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Private Wine Lovers Tour - Gorgeous Graves & Sauternes, discover the diversity
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Private Wine Lovers Tour - Gorgeous Graves & Sauternes, discover the diversity

By Bordeaux SIP Wine Tours
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Duration: 7–30 minutes
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Live guide: English, French
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  • Wine tasting
  • Chateaux visits
  • Expert local wine guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Third party insurance
  • Tailor-made organisation
  • Entry/Admission - Bordeaux SIP Wine Tours
What's not included
  • Lunch (menu usually around 25€pp in a local brasserie)
  • For an upmarket meal option contact me for details


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Pey Berland Tower, Pl. Pey Berland, 33000 Bordeaux, France
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 75984P4

        • Most travelers can participate
        • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
        • It can get chilly in the cellars so a light jacket or shawl is recommended
        • Dress code is smart casual
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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          Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
          We will visit three top wine châteaux with full visit and tasting at each
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        • Bordeaux SIP Wine Tours
          206
          France
          Joined in July 2012
        • Vic_C888
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          Can't get a better experience than Nicole's Bordeaux SIP Tour
          I came to know about Nicole through a blog, and took the chance to book a private tour for me & my wife around St. Emillion and Pomerol. It was by far the best decision we made. Nicole picked us up at the place we stayed in, and that whole day we spent with her going through the chateaus, the stories of vineyards, the conversation about wine and insights about Bordeaux gave us an experience that wonderfully unforgettable. We met a guide in the morning and found new friend as our day ended. Definitely recommend Nicole if you want to experience a real, unfiltered Bordeaux wine tour. Thank you Nicole!
          Written December 15, 2023
        • molly12324
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          Absolutely perfect - thanks Nicolle
          We booked (four of us) for 2 weekdays with Nicholle in November. It was absolutely fantastic. We’ve been fortunate to go on wine tours in other places and I would say this was the best! She was able to book our one vineyard request the other 5 we left to her (3 each day) and we were really delighted with her choice - it was all very informative and interesting too. Don’t hesitate - get in touch with her and she’ll do her best! Read her book (Sip by SIP) and you’ll get an idea of her breadth of knowledge.
          Written November 18, 2023
        • Bped
          0 contributions
          Amazing wine tasting trip
          My wofe and I had a wonderful experience with Nicolle Croft. She truly knows wine and is extremely knowledgeable about the St Emilion appellation. It seems she knows everyone in the village!! Everywhere we went, she was saying hello to people. She knows how to expose you to the small, independent providers that you may not have heard of otherwise. She taught us about the land and the difference in the various geography in St Emilion, as well as some of the challenges that the Chateau owners face. Anyone wanting to visit St Emilion should have their wine tasting organized by Nicolle.
          Written October 1, 2023
        • Jackiestone1
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          Best wine day which was personalized!
          We had the most wonderful personal day. Everything was customized to our liking- Nicolle arranged the best combination of a day in St Emilion - from large Chateaus to a tiny family owned Chateau. Our guide Emmanuelle was fabulous. She explained the region, the terroir and was wonderful and FUN! They arranged a small local lunch that was overlooking a beautiful vineyard. We can’t wait to come back to do the other region.
          Written September 30, 2023
        • V6807BLrichards
          0 contributions
          Bordeaux Wine Tour
          This was one of the best private tours we have ever had. We travel to lots of places and we have never had a better guide nor been treated to such a personal tour. We visited 3 different wineries and experienced the wonderful world of Bordeaux wines and it’s history. A must tour for you in the Bordeaux area.
          Written June 17, 2023
        • RPWilson
          0 contributions
          Two hugely enjoyable and educational days with SIP Tours
          Found out about Nicolle Croft and SIP Tours from a friend who had done a wine tour of the Bordeaux area with her some years back. Since she is a partner in her and her mate's vineyard and has been doing this for many years, Nicolle is incredibly knowledgable and really enjoys sharing her extensive knowledge of the Bordeaux wine regions, vineyard management and making superb wine. Though she has lived in the Bordeaux region for decades she is originally English so there are no communication problems. We spent 2 days with Nicolle and SIP Tours, learned more than we would have dreamed possible and could not have been happier with our experience.
          Written June 11, 2023
        • DaveDebfromMN
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          Fabulous private wine tour
          5 star day with Emmanuel. My husband and I and Emmanuel visited three chateau’s, each getting better than the last. We walked around St Emilion which is charming. Purchased a few things, always fun. We had an amazing lunch on a beautiful outside terrace in the countryside. We were celebrating our 33rd year wedding anniversary and a glass of champagne was a nice gift. The food, service and setting were fabulous! I would highly recommend this private tour for a wonderful day in wine country!
          Written June 8, 2023
        • andrewdS2797CE
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          Medoc and St. Emilion tours
          Nicolle was wonderful. I can’t recommend her enough, she was friendly and knowledgeable. Having lived in the area for 30+ yrs, she knew the place and the people like the back of her hand. She was also very accommodating. We had booked the Medoc tour and the St. Emilion tour back-to-back but I got very sick (had a dodgy meal in Bordeaux) and we couldn’t go. She very kindly rescheduled our tour at a moment’s notice and her tour of St. Emilion was every bit as interesting and fun as the Medoc tour. You won’t get a better guide.
          Written April 19, 2023
        • Pearsandchocolate
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          Memorable Wine, Memorable Day
          Spending the day with Nicole visiting the Saint-Emilion area was one of the highlights of our month long trip to France. Nicole was able to share her extensive knowledge, experience and enthusiasm in a most engaging manner. Stopping in Saint-Emilion in the early morning before the crowds arrived was much appreciated. The three wineries we visited were varied with each offering an unique window into their world. What all three shared was the passion and enthusiasm of the presenter. In each case the person was extremely involved in the actual wine making process unlike some winery tours. We of course tasted some amazing wines. Nicole's choice for lunch was perfect. If you are looking for a professional, enriched but personal experience I highly recommend Nicole Croft and SIP Wine Tours.
          Written November 14, 2022
        • 20715jpc
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          Nicole rocks!
          Nicole is amazing! The experience we had on both days in Medoc and then St Emilion far exceeded our expectations. She knows wine and had all the connections in the region to make the tours superb. We had four people in our small group, some with significant wine knowledge and others with very little - Nicole was able to keep it simple for those without much experience and really take the experts in the group even further in their learning experience. We will cherish the experience and will likely return!
          Written November 11, 2022
        • way969
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          Tour Bordeaux with your New Friend Nicolle
          My wife and I, along with a couple of our friends from the United States, hired Nicolle for two days of wine touring in the Médoc and Saint-Emilion and were blown away by the experience! As soon as we got into her car at our hotel in Bordeaux, she dove right into an hour-long discussion about the intricacies of Bordeaux wine classifications, terroir, and winemaking styles that set the stage for our day in the Médoc. At each of the locations we visited, it was clear to us that Nicolle has successfully built respectful relationships with the domaines she visits with clients. This was the case both in the Médoc, as well as in Saint-Emilion. Additionally, we shared a charming lunch with her on both days, and as she is the local expert, let her make the choice when it came to choosing the wine to drink with our meals. Over the course of the two days we shared with her we learned a lot about the region, its wine trade, and shared a lot of laughs. She's a great brand ambassador for the region and will give you a unique perspective into small, independent producers. If you're looking for someone who can give you insider information and help you find great value for your money in Bordeaux wines, then she's your woman! Having done private guided wine tours in most of France's great wine regions, I can say Nicolle is premier cru classé (book a tour with her and you'll understand how high a compliment that is!) in the wide guiding universe!
          Written November 8, 2022
        • AnthonyM5292
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          Top tour in St. Emilion
          Despite Sunday being a difficult day to arrange wine tours, Nicolle was able to put together an excellent private tour for me and my wife. Kim was our guide and did a great job, sharing her local expertise (she's married to a winemaker from a multi generational family in the area), taking us around the area which put it all in context and giving us some terrific insights into winemaking and viticulture in St Emilion. Highly recommended
          Written November 4, 2022
        • iamnern
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          Awesome! Highly recommended
          My friends and I spent one day with Henry(Nicolle Croft / SIP team) in the left bank. We went to 4 Château with of wine tasting at 3 places. He also recommended one of the best Grand Cru white wine I've ever tried at our lunch. Our wine tour experience was awesome! Highly recommended to anyone who loves wines.
          Written October 16, 2022
        • samctxtech
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          A dreamy wine tour
          We had the best time in Bordeaux! We did two days, one on left and one on right bank. Each châteaux that was picked was perfection. We had Fred as our tour guy and he made the trip, so so well informed! Loved that Nicolle mixed big chateaux’s with some smaller ones as well!
          Written October 11, 2022
        • GRC175
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          Nicole is the Best. Highly recommended
          We spent 2 days with Nicolle on both the left bank and right bank. We learned so much. We witnessed the rise and fall of Vintners, heard the stories behind the classements and Grand Cru appellation. r Nicolle was incredibly lovely, gracious, wonderful and patient. She knew all the winemakers & the staff at the wineries. We requested small properties to avoid the tour buses and crowds. we learned of the vagaries of the weather ,the molds, the importance of the different soils, minerals, and biodynamic techniques.
          Written October 7, 2022
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        michael r
        Melbourne, Australia41 contributions
        Aug 2019
        Only a few weeks ago returned home from France where 3 couples had the most educational fun informative personal experience amongst the vines chateaus and villages of beautiful Bordeaux. All was organised to perfection and it would have been impossible to have the one on one experience we had with wine makers and owners that we di without this private tour. The best and beyond my expectations !!
        Written September 1, 2019
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        Alan D
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        Sep 2023 • Couples
        Super luxurious, pricey, but worth every penny. A very private vineyard tour - literally my wife and I and our guide for the day. Our guide, Aurelian, collected us from our hotel first thing. An ex Bordeaux wine merchant, his knowledge of all things Bordeaux and all things wine was sensational. Driving in his comfortable car we set off for the less well known corner of Bordeaux. First to Graves, home of some particular Bordeaux reds, but also some very unusual but excellent dry whites. Part of Bordeaux, but very specifically their own area too. A wonderful chateau visit with Emily at a smaller chateau (30k bottles in a good year) - massively knowledgable, a great tour and some really informative samples to taste to help educate these two novice rosbifs! A wonderful experience. On to chateau two which happened to have a beautiful restaurant attached. Stopped for lunch with our guide and carried on the conversation of the day. Chateau 2 and 3 of the day were down in Sauternes. As fairly recent converts to the joy of good dessert wine, this was absolutely fascinating. The differences in vintages, different blends, in how long the bottle had aged, in different vineyards and areas of the same vineyard a few hundred yards apart, and in different winemakers approaches were startlingly illustrated. Absolutely fascinating and educational. A great tour - the passion of the owner of the business comes through loud and clear, and in Aurelian she has a wonderful person to share his knowledge. A very full day out - not cheap at all, but you cannot beat the experience of being the centre of attention, especially if a bit worried about getting caught up in a bigger tour with experts or wine bores. Wonderful.
        Written October 14, 2023
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