Planned events include new wine tourism trails (with many off the beaten track), seminars and events for professionals and amateurs alike, conferences, tasting workshops, oenologist aperitifs and wine themed events. Invited guests include cellar masters, restaurant owners, sommeliers and chefs.
The traditional wine tours are available and range from stately chateaux to small, family run properties, but the region is also offering alternatives in the form of boat trips on Western Europe’s largest estuary with a glass of local wine in hand, accompanied by a wine grower from the region.
When traveling between Bourg and Blaye, do not miss the Route de la Corniche, a narrow and picturesque road that runs alongside the Dordogne river and the beginning of the estuary.
Traditional wine tours include great castles visits but also small family owned properties, as well as other formulas such as cruises on the largest estuary in Western Europe with a glass of wine offered for tasting by a winegrower the region
Alternatively, try the “Wine and electric bike” tour through the vineyards on one of their electric bikes. Bike hire with a booked visit to a wine property can be tailored to include organic wines, lunch, tastings or longer trips.
There are even trips on horseback or in a horse drawn carriage which crosses the town for a wine tasting on the banks of the Dordogne, 85 feet above sea level. What better way to spend an afternoon? Many of the neighbouring towns and villages have family run restaurants and cafés open for a quiet lunch on the terrace.