What really happens behind the cellar door? Which Chateaux are up and coming? Which areas offer the best value? Taste some of the most expensive wines in the World.

Sunday - Thursday .

A sensational Wine Trip to Bordeaux. Staying at an amazing Chateau. A great opportunity to visit and taste some of the finest wines of the World. Guided by a professional wine expert with over 20 years' experience.

Sunday

Arrive at Bordeaux airport PM.There are regular flights to Bordeaux from all major cities. Transfer to Bordeaux City Centre 3star hotel right in the heart of the city.

 

Bordeaux

There will be an evening to explore the beautiful city of Bordeaux.

 

 

 Monday (Pauillac)

 We will start the trip by learning about the appellations and diversity of wines in Bordeaux. We will then travel up to the village of Pauillac, whilst seeing various wine villages such as Margaux, Saint Julien and the Medoc.

Chateau Latour  Our first tasting will be at the First Growth Chateau Latour.
 

Lunch at Cafe Lavinal, Bages, Pauillac......a classic and great quality lunch in a French brasserie/caf?.

PM Visit and tasting at Chateau Lynch Bages,5th Growth Pauillac. One of the best quality and value Chateaux of the area. Frequently this Chateau is rated alongside higher rated wines. Visit and tasting at Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 1st Growth,Pauillac. This First Growth Chateau owned by the Rothschild family has consistently been awarded top scores by wine critics.

 

Tasting at Chateau Pontet Canet Visit and Tasting at Chateau Pontet Canet, 5th Growth Pauillac. A biodynamic producer next door to Mouton Rothschild. Great wines.

 

 

Transfer to Chateau de la Riviere. This magnificent Chateau is probably one of the most striking architectural buildings in the Bordeaux area. A stunning Chateau dating from Roman times with special private magnificent bedrooms. Tasting and then Dinner at a nearby restaurant. Chateau de la Riviere

 

Tuesday (Pomerol, Saint Emilion and Graves)

AM We will visit the fascinating vineyards of Pomerol and Saint Emilion before tasting Chateau La Gaffeliere 1st Growth, St.Emilion. This top St.Emilion wine is owned by Comte Leo de Malet Roquefort. We will visit the vineyards, the winery and then taste a range of wines owned by the Malet Roquefort family.

Lunch at L'Envers du Decor, St.Emilion.....an excellent wine bar and restaurant in the heart of the old village of Saint Emilion.

 

Chateau Haut Brion Visit Ch?teau La Mission Haut Brion , Pessac Leognan Consistently one of the best wines of Bordeaux. Prince Robert of Luxembourg runs this fantastic wine estate which is located literally in the suburbs of Bordeaux.

   Return to Chateau de la Riviere. Dinner at the Chateau.

Wednesday (Fronsac and Margaux)

AM Buffet French breakfast at Chateau de la Riviere followed by full guided tour of the Chateau and the incredible cellars and winemaking area.

Lunch in Margaux at Lion d?Or restaurant .

 

Chateau Margaux Visit to Ch?teau Margaux. Tasting at the Ch?teau followed by tour. This is one of the best known of the 5 First Growths. Owned by Corinne Mentzelopoulous and ably managed by Paul Pontallier, this is a stunning wine.

   We will then visit the next door neighbour from Chateau Margaux, the stunning Chateau Palmer. We will transfer to a smart 3 star hotel in the centre of Bordeaux. The evening will be free to explore Bordeaux and the many restaurants, and shops.

Thursday (Sauternes)

 

Chateau d''Yquem
We will finish our tasting and visits at the world famous Chateau d?Yquem These wines are some of the longest lived and most concentrated and elegant wines made by anyone in the World. We will taste at the Chateau. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer to Bordeaux airport.

NB.The tour is limited to a maximum of 12 people as we prefer smaller groups. Specific Chateau visits may alter, but the intention will remain to keep the priority as top quality.

The tour includes: All accommodation costs (2 nights at a Chateau and 2 nights in a hotel in Bordeaux) 4breakfasts Dinner and wine on Monday and Tuesday evenings at Chateau de la Riviere. Lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. All transport costs and drivers.

The tour does not include: Flights to and from Bordeaux NB The tour can be tailor made to start at either Bordeaux Merignac or Bergerac airport. You are welcome to join the tour at the airport or extend your stay in the Bordeaux area afterwards. However the tour starts and stops at the airport. Dinner on Sunday and Wednesday evening is not included. However we can recommend and guide you to many fascinating wine bars, bistros and restaurants in Bordeaux. There will be opportunities to buy wine.

Please contact Hamish Wakes-Miller for prices and availability. Telephone: 00 44 (0)7778 006691 Email: Hamish@bellawines.co.uk skype: hamish.wakes.miller