The Bordelais Vintner
Located just a half day drive from Paris and situated near the rugged Atlantic coast, the Bordeaux wine region is one of the world's most renowned sources of noble and highly coveted fine French wines. During the harvest period, enjoy the luxury of a contemporary but intimate hotel located minutes from Bordeaux city. Take on the role of apprentice winemaker as you join in on the harvesting process which typically ends with a friendly barbecue lunch.
A wine tasting and wine masterclass is organized just for you in the hotel to discover the Bordelais richness. You are now ready for private visits of two to three prestigious Bordeaux castles (Margaux, Palmer, Lafite Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild …) amidst the most prestigious vineyards of the world: Saint Emilion and Medoc. At the end of the second day, relax with a private gourmet wine & food pairing dinner.
This story can be aranged as a standalone experience or we can organize it as part of a longer customized itinerary our team would craft for you. Once selected, the concierge team will work with you to discuss and plan a suitable program as per your requirements
Group size: 2 to 4 people Prior Experience: No specific experience or knowledge is required Family Friendly: This story is for adults
Timing & Duration
Duration: 2 days, 1 night Timing: 0 to 0
Etiquette: Please follow instructions when handling vines and grapes and leave scenery untouched. Please let the experts and sommelier handle wine bottles What to wear: Be prepared for a variety of conditions: appropriate and comfortable wear for the harvest and casual classy or formal wear for the gourmet dinner What to bring: Sunglasses and hat may be useful during the harvest. Don't forget your camera and spare batteries, plugs may not be available
Frequency: All year long but ideally from May to October Lead time: Two months
Cancellation: Cancellations up to 15 days before the starting date and time of the event are subject to a loss of the deposit. Cancellations within 6 days of the starting date and time incur a 100% charge Modifications: Modifications are possible subject to case by case review and approval, and cannot be guaranteed. Surcharges may apply No Show: In case of no show on the agreed date and time as per your confirmation sheet, a 30 minute grace period will apply. After 30 minutes the arrangements will be cancelled and all paid fees will be forfeited, without exception. In case we need to cancel the event, our standard terms and conditions will apply
The story is set in the greater Bordeaux area, at the hotel and amidsts the vineyard and chateaux