Bordeaux SIP Wine Tours
Bordeaux SIP Wine Tours
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Join wine expert Nicolle Croft and her wine specialist guides to visit the fabulous wine region of Bordeaux on your own customised private tour. Over twenty years of experience, enables Nicolle to open doors and organise visits that truly go behind the scenes and meet the passionate people that make the wine. The big famous châteaux are wonderful to see and we love to show too the smaller producer (SIP: Small Independent Producer) in private wine tours that get to the real heart of Bordeaux wines! My guides are all professional wine people specialist in winetasting and having fun!
Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

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Dana C
Santa Rosa, CA160 contributions
May 2022
Hands down, this is the best wine tour we've had. When we travel, we "chase the grapes." If there is the opportunity to take a wine tour, we will. As a result we've toured and tasted in many countries and many wine regions. Nicolle, put together the best tour we've ever experienced. Nicolle is an author, a sommelier, and an educator. I'm not sure you could find a more qualified guide for the Bordeaux region.

We only had two days so we spent one day in the Medoc region and one in St. Emilion. We barely touched the surface of Bordeaux but every winery, every experience Nicolle arranged for use was extraordinary. We learned what makes the Bordeaux region and the appelations within the region unique. We tasted exceptional wines. We enjoyed good food. And we learned a lot. We will definately will return - and the next time we will spend more than two days here and have Nicolle continue our Bordeaux education.
Written May 31, 2022
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NicolleCroft
Thanks Dana. Your group of friends are bonded by the love of wine. It gave me much pleasure to be able to share with you the region, the wines and people. We learned about Bordeaux wine in a relaxed and enjoyable way and as you say we just scratched the surface - so I look forward to seeing you all again here soon for more laughs and learning. I look forward to it!
Written June 5, 2022
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En64tf
Hinstock, UK12 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
Nicolle has a real skill matched with great passion. We learnt so much about both the wine and the region. Nicolle led an hours tasting/tuition in our rented house and then later we toured two vineyards and also drove by some of the great chateau. in all 5 hours well spent. Thoroughly recommend SIP wine Tours.
Written August 21, 2020
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SeattleDP
Seattle, WA5 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
My wife and I were in Bordeaux for only a few days and wanted to have a focused wine day versus trying to map out our own itinerary. I contacted Nicole who was wonderful to work with.
She scheduled us for a full day "right bank" wine tour with Francois who was great. His knowledge of the Bordeaux wine region was exceptional and was able to show us areas and history that we never would have received elsewhere.
The chateaux that we visited were amazing and as they were private bookings, we had the full attention of the host.
Time to wander in the town of St. Emillion was scheduled into the day and we would return there in a heartbeat - if for no other reason than to secure a table in a small square, enjoy a glass of a beautiful Grand Cru Classe, and watch the world go by.
Highly recommend Nicole and her wine tours.
Written April 15, 2018
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David S
Washington DC, DC67 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
My wife and I recently traveled with another couple to Bordeaux - I would describe us as "wine enthusiasts" having previously traveled to other wine producing regions, but we knew less of Bordeaux. Bordeaux SIP Wine Tours, and our phenomenal guide (Antonio) stepped in with the perfect two-day introduction and experience. The arrangements in advance were incredibly easy and seamless; Ms. Croft and Antonio gathered information about our level of knowledge, tastes and preferences, and arranged a terrific two-day itinerary. It was a great value for two full day excursions, and we made deposits/payment by PayPal. We wanted to explore both the Left and Right Banks, and were looking for some variety; we couldn't have asked for a better schedule. Each of the four of us had different favorites.

Our guide, Antonio (originally from Sardinia, but a long-time resident of Bordeaux), was truly wonderful. He picked us up at our hotel in downtown Bordeaux each morning in a comfortable van and whisked us away to wine country. His English is impeccable, and he combined a deep knowledge of Bordeaux winemaking with a terrific (and welcome) sense of humor. He quickly adapted to our individual interests and style - he has personal opinions and preferences, but was careful not to interfere with our tastes and exploration. We actually had to beg Antonio for his personal favorites because he didn't want to unnecessarily influence us.

