Today develop your knowledge and appreciation of French wine with a 2-hour small-group wine tasting and workshop in Bordeaux! Create your very own cuvee! Start your Bordeaux wine tasting and workshop with an excellent introduction to French wine from your expert sommelier. As you taste four different wines, learn about the unique characteristics of France's main wine regions such as Bordeaux, Burgundy, Cotes du Rhone and the Loire Valley. Gain insight into the terms terroir and appellation and learn how to read a French wine label. Next, enjoy a tasting session of two more wines to discover how to analyze various aspects of wine including its color, smell and taste, and develop your own personal preferences of aroma and flavor. Finish the session with a wine-blending workshop using two leading varieties of Bordeaux, Merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Learn how to recognize and describe the wines and create your own vintage wine according to your personal tastes by blending different varieties. Taste two more French wines as you enjoy a typical French appetizer platter of cheese, saucisson (sausage) and fresh bread. Your sommelier will be available to answer any questions you may have during the session. At the end, you will receive a diploma as a reminder of your Bordeaux wine experience.
In the afternoon discover the prestigious wines of the right bank & Saint-Emilion! Discover the famous village of Saint-Emilion and two right bank chateaux: a beautiful family-run estate & a Great Classified Growth estate. Enjoy the amazing hilly vineyard landscapes of the region. In this region, Merlot is the king of the grape varieties! You will visit an authentic and charming family-run estate of the right bank (Chateau de Reignac, Chateau de Sales, Chateau de Pressac, Chateau Siaurac...) Feel the intimacy and authenticity of a private chateau ran by a passionate family for generations. Visit the vineyards, the traditional vat room and cellar of this intimate estate! Tasting class: Become a wine expert in 20min! "Intense color, woody aromas, tannic taste..." Ouch !! What does it mean? You will learn the steps of a proper tasting and will train your nose in order to identify the wines aromas. We will give you our tips and tricks to taste like a pro! At the end of the visit, you will enjoy some tasting of the chateau's wines. Visit a Great Classified Growth estate overlooking the Saint-Emilion vineyards (Chateau Soutard, Chateau de Ferrand...) There, you will enjoy explanations about the winemaking process from the vine to the bottle. To finish, enjoy an aperitif in a tasting room with French delicacies (fresh bread, cheese...) You also will enjoy a guided tour of the village of Saint-Emilion, classified on UNESCO's World Heritage list. Saint-Emilion is a typical charming French village dating back to medieval times surrounded by vineyards that took its name. At the end of the day, you will be back in Bordeaux. Overnight in Bordeaux.