Organic & Biodynamic Wine Tour Full Day Trip From Bordeaux (private)

Highlights

  • Pre-booked visits at sustainable wineries

  • Learn about eco-friendly winemaking processes

  • Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts

Summary

Discover our selection of unique Bordeaux wineries that have converted to organic and/or biodynamic farming. Learn more about this sustainable and eco-friendly way of winemaking as you meet the winemakers and are introduced to the beautiful relationship that exists between soil, climate, and wine – a notion that can be synthesized in one French word: Terroir.

Tour info

Duration
8 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Adult: (18-99 years)
€590.00
Commentary
English
Meeting Point

Flexible to pick up

Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Fully customizable Private Wine Tour with a focus on Organic & Biodynamic winemaking in Bordeaux. Choose the wine region of your choice we will pre-book the wineries for you. Destinations include: Saint Emilion, Medoc, Graves or Sauternes. You can indicate your choice during the booking procedure including a ‘help me choose’ option depending on your wishes.

Today we will take you to several wineries that have made the decision to produce organic wines or use biodynamic farming methods, that is a spiritual-ethical-ecological approach to wine making. Over the years, more and more wine makers have chosen to take another path and organic wine making is the trend right now! Your tour will be conducted by an expert wine-guide that will explain along the way the pros and cons of each method. The 3 wineries that you will visit today have been selected so that you may have a complete overview and better understanding of these methods.

Organic Wines
Organic farming is defined by regulation (country-specific) or stand-alone certification. It avoids chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides. Copper and sulfur are spread in the fields. In France, the certification process is quite strict and spans over several years. “AB” is a logo owned by the French state that stands for ‘Agriculture Biologique’. Products can be labelled with this mark when they contain at least 95 percent organic components, were produced or processed within the EU, and were certified by one of the inspection bodies accredited by the state agency.

Biodynamic Wines
Biodynamic farming takes several factors into account when farming, such as the lunar calendar and astrology. The farming is more about the entire lifeblood of a vineyard — other plants, insects, animals — not just the grapes. Biodynamic wine is made by farming all components of the vineyard as one whole entity, eliminating the use of chemicals and using natural materials and composts. Following the biodynamic calendar is another integral part of the process. Sometimes, these farming practices, from pruning to harvesting, are controlled by the biodynamic calendar.

What’s included?

  • Professional English speaking driver/guide

  • Enjoy live commentaries on board the minivan

  • Discover wineries converted to organic and/or biodynamic farming

  • Transport by fully equipped air conditioned minivan

  • Hotel pick up and drop off

  • Wine tasting fees

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums or attractions

  • Gratuities

About operator:

Ophorus Tours is both a licensed Tour Operator, member of Atout France and ETOA, and a Transportation company with headquarters in Bordeaux. We operate since 2005 and conduct Walking Tours, Day Trips, Private Tours, Shore Excursions and multi-regional Tours throughout France. 

Our multilingual office staff is made up of France Travel Experts that design unique itineraries for both individuals and groups. Their perfect knowledge of the destination allows them to suggest carefully crafted programs to professionals of the Travel Trade all over the world. 

Our in house team of licensed, multilingual Tour Guides are local Experts that can conduct any type of tours including (but not limited to) Cultural & Historical, Food & Wine, Luxury, Battlefields, Active, Family friendly, Faith-based etc...