Antonio's (and Ms. Croft's) choices of wineries and other sights for the itinerary were perfect. They selected a excellent mix, while taking our preferences and interests into account - Chateaus of different sizes, styles and appellations kept us engaged and excited for two consecutive days. Every time we were sad to leave a Chateau, he had a new surprise ahead of us. The pacing was perfect, and it never became a "death march of wine" (which we have experienced elsewhere). Antonio built in relaxing and charming lunches where we could sample some additional wines from Chateaus we would not be visiting, as well as some excellent foo. He also scheduled some downtime to explore (e.g., the beautiful village of St. Emillion).

We were very sad to leave Antonio at the end of the tour - he had begun to feel like family.
Written October 24, 2017
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jljones78
Austin7 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
We spent two and a half great days with Nicolle visiting chateaus on both banks and Sauternes. She is incredibly knowledgeable and has a passion for wine that is unmistakable. I feel that she is able to open doors to outsiders that otherwise would be closed, which is more of a necessity in Bordeaux than wine regions in the US. She was able to arrange several intimate visits and we were able to see some properties with incredible histories. I would not hesitate to contact her again on our next visit.
Written March 17, 2017
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HungryHoolia
Kennewick, WA22 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
We just returned from 20 days touring France, and one clear highlight of this fantastic trip was our day with Nicolle touring the St Emilion area. Nicolle arranged for sightseeing in St Emilion, and tasting at three chateaux, including a lovely picnic lunch at one of the chateau. Nicolle was very knowledgeable of wineries in the region, and cheerfully educated us on the geology of the region, the classification system, the wines, and even some of the intriguing "politics" of wine making in Bordeaux. We appreciate Nicolle's connections in the industry as well. We'd recommend this tour to anyone seriously interested in wine.
Written June 26, 2014
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Joe77062
Houston, TX316 contributions
Sep 2021
Just returned (Sept 21) from France where we (3 couples) had a fun day of wine touring in the Medoc with Nicolle. She took us to 3 wineries in the region plus a fourth for lunch. She is full of knowledge about France and the Bordeaux wine region and we all were impressed with her knowledge and ability to explain things to our group. Our favorite stop with the family winery of Chateau Angludet with a personal tour by one of the family. Unfortunately, we could not buy the wine there, but we managed to drink enough.
Written September 28, 2021
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NicolleCroft
Thanks Joe! It is very important when learning about wine to have fun too - we certainly did!
Written October 15, 2021
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Sorana
Montreal, Canada43 contributions
Mar 2021
Nicolle is very knwoledgebale when it comes to wine and all the good places around Saint Emilion. We discovered hidden gems, gorgeous chateaux of small producers, that make amazing wine and have beautiful stories.
Nicolle took great care of us and made sure we have an charming, unforgettable trip, even during these difficult Covid times. The whole day was a beautiful discovery about the Saint Emilion's wine taste and culture.
Written March 12, 2021
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NicolleCroft
It is the people that make a day special and with over 30 years of experience here in Bordeaux, these wonderful passionate wine producers have become my friends. We have to adapt to these new conditions and it is easy when you know the best people, places and wines off the beaten path. Such fun! Come again soon, there is so much to explore.
Written March 13, 2021
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Jolene U
Box Elder, SD176 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed two days with Nicolle Croft touring independent wineries, visiting with vignerons and learning the history of the region. Nicolle does an excellent job learning your interests to best fit your needs in visiting independent producers. These are true growers, farmers and winemakers adapting to the challenges of climate change and evolving customer base.

Nicolle has a warm personality and no wine questions are “dumb”.

If you are looking for true, in depth experience with someone with over 25 years experience in the wine industry, then seek her out. She even has a book coming out in 2020.

This is my second year touring with Nicolle and when I am back I would do the same.

If you are studying WSET curriculum, seek out this guide. Nicolle will take you to off the beaten path locations like Castillon and Fronsac.
Written December 20, 2019
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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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