OPB14 - Grave & Sauternes Full Day Wine Tour (9 hours) $474.25 per person (minimum 2 persons)
Departure from Bordeaux
Daily (except 25 December and 1 January)
From 09.30 to 18.30
Start off in the morning with the discovery of the Pessac Léognan wine appellation. Both red and white wine are produced within the appellation, which consists of 10 communes. The appellation was created in 1987 as a sub-region of the Graves wine-making district south of the city of Bordeaux to represent the area's better-known producers, and is centred around the towns of Pessac, Talence and Léognan.
Sauternes is a French sweet wine from the Sauternais region of the Graves section in Bordeaux. Sauternes is made from Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle grapes that have been affected by Botrytis cinerea, also known as noble rot. This causes the grapes to become partially raisined, resulting in concentrated and distinctively flavoured wines. Due to its climate, Sauternes is one of the few wine regions where infection with noble rot is a frequent occurrence. Wines from Sauternes, especially the Premier Cru Supérieur estate Château d'Yquem, can be very expensive, due largely to the very high cost of production. Barsac lies within Sauternes, and is entitled to use either name.
Today, depart for the Graves region and enjoy the visit and wine tasting in two chateaus among which a classified growth of the Pessac-Léognan appellation. After some free time for lunch, head towards the Sauternes region. After a drive through the vineyards and beautiful landscape of the area, enjoy a visit and wine tasting session in a classified growth of the Sauternes or Barsac appellations.
This private tour ensures you enjoy full attention from your guide.
- Reservations for 3 Classified Growth Chateaus
- English speaking driver guide
- Hotel pick up and drop off in Bordeaux
- Tasting & entrance fees
- Meals and drinks
- Gratuities for the driver/guide