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Private Wine Lovers Tour - Magical Médoc an authentic taste of Bordeaux's most famous châteaux

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The days are normally 9 to 6pm with pickup and drop-off at your hotel or ship within the city of Bordeaux.
We will travel the length of the D2 'route de chateaux' to see all of the sites of the famous villages and grand châteaux such as Margaux, Lafite Rothschild and Latour. As we ascend the Medoc the proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon grows in relation to the increased amount of gravel stones in the soil giving fuller bodied wines.
Impressive grand châteaux are located here in the flattish landscape of this peninsular. Estates are bigger and this is the land where the 1855 Classification rules still today. Smaller Haut Médoc properties or from less prestigious appellations offer wonderful value for money just being on the wrong side of the line!
I like to visit three properties per day of a range of styles (with at least two Grand Cru Classé) to show you some of the different aspects involved in Bordeaux vine growing and wine making. Most of my favourite properties are still family-owned, most are classified and all produce great wine. I like to include if possible a smaller independent producer (SIP) where we can meet the winemaker to see the 'other side' (there are 7000 properties in Bordeaux and only around 200 of them belong to the elite group called the Grand Cru Classé).
I will be organising your individual itinerary. Twenty-five years as a wine professional in the region enables me to open doors and offer you a unique insider’s authentic view of Bordeaux. It will be a fun, informative experience you will never forget and quite different to the other wine tours of Bordeaux available. Also note that what I charge is all inclusive except meals. Please advise if you have any particular Bordeaux favourites yourself or areas of special interest.
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Reviewed July 18, 2019

My wife and I, with her parents, arranged a private tour through SIP Wine Tours and our expectations were all exceeded. Veronica was our English-speaking guide and she did so much to enhance the trip and our experiences. We spent three days -- the first...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 9, 2019

My wife and I just got back from Bordeaux where we spent a full day touring the Medoc with Veronica. She was highly knowledgeable and super friendly. As a Court of Master Sommeliers student I had high expectations and endless questions but Veronica didn't disappoint....More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 29, 2019

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderfully fun and informative day with our guide, Berit. I called last minute to make plans and Nicole went out of her way to accomodate us. I am so glad I chose to book with her! When we return,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 2019

We were looking forward to seeing Emmanuelle and doing vertical tastings at three vineyards. Last year we spent an amazing 4 days of wine tours with Emmanuelle and Nicole. This year Emmanuelle picked us up from our ship in Bordeaux. We then proceeded to Chateau...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Seaside792160, Owner at Bordeaux SIP Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2019

Thanks Joan and Don! We know that wine lovers like you that are really into the detail of tastng the wines and visiting places off the tourist track really appreciate the attention to detail that we put into making our tours exactly what you are...More

Reviewed May 28, 2019

We had a fantastic day with the lovely Veronica in the Medoc Region. She was so informative and knowledgeable and her easy and relaxed manner made for a very memorable day. You get so much more than just a visit to three Chateaux's and every...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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