Friday, 12 March 2010

Bordeaux Wine Tours...

The fairy tale Chateau de la Riviere where we frequently stay.
Over the last 21 years working in the wine trade in the United Kingdom and France I have always been drawn back to the most beautiful and classic wine region of the world: Bordeaux.
We have been approached several times in the last few years to take people to visit the wonderful Chateaux of Bordeaux and try to learn more about what is really going on behind the scenes.
Through our contacts in Bordeaux we have set up some tours:

3 day/ 2 night tour........
Day One: Fly in early to Bordeaux, where we are met and whisked off to visit Chateau Lynch Bages in Pauillac. Then we try out a new but traditional style restaurant, followed by visits to Chateau Mouton Rothschild and Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande during the afternoon. The evening is spent dining in the Great Hall at Chateau de la Riviere, where we have a private chef and a selection of older vintages.
Day Two: After visiting some of the most amazing wine cellars in the World at Chateau de la Riviere we set off for Saint Emilion. Here we visit some of the best Premier Grand Cru Classe estates and enjoy an excellent lunch in a lovely restaurant in the old historic village. The afternoon is spent enjoying the village as well as traveling through the famous vineyards of Pomerol.
The evening is free to explore the many restaurants, wine bars and shops of Bordeaux. This amazing city is now a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Day Three: A special visit today to the stunning Chateau Margaux. One of the original 1st Growth Chateaux from the 1855 classification of Bordeaux. A chance to taste one of the finest wines in the World. Followed by an excellent lunch at a great restaurant.
We then head back to the airport to arrive back in London by 5.30pm
Prices from £1200(€1320) per person.
Fantastic accommodation, great food, great wines to taste, and a wealth of knowledge.

This trip is ideal for a group of friends wanting to celebrate an anniversary or just to take a different and fun holiday together. The wine theme is strong, whilst we always have fun and get to know some of the characters and people behind the wines. We will meet some of the Chateau owners as well as the people working in the vineyards and making the wine.
We like small groups of up to 8 people, so that we can offer first class service for transport and guides. However we can quote for larger groups if required.
If you have any questions or you want to explore further then drop me an email: hamish@bellawines.co.uk

3 comments:

  1. Anytime I read a travel piece I am ready to book a ticket. I'm such a sucker for any cultural experience. Sounds amazing! I've done Europe, much of Asia, and North Africa. Hands down my favorite trip was a food and wine tour to Tuscany. Really had the time of my life and it's like every local is there to help you enjoy. Next trip you should check it out.

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