Stay at our private Chateau

Experience a daily lunch at a Bordeaux Chateau

Experience a daily lunch at a Bordeaux Chateau on the Bordeaux Harvest Tour

Indulge in a truly culinary experience

Taste all five First Growths plus Yquem

Enjoy cooking in Margaret's Chateau Kitchen

Enjoy a cooking class in Margaret's Chateau Kitchen on the Bordeaux Harvest Tour

Have the best fun ever!

Guests call this: "An amazing experience"

Guests call this: "An amazing experience"

The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour: Stay at a Chateau and taste all 5 First Growths

Mac Drum
Mac Drum
1. December, 2019.
A romantic, never to be forgotten, put it on your bucket list experience. One does not merely tour Bordeaux; one needs an ambassador with the keys to unlock your entry into the circle that represents the finest wines in the world. Ronald holds that key and will regale you with the finest in wines, stories, history and food that Bordeaux has to offer. I just do not believe you can gain entry to the top grand crus and their excellent neighbors without Ronald's access to this region. Margaret deftly hosts at their beautiful chateau where you feel as much as family friends than mere guests. If you want to get a peek in the window of the royal wines of France, this is the way to do it.
Laura F
Laura F
10. November, 2019.
So much more than a wine tour! Small, fun, educational - highly recommend! Ronald and Margaret are amazing hosts, welcoming you into their home! The tour includes so much education about Bordeaux wines and the terroir - this was the unexpected part of the tour. The wonderful wine and food exceeded my expectations, absolutely - there were so many special meals, including at two of the Chateaux. A few favorite memories - going to the local market, then making lunch in Margaret's kitchen - followed by eating the wonderful meal we'd prepared and sampling wines from Ronald's amazing cellars. The final dinner at the Chateaux, where Ronald demonstrated his skills at slicing off the top of a champagne bottle - followed by a luscious dinner and too much wine to describe. Walking the vineyards with a winemaker, watching the harvest and learning about the impacts of the weather on the grapes. I'd highly recommend this tour for a personalized, small experience where you get to experience unique wines and Chateaux. We will absolutely return.
8. October, 2019.
Fantastique wine tour. If you love Bordeax wines and love great food this is the tour for you. The Bordeaux Wine Experience is a high end, low stess and fun tour to take. For 5 days you get to taste some the the best wines that Bordeaux(in the world actually) has to offer. Plus you also eat great French food along the way. There is no shortage of either. The tour is run by Ronald and Margaret. Ronald has an immense knowledge of Bordeax wines and delivers it in a fun, easygoing and humorous way. Margaret is a great chef and lovey person. The Chateaux is a beautiful property in a very comfortable country setting. They have this tour down pat, you get to visit some top flight wineries that not everyone has access to because of Ronalds knowledge and connections. The lunches and dinners are top notch thru and thru. As I said, if you love wine and great food in a low key non snob atmoshere this is an absolute must.
Jay N
Jay N
26. September, 2019.
the wine vacation you've always wanted Imagine that you have distant relatives who live in Bordeaux . . . you see them occasionally and family functions and always wind up hanging out with them later than you expected. They keep inviting you to come stay with them and do a wine tour in the area (you both have discovered your mutual love for wine). One day, you take them up on the offer . . . you arrive late afternoon (met by a glass of champagne, of course) and meet family and friends for a casual dinner. Before you know it, you are diving into spectacular Bordeaux wines and learning more than you can imagine about classifications, terroirs, right bank, left bank . . . and even how to hold your glass like a local. Bright and early next morning, fresh coffee, orange juice and croissants await . . . but no dawdling . . . there is wine to taste. Five days follow of “behind the curtain” tours and tasting with spectacular food and wines from all the Chateaus/first growths you’ve only read about. The whirlwind days include warm welcomes and stories at every stop – it feels like you’ve been part of the community for years. That is what Ronald and Margaret Rens bring to the Bordeaux Wine Experience – you are part of the family from the moment you arrive, and they are happy to share all of their Bordeaux knowledge and history to make your visit what you want it to be. A highlight is Ronald pulling a few of his “babies” out of his personal wine cave to share . . . with stories included!! The final dinner is joyous and melancholy – new friends celebrating their time together . . . but realizing that we’ve all reached the end of an amazing experience. Everyone talks of coming back . . . not going home. It is a vacation you will not soon forget.
Gary F
Gary F
24. September, 2019.
