous avons découvert que la bouteille de vin achetée il y a 20 ans pour célébrer nos 50 ans est un Châteaux Laniote! (millésime 1969 bien que nous recherchions un 1970 à ce moment) . Quand nous ouvrirons cette bouteille l'an prochain, nous aurons une pensée pour notre journée à St-Emillion et à Arnaud.

guide answer

Bonjour Nathalie et Sylvain, je suis ravi que vous ayez apprécié cette journée à St Emilion. Quel coincidence ! 1969 devrait être à point.. ne tardez pas trop pour le déguster ! Je fait suivre à Arnaud votre message le concernant. Au plaisir de vous revoir pour une autre aventure dans le vignoble de Bordeaux ou encore du côté de Sud Ouest / l'Armagnac ? Cordialement, Frédéric

Debra
United States - 27.05.2019

This was our first trip to Bordeaux and the four of us wanted to get outside the city for a day and learn about the wines of the region. Our tour with Frederic was just what we had hoped for. He is fun to be with and extremely knowledgeable about the region and its winemaking. We visited three chateaus for wine-tasting, had a delicious lunch and informative tour in the town of St. Emilion, and came away knowing much more about winemaking than we ever expected to learn. We would highly recommend this tour. Thank you, Frederic!

guide answer

Bonjour Debra, I hope that your enjoyed your trip in France too, thanks a lot for your review. I hope to see you again in the future, that time for a wine tour in the other bank ? Best, Frederic

Carlos
United States - 26.03.2019

My wife & I visited France for the first time and Frederic started our trip off on an excellent note. With his background in wine making, he knew more than we had anticipated. He was very personable and entertainingly funny. He not only took us to some incredible chateaus for wine tasting but also gave us the best tour of St Emilion and told us of it’s rich history. Our hats off to him and we would definitely suggest him to whomever is looking for an unforgettable wine tour. Carlos & Stacy Dominguez Rancho Cucamonga, California

guide answer

Stacey and Carlos, merci beaucoup/thanks a lot for your review. I was really very happy to be with you on that St Emilion tour, I hope to see you again in the future for another tour, that time in the left bank ? I hope that you enjoy as well the rest of your time in France ! Best regards, Frederic

Yelena
United States - 08.09.2018

My husband and I had an amazing St. Emillion tour with Frederic. He is so knowledgeable, accommodating, funny and positive. We learned a lot, sampled beautiful wines and had a fantastic lunch. Highly highly recommend! You won’t be disappointed! Frederic, thank you so much for an unforgettable day! Yelena and Alex

guide answer

Bonjour Yelena, Thanks a lot for your review. This week, we have a great weather, St Emilion is very enjoyablel, even if it's a little cold. Best regards, Frederic

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

Saint-Emilion Wine Tour Private wine tasting tour in the Saint-Emilion near Bordeaux
Rated 5.0/ 5stars based on 6 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
Ce voyage en France était pour notre famille une célébration de graduation pour notre fils. Notre dernier escale était Bordeaux et voulions avoir une visite privée à St-Emillion, et aux vignobles. Nous avons trouvé ce site par hasard, et avons décidé de prendre Frédéric comme guide. Quelle chance! La journée a été parfaite et à été au delà de nos espérances . Je recommende sans hésitation cette visite. Visiter et discuter avec des vignerons qui continuent cet art de génération en génération à été le haut point de notre visite. Pour ceux qui ont des allergies alimentaires n'hésitez pas non plus. L'excellent restaurent choisi a été capable de servir le lunch â notre fils (qui a 7 allergies alimentaires dont 4 mortelles) sans aucun problèmes . Merci Frédéric ! P.s. en rangeant nos vins, nous avons découvert que la bouteille de vin achetée il y a 20 ans pour célébrer nos 50 ans est un Châteaux Laniote! (millésime 1969 bien que nous recherchions un 1970 à ce moment) . Quand nous ouvrirons cette bouteille l'an prochain, nous aurons une pensée pour notre journée à St-Emillion et à Arnaud.
Saint-Emilion Wine Tour ,
5/ 5stars
This was our first trip to Bordeaux and the four of us wanted to get outside the city for a day and learn about the wines of the region. Our tour with Frederic was just what we had hoped for. He is fun to be with and extremely knowledgeable about the region and its winemaking. We visited three chateaus for wine-tasting, had a delicious lunch and informative tour in the town of St. Emilion, and came away knowing much more about winemaking than we ever expected to learn. We would highly recommend this tour. Thank you, Frederic!
Saint-Emilion Wine Tour ,
5/ 5stars
My wife & I visited France for the first time and Frederic started our trip off on an excellent note. With his background in wine making, he knew more than we had anticipated. He was very personable and entertainingly funny. He not only took us to some incredible chateaus for wine tasting but also gave us the best tour of St Emilion and told us of it’s rich history. Our hats off to him and we would definitely suggest him to whomever is looking for an unforgettable wine tour. Carlos & Stacy Dominguez Rancho Cucamonga, California
Saint-Emilion Wine Tour ,
5/ 5stars
My husband and I had an amazing St. Emillion tour with Frederic. He is so knowledgeable, accommodating, funny and positive. We learned a lot, sampled beautiful wines and had a fantastic lunch. Highly highly recommend! You won’t be disappointed! Frederic, thank you so much for an unforgettable day! Yelena and Alex
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.