Bordeaux is an unmissable gateway for exploring the riches of the vineyards on which Nouvelle-Aquitaine’s wine-growing reputation is built, with a range of circuits starting from the city!
Enjoy a stroll through the vineyards, cross picturesque landscapes, visit iconic châteaux, taste grands crus and meet the men and women who actually grow the vines... The guided excursions from the port city are relaxing and full of fun and flavour.
Every trip has its own theme and there’s something for every taste!
Anyone blessed with a discerning palate will undoubtedly choose a day’s gourmet trail in Margaux, where they can savour a unique selection of food and wine pairings in four of the appellation’s estates. If you’re in a hurry, then a half-day circuit based around the region’s Châteaux and Terroirs is your best bet. The itinerary follows one of Bordeaux’s five Wine Routes, with two wine estates throwing open their doors as you enjoy a beginner’s guide to wine in a friendly and very natural setting.
For history enthusiasts and fans of prestigious wines, the tour Médoc 1855: Grands Crus Classés d'Exception showcases three châteaux that form part of the Grands Crus listed in the 1855 classification. Bordeaux, secrets of great wines investigates the city and surrounding vineyards, taking anyone who is curious about wines from the historic Chartrons district to the Médoc or Saint-Emilion vineyards as they plunge into the world of Nouvelle-Aquitaine’s wine growers and traders.
Adventurers will enjoy a private tour of the vineyards of Pessac-Léognan on board a 2CV as they visit two of the region’s most beautiful châteaux or a jaunt in the Graves vineyards as they take in the cradle of Bordeaux wines in a buggy.
As for sporty types, they’re sure to want to spend a day cycling through the vineyards of St-Emilion, pedalling along a 15km route peppered with vineyards and châteaux as they make for the famous village of Saint-Emilion.
Last but not least, anyone with a hankering for a little peace and quiet will quickly sign up to a wine tasting cruise along the Garonne. Starting from La Cité du Vin, this tour will uncover the wine and trading history of the capital of Nouvelle-Aquitaine as you glide along the river, a glass in hand.
Everyone’s tastes are catered for in the vineyards of Bordeaux when it comes enjoying a wine-themed getaway!