OPB15 – SAINT EMILION WINE TOUR FULL DAY – 9H - $414.63 per person (min 2 persons)
Departure from Bordeaux
All year round except 1 January, 1 May, 25 December
Daily from 9.30 to 18.30
The wine region of Libournais encompasses much of what is referred to as the Right Bank. Named after its historical capital, the expression Right Bank typically refers to wines from the Pomerol and St-Emilion areas of the Libournais. There are several villages around the region that share the Saint-Émilion name, such as Montagne-Saint-Émilion and St-Georges-Saint-Émilion that are named the satellite appellations. The area is bordered to the west by Pomerol. Merlot is the dominant grape in this area, followed by Cabernet Franc and a very small quantity of Malbec that is tending to disappear. The climate and damper, cool soils of the area makes it difficult for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to fully ripen and as such is less often used.
Saint-Émilion wines were first classified in 1878 and have been continuously revised with the most recent revision occurring in 2006. Chateaux are divided into two First Growth classification-Premiers Grands Crus Classified A, which currently includes Château Ausone and Château Cheval Blanc, and Premiers Grands Crus Classified B which currently includes 13 chateaux such as Château Angélus and Château Figeac. Below the Premiers crus are the Grands Crus Classified which currently includes 55 chateaux.
Start with the Saint Emilion wine region and enjoy a visit and wine tasting in a famous classified growth Chateau of the Pomerol or Saint Emilion appellation. Then, arrive in the village of Saint Emilion and enjoy some free time or why not book our exclusive private guided tour of the underground monuments of Saint Emilion including the visit of the Monolithic church. In the afternoon experience another visit and wine tasting session in one of our selected Classified Chateaus of Saint Emilion.
This private tour ensures you enjoy full attention from your guide.
- Hotel pick up and drop off in Bordeaux centre
- Reservation for 2 or 3 winery visits
- Walking tour of St Emilion
- English speaking driver guide
- Travel in comfortable & fully equipped minivan
- Bottle of water
- Personal expenses
- Meals and drinks
- Tasting fees, entrance fees
- Gratuities for the driver/guide