Saint-Émilion
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Saint-Émilion: Family Vineyard Tour and Tasting

1. Saint-Émilion: Family Vineyard Tour and Tasting

Welcome to the Chateau. The wines of Saint-Georges Côte Pavie have always been renowned for their elegance, their finesse and their aptitude for aging. Saint-Georges Côte Pavie is an exceptional property because of the quality of its terroir on the ideal location of the famous Pavie hillside. Start the visit by hearing about the history of the family present on the estate for five generations now. We will tell you about the grape varieties we use and the main soils that are present, reflecting the richness of this unique terroir. We will then go to the cellar to explain and detail the process of vinification of our wines and their maturation in barrels in our cellar. At the end of your visit, we will taste three of our wines specially selected from our best references under the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru appellation, including our Grand Cru Classé!

From Bordeaux: St. Emilion Village Half-Day Wine Tour

2. From Bordeaux: St. Emilion Village Half-Day Wine Tour

Take a half-day tour to the charming village of St. Emilion, and sample a selection of wines. The history of the village goes back to medieval times, and the whole jurisdiction is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its natural landscape. Upon arrival in the village, embark on a guided walking tour. Explore the charming lanes, Romanesque churches, and ruins that stretch along the steep and narrow laneways. It was the Romans that introduced wine making to the village as far back as the 2nd century. Reminders of the Roman techniques of wine planting can be seen in some of the estates, such as Chateau Bellevue, owned by the world-famous Angelus winery. The village was named after the monk Émilian, a traveling confessor, who settled in a hermitage carved into the rock in the 8th-Century. Follow your guide for a walking tour of the village to discover all the main attractions.  Then, enjoy a visit and wine tasting session in a Classified Growth Chateau of the Saint Emilion wine region. During the visit, you will learn all there is to know about the estate as well as the techniques used to produce this world-famous wine. From here return to Bordeaux.

Saint Emilion: Guided Winery Tour & Wine Tasting

3. Saint Emilion: Guided Winery Tour & Wine Tasting

During this tour. you will see 2 different winery styles. First, discover a traditional winery with an authentic cellar and typical architecture of Saint Emilion, producing a traditional style of wine for the region. The second winery is a forward-looking one with modern cellar on the cutting edge of technology. Discover how the winemakers use cutting-edge technology and viticulture techniques to perfect the winemaking process and produce a different, innovate style of wine. Learn all about the winemaking process from the vines, the varietals, the aging, and everything around it. The visit will be followed by the tasting of 3 Saint Emilion Grand Cru wines, from the different estates with an introduction to wine tasting technics.

From Bordeaux: Half-Day Saint-Émilion Tour and Wine Tasting

4. From Bordeaux: Half-Day Saint-Émilion Tour and Wine Tasting

Visit Saint-Émilion on a half-day tour from Bordeaux, and explore the vineyards and wines of the region. Meet your guide at Olala Bordeaux wine shop (located at 2 rue Mably in Bordeaux center), and relax on the drive to Saint-Émilion. Enjoy a wine tasting session at a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Château, where the passionate staff will explain their story and introduce you to the art of wine production and tasting. After this, your guide will lead you on a walking tour through the center of Saint-Émilion. Explore this well-preserved medieval city, with its steep winding alleys and maze of hidden passages. Afterward, drive back to Bordeaux.

Saint-Emilion: Guided Winery Visits and Picnic

5. Saint-Emilion: Guided Winery Visits and Picnic

During this tour, you'll see 2 different winery styles. First, discover a traditional winery with an authentic cellar and typical architecture of Saint-Emilion, producing a traditional style of wine for the region. The second winery is a forward-looking one with modern cellar and cutting edge technology. Discover how the winemakers use modern technology and viticulture techniques to perfect the winemaking process and produce a different, innovate style of wine. Learn all about the vines, the varietals, the ageing, and everything about it. The visit will be followed by the tasting of 3 Saint Emilion Grand Cru wines, from the different estates with an introduction to wine tasting techniques. The visit and tasting will be followed by a picnic, paired with a glass of wine of your choice.

Saint-Émilion: Private Walking Tour & Magnificent Views

6. Saint-Émilion: Private Walking Tour & Magnificent Views

This guided walk will allow you to learn more about the history of the development of the city, from its origins to the present day. Walk along the ramparts, imagine the life of the monks through the old monasteries and the magnificent views of the city. An outside explanation of the monolithic church, the collegiate church, the palace of the archbishops, and the remains of the fortifications will be possible with the tour guide. The advantage of booking a private walking tour is that the visit takes place at your own pace. This tour offers a high degree of flexibility whether you are looking for a tour that takes in all the famous sites or something more off the beaten track. Your private guide will have the knowledge and expertise to create the perfect walking tour, according to your wishes!

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What people are saying about Saint-Émilion

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 283 reviews

Really well organised and enjoyable day. 8 people per tour so you get to ask questions, you aren’t crowded and don’t feel rushed. It was a really relaxed and informative day. Everyone was so kind and keen to help and answer questions. I’d thoroughly recommend it! Not as much walking as I though and not as much wine (so don’t expect to come back drunk!)

The guide was excellent. Comical, easy to understand, knowledgeable. Learned about wine, history of the area and saw not only a chateau and a vineyard but also wine caves in the town. It was enjoyable to be in the village of St Emilion. I would add 15-30 minutes so people can have a chance to look around more or sit and have a drink.

Although the photo shows people walking along rows of grapevines, our tour didn’t take us off of pavement or flooring. However, there were gorgeous views, interesting sites, informative presentation, delicious wines! Unfortunate traffic coming back to the city. It was a great afternoon.

Really fun trip, Vincent was a great tour guide. The 2 chateaus we went to were right next to each other but very different. The tour around St Emilion itself was also very interesting

We had a wonderful tour with René, we loved the wine tasting, tour of the chateaus & tour of St Émilion town.