In this Top 10, discover the wine tourism activities you should not miss in Bordeaux. Immerse yourself in the colorful wines of Bordeaux, learn about the different appellations and thrill your taste buds! Everyone will be delighted…
What wine tourism activities for history lovers?
Time to go back in time, let’s discover the Middle Ages…
Château de Pressac
Located in the Saint-Emilion appellation, Château de Pressac invites you to visit its exterior and courtyard with a guide who will tell you the story of the building, dating back to the Middle Ages. Then, discover the wine storehouses (vat room and barrel cellar) and learn about the stages of winemaking, from the harvest to the blending of the different grape varieties to make a quality wine. Then please your taste buds by tasting the four wines of the estate, served with salty accompaniments.
Discover the Médoc differently with Château Fonréaud. “Fonréaud”, formerly “Font-réaux” means the “Royal Fountain”. Legend dates from the XIIth century, Henry II Plantagenet, King of England and husband of Eleanor of Aquitaine, stopped at the source of the castle to quench his thirst. Visit the outside and plunge into the history that punctuates the château. Then taste the elegant and fine wines, combining fruit, roundness and ageing capacity.
For the food lovers?
Foodies, now it is time to enjoy the delicious food and wine pairings prepared for wine tourism activities
Château Larrivet Haut Brion
Indulge your taste buds at Château Larrivet Haut Brion in the Graves. First, visit the cellars to kindle your taste buds: jars, tuns, traditional barrels and a collection of decorated eggs. After this appetizer, taste three wines from the château matched with three chocolates: foodies will be delighted!
Discover Sauternes differently at Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey. For gourmets, the château offers you the chance to savour new combinations! Enjoy a privileged moment after visiting the property. Taste three of the château’s wines carefully matched with the dishes prepared by the starred Chef of the Restaurant Lalique, Jérôme Schilling. The wines of Sauternes will reveal new secrets and beautiful emotions!
What wine tourism activities for nature lovers?
Rediscover nature, biodiversity and vines directly at the château…
Discover the Sauternes appellation and its exceptional terroir during a guided tour in the vineyards. Unlock the secret of Botrytis, the noble rot that gives exceptional characteristics to sweet wines. Then, share the daily work of the Château d’Arche teams and taste three vintages of the estate.
Château Villemaurine opens its doors to you on a guided tour from the vineyard to the winery. Immerse yourself in the terroir of Saint-Emilion and of the château which gives this exceptional character to the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé. Discover the entire process from vine to glass: follow the steps of the vinification and ageing of the wines, then take the path traced by the former quarrymen to explore the monolithic cellar located under the property’s vines!
For an unusual discovery?
Do you prefer unusual visits with an original touch?
Château Saint Georges
At Château Saint Georges in Saint-Emilion, follow the paths between vineyards and châteaux to discover the terroir and the heritage of the vineyard in a different way. On foot in the company of donkeys or in a horse-drawn carriage pulled by two horses, discover the secrets of the Saint-Emilion vineyards for half a day!
During a cruise, discover the Médoc in a different way. Cross the Gironde estuary to discover the Château Loudenne, a magnificent 17th century charterhouse. When you arrive at the château’s port, visit the cellars of this prestigious and atypical place and immerse yourself in the history of the vineyard. Then, you will be introduced to wine tasting with two white and red vintages to perfect your knowledge of the typicities of Médoc wines.
What wine tourism activities to be a professional for a day?
Do you want to become a wine professional for a day? Here are the perfect activities…
Château de Candale
Immerse yourself in the heart of Saint-Emilion at Château de Candale and learn the art of tasting like a professional. Follow the steps of the tasting using your senses: sight, smell, taste… Each wine expresses its identity from the multiple nuances of its terroir.
Château Smith Haut Lafitte
In the heart of Pessac-Léognan, walk in the footsteps of the winegrower during a visit to Château Smith Haut Lafitte. Experience the daily life of a vineyard manager or a cellar master, and you will learn about the many facets of the winemaker’s job. Take part in the different jobs in the vineyards or in the cellars according to the seasons. A great discovery!
We hope these activities made your mouth water… You can read more about the Bordeaux vineyard here!