Graves private wine half-day private tour from Bordeaux
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Attractions & guided tours

Graves private wine half-day private tour from Bordeaux

Free cancellation
Language: English , French
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Taste delicious red & white wines in the Graves wine region
  • Discover the intimate Pessac-Léognan appellation, home of Château Haut Brion
  • Tour can be customized to suit your interests
What to expect

Starting in the city of Bordeaux, a short drive in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan takes you out of the city to the picturesque countryside plains and rolling hills of the left bank wine producing area. This is the heart of Bordeaux’s famous wine region, where many vineyards carry the Graves and Pessac Léognan AOC designation. Each of these local wineries produce vintages with distinct soil features backed by a long winemaking heritage.

Located South of Bordeaux, this wine region is known to be the original wine producing region of Bordeaux. This is the area where the Romans first planted grapes just about 2,000 years ago. The name of the region originates from the soil that can be found here, deep layers of grave and stonel ! Your first major stop on this personalized Graves half day trip will be in one of the local estates for a visit and tasting at a Grand Cru Chateau. You will be greeted at the Chateau and will get to tour and taste different vintages in this carefully selected domain.

Your expert, WSET-certified guide will be with you during the guided tour so don't hesitate to ask any questions about history, technique, flavors, aromas, food & wine pairings.

This quite recent appellation used to be part of the Graves. Due to its recognition of producing high quality red and white wines, the area was rewarded with a communal appellation in 1987.The red wines of Pessac Léognan are based on Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grape varieties. The white wines produced here are generally made of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes. The soil is quite similar to the one that can be found in the Graves region which is mainly gravel, stone and sand.

One of the most prestigious wineries of the appellation is Chateau Haut-Brion that was granted the 1er Grand Cru Classé level of 1855, sole chateau to be located outside the Medoc & Sauternes wine producing regions. There, you'll stop at a carefully selected winery where you'll be tasting the different wines of the estate including white and red wines. After the visit, it will be time to head back to Bordeaux that is just a short drive away.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • EU Digital COVID Certificate required for people aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Reservation for 2 Chateau Visits
    • Driver-guide
    • Travel in premium, spacious vehicles
    • Bottled water in the minivan
    • Free WiFi access on board
    What's not included
    • Wine tasting fees (60€/person)
    • Entrance fees to monuments or attractions
    • Personal insurance & expenses
    • Meals & drinks
    • Gratuities for the driver/guide
    Where
    Meeting point:

    You can be picked up at your accommodation in Bordeaux or its surrounding area (up to 30 kms / 20 miles from Bordeaux).

    What to remember
    • The final indicated price is per group of anywhere from 2 to 8 people
    • Please indicate the address of your accommodation at checkout
    • This tour is customizable: the tour operator will get in touch after booking to organize its itinerary according to your preferences
    • Tasting fees will be paid on site (60/person for 2 winery visits)
    • Chateaux reservations will be made once the booking is confirmed
    • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
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    When
    • Tour available year-round (except May 1st, December 25th and January 1st)
    • According to your preference this can be a morning tour (starting at 9.30am) or an afternoon tour (2.00pm)
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    Provider
    Ophorus Excursions & Tours in France
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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