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Bella Wine Tours - Private Tours

57 Rue Bocage | 33200, 34210 Bordeaux, France
+33 6 43 95 19 65
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Ranked #14 of 111 Activities in Bordeaux
Type: Tours, Food & Drink
Owner description: Quality wine tours run by Hamish Wakes-Miller, an experienced wine trader and knowledgeable guide...
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Type: Tours, Food & Drink
Owner description: Quality wine tours run by Hamish Wakes-Miller, an experienced wine trader and knowledgeable guide to the best Chateaux in Bordeaux and the most interesting hidden gems in the south of France. Fun, enjoyable and educational.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Hamish is simply fantastic. We had a two-day tour in early August (one day Left Bank, one day Right Bank). After the two day tour, my wife and I left with a wealth of information and understanding about the region and its wines. Everything was perfect, and Hamish showed us an excellent representation of the chateaux in Bordeaux. We visited... More 

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Cobourg, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Hamish did a full day tour of the left bank for us just around the end of harvest (which we got to witness first hand at one of the chateaux). His knowledge of the wine business, the region and of the wines themselves was evident. Clearly he knows his stuff, but there's no attitude or pretension as he provides his... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We were fortunate to have Bella Wine Tours for a day and a half in Bordeaux. We ran hard but did a huge amount in a short time. Definitely an area worth a longer return visit. We arrived at the mouth of the river via cruise ship, Oceania Insignia where the ship made a short stop at Le Verdon- sur-Mer... More 

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Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had the opportunity to visit the medoc for a day and wanted in this briefest of time to get the best appreciation of the area, wines, viticulture, history and stories of the medoc. We were extremely fortunate to come across bela wine tours and it's owner Hamish. We ended up having the most wonderful of days, visiting some of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Let me begin by saying I used to know absolutely *nothing* about wine. As a Francophile and sophisticated gent, I always thought that I would develop an appreciation for wine so that I could one day converse about how great a particular vintage was and how terrible some other vintage was. Unfortunately, this skill never developed...that is not until after... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This guy knows everything about the wine and Bordeaux. I never meet before so exprencied and interesting guide.

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New York City
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Hamish is a true gent and everything you could want from a guide. His career experience in wine and his local experience in Bordeaux made our first visit one I will always remember. My wife and I are enthusiastic wine lovers, but we have unsophisticated palates. Hamish arranged three amazing stops for us along the Medoc, two second growth and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This was our first trip to Bordeaux and we had an amazing time. Hamish at Bella Wine Tours was fantastic. He is a walking wikipedia of Bordeaux and a real pleasure to be with. In two days we visited eight Chateaux (all very different), had lunch with him at some wonderful spots, and dinner at some fun places too! Hamish... More 

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you are looking for someone to be your guide, from wine drinker to wine critic for the region of Bordeaux, look no further than Hamish at Bella Wine Tours. Excellent experience! Spending time with Hamish is a delight. My wife and I like to think of ourselves as knowledgeable about wine but feel we got our French Wine Master's... More 

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Cabot, Arkansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

I first want to thank Hamish for our outstanding wine tour! He was wonderful, informative, and any other superlative you can think of. Our family had a private tour. We had two small children with us and Hamish worked hard to make them comfortable and to work around a child's schedule. The Bordeaux countryside was amazing. It was the reason... More 

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