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Wine Tasting in Bordeaux

By Viator, February 2018

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The rolling hillsides around Bordeaux are lined with vineyards where grapes including merlot, sauvignon blanc and sémillon flourish in the bright sunshine and mineral-rich soils. Here are a few ways to enjoy wine tasting and sightseeing in Bordeaux.
 
Must-Try Varietals
Bordered by the Gironde Estuary and the Atlantic Ocean, the 62 square miles (100 square kilometers) surrounding Bordeaux are essentially one enormous vineyard—divided into 60 appellations and some 8,500 different châteaux. North of the city of Bordeaux, the Médoc wine region is celebrated for well-balanced reds from appellations such as Margaux and Pauillac. From the southern Graves region, grape varietals including muscadelle, sauvignon blanc, and sémillon combine to produce popular sweet whites such as Sauternes.
 
Elsewhere, the Gironde department produces fine varietals including cabernet franc and petit verdot, while the eastern regions of Saint-Émilion and Pomerol are famous for aged Petrus wines—in which merlot is the key grape varietal.

Must-Do Experiences
  • Take a wine tasting and château tour to the Pomerol and Saint-Émilion regions, where you’ll see the sights, and learn what makes Bordeaux wine so special.
  • Hop into the saddle on a bicycle and foot tour of the vineyards, and cycle to some of the grand cru châteaux for which Bordeaux is famous.
  • Visit local Bordeaux bakeries, cheese shops, and chocolatiers on a foodie’s walking tour, and finish with a tasting of fine wines.
  • Delve into the Médoc region to master the art of pairing food with wine, and get insight into the enduring popularity of French wines.

Tours & Tickets

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Saint-Emilion Day Trip from Bordeaux

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Join this day trip to the Saint-Emilion (and surrounding) wine-making region of France. This full-day guided excursion from Bordeaux offers picturesque ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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St Emilion Half-Day Trip from Bordeaux

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Join this  tour from Bordeaux to discover the beautiful medieval village of St Emilion. Start the tour with a visit and wine-tasting session in a grand ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Small-Group Medoc or St-Emilion Wine Tasting and Chateaux Tour from Bordeaux, Bordeaux, Wine ... 
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Small-Group Medoc or St-Emilion Wine Tasting and Chateaux Tour from Bordeaux

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Enjoy an afternoon of French wine tasting in either the Medoc or St-Emilion wine region on this small-group tour from Bordeaux. Visit two wonderful French ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Full-Day Medoc Wine Tour from Bordeaux, Bordeaux, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Full-Day Medoc Wine Tour from Bordeaux

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Join this wine tour from Bordeaux to the Médoc for a full day of scenic drives and wine tasting. The Médoc produces some of the most renowned red ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Médoc Half-Day Wine Tour from Bordeaux, Bordeaux, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Médoc Half-Day Wine Tour from Bordeaux

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On this wine tour from Bordeaux, you’ll enjoy scenic drives through the Médoc wine region and taste some delicious French wines! During this half-day ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Small-Group St-Emilion Bike Tour from Bordeaux Including Wine Tastings and Lunch, Bordeaux, Wine ... 
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Small-Group St-Emilion Bike Tour from Bordeaux Including Wine Tastings and Lunch

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Spend a day exploring the French region of St-Emilion by bike, accompanied by a friendly guide. From Bordeaux, take a train or a minivan to the UNESCO-listed ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Bordeaux Vineyards Wine Tasting Half-Day Trip, Bordeaux, Day Trips
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Bordeaux Vineyards Wine Tasting Half-Day Trip

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Explore the cellars and vineyards of Bordeaux’s wineries on this 5-hour tour, and enjoy tastings along the way. Travel into the countryside outside Bordeaux by ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
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Saint-Emilion Day Trip from Bordeaux: Château Wine Tastings and Lunch

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This day trip from Bordeaux takes you to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed wine region of St-Emilion for a full day of wine tasting. Visit two château wine ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Bordeaux Gourmet Food Walking Tour with Lunch, Bordeaux, Day Trips
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Bordeaux Gourmet Food Walking Tour with Lunch

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Taste Bordeaux’s many delights on this 4-hour gourmet food tour. Exploring the city on foot with your food-lover guide, visit well-known local shops to meet ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Trip to Arcachon with Oyster Tasting and Lunch plus Médoc Wine ... 
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Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Trip to Arcachon with Oyster Tasting and Lunch plus Médoc Wine Tour

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Enjoy a full day of gorgeous vineyards, stunning châteaux, fine wine and fresh oysters as you visit the Médoc wine region and the Bay of Arcachon for ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $189.03

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