Bordeaux is home to about 60 wine appellations; the most in France. Choosing which one(s) to visit might be overwhelming, but there are a few which you should definitely not miss on your next trip to this world-famous French wine region.
One such quaint appellation is that of Saint Émilion.
Join a wine tour of Saint Émilion to discover its UNESCO-protected heritage, the Right Bank of Bordeaux and of course, its celebrated wines.
Saint Émilion is in the northeast of Bordeaux. It is about 50kms from the city center, which means that it is only a short drive away -by car or on a comfortable private minivan. This picturesque town is also accessible by train from the main, newly-renovated station, Gare Saint-Jean.
Located on the right bank of Bordeaux with plenty of limestone and clay soil, this region is famous for its Merlot dominated red wine blends. Along with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot makes one of the silkiest red wines with smooth, round tannins and a fruity long finish. The terroir of Saint Émilion is very unique and forms one of the major pillars of the reputation of this region.
A Saint Émilion wine tour will take you to an old charming town dotted with cobbled streets and flights of stone steps leading to breathtaking views. The Monolithic Church stands tall and proud and makes for an unmissable picture against the blue Saint Émilion sky. This town is replete with cafés and restaurants to overcome your hunger pangs while the innumerable châteaux will guarantee to satisfy your appetite for some sumptuous red wine. A wine tour of Saint Émilion and its vineyards will help you understand what makes the wines of this region so exclusive. The soils, the climate, the people, all join forces to create a product that is truly magnificent. But if you are wondering which of these countless châteaux you must visit for that perfect Saint Émilion wine tour, look no further. Choose between a wine blending workshop at Château de Ferrand, superb dining at the Michelin-starred La Table de Plaisance, a special tour at Château Fombrauge or any of the other exclusive activities offered by one of our partners in Saint Émilion. Pack your bags and get ready for a luxurious wine experience in the heart of this charming old appellation of Bordeaux.
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