Because you want a Bordeaux Wine Experience and not “just a tour”

Bordeaux Wine Tours

See and Taste all five Bordeaux First Growths including Mouton Rothschild

Stay at our private Chateau Coulon Laurensac

Stay at our private Chateau on the Bordeaux Harvest Tour

Taste the Best Bordeaux has to offer

Bordeaux Wine Tours

Experience privileged access to top Bordeaux Chateaux

Enjoy sumptuous Gourmet Meals

Enjoy your Bordeaux Wine Experience of a lifetime

Bordeaux Wine Tours

"We had a blast on this trip and we learned a lot as well"

If you like world class wine and fine dining, I could not recommend this trip more highly.

Jeff G and Connie H, CA, USA (The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour)

"It is hard to imagine other people in the world drinking as well as we did"

If you are contemplating signing up for this tour, do yourself a favor and book right away before it is sold out!

A TripAdvisor reviewer on The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour

"The only word I can use to describe this experience is epic!"

I can’t think of a better way to experience Bordeaux. We hope to return many more times in the future.

J. and Debby N. FL, USA (The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour)

"This tour is a wine lovers dream come true!"

Extraordinary, uniquely special, excellent these are some of the words I would use to describe this Bordeaux Wine Experience

Wayne H, New Jersey, USA (The Grand Tour of Bordeaux)

"This trip is the ultimate adventure for fine wine lovers"

Meals were top notch and wines superb. Trip of a lifetime and extremely well done. Don’t miss it!

Dennis and Pat E, NJ, USA, (The Grand Tour of Bordeaux)

"This is the best wine experience in Bordeaux!"

We enjoyed ourselves and learned so many new things. Thank you for making us so feel like family.

Lou and Marcella P, New York, USA (The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour)

"Your connections in the area led us to chateaux we’ve only dreamed of!"

I have loved Bordeaux wines for a time, but now I am in love with Bordeaux!

Andrea and Casey B, Florida, USA (The Bordeaux Grand Cru Harvest Tour)

"This will remain with us forever, and that’s priceless"

I felt we were in the company of very good friends that we have known for years.

Lou and Marcella P. New York, USA (The Bordeaux Grand Cru Harvest Tour)

"The Bordeaux Wine Experience is a truly unique experience"

A little bit of heaven in Bordeaux -mixed lightly with warmth, hospitality, laughter and wine!

Mark H. and Adrian A. London, Great Britain (The Bordeaux Grand Cru Harvest Tour)

"We had one of the best trips of our life!"

Thanks for the great educational and memorable experiences both of you gave us.

Sharada and Donald A, Florida, USA (The Grand Tour of Bordeaux)

"The tour was magical, educational, and delicious in every way"

We have walked the earth enough; and traveled a lot and this was the most happiest and warm holiday we have ever had.

Sandra P and Rebecca Z, New York, USA (The Grand Tour of Bordeaux)

"This was the best money we’ve ever spent on a vacation – bar none!"

We saw the Bordeaux region at its best and tasted wine at places neither one of us thought we would ever get into.

A TripAdvisor reviewer

"The BEST vacation of our lives – and we’ve traveled a lot!"

This trip was more than we could have hoped for. We cannot recommend the Bordeaux Wine Experience highly enough.

Dale and Theresa G, California, USA (The Grand Tour of Bordeaux)

"Your hospitality and great sense of humor was the frosting on the cake"

“We feel we’ve found new friends who we want to see again. We’d love to return and enjoy ourselves with you again.”

Scott and Sandy M, WA, USA (The Grand Tour of Bordeaux)

What makes our Bordeaux Wine Tours a Bordeaux Wine Experience?

Discover our 2019 Bordeaux Wine Tour Schedule here

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A Bordeaux Wine Experience and not “simply” a Bordeaux wine tour!

A memorable learning vacation

A memorable learning vacation

Why do our guests rave about on our tours? Surely they adore the Chateau-meals in venues not open to the public. Of course they love tasting all five First Growths with fellow wine lovers, especially comparing Lafite Rothschild 1985 to Margaux 1985 in our chateau dining room. Discovering museums, gardens and historical monuments are highlights as well. But what our guests rave the most about is their personal experience with us. And the great fun combined with behind-the-scenes insights. Or in their words: “all those things you include that we simply can’t buy, not for any money in the world!”  There is a reason that our company is called the Bordeaux Wine Experience as this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will never forget. You will experience Bordeaux bonded with a handful of like-minded wine lovers who want to understand and taste fine wines, eat amazing food and enjoy tales of the vines, life in France and the wit and wisdom of your tour-host Ronald Rens. He knows his wines and the Bordeaux area and he is very good at presenting his knowledge to any level of wine connoisseur. Ronald has a way of telling a story that keeps you engaged and laughing the entire trip.

