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1855 Classified Chateaux of the Medoc - Full Day

Reference: OPHBor6

When : From May to October (closed in August)
Schedule : 9.30am to 1.30pm
Duration 4h30
Availability :           

Tuesday, Thursday

Cost:

From A$260 per adult and A$130 per child

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For the 1855 "Exposition Universelle" of Paris, Emperor Napoleon III requested a classification system for France's best Bordeaux wines which were to be on display for visitors from around the world. The Medoc wine region spans from the mouth of the Gironde River down south and includes the four famous communes of St-Estephe, Pauillac, St. Julien and Margaux.

On this Exclusive full day wine tour you will enjoy private visits and wine tasting in 3 prestigious Classified growth Chateaus of different appellations.

Your tour will begin in the Margaux appellation with a private "Prestige Visit" in a Classified Growth Chateau. Here, the richness and personality of a soil created over more than two million years by the accumulation of Pyrenean gravel, together with the climate and the flora, make up the precious DNA of the estate. Over time, mankind has learned to develop and communicate knowledge, discovering ways to innovate so as to better express the originality and authenticity of the Château's terroir. After a visit of the technical installations, you will wine taste two wines and discover the famous Cannelés cakes.

Then, follow the legendary Castle road that is lined up with some of the most prestigious wineries that the Medoc region is composed of including Chateau Palmer, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Pichon Longueville and so many more...

After some time for lunch, continue on to Classified Growth Chateau Camensac. The estate borders the Saint-Julien appellation, in the commune of Saint-Laurent-Médoc. The vines are located on the area's finest gravelly rise. The topography is fairly steep and the pebby soil quite deep. Here, your private visit will focus on the 1855 Classification system as well as on the unique methods of marketing linked to Bordeaux wines. Finally, you will participate in a vertical tasting during which you will sample similar wines but from different vintages.

Your last visit will take place in Classified Growth Chateau Lagrange located in the west of the Saint-Julien appellation. With an altitude of 24 metres, the centre of the domain marks the highest point of Saint-Julien. The estate covers 157 hectares (390 acres), of which 115 hectares (284 acres) are under vine. The red grape varieties planted are those that typically thrive on the Médoc terroir, with 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot. The Cabernet Sauvignon contributes structure and ageing potential, the Merlot roundness and body, and the Petit Verdot fruit and complexity. After a private visit of the installations, your last wine tasting of the day will be paired with some of the finest cheeses aged by a famous local master "Fromager" so as to discover complementary or contrasting flavors with the wines tasted.

Return to Bordeaux after the visit and tasting.


The tour includes:

  • Private visit & wine tasting in 3 Classified Growth Chateaux
  • Follow the Chateau Road
  • Wine tasting fees
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Travel in recent & fully equipped minivans
  • Bottles of water

The tour does not include:

  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Drinks & meals
  • Gratuities

Classified growths of Margaux - Half day

Reference: OPHBor4

When : From March to November
Schedule :

Morning: 8.30am Afternoon: 2.00pm
Duration 4h30

Availability :    

Morning: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Afternoon: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday

Cost:

From A$115 per adult and A$55 per child

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The Medoc area covers approximately 5,700 hectares of declared vineyards, annually producing on average 300,000 hectoliters of wine. Of the grape varieties permitted, 50% of the viticultural area is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and to a lesser extent Petit Verdot and Malbec. Also allowed within the AOC regulations are the varieties Cabernet Franc and Carménère.

Today depart for a half day tour in the Margaux & Haut Medoc appellations, world famous for its lead 1er Grand Cru Classé: Chateau Margaux. During this half day tour you will discover 2 renowned Classified Growth Chateaus (Cru Classé & Cru Bourgeois) that create wines in which the Cabernet Sauvignon is the predominant grape. You will then have the opportunity to taste these fabulous wines that are known for their perfumed fragrances - Wine tasting fees and a small bottle of water per person included.


The tour includes:

  • Visit & wine tasting in 2 Classified Chateaux
  • Wine tasting fees
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Recent & fully equipped Mercedes minivans
  • Small groups of 8 persons maximum

The tour does not include:

  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Gratuities

Exclusive St Emilion Wines & Village Visit - Full Day

Reference: OPHBor3

When : From May to October included (closed in August)
Schedule : 9.30am to 6.30pm
Duration 9 hours
Availability : Wednesday, Friday
Cost:

From A$260 per adult and A$130 per child

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Follow your guide on an Exclusive wine tour experience dedicated to the wine region known as the right bank! Today you will be the hosts of unique Chateaus, all visits being privatized for our small group.

