Graves & Sauternes Wine Tour Full Day Trip From Bordeaux (private)
Visit the heart of Bordeaux’s famed wine regions
Discover 3 carefully selected classified growth Châteaux
Pre-Booked Visits to Our Selection of Wineries.
Tour can be customized to suit your interests.
English-speaking, hand-picked, local guides expert in Bordeaux Wines
Why take this tour?
9.00am or 9.30am Depart from Bordeaux
10.00am or 10.30am Visit & Wine tasting 1st Winery
11.30am or 12.00am Visit & Wine tasting 2nd Winery
1.00pm or 1.30pm Free time for lunch in the Graves or Sauternes wine regions
2.30pm or 3.00pm Visit & Wine tasting in 3rd Winery
5.00pm or 5.30pm return to Bordeaux
MEET YOUR ENGLISH SPEAKING DRIVER/GUIDE WHO IS A LOCAL EXPERT ON BORDEAUX WINES
TRAVEL IN A SPACIOUS MERCEDES MINIVAN
DEPART FROM BORDEAUX AND REACH THE GRAVES & PESSAC LEOGNAN WINE REGION
Located South of Bordeaux, this wine region is known to be the original wine producing region of Bordeaux. This is the area where the Romans first planted grapes just about 2,000 years ago. The name of the region originates from the soil that can be found here, deep layers of grave and stonel! Your first major stop on this personalized Graves half day trip will be in one of the local estates for a visit and wine tasting at a Grand Cru Chateau. Here, we have scheduled an appointment for you. You will be greeted at the Chateau and will get to tour and taste different vintages in this carefully selected domain.
Your Ophorus guide will be with you during the visit so don’t hesitate to ask any questions. All our driver/guides have great knowledge about wines and they will be happy to share any basic or more technical information concerning French or Bordeaux Wines. Whether you have questions about history, technique, flavors, aromas, food & wine pairings don’t hesitate to ask them anything that relates to wine to make this half day a very special one.
DISCOVER THE PESSAC LEOGNAN WINE PRODUCING AREA
AFTER LUNCH, VISIT THE SAUTERNES WINE PRODUCING REGION
This afternoon, your tour will take you to one of the most prestigious wineries of the Sauternes area. Upon arrival, you will visit the installations but the most important will be to understand the wine making process as it differs completely with that of other wines. Follow the Chateau guide as you are explained the making of Sauternes wines from the vineyard to the bottle. Once the visit is over, it will be time to taste this unique nectar. During a commented wine tasting, you will be explained which food pairs the best with this category of wine. After the visit and tasting, it will be time to head back to Bordeaux.
Hotel pick up from Bordeaux or surrounding area.
Enjoy live commentaries from your wine expert guide.
Reservations for 3 selected wineries of the Graves & Sauternes.
Travel in recent, comfortable and fully equipped minivans.
Bottled water in the vehicle.
Free WiFi access on board.
Tasting fees in the wineries.
Meals and drinks.
Personal insurance, expenses.
Entrance fees unless mentioned.
Gratuities for the Guide
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
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
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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