Rustic Vines
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Rustic Vines operate fun and informative activities in the most beautiful city in the world. Well that's what we think. But we're not alone. Our wine-tours have been made famous due to our hard work in creating long lasting memories. You will taste a large selection of different wines, eat lots of speciality local cheese and of course share a lot of laughter. The tour is very much a great learning experience. It is our duty to help ease you into the deep sophisticated wine world of Bordeaux and ensure you get the best service from our knowledgeable guides and experience some of the very unique chateau's on offer. Our ebike tours are a great way to see St Emilion especially on our very comfortable high end electric bikes. The tours take between 4 and 7 hours which is a reflection of the knowledge we want to share, the flexibility we want in the programme and you to enjoy the biking experience.
Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

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LouLM
Dublin, Ireland41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Visited Medoc region with 3 friends over the weekend and our guide was Thomas. Leaving Bordeaux Thomas told us lots of historical facts as we passed various sites and monuments which was great as we didn’t get to visit the city much.
His knowledge of wine is very impressive and we learned a lot en route to Margaux. Thomas was super helpful throughout the afternoon and he never pushed us to move on to the next appointment until all our questions were answered and souvenirs bought!

Thank you again Thomas and I wish you continued success!

I’ll be back to visit St-Emilion and will most certainly be booking Rustic Vines again. Outstanding and a pure gent as our very knowledgeable guide.
Written January 12, 2020
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Brecht V
The Hague, The Netherlands7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Yesterday we joined the full day tour. I can really recommend it to everyone! We checked the reviews online so we had high expectations, but it was even better!

The ebike tour was great, good way to explore the region. We went to 2 amazing chateaus and they gave us a lot of info about the wine process and tasting. We also had to advantage that we were just with the 2 of us, so we got the opportunity to ask many questions. Which they happily answered.

We had Aline as our tourguide, she did such a wonderfull job! She really has a lot of knowledge about the region and you feel her passion about it. Even after she gave us some tips on what we can do in Bordeaux. She entertained us the entire day and want to give an extra shoutout to her as well!

Written July 4, 2020
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Hello guys, Thank you for leaving a very positive review here, we are delighted that you enjoyed your tour with Aline! I'm sure she'll be very happy to read you here. The electric bikes are very helpful and suit very well with the idea of visiting Saint Emilion. Thank you for booking with us, you are welcome to come back anytime, we would be very happy to take care of you again. Kind regards Thomas at Rustic Vines.
Written July 7, 2020
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David H
Lima, Peru87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
My wife and I enjoyed an amazing wine week, thanks to Rustic Vines! Thomas was very helpful organizing our tours just days before we got to Bordeaux. He got all our inputs and managed to arrange for us a great selection of chateaus with high-end tastings and Michelin restaurants every day. An impressive organization in just a few days. On top of that, we got the best tour guide ever, Tim! He is a wine lover and a charming host, who went through extra effort to make us feel super comfortable, and squeeze in additional plans and chateaus. We spent 5 days touring with him and it was just amazing. Thank you Thomas and Tim, we will definitely go back to Bordeaux to tour with you guys. Cheers!
Written January 7, 2022
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Taylor H
Seattle, WA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
Tim was a fabulous guide for our tour of Saint Emilion. We were picked up in Bordeaux and driven to the region where we toured two chateaus, had lunch, and went on a walking tour of Saint Emilion. We got to try so many incredible wines and learned so much about the wine-making process. We absolutely loved this tour, and we definitely recommend it to those visiting the Bordeaux region!
Written January 8, 2022
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crownman6
New York City, NY10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We did 2 private tours with Andrew from Rustic Vines - one to Saint Emilion and the other to Medoc. Andrew picked us up at our hotel each day and gave us a great overview of the region we were visiting each day. His knowledge was extensive and the Chateaus we visited were exceptional . The Chateaus all had relationships with Rustic and were extremely accommodating. Everything was set up in advance and we did not have to worry about anything other than enjoying the wine and the experience. A fantastic experience and we would highly recommend. Thank you to Andrew and Rustic Vines for an enjoyable weekend in Bordeaux!
Written July 20, 2022
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cem490
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Our half day Medoc tour was the highlight of our trip to Bordeaux! Thomas, our guide, was so knowledgable, kind, and fun to travel with. We learned so much and just really felt like we gained a real sense of the region in a short amount of time. As a side note, we booked with our toddler (who Thomas was wonderful with) and the private tour is absolutely worth every penny when traveling with children. She enjoyed romping around the beautiful scenery without disturbing other visitors and we were all able to taste and enjoy relatively stress free. The booking and scheduling process was also quite easy. SO HAPPY we booked through Rustic Vines.
Written January 28, 2020
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GlobeTrotting427400
Singapore, Singapore6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We took the Right and Left bank tour to Saint-Emilion and Medoc and it was so disappointing! Definitely won’t recommend this to anyone! Our driver Nicolas was yawning most of the time while he was talking, he sounded sleepy and drunk!! He only chit chatted to the passengers sitting next to him, when he should be sharing about the areas we were visiting! We didn’t go to Medoc as advertised, certainly didn’t do a tasting there. Not sure if he just drove past it, I don’t think so, and even if he did, we wouldn’t have known cos he did not say anything about it. We were just dropped at the vineyards in Saint-Emilion and Margaux and he probably went off to snooze after. He did not brief us anything about the vineyard, nor about the itinerary or the timing. If we wanted a driver to just bring us to the vineyards, we wouldn’t have paid so much to get on this tour!

I don’t understand how he made a wine tour so boring and lackluster! It’s a wine tour, for goodness sake!

This tour wasn’t cheap and we were looking forward to going to Medoc, not just Saint-Emilion. It was absolutely disappointing and a waste of time and money!
Written September 29, 2023
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Hi, t Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you felt disappointed by your tour. But actually YOU HAVE BEEN TO MEDOC REGION; Maybe you as you don't know the region, you don't understand that you have been to 2 wineries located to Margaux, 1 appellation of this region. So please feel free to give your feeling, but don't lie. Kindly, Julie
Written October 2, 2023
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kflynch@hotmail.com
Phoenix, AZ8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This was the best day, Tim was a great tour guide, the e-bike tour was so much fun and of course the wine tasting was delicious. Would highly recommend it. This is definitely a bucket list item!
Written October 12, 2021
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Nasser
Tallahassee, FL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
My husband and I were supposed to do the St Emillion bike tour but I messed up on the dates. Since it I didn't have my phone turned on to international calls I didn't realize that we messed up until we got there. The tour guide was so kind and helped us get another tour that was in Bordeaux that same day. We missed the train back to Bordeaux but one of the tour guides picked us up and got us to the other tour just in time.
We had a great time doing the wine and food tour in Bordeaux but next time I go to Bordeaux I will definitely use Rustic Vines for any of their tours.
Also note to self... have my phone turned on for international calls! Lol
Written November 12, 2021
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Noelia H
Mosta, Malta8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
We spent an amazing day visiting two vineyards and the town of St Emilion. Our tour guide was Tim and he made sure we enjoyed our experience. We had a total of three wine tastings, two of them in two different vineyards and the third wine in the Rustic Vines office in St Emilion. The vineyards visits included tours around the vineyard together with an explanation of the wine making process. We truly enjoyed the day!
Written April 2, 2022
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