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SAUTERNES AND GRAVES WINE TOUR

Red , white or golden … Head out and discover colourful pastoral destinations ! The first Bordeaux region vines were planted more than 2000 years ago , at the southern gateway to the city , along the Garonne .
An adventure, back to the roots of the Bordeaux wineyard , between Graves and Sauternes , kingdom of the golden sweet wine…

Graves et Sauternes Visits and tastings

Colours and flavours in Graves and Sauternes

Red , white and golden , the Route des Vins de Bordeaux en Graves et Sauternes makes colours sparkle , as rich and contrasting as its wines !

With Wine Ambassador®, get away from Bordeaux and get immersed into Graves and Sauternes delicate wines and grape varieties . In the red wines , you will identify the typical ruby reflections of merlot , cabernet franc and sauvignon !
With the white wines , you will appreciate the richness of the Sémillon, Sauvignon blanc and Muscadelle grapes .
And the sweet wines will make you discover the famous and amazing « Noble Rot »and its mushroom named Botrytis Cinerea : it concentrates sugar in the grapes , necessary for the Sauternes wines formation . Here , sorting and selection during harvesting reach a peak : not only it is hand-made , but several steps are necessary to select the best fruit , sometimes grape by grape.  

 

SAUTERNES AND GRAVES WINE TOUR with wine ambassador
SAUTERNES AND GRAVES WINE TOUR with wine ambassador
The route des vins en Graves et Sauternes offers visits and findings in a variety of remarkable and prestigious ways , according to appellations , vineyards or history of the visited places.

Are you a history enthusiast ? 

Re-live Queen Margot and King Henry IV everyday life in the Château de Cazeneuve. Soak up Montesquieu’s memory while discovering the Château de la Brède , where he was born.

Move into a different age with a visit to Château Smith Haut Lafitte cooperage and collection of contemporary art.

The indispensable Château d’Yquem : classified Historical Monument , emblematic producer of the only Sauternes with the rank of Premier Cru Supérieur. One of its first and most enthusiastic supporters was none other than Thomas Jefferson , United States Ambassador to Louis XVI , who promoted it , in America , as soon as 1788.

The Wine Ambassador® Visits and Tastings

Your Wine Tour :

• Half-Day (5h-125km)

• Full Day (8h-200km)

You choose!

Wine Ambassador® experience

Professionals of the premium wine tourism , Wine Ambassador® proposes you to live a private and personalized experience , in line with your expectations .
An experienced driver will pick you up at the location of your choice and accompanies you all along a program of visits and tastings , at your convenience . Our programs are organized for half a day or a full day. However , each wine tour can be customized , in line with your availability and your wishes !
Do you feel attracted by the sweet flavor of Sauternes . Head out and discover the most famous vineyards and appellations (Château Yquem, Château de Cazeneuve, Château Smith Haut-Lafitte, …): your eyes already light up in front of these sweet wines delightful gold !

Our wine tour services include :
  •  Transportation for the Grands Crus Classés visits : at your convenience , among our selection of the main appellations in Graves and Sauternes (visits price not included)
  • The restaurant booking for lunch or dinner , according to your wishes and with our best recommendation.
  • Proposals for a variety of complementary wine activities and,  wise advice to select and purchase wines that will build a cellar that goes along with you .

Un accueil prestigieux dans ce lieu de renommé.
Une visite du château et de son procédé de fabrication très intéressante. Un excellent moment de partage et une dégustation de vins très raffinés.

Maria-Antonietta R.

Wine Tour 1/2 day

Morning or afternoon departure 

(5h – 125 km)

SAUTERNES AND GRAVES WINE TOUR with wine ambassador

Example of a 1/2 day wine tour,  with afternoon departure

(Program given on information purpose / depending on availability)

  • 1:00 PM Pick-up at your place of residence or at your convenience in Bordeaux centre
  • 2:00 PM Visit of a Château, in one of the main Sauternes and Graves  appellations, followed by a tasting at the wine property
    (around 1 hour).

 

  • 3:30 PM Visit of a second Château of Sauternes and Graves, followed by a tasting at the wine property. 
    (around 1 hour)

  • 6:00 PM Transfer and drop-off at at your place of residence or location at your convenience

Wine Tour Full Day

(8h – 200 km)

SAUTERNES AND GRAVES WINE TOUR with wine ambassador

   Example of a Full Day Wine Tour

(Program given on information purpose / depending on availability)

  • 10:00 AM   Pick-up at your place of residence or at your convenience in Bordeaux centre

  • 11:00 AM  Visit of a Château of Sauternes and Graves, followed by a tasting at the wine property. 
    (around 1 hour).

  • 12:30  Free lunch , with our recommendation.

  • 02:30 PM  Visit of a second Château, in one of the main Sauternes and Graves appellations, discovery of the vineyard, and tasting at the wine property.
    (around 1h)

  • 04:00 PM  Visit of a last Château of Sauternes and Graves, followed by a tasting at the wine property.
    (around 1 hour)

  • 06:00 PM  Transfer and drop-off at at your place of residence or location at your convenience.

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Experience an unforgettable wine discovery . Ask your dedicated Wine Ambassador to advise you and present offers for tasting visits that go along with you . He will identify your personal wishes as wine enthusiast , and bring you his wise knowledgeable help to select your wine*.

*without any purchase obligation.

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