Much More Than A Tour -- A True Experience When faced with the task of writing a review, especially one for which superlatives should abound, the dilemma is one of how to do so without it sounding cliched or worse yet, coming across as a shill for the provider of the experience. Such is the case for The Bordeaux Wine Experience. So yes, this wine tour was a dream come true. The wine sampling was from bottles only previously read about in magazines. The cuisine was consistently of a caliber of which you would indulge perhaps only a couple of times per year. The knowledge of wine imparted to the guests was erudite without having to endure the tedium of pontification. The facilities at Chateau Coulon Laurensac are beautiful and comfortable. While all of these things make for a pleasing wine tour, this was far, far more than that, for as the name clearly states, this was an experience. This then begs the question, what is it that accounts for the difference? And the answer is this: Love. Frame it in your mind like this – take the one thing in YOUR life that you are most passionate about and imagine sharing that passion with a small group of people. You get to be “totally you,” sharing all that you know of the subject and experience the joys of indulging in that subject with this group of people, who also happen to appreciate your life’s passion. Your love of this subject comes through in every sense as you expand this group’s affinity for “your” passion, while you clearly delight in being able to share all of this with others. Now, who wouldn’t like to be in such a position as to share their life’s passion like this? And so it is for Margaret and Ronald. Their love of the wine and gastronomy of the Bordeaux region of France is what elevates time spent with them from merely being a tour to truly being an experience. The joy of imparting all of this to their “new friends” is clearly written upon their faces. And this is what ultimately contributes to The Bordeaux Wine Experience being a dream come true for those who sign on. It is inconceivable that at the end of the week spent with Margaret and Ronald, that you don’t feel a warm radiance in your heart as you say goodbye to them. This experience is just that profound!
P. Ben
P. Ben
24. July, 2019.
Fabulous wine tour, The Bordeaux Wine Experience I have taken a number of wine tours in my life and I can honestly say this was the best, most informative and enjoyable one ever. If you like wine, especially Bordeaux, this trip is not to be missed. Ronald and Margaret Rens run only six one-week tours per year based out of their beautiful twelve-acre chateau in Latresne, fifteen minutes outside of downtown Bordeaux. The chateau has been completely renovated but retains all its 18th century charm. The rooms are very comfortable and have all modern amenities you would expect in an high end tour. Five double rooms are in a renovated building next to the chateau and a double room the single room are in the chateau itself. All have TV, air-conditioning, a mini-fridge and bath facilities. A heated swimming pool is available in the rear. Upon arrival you are greeted by Ronald and Margaret with a glass of Champagne and oriented to the chateau and your room. A vase of fresh flowers is in every room along with a hand-written note from Margaret welcoming you to their home (The chateau is their residence). There is a maximum of thirteen people allowed on these tours which is great in terms of logistics and wine drinking. Without giving a recap of every day's activities, let me just summarize by saying that we drank incredible wines every day, including First Growths, and visited many great wineries, including First Growths, and had fantastic meals at Michelin-starred restaurants and chateaux with...did I mention First Growths? Ronald Rens is the guide for the winery tours and he is absolutely the most knowledgable person I ever met about Bordeaux wines, and he has extensive knowledge about other wines and fine foods as well. He is a true insider in that he and Margaret have lived in Bordeaux for the last seventeen years and they know just about everyone in the wine business there. He is personal friends with the chateau owners and with the winemakers, which gives him knowledge and access not available to other tours. Travel among the various destinations is by luxury motor coach, spacious and air-conditioned. During the travel and at other times we were entertained by Ronald's very humorous and informative talks. By the way, outside of the tours, Ronald is a well-known wine writer and educator. The gastronomic parts of the trip were organized by Margaret, Ronald's wife. She is a wine expert in her own right but also guides the culinary experience which was one of the highlights of the trip. Under Margaret's guidance we traveled to a nearby village where an outdoor farmer's market has been held every Wednesday for the last six hundred years. We bought fresh vegetables, fruit, meats and cheese which we took back to the chateau and made a three-course lunch under Margaret's supervision in the professional kitchen. All the while we were cooking, Ronald was pouring wine which we continued to enjoy as we sat down to eat our wonderful culinary creation. Though the emphasis is on wine, the tour took us to some very interesting historic sites as well. A trip to the very charming medieval city of St. Emilion was very educational and gave us an opportunity to visit Ronald's favorite wine store. And what a store! They have absolutely anything you could want and do allow tasting of some wines and, one of my favorites, old Armagnacs. Many of us purchased wine there. Ronald and Margaret are the reasons the experience is so wonderful. They are so gracious, kind, generous and welcoming. Ronald has quite the sense of humor which is apparent in almost every interaction with him. Both Ronald and Margaret are very knowledgable and are happy to share and to teach. One can tell that they truly like people and love what they do. It is their fine taste in wine and food, their contacts and their organizational talents that enable them to conduct such an incredible and unforgettable tour. I am looking forward to doing it again next year.
8. July, 2019.
