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  • BORDEAUX PRIVATE FULL DAY WINE TOUR - TASTING FEES FOR 3 WINERIES

    € 90.00

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    Visit & Wine tasting fees per person in 3 carefully selected wineries during your full day wine tour in Bordeaux
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    Visit & Wine tasting fees per adult in 2 carefully selected wineries during your full day wine tour in Bordeaux
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Ophorus Tours - 90+ Points Left Bank Wine Tour Private Full Day Trip From Bordeaux

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90+ Points Left Bank Wine Tour Private Full Day Trip From Bordeaux

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A Full Day Journey to the Left Bank Wine Regions of Bordeaux tasting top rated Bordeaux wines

Highlights

  • Leave the research and planning to our travel advisors.
  • Tastings of Top-Rated, Locally Made Wines
  • Pre-Booked Visits at Three Wineries
  • Tour can be customized to suit your interests
  • Local Tour Guide, Expert in Bordeaux Wines

Program & Itinerary

American wine critic Robert Parker was the first to base himself on the US Standardized Grading system to grade wines making the buying process easier for consumers. According to this system, a wine that reaches at least 85 points is above average or good. What consumers usually don’t know is that this grading system results from a first grade out of 50. To that grade, instead of multiplying it by ...

Visit Our Expert Guide’s Favorite Wineries in the Medoc Region

American wine critic Robert Parker was the first to base himself on the US Standardized Grading system to grade wines making the buying process easier for consumers. According to this system, a wine that reaches at least 85 points is above average or good. What consumers usually don’t know is that this grading system results from a first grade out of 50. To that grade, instead of multiplying it by 2 to obtain the final grade out of 100 (the logical way to do it!) the system just adds another 50 points to the first grade. By using this system, a wine that obtains 35/50 on their first grade and that should reach 70/100, finally obtains 35+50=85 points. Imagine therefore a wine that obtains 20/50, the same wine will obtain a 70/100 letting consumers believe that in fact this is not such a ‘bad wine’.

So let’s get to the point. Our team of travel designers have decided to bring you the best of Bordeaux wines by taking you to the wineries that have obtained a real 90+ point average. How is this possible? By combining the scores of 3 major wine tasting events/critics that have put quality before reputation or price. Most of the wineries selected you will never have heard of and many do not offer top of the notch tasting rooms. In fact most of these wineries are not used to having visitors or wine tour companies as their main activity is to make wine! However, they do have one thing in common: create the Best of Bordeaux wines!

Pick up at your hotel or accommodation in Bordeaux

After being picked up by your driver/guide, head towards the left bank wine producing areas of the Bordeaux vineyards. These include the Medoc wine region that spans the left bank of the Gironde from the mouth of the river to the city of Bordeaux and includes the four famous communes of St-Estephe, Pauillac, St. Julien and Margaux. It is about 60 km north to south, and about 10 km wide, with around 10,600 hectares under vines and a production of about 50 million liters per year. All the wine made here is red and the main grape variety used is the Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Graves wine region, bordered on the north by the Garonne river and that contains the sub regions of Pessac-Léognan, Sauternes and Barsac. It is known for its intensely gravelly soil. While Château Haut-Brion was included in the 1855 classification of the Médoc, the Graves appellation itself was classified in 1953 for its red wine producers. White wines were included in the updated 1959 classification. Graves is considered the birthplace of claret. 

In the Middle Ages, the wines that were first exported to England were produced in this area. Château Pape Clément, founded at the turn of the fourteenth century by the future Pope Clement V, was the first named chateaux in all of Bordeaux. In 1663, Samuel Pepys’ mention of Château Haut-Brion was the first recorded mention of French Claret in London. 

More Information About Your Wine Tour

Your tour will take you to 3 carefully selected wineries located in different appellations and we have selected vintages that have obtained at least 90 points from several renowned wine events/critics. All visits will consist in a short introduction of the history of the wineries followed by a visit of all the technical installations when appropriate. Finally, experience commented wine tasting sessions of the Chateau wines to better understand what are the specificities that have allowed the wines to obtain such high rankings. Throughout the day, your driver/guide will deliver live commentaries during your travel time so that the many questions you might have can be answered. All Chateau visits are private.

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  • Depart from your Accommodation in Bordeaux

  • Visit and wine tasting at 1st winery

  • Visit and wine tasting at 2nd winery

  • Free time for lunch

  • Visit and wine tasting at 3rd winery

  • Drop off at your accommodation in Bordeaux

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Ophorus Tours - 90+ Points Left Bank Wine Tour Private Full Day Trip From Bordeaux
Ophorus Tours - 90+ Points Left Bank Wine Tour Private Full Day Trip From Bordeaux
Ophorus Tours - 90+ Points Left Bank Wine Tour Private Full Day Trip From Bordeaux
Ophorus Tours - 90+ Points Left Bank Wine Tour Private Full Day Trip From Bordeaux

Know before you book

  • Tour available all year round (except May 1st, Dec 25th and Jan 1st)
  • 8 hour left bank wine tour from Bordeaux
  • Tasting fees can be included during the booking process
  • Barrel making facility tickets can be purchased during booking process
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons - Larger groups please contact us
  • Chateaux reservations will be made once the booking is confirmed
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Currency is in Euros

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Meeting point

Train Station, Hotel or AirBnB in Bordeaux

Departure

We will come and pick you up at Train Station, Hotel or Airbnb in Bordeaux or surrounding area, circle of 30 kms (20 miles) around Bordeaux at no extra cost.

