Ronald and Margaret love to welcome you at their Chateau

Ronald and Margaret love to welcome you at their Chateau

With Saskia de Rothschild (Lafite Rothschild) (Lafite Rothschild)

With Saskia de Rothschild (Lafite Rothschild)

With Philippe Sereys de Rothschild (Mouton Rothschild)

With Philippe Sereys de Rothschild (Mouton Rothschild)

With Jean-Philippe Delmas (Haut Brion)

With Jean-Philippe Delmas (Haut Brion)

With Eduard and Alain Vauthier (Ausone)

With Eduard and Alain Vauthier (Ausone)

With Corinne Mentzelopoulos (Chateau Margaux)

With Corinne Mentzelopoulos (Chateau Margaux)

"We are so happy we did this!"

Thank you so much. The trip was outstanding and we will recommend this highly to all.

Joe and Mary S, WI, USA (The Grand Tour of Bordeaux)

"Ronald is a wonderful raconteur"

I only wish I could tell a story as well as he does.

David F, Wisconsin, USA (The Grand Tour of Bordeaux)

"Your passion for wine and warm disposition, were on full display"

The relationships you have developed in this community (and shared with us) do you quite the honor

"The food and the wine and the wine education were outstanding"

The passion you BOTH have for Bordeaux wines and food was clearly evident and we will be sure to recommend the trip to friends.

Tom and Patty S., Colts Neck, NJ, USA (The Bordeaux Grand Cru Harvest Tour)

"What a week with both of you!"

You are gracious hosts and have taken such great care of us. Thank you so much for opening your beautiful home to us.

Keith and Terri P, Kansas, USA (The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour)

"Your knowledge and insights into Bordeaux made us feel like “VIP’s”"

We truly appreciate your warm welcome and including us into your home. We look forward to crossing paths in the near future.

Leonna and Jeff M, Illinois, USA (The Bordeaux Harvest Tour)

"Thank you for making my 50th Birthday so memorable."

We will recall Bordeaux fondly, but mostly because of your hospitality. You have a way of making everyone feel welcome and honored.

Steve and Wendy D, VA, USA (The 2016 Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour and The Grand Tour of Bordeaux 2010)

"Ronald, we especially enjoyed your wit and sense of humor"

Your encyclopedic knowledge of wines and Bordeaux is amazing! We learned so much.

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

"We’ll enjoy Bordeaux wines with more passion for the rest of our lives!"

We were honored by the extremely thoughtful hospitality you’ve shown us by welcoming you into your beautiful Chateau and at your dinner table.

Greg M and Carol W, VA, USA (The Grand Tour of Bordeaux)

"Worth every penny and more"

“If you love wine and want to know about Bordeaux from an insider – this is the tour for you. Worth every penny and more.”

A TripAvisor reviewer

"I guarantee you that we will be back!"

Your knowledge and sense of humor has made this a very exciting and fun trip. We feel like we have made some great new friends

Laura and Rob M, NJ, USA (The Grand Tour of Bordeaux)

"Every moment was filled with fun and interesting anecdotes"

Your knowledge of Bordeaux wines is truly encyclopedic and for a brief few days you allowed us to enter into your world.

Kathryn O and Paul P, Canada (The Grand Tour of Bordeaux)

"Ronald and Margaret Rens are wonderful, down-to-earth people"

Ronald does a great job educating about the wines and the Bordeaux region in general.

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

"I wish I could give six stars on a scale of one to five!"

Your humorous commentary and insider’s knowledge of Bordeaux and its wines made learning a pleasure

Paul W. Philadelphia, PA, USA (The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour )

"This trip is truly a life highlight."

Your home is a dream and your warmth and hospitality are beyond what one could hope for.

Liza G, CA, USA (Single traveler on the Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour)

"This trip will be a special trip in our memories forever."

You are generous with your hospitality and knowledge. Your knowledge and warmth have been incredible.

Elaine and Larry W, Ill. USA (The Grand Tour of Bordeaux)

"Your hospitality made us feel like a member of the Bordeaux community"

Your stories about everyday life in France were both fun and educational (we look forward to your book!)

Bill and Carol S, OH, USA (The Grand Tour of Bordeaux)

"Can’t wait to come back"

Ronald and Margaret don’t just love wine, they’re passionate about wine and all the things that can be associated with it.

Leon H, TX, USA (The Grand Tour of Bordeaux)

"I just can’t t think of anything that could have made it more enjoyable"

You obviously have an amazing fund of knowledge about wine and we all truly enjoyed your entertaining stories, and your gracious hospitality.

Lee and Kazi A, IA, USA (The Bordeaux Harvest Tour)

"If Michelin rated tours, you would certainly earn three stars"

More than anything it is your hospitality that made this week truly exceptional. We expected a guide and what we experienced were new friends.

Samara and Ralph W, Arizona, USA (The Grand Tour of Bordeaux)

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    About Ronald and Margaret

    Traveling with the Bordeaux Wine Experience means traveling with us. We know our stuff: We combine local knowledge with over 35 years of Bordeaux Experience…

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