90+ point Left Bank Wine Tour Full Day Trip From Bordeaux (private)
Tastings of Top-Rated, Locally Made Wines
Leave the research and planning to your private guide.
Pre-Booked Visits at Three Wineries
Tour can be customized to suit your interests.
Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Wine Experts
Why take this tour?
9.00am - Depart from Bordeaux
10.00am - Visit and wine tasting in a Classified Growth Chateau
11.30am - Visit and wine tasting in a Classified Growth Chateau
1.00pm - Free time in the village for personal discovery and lunch
3.00pm - Visit and wine tasting in a Classified Growth Chateau
5.00pm - Return to Bordeaux
After being picked up by your driver/guide, head towards the left bank wine producing areas of the Bordeaux vineyards. These include:
The Medoc wine region that spans the left bank of the Gironde from the mouth of the river to the city of Bordeaux and includes the four famous communes of St-Estephe, Pauillac, St. Julien and Margaux. It is about 60 km north to south, and about 10 km wide, with around 10,600 hectares under vines and a production of about 50 million liters per year. All the wine made here is red and the main grape variety used is the Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Graves region, bordered on the north by the Garonne river and that contains the sub regions of Pessac-Léognan, Sauternes and Barsac. It is known for its intensely gravelly soil. While Château Haut-Brion was included in the 1855 classification of the Médoc, the Graves appellation itself was classified in 1953 for its red wine producers. White wines were included in the updated 1959 classification. Graves is considered the birthplace of claret. In the Middle Ages, the wines that were first exported to England were produced in this area. Château Pape Clément, founded at the turn of the fourteenth century by the future Pope Clement V, was the first named chateaux in all of Bordeaux. In 1663, Samuel Pepys’ mention of Château Haut-Brion was the first recorded mention of French Claret in London.
More Information About Your Tour
Hotel pick up from Bordeaux or surrounding area.
Enjoy live commentaries from your wine expert driver/guide.
Reservations for 3 selected wineries of the left bank that have obtained 90+ points in any of the past 8 vintages
Travel in recent, comfortable and fully equipped minivans.
Bottles of water in the minivan.
Free Wifi access on board.
Tasting fees in the wineries.
Meals and drinks.
Personal insurance, expenses.
Entrance fees to monuments, museums or attractions.
Gratuities for the guide.
Frequently asked questions
Things to know
Before you book
Price is per group, not per person.
This product is on request. We will confirm availability within the shortest possible time after we receive your order.
Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate.
Tour is operated in English, other languages on request.
This tour is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Currency is in Euro.
Minimum drinking age 18 years old.
Before you go
Please be ready 10 minutes before departure time
Operator strictly adheres to its cancellation policy and will make no exceptions to the policy. If Guest chooses to cancel his or her reservation, Operator must receive written notice of said cancellation in writing via certified mail, fax or e-mail sent to [email protected] (with confirmation of receipt from Operator), and Guest shall be subject to the following cancellation fee schedule:
Ophorus requires full payment by credit card, internet payment (through our website) or wire transfer (Wire transfer fees at the charge of the Guest) to make a reservation. We accept payment by AMEX, Visa and Master Card. There is no charge or service fee for processing credit card payments except with American Express +3%.
For any cancellation, the following fees will be deducted from the refund:
Up to 48 hours prior to departure: no cancellation fees except the booking fees.
48 hours prior to departure and less > no refund.
No show - no refund.
If any hotel or predetermined meeting place changes, notify Orphorus immediately. Otherwise be at location 10 minutes prior to pick up time.
Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption
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