A sensational 3 Day/2 Night 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 personally by a professional wine expert with over 20 years experience.

 

 Set off from Bordeaux City Centre.

Drive up through the Left Bank wine region, the famous  'Route de Chateaux'.

 

Chateau Margaux We will stop at Chateau Palmer and Chateau Margaux in the village of Margaux to see the beautiful Chateaux. We will travel through the famous village of Saint Julien where we will see Chateau Beychevelle, Chateau Leoville Barton, Chateau Langoa Barton and Chateau Leoville Lascases.
 


 

 Tasting at Ch. Pontet Canet  

We will arrive in the village of Pauillac where we will visit and taste the wines of: Chateau Pontet Canet, 5th Growth Pauillac

This is an innovative and interesting wine estate as they are one of the pioneers for biodynamic viticulture. The wines currently being produced are exceptional and are highly sought after. We will visit the Chateau and taste the wine.

 

  

  

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

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 second growth wines.

 

 

Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2007

 

PM Visit and tasting at Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 1st Growth, Pauillac This is one of the finest wines produced in the World. We will visit the museum area and see the innovative label designs as well as looking around the gardens and tasting the excellent wine.

 

 

 

 


Chateau de la Riviere

 

  Transfer to Chateau de la Riviere. Tasting and relax at the Chateau. We will enjoy a fantastic fresh fish restaurant on the banks of the Dordogne river. The secret restaurant is a fisherman's hut looking out over the river. The fish is very fresh!

  

 Thursday

 AM Buffet French breakfast at Chateau de la Riviere followed by full guided tour of the Chateau and the incredible cellars and winemaking area. This Chateau currently produces some of the best quality and value wines of the right bank. Parts of the Chateau date from the 8th Century.

 

 

 

 

 

   

Chateau La Gaffeliere Visit Chateau La Gaffeliere 1st Growth, St.Emilion. Followed by tasting. One of the top wines of the Saint Emilion area.

 
 

  

Lunch at L'Envers du Decor, St.Emilion.....an excellent wine bar and restaurant in the heart of the old village. A couple of hours after lunch will be free to explore the old historical village and the many small shops.

PM Visit to Chateau La Conseillante, Pomerol. One of the best quality wines of the region. . During the afternoon we will also explore the vineyards of Pomerol to explain the Chateaux and specific soil types.

We will see Chateau Petrus and Chateau Cheval Blanc.  

 

 Bordeaux  

Evening to explore Bordeaux city centre.

There are many fabulous wine bars, restaurants and architecture to enjoy in this Unesco World Heritage City.

 

  

Friday AM

Buffet French breakfast at Chateau de la Riviere.

 

 

 

 

Chateau Haut Brion Visit Chateau Haut Brion 1st Growth, Pessac This fantastic Chateau is the only 1st Growth outside the Medoc. The wines are highly prized. We will taste the white and red wines from the Clarence Dillon Estates at Chateau La Mission Haut Brion.

 


Sources de Caudalie Hotel Lunch at the excellent Table du Lavoir restaurant at the 5 star Sources de Caudalie Hotel and Spa. The restaurant sits in the vineyards of Chateau Smith Haut Lafite.

 


 

We will then transfer directly to the airport in order to check in sufficient time for your flight home.

 

NB.The tour is limited to a maximum of 8 people as we prefer smaller groups. Specific Chateau visits may alter, but the intention will remain to keep the priority as top quality.

The 3 Day tour includes: All accommodation costs (2 nights at a Chateau) 2 breakfasts Dinner and wine on Wednesday evening. Lunch on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 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 Thursday 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