Return

Tour returns to original departure point.

Included / excluded

Included

  • Visit & Wine tastings in three 90+ point wineries of the left bank
  • Optional visit to a barrel making facility - medoc tour
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Travel in premium, spacious vehicles
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Free WiFi access on board

Excluded

  • Wine tasting fees
  • Entrance fees to monuments or attractions
  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Meals & drinks
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

FAQ

  • Do you organize pick up and return at accommodation for Bordeaux private tours?

    Yes, absolutely. We will come and pick you up at your hotel or accommodation in Bordeaux or within a 30kms (20 miles) radius at no extra cost. 
  • What type of vehicles are used during a Bordeaux private wine tour?

    Our company uses only premium cars & minivans that are recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows and large leg space.
  • Who conducts your private wine tours from Bordeaux?

    We only employ accredited and licensed tour guides that are also the drivers for all tours that need visits to be conducted by certified guides. Good examples are: the visit of museums, guided walking tours in cities, visit of historical monuments and so on.

    In some regions, where wine tours prevail (Bordeaux, Alsace, Burgundy) the tours are conducted by professional local guides or sommeliers, that are experts in Wines.
  • In which wine region will this Left Bank Bordeaux private wine tour take place?

    The Left Bank wine regions of Bordeaux are composed of the Medoc, Pessac Léognan & Graves wine regions. During the booking process you will be asked which region you would prefer to visit. 
    • The medoc wine region produces red wines that are mainly blended with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes
    • The Pessac Léognan & Graves wine region produces red wines (Cabernet Sauvignon) and white wines (Sauvignon Blanc)
    If you do not have any ideas concerning which region you would like to go to, there is an option: Help me choose. Check that option if you would like our team to give you more information about which region to pick depending on your wine preferences.
  • Are the winery Tours private on your Bordeaux Private tours?

    Yes, we do our best to privatize the wine tasting sessions during our Private Bordeaux Wine tours such as this one. This means that you will follow a private visit of the winery, followed by a private commented wine tasting session.
  • Can we choose which wineries we will visit during your Bordeaux private wine tours?

    Yes, absolutely. Our team of travel advisors will make the required pre-bookings for your winery tours of the Left Bank Bordeaux wines. Just let us know your winery selection and our team will contact the wineries directly to make the necessary arrangements. Please note that we only make the required Chateau reservations once you have booked your tour with Ophorus.
  • Can one visit Chateau Haut Brion, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Latour, Château Mouton Rothschild or Château Lafite Rothschild?

    YES it is possible to visit Chateau Haut Brion. This tour is combined with the visit of La Mission Haut Brion, the neighbouring winery. Haut Brion is the only 1855 Premier Grand Cru Classé that is located in the Pessac Léognan appellation. As for the other prestigious wineries of Bordeaux, you will need to plan months ahead and send us your request as soon as possible. Our team will make all the necessary requests to pre-book your visit but all will depend upon availability at time of booking.

    YES
    , it is possible to visit Chateau Margaux. Chateau Margaux is the lead winery located in the appellation that bears its name. This is certainly one of the most frequent questions that we have. Don't hesitate to contact us at the time of planning your coming to Bordeaux. To obtain a visit, requests must be made months in advance of travel dates. The winery is closed for visits during harvest time in september / october. 

    YES, it is possible to visit Chateau Mouton Rothschild in the Pauillac appellation. We do not include the visit of this winery on our regular scheduled tour as the cost of the visit & tasting is of 80€ per person (2020 season). If you would like us to book a visit for you and your party, don't hesitate to contact our team and we can organise a fully customizable private tour just for you that will include this winery.

    YES, it is possible to visit Chateau Lafite Rothschild in the Pauillac appellation. We do not include the visit of this winery on our regular scheduled tour as the number of visits & guests are limited per day. If you would like us to book a visit for you and your party, don't hesitate to contact our team and we can organise a fully customizable private tour just for you that will include this winery.

    NO, it is not possible to visit Chateau Latour. Only wine professionals or wine merchants can follow a visit and participate in a wine tasting session at this winery. If you want to visit & wine taste you will have to prove that you are in the wine trade as this will be asked by the administration of the winery.
  • Is it possible to visit a Barrel making facility on your Wine Tours from Bordeaux?

    Yes. Instead of visiting 3 wineries during the day it is possible to add the visit of a barrel making facility - Cooperage. During the booking process it will be possible for you to choose from different options. If you would like to visit a barrel making facility then choose the Medoc wine region and then the option with 2 wine tastings sessions and the barrel making tour.  
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