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Because you want a Bordeaux Wine Experience and not “just a tour”
See and Taste all five Bordeaux First Growths including Mouton Rothschild
Stay at our private Chateau Coulon Laurensac
Taste the Best Bordeaux has to offer
Experience privileged access to top Bordeaux Chateaux
Enjoy sumptuous Gourmet Meals
Enjoy your Bordeaux Wine Experience of a lifetime
You want a Bordeaux Wine Experience and not “simply” a
Bordeaux wine tour!
7 Keys that turn your wine tour into a
Bordeaux Wine Experience
Ask your Bordeaux Wine Tour Itinerary here
- All-inclusive small-group Bordeaux Wine Tours (6 days, 5 nights).
- Personalized visits and tastings at Bordeaux’s best wineries.
- The unique Bordeaux Wine Experience atmosphere.
- Taste over 60 wines including all 5 First Growths and Château d’Yquem!
- Expert (and humorous) guidance by Bordeaux-Insider:
Ronald Rens, M. Sc., Wine Master.
- Intimate gourmet meals and exclusive accommodation at a private Chateau!
- 100% satisfied and delighted guests: many coming back for 2, 3 or even 4 times!
JOHN AND TRUDY MCDERMOTT
What a wonderful time we had with you and the other guests. Our second visit was even more special than our first. Your hospitality is unmatched and caring. So much wine and food- but somebody had ... Read more
Why do our guests rave about our Bordeaux Wine 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 to Margaux 1985 in our chateau dining room.
Discovering museums, gardens and historical monuments are highlights as well.
But there is more, so much more…
Personal, once-in-a-lifetime experience
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.
Ronald, your host, 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.Shortcut to Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour!
The adventure begins
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
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 centuries of 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.
As the tour progresses you will come to realize and appreciate Ronald’s vast knowledge of wines and wine making and the history of Bordeaux.
You will love 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
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.
2021 Bordeaux Wine Tour schedule:
- The Grand Tour of Bordeaux: May 24 – May 29, 2021
- The Grand Tour of Bordeaux II: November 1 – November 6, 2021
(Open for booking)
- The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour I: June 7 – June 13, 2021
- The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour II: June 21 – June 26, 2021
(Last room available, just one single room)
- The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour III: July 5 – July 10, 2021
(Last rooms available, two double and one single room)
- The Bordeaux Grand Cru Harvest Tour I: September 6 – Sept 11, 2021
- The Bordeaux Grand Cru Harvest Tour II: September 20 – Sept 25, 2021
- The Bordeaux Grand Cru Harvest Tour III: October 4– October 9, 2021
Check out our 2021 Bordeaux Wine Tours here
All-inclusive tour rate: € 5995 (per person, double or twin occupancy; one single room available, without supplement)
KEVIN AND WENDY LUTTRELL
Thank you so much for sharing your home and life with Wendy and myself. It has been an absolutely fantastic week with you both. The Wine Experience has FAR exceeded our expectations. Of course we t... Read more
2022 Bordeaux Wine Tour schedule
→ Planning for 2022? Get your Itinerary as soon as it is released!
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JAY NORWOOD AND LIZ LA MANNA
Hard to believe the lifetime of experience crammed into a week. Wine, food, friends, classifications, terroirs, Left Bank, Right Bank and stories, stories and more stories! An adventure and experie... Read more
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