Bordeaux, secrets of great wines

Discovery day - Guided tours


A day spent in the city and the vineyards to understand the secrets behind the wines of Bordeaux!

In Bordeaux, the world of wine revolves around producers and négociants (merchants) - 70% of all wines are sold by the latter.

Your day will begin with a walking tour of the Chartrons district, which has been the centre of the wine trade for several centuries. The museum devoted to négociants shows how they came from Northern Europe in the 17th century and contributed greatly to Bordeaux's prosperity. The role of the Port of Bordeaux in exporting wine is also stressed.

After a relaxed lunch at Baud & Millet restaurant, it is time to go to Saint-Emilion or the Médoc (depending on the programme).

Wednesday in Saint-Emilion: the afternoon begins with a visit to the famous medieval town and its underground monuments followed by a tour at an estate including a tasting. The secrets of making fine wine will be explained in detail: terroir, grape varieties, winemaking, barrel ageing, etc.
Saturday in the Médoc: two tours with tasting are planned, one in a family-owned estate and the other one in a château famous for its typical regional architecture.

9.30 am departure from the Bordeaux Tourist office // 6.30 pm return

This tour is not available for children under 13. A teenager under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and is not allowed to have wine tasting.

For over 10 persons please contact the Bordeaux Tourist Office by mail to for availibility and price.

Organised by the Bordeaux Toiurist Office

Key information

Open days

  • From 01/01/2019 to 31/12/2019
  • Wednesdays (Saint-Emilion) and Saturdays (Medoc) from 1. April to 15. November, from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm.
  • Capacity

    • Minimum number of people : 5
    • Maximum number of people : 53
  • Access

    • Public transport : Station Quinconces (lignes B et C) at 0,1 km
  • Languages

    • Français
    • Anglais
  • Means of payment

    • Carte Bancaire
    • Chèque vacances


From : 79€ / person

This price does not include :
personal expenses
This price includes :
the guide, transport by coach, a visit to the Chartrons district, entry to the Musée du Négoce with a tasting of 2 wines, lunch, and two tours with tasting (except in Saint-Emilion, which includes 1 Château tour + visit of the medieval village).

This tour is open to young over 13 without wine tasting.
It is not open to children under 13

Contact details

Bordeaux, Secrets des Grands Vins
12 cours du XXX Juillet


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