A fantastic Bordeaux Wine Experience We had done some research online because we knew we wanted to do some wine tastings and learn a little about Bordeaux wine generally. When we looked online, this looked like the best option for us, and we loved it from top to bottom. I'll try to add some detail for those that are interested. First for us was the wine. We visited three different First Growths as well as a few other chateaux for visits/tours of the property as well as tastings. At one chateau we were greeted to the American flag flying next to the French flag and we came to find out that was done intentionally for our arrival. We were greeted by the (fourth-generation) owner, who personally showed us around the property and then personally poured us a tasting of their wine. At another very big name property the current manager (son-in-law of the current and elderly owner) personally greeted us, took us on a tour of their facilities, and gave us a tasting of their first wine. I can only assume you get that kind of treatment when you go there with Ronald, as these are his personal friends. Beyond the tastings we had at the chateaux, the Bordeaux Wine Experience has wine with all of your meals of course. Sometimes you may try four, five, six, maybe even more wines in one sitting. I had never tried so many different wines in a given week in my life and I found it very edifying. In addition you're constantly getting information from Ronald. He tells you some history, some current news, interesting anecdotes, descriptions of the wines and vintages. It wasn't as immersive as studying to be a master somm but it was very illuminating for me to be able to see these places I had read about, talk to people that work there, and of course enjoy the fruits of their labor. I developed some favorites and preferences from trying so many wines but who am I kidding, the best part was trying all five of the First Growths during my week there. And not just very recent/young vintages, plenty of age on some of these. It was a wine lover's dream. Next you have to discuss the food. I was sure it would be good but did not really have a vision in mind. Rest assured the food for us at least was excellent. I'm a cheese lover and it being France there were plenty of meals with cheese courses. The meals are usually long and relaxing which is nice after being on your feet all morning long doing the hard work of touring vineyards. We would relax and enjoy fantastic meals. Several times we had lunch in the chateau itself. Literally sitting in buildings that were built decades if not centuries before I was born, having beautiful meals. The food was really high level to match the settings. Not only could some of the places have Michelin stars in my opinion, we actually went to a restaurant with a Michelin star. Its at that level. I had the best foie gras and strawberries that I've ever had in my life during this trip. Next you need to talk about accomodations. Now I was mostly out and about and didn't spend much time in my room but it was very comfortable, had a little fridge with some drinks, bottled water, everything you could want really. Plus you're staying in a real chateau yourself, how cool is that? But it doesn't stop there. They rented a full size bus for us despite the fact that we could probably have fit in a half sized bus. Ronald just wanted us to have room to spread out or place any bags of things we purchased. It really makes a lot of difference to not be crammed in next to your neighbors. And obviously having someone else deal with the traffic takes all of those concerns away. Lastly I think you should talk about the people. All of the people we met on the trip were lovely to us from the other guests to the people at the chateaux to most obviously Ronald and Margaret themselves. Everyone was happy to see us and welcoming, information and helpful. Again I think it pays to travel with someone that has such deep connections everywhere we went like Ronald does. I think calling this the Bordeaux Wine "Experience" is exactly the right name because its not just wine, not just a vacation, not just seeing countryside. It is everything all put into one. I learned a little about French customs and table manners. I learned lots of history. I immersed myself as much as I could in the wine, winemaking, vineyard managing, grape growing, etc. Then there's the food. The language. The culture. There was a lot to this trip and it all felt very luxurious without ever making it feel stuffy or pretentious or whatever else. Everyone seemed very sincere and genuine. If you're interested in learning about, and experiencing!, Bordeaux then I would recommend this trip to anyone.
Jim K
Jim K
7. July, 2019.
A FABULOUS EXPERIENCE We did the Bordeaux Wine Experience and it was well worth the time and money. Ronald provides expert wine tasting advice and is always entertaining and charming. Margaret is a fabulous hostess. The accommodations are lovely but the greatest value in the tour is the access the tour provides to the top vineyards in the world. The food was wonderful and paired so beautifully with the wine. This will be a lifelong memory for my wife and me. I would highly recommend this tour to others!
Cape Cod John
Cape Cod John
28. June, 2019.
Unique Experience This was our second Bordeaux Wine experience with hosts Ronald & Margaret. Besides their unique knowledge and experience with the classified growths, they welcome you as a family to their 18th century home and greatly enhance this special visit to the Bordeaux region. They give so much of themselves, it was really special for our 13 member group.
27. June, 2019.
Enter as Strangers Leave as Friends - How Appropriate is this quote after our last dinner Met a fantastic group of people and tasted great wines. Ronald as a wine tutor and Margaret as a cook give excellent education at all levels as well as running a fantastic well structured tour. We ate like royalty and tasted all first growths and many 100 point wines. You may think costs are high but I think it is cheap for the tour, meals and wines tasted, let alone the camaraderie. The experience, knowledge friendliness and generosity of Margaret and Ronald has no price. We will be back when / if we can get a place on this fantastic adventure

"We loved being part of the Bordeaux Wine Experience!"

Ronald, your knowledge, enthusiasm, and fantastic storytelling ability have made this such a personal and heartfelt experience.

Kristin and Darren N, Nevada, USA (The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour)

"One of the most enjoyable vacations I ever had"

Your knowledge of wine at times was overwhelming but never pretentious. Staying at your Chateau made the trip all the more special.

Al P, SC, USA (The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour)

"We didn’t think it could be better than the first time, but it has been."

We were unsure how you could improve on our earlier visit, but you did. We loved every bit of this wonderful tour! All in all: WOW!

Jim and Joyce G, Indiana, USA (The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour 2014 and The Grand Tour of Bordeaux 2005)

"Our time with you will remain with us as a lifelong memory"

The week we spent with you has been highly relaxing and informative. We recognize the extensive planning and preparation of the “tour”.

Jenny and Paul S, WA, Australia (The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour)

"This kind of personal travel experience is priceless"

“Of course, the food-excellent, the wines-unbelievable, but the experience of Bordeaux through your eyes allows a personal experience that let’s us feel like an “insider!”
Dana and Garry S. (The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour)

"The tour exceeded our expectations in both the food and the wine"

Ronald’s wit was always appreciated. As I love cooking the cooking class was a highlight of our time here.

Jan and Bill M, Melbourne Australia (The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour)

"The final dinner at Chateau Coulon was absolutely superb!"

Ronald decapitated a magnum of champagne with his sword and we indulged in some of the best wine we have ever consumed.

Lyle K. on TripAdvisor on the Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour

"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)

"Best tour ever!"

It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. That is unless you plan on going back and doing it again like we do.

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

"The second time was even better than the first"

Your warmth and passion for what you do, your attention to detail, your caring for each other and all of us, makes this a most special experience.

Sandy and Don G, FL, USA (The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour 2015 and the Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour June 2008)

"The wine, the food and friendship left nothing to be desired!"

There was even more laughter this time, maybe we felt even more at home. The kitchen is quite spectacular + fun for us all to work your magic.

Dale and Willa H, Tenessee, USA (The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour 2015 and the Grand Tour of Bordeaux 2012)

"We really enjoyed the new kitchen, the market and the cooking experience."

Our first visit felt like a once in a lifetime experience and yet this trip really exceeded our expectations.

Jim and Diann G, MO, USA (The 2016 Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour and the Bordeaux Harvest Tour 2012)

"Each day was better than the last…"

Ronald, your knowledge of wine, the history of the region and your wit and humor are fantastic. Loved every minute!!!

Anita and Max W, Ca, USA (The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour)

"What you offer here is unmatchable"

Excellent in every way. We look forward to our third visit (for another once-in-a-lifetime trip).

Bonnie and Jim C. AZ, USA (The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour)

"We plan on returning for a fourth experience!"

Although this is our third time with you, our experience has been even more fresh and exciting than the first.

Laurie and Bill B, OH, USA (The Grand Tour of Bordeaux 2016 & the Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour 2015 & The Grand Tour of Bordeaux 2014)

"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 )

"The week spent with you exceeded all expectations"

The chateaus, the food, the wine and especially the company will create beautiful and lasting memories.

Karen and David J., Tigard, OR, USA (The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour)

"This experience was beyond our wildest expectations"

The wines tasted on the tour are really wonderful and delicious.

A TripAdvisor reviewer on The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour

"An amazing experience in every way"

We loved the wine, food, countryside and of course your hospitality. It all exceeded our expectations in every way.

Gavin and Sue L, Sidney, Australia (The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour)

"What a great time!"

We learnt a lot and laughed a lot and enjoyed some amazing meals in chateaus and restaurants, and of course were treated to a great selection of wine.

A TripAdvisor reviewer

"It truly surpassed all of our expectations"

A once in a lifetime experience that we will never forget. It was an incredible anniversary trip for us. Year 1! Yeah!

Adam and Adriana T, NJ, USA (The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour)

"We both enjoyed ourselves even more than the first time (!)"

We loved how you managed between you to meld our group of strangers into a bunch of friends by the end of the week.

Prue and Ross M, Western Australia (The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour 2014 and the Grand Tour of Bordeaux 2012)

"A truly remarkable week setup to perfection"

Thank you for providing an experience, which will assure our honeymoon memories last forever.

Jim & Katie C, Ohio, USA (The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour)

"We have felt welcomed and pampered from the first moment we began our trip"

We are leaving with a sense of history and hope to share what we have learned with our family and friends.

Barry and Malca R, Ontario, Canada (The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour)

Bordeaux wine and culinary tours: Get ready for an unforgettable experience

The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour

Do something extraordinary:
This ultimate Bordeaux wine and culinary tour for Bordeaux lovers, is as good as it gets!

This is without a doubt the most exclusive tour we offer.

Can you believe that you will taste all five First Growths and Superior First Growth Chateau d’Yquem? And many of them will be older vintages!

Of course we include the best of Saint Emilion and Pomerol as well.

Add to this outstanding meals at exceptional venues not normally open to the public and you’ll see why this tour usually sells out early.

This dazzling Bordeaux Grand Cru tour is your chance to experience and taste the very best that Bordeaux has to offer.

Our 2025 Bordeaux Grand Cru Tours

→The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour I (May 19 – May 24, 2025)

 (Open for booking) Ask for a detailed itinerary here

→The Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour II (June 2 – June 7, 2025)

 (Sold out) 

  • 6 days, 5 nights
  • All-inclusive tour rate: € 7595 euro (per person, double or twin occupancy)
  • Exclusive touring: limited to six double/twin rooms and one single (no single supplement)
  • Carefree and truly effortless touring in Bordeaux: We take care of everything, really everything
  • Due to the exclusive nature of these tours, this program will sell out
  • Your tour hosts and Bordeaux Wine and Culinary Experts:
    • Ronald Rens, M. Sc., Wine Master, Bordeaux Specialist
    • Margaret Rens, M. Sc., Wine Master, Culinary Expert.

Ask us for an itinerary here

Experience the very best Bordeaux has to offer on this Bordeaux Wine and Culinary Tour

Margaret and Ronald love to welcome you on their Bordeaux Grand Cru Wine and Culinary Tour

Margaret and Ronald love to welcome you on their Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour

This tour is a Grand Cru Experience in every way, both in food as in wine

On this acclaimed Bordeaux Grand Cru Wine and Culinary Tour you’ll have the opportunity of visiting and tasting at leading Chateaux of the Medoc, Saint Emilion and Pomerol that normally are closed to the public.

