Sunday Saint Emilion Picnic

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Bordeaux

Image by viator

5 out of 5

Tour description provided by Viator

This day ensures some delightful surprises: • Guides who really know wine. • A leisurely picnic in the vineyards of a St Emilion Grand Cru after a visit of the cellars • Wander through the cobble stoned UNESCO World heritage site of St Emilion  • Three classified Growths in total • An authentic French "aperitif" (snack with wine)  A unique way to explore St Emilion and discover the wines of the area. • A maximum of 8 participants for each group guarantees personalized attention and fun atmosphere. • No hidden extras. • EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Chateau Soutard, Saint-Emilion, Gironde, Nouvelle-AquitaineFor your first visit, you will stop at an elegant Classified Growth, with a impeccable architecture.A hamlet in Saint Emilion bears its name, revealing the long History of this prestigious estate. After learning how to distinguish different grape varieties by comparing their leaves, you will stroll inside the recently restored vat house to learn about the secrets of their wines… before enjoying a tasting of 2 of them.The lunch will take place in the lovely kitchen garden of the chateau, in the oldest part of the estate from 16th century. After lunch, you will have the time to wander in the aromatic garden, taking in the view or even just enjoying the moment.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Chateau La Gaffeliere, Saint-Emilion, Gironde, Nouvelle-AquitaineYour next visit of a family-run First Classified Growth estate, of the appellation Saint Emilion Grand Cru. Located on the best sun-exposed slopes of the Saint Emilion limestone plateau. This estate has belonged to the same family for the past 300 years. The richness of their cabernet franc does justice to their worldwide fame. We will finish by an extensive tasting of minimum 4 wines in a wine shop in the village.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Office de Tourisme du Grand Saint-Emilionnais, Saint-Emilion, Gironde, Nouvelle-AquitaineTravel through time now with a guided visit of Saint Emilion, a one of kind medieval village. You will learn all about this UNESCO World Heritage site while admiring the most gorgeous landscapes of the region. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Chateau Franc Mayne, Saint-Emilion, Gironde, Nouvelle-AquitaineOur last stop of the day will take us deep into the heart of Saint Emilion, literally. You will have the privilege to explore its caverns at length where over 10 centuries these caves were quarries which supplied the stone to construct the chateaus and many buildings in Bordeaux. These limestone caves, of which there are over 250 kms are the charm of the St Emilion "terroir" as well as the key to the wines' flavour profile. You will learn everything there is to know about storing and ageing wines properly. After a visit of this Grand Cru, we will clink glasses and share a very French "aperitif" (snack before a meal) with your group to the end this fantastic day. You will taste at least 2 wines here.Duration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Picnic surrounded by the vineyards of the Château
  • Transportation in a Mercedes mid-sized van 9 seats with wifi
  • Driver/ local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Bottled water
  • Small-group tour for personalized attention
  • Snacks (Apéritif with wine)
  • Lunch - Picnic lunch in a Classified Growth
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages - All visit and tasting fees included
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau Soutard
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau La Gaffeliere
  • Entry/Admission - Office de Tourisme du Grand Saint-Emilionnais
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau Franc Mayne

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities