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B-Winemaker

1, Sarpe, 33330 Saint-Emilion, France
+33 6 65 74 14 66
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Ranked #7 of 31 Activities in Saint-Emilion
Type: Castles
Owner description: B-Winemaker is a unique oenology experience. Create a wine blend to your own taste and design your own label. During one visit, you will learn about... more » Owner description: B-Winemaker is a unique oenology experience. Create a wine blend to your own taste and design your own label. During one visit, you will learn about how a wine estate works, create your own wine and carry home your own bottle of Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe. We collaborate with prestigious Bordeaux chateaux. We offer private visits of their estates during which you will learn about being a winemaker, including an initiation to viticulture. « less
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Berkshire
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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We were staying in St Emilion and booked the 2.5 hour session at Haut Sarpe. We were meant to be a party of 5 but the other 3 came later (a mix up) so we had our own couples tour and wine blending experience. Philippe guided us round the immaculate and top quality Haut Sarpe vineyard...so beautiful...and then instructed our... More

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Bordeaux, France
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Nice man who took us around, new his subject very well indeed, lots of info and you could ask any number of questions..... SHAME about the tour been only in French, for me no problem so managed to translate for our friends. IF THEY WOULD HAVE ACCEPTED VISA WOULD HAVE BOUGHT MORE WINE THAT WE HAD...SHAME ABOUT THAT.

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East Gwillimbury, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Unlike some other Bordeaux wineries we visited, this one still felt local. It may be part of a bigger corporation (with several other vineyards in their portfolio) but the winery experience still felt like a family-run business. Of course, the wine was also excellent and a much better value than others who clearly put more worth on the name than... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I booked the 2.5hr course for my fiance's 30th birthday in the summer of 2012 and was really glad we did. Rodolphe, one of the 2 owners gave us a very thorough and interesting insight into the wine production process while walking around the Haut Sarpe estate. We then progressed to a lovely building to taste, mix and bottle our... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I am very suprised this is rated so highly, I did their course in late October 2012 with my girlfriend. Whilst it is nice to mix some wine, the quality of the wine is poor, and the course is very expensive. They promise to send you wine labels afterwards, but to this date, they have not arrived. Their customer service... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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19 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

I found this activity of tripadvisor and I'm really glad we booked it. We were a group of 4 and we had our private tour and wine making session. The visit of the property is great, full of interesting stories. Then the wine-making is a fun experience. You basically make your own mix of Merlot and Cabernet franc to suit... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

My wife and I just completed the 2.5 hr tour in english and it was excellent. Rodolphe was very friendly and knowledgeable about both the history of the area and the different types and classes of wine. This is a great tour to do if you are starting out as it was just the 2 of us on our tour... More

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Düsseldorf, Deutschland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

I did the wine marking course together with my girlfriend during our stay in St. Emilion. It was definitely the best experience we had. After discussing all the important details of vineyards and wine making in general, one starts to taste different mixes of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. It is a great experience to directly see the influence of the... More

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Sydney
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012 via mobile

Congratulations to Rodolohe and Pierre for bringing this wine tasting experience to life. It was wonderful being able to stroll through the vineyards, learn about the art and challenges of winemaking and then sit down and really explore what blend of wine you personally enjoy yourself. Once you have determined YOUR blend you get to bottle, cork, seal and create... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2011

B-winemaker is a fun way to learn how Bordeaux make the wine and understand the magic of blending in this beautiful region. Rodolphe and Pierre are very welcoming and dynamic two young men from Bordeaux who will conduct this experience. I was there with my Vietnamese girlfriend and she loved this activity, she understand much better the wine from Bordeaux... More

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