Bordeaux’s elite wine legacy is just that — a legacy — for a reason: even today, it is the very heart of viticultural reputation. Prestige runs through its rivers and the region’s First Growth bottles consistently top global charts, and let us not forget that Bordeaux remains the yardstick by which wines worldwide are compared (quite literally!).
There is simply no jewel of a region better suited to a crowning bespoke wine tour, whether you’re discovering for the first time or returning to an old friend. We recommend exploring the charming town of Saint-Émilion, laden with boutique shops and Michelin-star restaurants, home to Bordeaux’s Right Bank which boasts Merlot as its dominant grape, before devoting a day to the illustrious Médoc, situated on the Left Bank which produces more Cabernet Sauvignon based wines. While each equally stunning in their own right, the appellations distinct to each region differ considerably, and are worth exploring in depth — not to mention with a glass of something exceptional and the winemaker handy!
Delight in a private behind-the-scenes tour of the world’s first-rate winemaking, where you’ve the chance to discover a rich and colourful history alongside outstanding wines during an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Your chauffeur guide will pick you up in the morning and escort you on your private tour throughout the day. A regional specialist with insider secrets, your guide is on hand to advise and inspire to ensure your experience is nothing less than sublime.
Exquisite service, an on-site chef, and tailored experiences aplenty — for those in the know, there’s no better way to experience Bordeaux’s compelling vineyards than from within its very own grandeur. While you’ve the option to stay in a five-star hotel in the city, why not rest easy in an eighteenth-century château with views overlooking the vineyards and enjoy breakfast on your very own private balcony.
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