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The Gem of France

Like most vacationers transversing the European landscape in search of authentic culture and good... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Still a true wine experience

I would like to say that traveling into Europe this year for a second year in a row, the wine buff... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
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The Wine Buff Experience enhances your visit to this amazing Unesco Heritage Site. Paddy O' Flynn, owner of The Wine Buff Experience, has resided in St Emilion for over 30 years, Paddy also owns his own vineyard in the region, and founded The Wine...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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2 rue du Marche, 33330 Saint-Emilion, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like most vacationers transversing the European landscape in search of authentic culture and good wine, France was a prime destination. Of the many little cafes, charming restaurants and lavish vineyards , none was quite impressive as “The Wine Buff”. I entered the establishment on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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TheWineBuffStEmilion, Owner at The Wine Buff, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Goplaces for your excellent review, we are delighted to have contributed to your vacation in Europe. Cheers. Paddy & Pilar

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I would like to say that traveling into Europe this year for a second year in a row, the wine buff experience in St. Emilion,France was definitely the highlight of the travels. I wrote about them last year,and I'll do it again. If you want...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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TheWineBuffStEmilion, Owner at The Wine Buff, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Thanks Peter for your excellent review, and your continued encouragement, it was great to see you both again. Hopefully we will see you back here next year. Cheers. Paddy & Pi

Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I spent two fascinating hours with Paddy this rainy afternoon. He was exceedingly kind and gracious with both his wine knowledge and experiences. We could easily have spent several more hours with him. We highly recommend visiting the Wine Buff and purchasing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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TheWineBuffStEmilion, Owner at The Wine Buff, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Thank you Lisa and Bill for taking the time to write your beautiful review, I thoroughly enjoyed your company and am delighted that you enjoyed your afternoon with us. Cheers, Paddy & Pilar

Reviewed October 15, 2018

We spent 2 hours tasting wine on Sunday Oct 14. We had a great time and were able to taste a wide variety of wines. Paddy O’Flynn, the owner was very helpful and even made dinner reservations for us! He’s a very entertaining guy and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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TheWineBuffStEmilion, Owner at The Wine Buff, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Thanks guys for your excellent review, it was a real pleasure meeting you both. Enjoy your time in Sarlat and we are looking forward to seeing you both again sometime. Cheers, Paddy

Reviewed October 11, 2018

Most travel experiences are pleasurable but expected. Every so often there is one which is unexpected and memorable. Our experience at this place was one that will stand out forever. We sat with Pilar, who took us through a set of wines. She did not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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TheWineBuffStEmilion, Manager at The Wine Buff, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Ros & Robert thank you so much for your beautiful review. We felt extremely happy and privileged of having you with us and having the chance to add our small grain of sand to make your holiday special. Thank you so much. Cheers.

Reviewed October 2, 2018

My husband and I tripped over this place when we were strolling around St. Emilion. We received a very warm welcome from both Paddy, and Pilar. What followed was the most incredible educational experience about wine that I have ever encountered. I used to live...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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TheWineBuffStEmilion, Owner at The Wine Buff, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Thank you for your truly amazing review, you taking the time to write such a fabulous piece, really brightens up our day. We are delighted to have contributed to your experience whilst in this amazing village. Cheers, Paddy & Pi

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited, not certain what to expect, and stayed for three hours. Sure, we have a lot to learn, and this afternoon added to our wine education. Paddy was engaging, insightful and furthered our knowledge about wine. Truth be told, our exposure...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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TheWineBuffStEmilion, Owner at The Wine Buff, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Thank you Alex for your excellent review, it was our pleasure to have you both here with us. We are happy that you guys enjoyed your experience in St Emilion. Cheers, Paddy & Pi

Reviewed September 28, 2018

Saint Emilion is famous for its wine so you have a huge amount of choice for tastings here but, do yourself a favour and head to the Wine Buff's place just off the main square and enjoy a truly special tasting. You'll meet Paddy O'Flynn,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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TheWineBuffStEmilion, Owner at The Wine Buff, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Thanks Janine for your absolutely riveting review. We thoroughly enjoyed having you with us and will be delighted to have you back. Hope all is well with you. Cheers, Paddy & Pi

Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

What a place.. we had a ball here, tasting wine and having a right good blather with Paddy and Pilar.. great place, amazing wine and just happens to be in my favourite part of the world.. recommended you would love it.. see you soon.. did...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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TheWineBuffStEmilion, Owner at The Wine Buff, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Thanks Gail for your fabulous review, Pi and I appreciate you taking the time and we will be delighted to have you back here with us. Paddy, Pi, Thierry

Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were wandering about Spain-Emilion and decided to stop into The Wine Buff. The sign said “Irish Spoken Here” which was intriguing. Paddy O’Flynn was eating a bit of bakery and offered us some. He invited us to the tasting room and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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TheWineBuffStEmilion, Owner at The Wine Buff, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Many thanks Tom for your very kind review. It was a real pleasure having you with us in The Wine Buff St Emilion. Cheers. Paddy, Pilar, Thierry

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