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Ophorus Tours - Private Bordeaux Wine Tour to Graves Half Day Trip From Bordeaux

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Private Bordeaux Wine Tour to Graves Half Day Trip From Bordeaux

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One of the best wine tours in Bordeaux France to the Graves wine producing region. Visit vineyards, Grand Cru Chateau Wineries. Taste fabulous Pessac-Léognan & Graves red and white wines. Learn about the Graves wine classification.

Highlights

  • Visit the heart of Bordeaux’s famous Graves wine region
  • Taste delicious red & white wines in the Graves wine region
  • Discover the intimate Pessac-Léognan appellation, home of Château Haut Brion
  • Tour can be customized to suit your interests
  • Local Tour Guide, Expert in Bordeaux Wines
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Program & Itinerary

Embark on an exceptional wine tour in Bordeaux, France, and immerse yourself in the enchanting Graves wine region. This private tour promises an unforgettable experience as you visit vineyards, explore prestigious Grand Cru Chateau Wineries, and indulge in the exquisite flavors of Pessac-Léognan and Graves red and white wines. Prepare to be captivated by the rich history and intricate art of winemaking ...

Embark on an exceptional wine tour in Bordeaux, France, and immerse yourself in the enchanting Graves wine region. This private tour promises an unforgettable experience as you visit vineyards, explore prestigious Grand Cru Chateau Wineries, and indulge in the exquisite flavors of Pessac-Léognan and Graves red and white wines. Prepare to be captivated by the rich history and intricate art of winemaking while savoring the finest Bordeaux has to offer.

Pick up at your accommodation in Bordeaux

Your journey begins with a convenient pick-up at your accommodation in Bordeaux. Upon arrival at the meeting point, you will be greeted by your English speaking guide, a true expert in Bordeaux Wines. With their extensive knowledge and passion for the region, they will provide a detailed overview of the day's program and itinerary, ensuring you are well-informed and ready for an extraordinary wine adventure.

Hop aboard a spacious Mercedes Minivan, designed to offer optimal comfort for up to 8 people. The air-conditioned vehicle provides a luxurious setting for your wine tour, complete with an onboard P/A system, guaranteeing that you don't miss a single captivating commentary from your driver/guide, no matter where you choose to sit.

This exclusive half-day small group wine tour combines the best of both worlds—delectable wine tastings and a captivating historical journey. As you explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Graves, you'll marvel at the perfect blend of natural beauty and winemaking excellence. Sip and savor delicious Bordeaux wines while soaking in the rich historical attractions that surround you, making this tour an extraordinary experience.

Head for the Graves wine producing region

Departing from Bordeaux, you'll embark on a scenic drive in the comfort of your air-conditioned minivan, whisking you away from the bustling city to the serene countryside plains and rolling hills of the left bank wine producing area. This is the heart of Bordeaux's famous wine region, where vineyards bearing the esteemed Graves and Pessac-Léognan AOC designation flourish. Each winery you visit showcases distinct soil features and a proud winemaking heritage, making every sip an expression of centuries-old craftsmanship.

The Graves region holds a significant place in Bordeaux's wine history, as it is the birthplace of the region's viticulture traditions. Over 2,000 years ago, the Romans first planted grapes in this fertile land. The name "Graves" itself originates from the deep layers of gravel and stone that contribute to the unique character of the wines produced here.

Your first stop on this personalized half-day tour will take you to one of the local estates, where a Grand Cru Chateau awaits your arrival. A pre-arranged appointment ensures a warm welcome and an exclusive tour, where you'll have the opportunity to taste a variety of carefully crafted vintages. Throughout the visit, your knowledgeable Ophorus guide will accompany you, ready to answer any questions and share fascinating insights about the wines and the region. Whether you're curious about the history, winemaking techniques, flavors, aromas, or food and wine pairings, your guide will be delighted to provide you with a wealth of information, enriching your wine experience.

Discover the Pessac-Léognan wine producing region

Continuing your journey, you'll discover the Pessac-Léognan wine producing area, a relatively new appellation that was once part of the Graves. Recognized for its exceptional red and white wines, this region obtained its own communal appellation in 1987. The red wines of Pessac-Léognan showcase the classic Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grape varieties, while the white wines enchant with their blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes. The soil in this area bears similarities to that of Graves, characterized by gravel, stone, and sand, imparting unique flavors to the wines.

Among the most prestigious wineries in Pessac-Léognan is the iconic Chateau Haut-Brion, which holds the distinguished title of 1er Grand Cru Classé in the renowned 1855 classification. Remarkably, it stands as the sole chateau located outside the Medoc and Sauternes wine producing regions, testament to its exceptional quality and historical significance.