Be among the first to taste the latest vintage and enjoy our personal selection of library wines.

On our Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour you taste more wines then on any other wine tour. And most wines will be over ten years old!

But there is more as we visit other specifically selected outperforming chateaux of both Left Bank and Right Bank.


Education about Bordeaux, its history and its wines and wine making

Yquem, one of the Chateaux you will see and taste on the Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour

Yquem, one of the Chateaux you will see and taste on the Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour

This Bordeaux wine and culinary tour starts with a fun masterclass on Bordeaux wine tasting.

You’ll learn all about grape varieties, terroir, appellations, classifications, tasting, decanting and much more.

You’ll become more familiar and knowledgeable about Bordeaux wines in a fun and down-to-earth and friendly atmosphere.

And in the company of fellow wine lovers.

You’ll learn about Left Bank and Right Bank and understand the difference between them. In short, you’ll expand your Bordeaux wine knowledge while enjoying great food and great wine.

Enough extraordinary wine experiences to make your head spin!

An immersion in the French lifestyle

A market visit followed by a cooking class is one of the highlights on the Bordeaux Grand Cru Wine and Culinary Tour

A market visit followed by a cooking class is one of the highlights on the Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour

This unique Bordeaux wine and culinary tour for food and wine lovers combines the best wines of Bordeaux with exclusive gourmet meals.

And if that’s not enough, you will sample your way around one of the oldest regional open-air food markets while foraging ingredients.

In the spacious kitchen of Chateau Coulon Laurensac you will experience a fun cooking class while enjoying some great Bordeaux wines.

You’ll taste the classical wines of both Saint Emilion and Medoc and have an Armagnac tasting of older vintages, some of them over 50 years old!

Bordeaux Wine and Culinary Tour: a truly culinary experience

Exquisite meals at venues not open to the public on the Bordeaux Cru Wine and Culinary Tour

Exquisite meals at venues not open to the public on the Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour

As part of a small, select group we can open doors for you that remain closed for others.

Can you believe that you’ll indulge in a daily lunch at a Bordeaux Chateau?

And there is more: for dinner we take you to the most renowned restaurants of the area, including Bordeaux’s most elegant Michelin-starred restaurant.

Ronald your tour leader is born to the role of host and has extensive knowledge about the Bordeaux region and wines.

Ronald is a delightful commentator on French culture; always interesting and delivered with such great humor.

Bordeaux  Culinary and Wine Tour: Grand Cru wines with all meals

A Farewell dinner like you’ve never experienced before

A Farewell dinner like you’ve never experienced before

Of course you will taste Grand Cru wines with all meals.

And to round it all off you’ll be invited into the private dining room of our own 18th century Chateau Coulon Laurensac for a Farewell dinner like you’ve never experienced before.

Our private chef will prepare another remarkable meal for us that we will match by an impressive succession of library wines that have been ageing in our cellar.

Including Chateau Margaux 1985 and Superior First Growth Chateau d’Yquem of over 30 years old!

We’ll light the candles in our dining room and share another delicious meal to conclude this amazing experience.

This Tour is both a culinary and a wine experience

This Tour is both a culinary and a wine experience

Great food, great wine and great fun with great people on this Bordeaux Wine and Culinary Tour

Great food, great wine and great fun with great people!

Stay at our private Chateau

You'll stay at our beautiful Chateau Coulon Laurensac

You’ll stay at our beautiful Chateau Coulon Laurensac

During your Bordeaux wine tour with the Bordeaux Wine Experience you’ll stay at our beautiful Chateau Coulon Laurensac.

Chateau Coulon Laurensac is nested on the riverbanks of the Garonne River, just outside Bordeaux.

This enchanting Château (built in 1724!) is the perfect starting point for tours in all the famous wine regions of the Bordeaux area.

No hotel-hopping on our tours!

All suites combine old-world charm with modern amenities like air-conditioning.

No two rooms are alike and they all have their own character.


