This one week experience will lead you throughout the Vineyards of Bordeaux and you will discover the distinctive features of each Terroir such as Graves, Entre-deux-Mers, and St Emilion. We shall also discover the Arcachon Bay (Birding sanctuary) as well as Dordogne region (Sarlat).
Coming from Arcachon Bay area, we’ll meander through the Bordeaux area starting with Medoc, St Estèphe, Margaux, Graves, and St Emilion. We will stop in each main sub-region. Here is the sample for St Emilion region.
Saint Emilion is perhaps the most quaint and and allegedly the most visited of French wine towns.
Situated East of Bordeaux, the village is listed as a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. Back in the 8th C., a monk, called Emilion had built a monastery there. He then became a Saint in the 11th C. and eventually gave his name to the village.
The village is set in gentle, vine-clad hills overlooking the Dordogne valley. The hilly chalky terrain landscape of the Saint Emilion area provides the ideal drainage to the vines. The Merlot grape variety blossoms on the local terroir of St Emilion.
Potential Châteaux we may tour:
- Château de l’Aubrade (Entre deux mers )
- White Wines Château de Cérons (Graves)
- Sweet Wines Château Coutet (St Emilion Grand Cru)
- Red Wines Wines available for purchase including 2005 & 2010 Vintage rated 90/100 by Wine Spectator.