The adventure begins

Ronald and Margaret love to welcome you at their Bordeaux chateau

Ronald and Margaret love to welcome you at their Bordeaux chateau

Checking into the Chateau for the first night of your adventure, you will be greeted by the gregarious Ronald and the lovely Margaret who shows you to one of the handful of beautifully appointed rooms on the property. Somehow a glass of champagne gets slipped into you hand and the adventure begins.
Ronald and Margaret layer surprise upon surprise with such attention to detail that the phrase ‘exceeds your expectations’ begins to become inadequate. Ronald and Margaret have spent many years becoming an integral part of the Bordeaux wine scene. That’s how they can open doors to wine chateaus and adventures that would be impossible without having the right connections.

 

Memorable and fun learning vacation

The tasting room at Chateau Coulon Laurensac overlooking the pool

The tasting room at Chateau Coulon Laurensac overlooking the pool

Not only is the tour informative and educational for a wine enthusiast or novice, it is tremendous fun. Bordeaux wine lovers you will not leave disappointed. New to wine and Bordeaux, you will leave knowledgeable. To all, you will come to experience (there is that word again) what makes Bordeaux special – from the terroir to the techniques that each Chateau brings to their bottles, honed over, in most cases, centuries of their art and craft. You will come to experience the special people that Ronald and Margaret are who have created a very special adventure that has as much to do with who they are as where this tour visits. You soon realize that for team Margaret & Ronald this is not simply another job or another tour group. This is their passion, and you will feel very fortunate to be a part of it.

 

Learn about French wines, food and culture, filled with humor and a wealth of wine knowledge.

Behind the scenes at First Growth Haut Brion

Behind the scenes at First Growth Haut Brion

As the tour progresses you will come to realize and appreciate Ronald’s vast knowledge of wines and wine making, the history of Bordeaux, his outstanding network of wine makers, amusing stories and of course the wine tastings. Ronald’s expertise and the easygoing manner in which he shares his extensive knowledge of Bordeaux and its wines are conveyed in a very charming and witty fashion – which is designed to please rather than intimidate. As part of the tour group you are automatically beneficiary of all his many years of hard work that featured visits to exceptional chateaux, and tastings of many superior Bordeaux vintages. Behind the scenes Margaret and Ronald put a great deal of attention to detail. As a result everything will go very smoothly, and you will be made to feel very special.

 

Venues, tastings and vintages not available to the public

Authentic venues not open to the public

Authentic Bordeaux venues not open to the public

Imagine visiting First Growth and Grand Cru vineyards from an insider perspective, savoring lunches prepared by top Chefs within the winery itself, and enjoying the experience in a very intimate and relaxed setting. Ronald and Margaret will go out of their way to make you feel at home. Margaret enhances the food experience and makes you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. Ronald is the quintessential host, who is very knowledgeable about wine, food and life. He is passionate about wine and intimately involved with his guests having a special experience. To be granted access to the most prestigious Chateaus in Bordeaux where is will be clear from their interactions that Ronald has long established personal relationships will be an unforgettable experience.

Tremendous value

Visiting and tasting at legendary Chateau Yquem

Visiting and tasting at legendary Chateau Yquem

How often do you go on a Bordeaux Wine Tour? If the answer is: “probably only once;” then why not simply choose the best? It may seem at first that the tour rates are at a certain price level. But if you compare the time spent on this incredible adventure with that of a luxury cruise with your lodging, incredible meals and the ability to taste the wines of your First Growth Bordeaux dreams, you will conclude that there is in fact, tremendous value on offer here. The education on Bordeaux wines alone and the ability to say that you tasted more First Growth and classic vintage Bordeaux wines than most sommeliers would be worth it by itself. Or in the words of a previous guest: “If you are a lover of wine and food, I don’t think you can get any better value anywhere: It’s worth every penny and more.

2019 Bordeaux Wine Tour schedule:


All-inclusive tour price: € 5995 (per person, double or twin occupancy; one single room available, without supplement)

The farewell dinner in the Chateau, bonded with new friends

The farewell dinner in the Chateau, bonded with new friends, tasting First Growths

 

 

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