Great value

Great value and even more fun!

You may think costs are high at first but our guests feel it’s a bargain for the tour, meals and wines tasted.

Let alone the camaraderie and the great fun.

Or in the words of a previous guests:

The experience, knowledge friendliness and generosity of Margaret and Ronald has no price…

We will be back when and if we can get a place on this fantastic adventure.

Get your itinerary  here!




Stay at our private Chateau Coulon Laurensac on the Bordeaux Grand Cru Wine and Culinary Tour

Stay at our private Chateau Coulon Laurensac on the Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour


10 Excellent reasons to join the Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour

  1. Exclusive Touring Experience:
    Have the ultimate Chateau Experience

    Have the ultimate Chateau Experience

    Limited to just six double/twin rooms and one single, our tours prioritize intimacy and personalized attention for a truly exclusive experience.

  2. Effortless and Carefree Travel:
    Enjoy carefree and seamless travel in Bordeaux as we take care of every detail, ensuring a hassle-free journey from start to finish.
  3. Taste all 5 First Growths and Château d’Yquem!
    Delight your palate with tastings of all five First Growths and Château Yquem, providing an extraordinary opportunity to savor some of Bordeaux’s most prestigious wines with every meal (except breakfast!)
  4. Expert and Humourous Guidance by Ronald Rens:
    Benefit from the expertise and humor of Bordeaux specialist Ronald Rens and his dedicated team, ensuring an informative and enjoyable tour.
  5. Gourmet Dining at Exclusive Venues:
    Indulge in gourmet meals served at Bordeaux Chateaux and venues not typically accessible to the public, elevating your culinary experience.
  6. An entertaining concise cooking class:
    Experience an entertaining and concise, cooking class where you’ll not only learn culinary techniques but also savor some of Bordeaux’s finest wines.
  7. Entertaining and humourous guidance by Ronald Rens M.Sc., Wine Master, Bordeaux Expert

    Chateau Accommodation:
    Rest in comfort at our air-conditioned, 18th Century chateau, offering an elegant and historic setting for a truly authentic Bordeaux experience.

  8. Luxury Transportation:
    Traverse the Bordeaux region in style with air-conditioned, luxury motor coach transportation, ensuring a comfortable and convenient journey throughout the tour.
  9. Small Group, Big Fun:
    Revel in great food, exquisite wines, and a lot of fun within the intimate setting of a small group, fostering camaraderie and shared enjoyment throughout your Bordeaux adventure.
  10. Grand Cru Farewell Dinner:
    Culminate your journey with a Grand Cru Farewell Dinner featuring an array of Grand Cru wines, including Chateau Margaux 1985 and the prestigious Chateau d’Yquem of over 30 years old!

Discover Bordeaux in a way that goes beyond the ordinary—our tours are designed to immerse you in the region’s finest wines, culinary delights, and the charm of a small, exclusive group experience.

Get your full Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour Itinerary here now!

For those of you who think that this is a tour for wine snobs, or for snobs or pretentious people in general, think again.
This tour was somehow the epitome of down to earth – from our terrific tour mates to the anti-snob Rens, who literally welcome you into their home as family. Read their website, visit their Facebook page and if all it seems to good to be real, just wait… the EXPERIENCE is even better.”

Comment from Tripadvisor

With Ronald you will taste more Classified Growths than on any other Bordeaux Wine Tour on the Bordeaux Grand Cru Tour

With Ronald you will taste more Classified Growths than on any other Bordeaux Wine Tour

We take care of everything, really everything

Once your Bordeaux Wine Tour begins you can relax knowing that the tour rate covers absolutely everything during your trip with us.

Everything means really everything:  guides, accommodations, all meals but one, all wines, excursions, all entrance fees, tasting fees, tips, taxes and gratuities.

Tipping is neither required nor expected.

You’ll only need to open your wallet when you go off exploring on your own, have one meal on your free night in Bordeaux or decide to buy souvenirs or wine to ship home.


*Please note:
Itinerary subject to change, every effort will be made to keep the itinerary as close as possible to what appeared here; however the final itinerary may vary due to wine chateaux schedules, change of policies, availabilities and other factors beyond our control.

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