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bordeaux wine tour

If your dream is to stay in luxury wine lodge accommodation on a vineyard in France, to enjoy great wines, to tour the highlights of Bordeaux, to walk through vineyards, to picnic in the vines, visit wonderful chateaux, shop in some of France's greatest markets, to attend cooking classes with a French chef, and at to have your own English speaking guide to enhance every experience with local knowledge - you want our Bordeaux & Dordogne Temptations Wine, Food & History week with Caro Feely Director/guide French Wine Adventures

Caro Feely
Caro Feely

BORDEAUX & DORDOGNE WEEK STAY with private 5 day Gourmet Wine, Food & History Tour
by French Wine Adventures

Day 1

Arrival Day

Meet & Greet on arrival with collection and transport to your accommodation.
French Wine Adventures offers two delightful self-contained vineyard options at Chateau Haut Garrigue:
Day 2

Sunday: Visit the Bastides : Issegeac market

A visit to Issegeac market offers wonderful local shopping in all its colour both artisanal food and artisanal gifts, homewares, clothes, jewellery, baskets. Part of the town itself dates back to the middle ages with buildings from 12th to 16th century lining the streets of the market. Wonderful restaurants are available in the village and surrounds. Time to explore and discover!
Flavigny sur Ozeraine
Day 3

Monday: Wine Adventure Day at Chateau Haut Garrigue

Enjoy a day of wine discovery with Caro Feely Winemaker and certified wine educator on their beautiful vineyard in Saussignac. We will explore the history of wine, winegrowing, wine types, varietals, geography and how our region compares to French and international wines, and have some fun tasting different wines from different terroirs. A wine and food pairing lunch explores the matching of 5 wines. A day of wine discovery including lunch and two pocket guides.
Beaune day
Day 4

Tuesday: Historic, picturesque St Emilion Grand Cru Classé Wine Tour

Discover the St Emilion that most tourists miss: remarkable stories, architecture and fabulous wine, discover the King's Tower or the Church Bell Tower for the incredible views, visit the cloisters and the magnificent underground caves of a grand cru classé and taste the hallowed 2010 or 2011 vintage of a grand cru classé direct from the barrel. Visit and taste the wines of two grand cru classé vineyards in St Emilion, visit the village of St Emilion and enjoy a wonderful 3 course lunch in St Emilion. On this tour you will learn about the great wines of St Emilion and see the landmark properties.
Chateau d'Epoises
Day 5

Wednesday: Cookery Class with a local French Chef

Depending on the day you have the option of joining Stefan, professional and renowned chef of the Table du Marche for his course followed by a market visit and lunch or joining Dominique, specialist in Dordogne cuisine, at Domaine de la Queyssie for a half day cookery school where you will prepare a complete meal together then enjoy it in the evening.
Day 6

Thursday: The Organic Vineyard Route Walking Tour in Saussignac

A relaxed walking tour that takes you through the vineyards of 2 historic chateaux: Saussignac Castle and Gageac Castle built around 1200 . The delightful path through vines and forest takes us to Monestier for a gourmet lunch at the wonderful Relais de Monestier. In the afternoon we stop at Chateau Grinou, an organic winery for a wine tasting and visit of the winery. We then walk back via a different route to Saussignac.
Historical Dijon
Day 6

Friday: The Medoc Grand Cru Classé Wine Tour

For those who want to explore the grand cru classés of the famous left bank a trip up the Medoc is recommended. We explore the Chateau Road and stop in to see the great wine estates like Latour, Lafite, Mouton and Margaux, then visit and taste at a Grand Cru Classé estate, have a 3 course lunch in Pauillac and visit and taste at a second historic and beautiful Grand Cru Classé vineyard and winery.
Historical Dijon
Day 7

Saturday: Au revoir / Departure — time to say goodbye

On demand we offer a delicious organic brunch in the tasting room on the departure day and a cleaning service for accommodation. If you would like this service so you can end your week in style just let us know. Some of these days can be self guided. For evening meals we can also recommend superb local restaurants including the Lion D'Or that is walking distance.

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The wine tour itinerary SUMMARY:

  • Meet & Greet service on arrival with transport to Chateau Haut Garrigue
  • Transport in a spacious air conditioned people carrier
  • Services of a local bi-lingual guide (mother tongue English)
  • Private guided visits to all aspects of the itinerary
  • Visit the Bastides : Issegeac market
  • The Wine Adventure Day at Chateau Haut Garrigue
  • Historic, picturesque St Emilion Grand Cru Classé Wine Tour
  • Cookery Class with a local French Chef
  • The Organic Vineyard Route Walking Tour in Saussignac
  • The Medoc Grand Cru Classé Wine Tour
  • Documentation on Bordeaux & Bergerac wine

    • Cost of selected accommodation
    • Dinners other than Wednesday evening
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Personal and cancellation insurance
Caro Feely
French Wine Adventures
Personalised wine tours and exclusive experiences
Wine courses & tours in Bordeaux, St Emilion, Bergerac
Tel: +33(0)553 227271


Bordeaux week wine tour
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