Your main destination will be the Saint Emilion wine producing appellation where Merlot is the predominant grape variety. At first, enjoy a private visit and wine tasting in classified growth Chateau Soutard. Here not only will you discover and understand the work,chemistry & technical complexity involved in the wine making process, you will also be introduced to special tasting with wine taken directly from the Oak Barrel.

Then, discover the village of Saint Emilion and enjoy a unique private guided tour of the underground monuments of the village including the fascinating monolithic church and hermitage. After some free time for lunch and personal discovery, depart for 1st Classified Growth Chateau Beauséjour Bécot. After the visit of the installations and of the underground quarries, participate in a wine tasting session of these fabulous wines paired with a local delicacy, the macarons of Saint Emilion.

Finally, end the day with a visit and wine tasting session in one of the most famous appellations of the region, Pomerol. Chateau de Sales, one of the largest Chateaus of the appellation will welcome our group and after discovering the long history of the Chateau as well as the beautiful grounds, your wine tasting session will be paired with a selection of carefully selected cheeses. Return to Bordeaux.


The tour includes:

  • Private tour at Grand Cru Chateau Soutard with barrel tasting
  • Private tour of 1st Growth Beausejour Becot with Macarons tasting
  • Private visit of the underground monuments of Saint Emilion
  • Private tour of Chateau de Sales with wine and cheese pairing
  • Wine tasting fees
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Bottles of water in the minivan
  • Small groups of 8 persons maximum

The tour does not include:

  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Meals and drinks
  • Gratuities

Grand Cru chateau & St Emilion - Half day

Reference: OPHBor5

When : From March to November
Schedule :

Morning: 8.30am Afternoon: 2.00pm
Duration 4h30

Availability :    

Morning: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
Afternoon: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Cost:

From A$115 per adult and A$55 per child

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Pick up in central Bordeaux and depart for the village of Saint Emilion.The history of the village goes back to medieval times and the whole jurisdiction is classified as UNESCO World Heritage for its natural landscape. The village is made up of fascinating Romanesque churches and ruins stretching all along steep and narrow streets. Concerning the wines of Saint Emilion, known as the right bank, the Romans were the ones who originally planted the vineyards as early as the 2nd century. Reminders of the Roman techniques of wine planting can be seen in some of the estates such as chateau Bellevue owned by world famous Angelus winery. The village was named after the monk Émilian (which then derived into Emilion), a traveling confessor, who settled in a hermitage carved into the rock in the 8th century.

First experience a visit and wine tasting session in a Grand Cru estate of Saint Emilion. Then discover the village of Saint Emilion through a guided walking tour. Finally, you will have some free time for personal discovery or have the possibility of enjoying an optional and free wine tasting session in one of the numerous cellars of the village. Wine tasting fees and a small bottle of water per person included.


 The tour includes:

  • Grand Cru Chateau visit and wine tasting
  • Optional (free) wine tasting session in a cellar in the village
  • Wine tasting fees
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Travel in recent & fully equipped Mercedes minivans
  • Small groups of 8 persons maximum

The tour does not include:

  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees to monuments or attractions 

Great Cabernets of the Medoc - Full day

Reference: OPHBor2

When : From March to November included
Pick up: 10.00am to 6.30pm
Duration 8h30
Availability : Every day
Cost:

From A$195 per adult and A$95 per child (4-12 years)

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The Medoc area covers approximately 5,700 hectares of declared vineyards, annually producing on average 300,000 hectoliters of wine. Of the grape varieties permitted, 50% of the viticultural area is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and to a lesser extent Petit Verdot and Malbec. Also allowed within the AOC regulations are the varieties Cabernet Franc and Carménère. The region you will head to spans from the mouth of the river down south and includes the four famous communes of St-Estephe, Pauillac, St. Julien and Margaux.

Today, depart from a centrally located pick up point in Bordeaux and head towards the famous Medoc wine region. During this full day tour you will experience 3 visits and wine tasting sessions in Classified growth or Cru Bourgeois estates that have been carefully selected for their exceptional setting and quality of wine. During these visits you will learn all there is to know about the history of the estates, the wine making process as well as the techniques used during the wine making. The visits are followed by a wine tasting session. The wineries are usually located in Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac or the Saint Estephe appellations.

Then, follow the castle road to admire some of the most famous chateaus such as Chateau Margaux, Chateau Palmer or Chateau Pichon Longueville.

Wine tasting fees are included & we will be happy to offer you a small bottle of water per person.


The tour includes:

  • Visit and wine tasting session in 3 Classified Growth chateau's
  • Wine tasting fees
  • Follow the Castle road
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivans
  • Small group of 8 passengers maximum

The tour does not include:

  • Personal expenses
  • Meals and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions unless mentioned in program
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