Arriving at a carefully selected winery in the region, you'll have the opportunity to indulge in a delightful wine tasting experience, sampling a range of exquisite white and red wines. Let your senses be captivated by the aromas, flavors, and textures that reflect the terroir and winemaking expertise of Pessac-Léognan.

Return to Bordeaux

As the tour concludes, your private Bordeaux wine journey comes to an end, and you'll make your way back to Bordeaux in the comfort of your minivan. Reflect on the extraordinary flavors and discoveries of the day, cherishing the memories created during this immersive half-day tour in the captivating Graves wine region.

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  • 09:00 am
    or 02:00 pm

    Meet your Guide at your Accommodation in Bordeaux

  • 10:00 am
    or 03:00 pm

    Visit and wine tasting at 1st winery in the Graves region

  • 11:00 am
    or 04:00 pm

    Visit and wine tasting at 2nd winery in the Graves region

  • 01:00 pm
    or 06:00 pm

    Drop off at your accommodation in Bordeaux

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Ophorus Tours - Private Bordeaux Wine Tour to Graves Half Day Trip From Bordeaux
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Ophorus Tours - Private Bordeaux Wine Tour to Graves Half Day Trip From Bordeaux
Ophorus Tours - Private Bordeaux Wine Tour to Graves Half Day Trip From Bordeaux
Ophorus Tours - Private Bordeaux Wine Tour to Graves Half Day Trip From Bordeaux

Know before you book

  • Bordeaux Wine Tour available all year round (except Dec. 25th and Jan. 1st)
  • 4 hour Graves wine tour from Bordeaux
  • Tasting fees can be included during the 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

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

  • Reservation for 2 Chateau Visits
  • 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, accommodation or AirB&B in Bordeaux. We can also come and pick you up if your accommodation is located within a 30 kms (20 miles) radius around Bordeaux.
  • What type of vehicles are used during your Bordeaux private wine tours?

    Our company uses only premium cars & minivans that are new or 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, Loire Valley) the tours are conducted by professional local guides or sommeliers that are experts in Wines.
  • How many Bordeaux wines will I taste during this private half day Graves tour?

    Unlike other wine tasting sessions that you might have followed around the world, the tastings in Bordeaux are not as generous in terms of pours . The amount of wine tasted is not what many would expect but here it is all about elegance, fruit, quality, aromas and flavors rather than quantity.

    Each Chateau will have you taste their premium wine and what we call the 'second' wine of the estate. Sometimes, Chateau owners also add a tasting of some other wine if they happen to be the owners of another Chateau in Bordeaux. So basically, at each winery visited it will be 2 to maximum 4 wines tasted. In the Graves region, many Chateaus produce both reds and whites which mean you can expect to taste more wines than in the other wine regions of Bordeaux.
  • Is it possible to visit Château Haut Brion?

    Yes, absolutely. Château Haut Brion is open to visitors however the groups are limited in number and visits do not take place everyday. The tour of Haut Brion can be combined with a tour to La Mission Haut Brion. If you would like to visit this winery, don't hesitate to reach out and our team of travel advisors will do the rest. Important information though, as visits to this winery are in high demand, you will need to plan your visit months ahead!
  • Why is the Graves wine region named that way?

    The name Graves, which does sound a bit weird in Englis, actually refers to the soil of this wine producing region of the Bordeaux vineyards. This area is actually where the Bordeaux wines were born. Located to the south of the City of Bordeaux, on the left bank of the River Garonne, the Graves wine region is characterized by the Gravel soil on which the vineyard is planted. Originating from the Occitan language that was spoken during the medieval times Gravas, la "graves" (it is feminin word) is mainly composed of Gravel as well as more or less sand and clay.
  • What type of wine is Graves?

    Graves is a very interesting Bordeaux wine region to visit as it is the only one where you can wine taste the three main wine types of Bordeaux - reds, whites and sweet wines. The wine production is dominated by the red wines that are typically blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet France to which winemakers sometimes add Petit Verdot and/or Malbec. The typical white wines of the Graves wine region are dry and blended with Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grape varieties.
  • What type of wine is Pessac-Léognan?

    Pessac-Léognan wines resemble in a way those of Médoc wine region. The main grape varieties used in the blend of the wines are Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot that bring to these wines a subtle mix of power, delicateness and refinement. As for the whites, the blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon grapes bring complexity, freshness, intensity and harmony to these wines. The Pessac-Léognan appellation includes all of the Crus Classés of the Graves wine region that produce reds and/or dry whites. 
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