Bordeaux is one of the very French town which combines every ingredient of the French "art de vivre" : history, traditions, architecture, wine and food.
This gourmet city tour will take you to the most distinctive producers of local delicacies.
9.00 am: Meeting point at Bordovino's apartement in the very center of Bordeaux.
- Start your day in the city center of Bordeaux nearby the cathedral at the bakery, smell the flavors of the fresh bread just coming out of the oven and share this moment with the baker.
- Your next stop , will be of the most famous chocolate maker in Bordeaux, in this shop they keep the secret of their recipes for several generations. Thierry the actual owner of this mythical place will make you taste different chocolate like: ginger, green tea, or olive. Let yourself be surprised !
- Before lunch enjoy a " Tour de France of Cheese" in a cheese shop in Bordeaux, we will explain you the know-how and the characters of famous cheeses like : Comté, Roquefort, Brie...
- You will finish your gourmet tour by a lunch at Bordovino's Apartment: in a nice building from the 18 century, enjoy a buffet in the dining room, you will eat the products you bought in the morning and some cannelés : typical little cake from Bordeaux. Lunch served with the wine from Bordeaux area.
1.45 pm: Leave Bordeaux & drive through the "Chateau Route" of the Medoc. The guide will provide you with all the information about the Bordeaux & Medoc wine regions.
2.45 pm: Arriving in a charming and authentic family-run estate (Chateau Lamarque, Chateau Chasse-Spleen, Chateau Siran...). Feel the intimacy and authenticity of a private chateau run by a passionate family for generations. Start the visit in the vineyards, in front of the château, tour around the traditional vat room and discover the cellar.
Tasting class - Become a wine expert !
« Intense color, woody aromas, tannic taste... » Ouch !! What does it mean? You will learn the steps of a proper tasting and will educate your nose in order to identify the wines aromas. We will give you our tips and tricks to taste like a pro!
At the end of the visit, you will enjoy some tasting of the chateau's wines.
4.30 pm: Visit a Great Classified Growth estate (Chateau Gruaud-Larose, Chateau Lagrange...). Visit the vineyards, the vat room and the cellars of the one of the most prestigious chateaux of Bordeaux. Enjoy some explanations about their wine making process, from the vine to the bottle. Finish the visit by a tasting of the estate's wines while enjoying an aperitif with French delicacies (cheese, fresh bread...).
7.15 pm: Back to Bordeaux.