BORDEAUX: HARVEST AT THE CHATEAU, A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

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WHEN TO GO

SEPTEMBER

IDEAL LENGHT

3 NIGHTS

PRICE

FROM € 1800 PP
EXCLUDING FLIGHT

We invite all wine lovers, or simply those with a real thirst for new experiences, to discover a whole new dimension in the world of wine. At the gates of Bordeaux, worldwide capital of wine and an 18th century architectural gem, with many of its monuments listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you will have the incredible opportunity of going right into the heart of 2 renowned winemaking estates, while participating in the development of their famous nectars and getting to know a process which has been passed down through the generations.
During the harvest period, the passionate landowners, will open the doors of their château to you, and allow you to share in, over the course of a day, the birth of their new vintage. You will take part in the daily life of their estate by participating in the wine workshops.
Berry tasting, harvesting, sorting the grapes, tasting the estate’s wines…you will not miss out on any stage of the wine making process.
A relaxed, fun and friendly Bordeaux oenological getaway.

HARVEST DAY IN BORDEAUX

We invite you to enjoy an unforgettable experience in Bordeaux, worldwide capital of wine. Situated right in the heart of vineyards, at the edge of Bordeaux, Luxury, calm and romance await you in a superb 19th century Château-Hôtel, with a beautiful view of the Garonne from the terrace and the lounges. From your arrival, allow yourself to be swept up in the warmth of this family hotel and make the most of its fantastic comforts.

Today you will participate to an experience unlike any other. During this period of intense work, 2 passionate landowners invite you to discover another dimension to the world of wine, in a simple and authentic atmosphere. Find out the secrets of their world through dynamic and passionate workshops.
The morning will be spent entirely in the vineyard where you will learn how to taste the berries before participating in the grape harvest, armed with your scissors. You will follow the journey from the grape to the cellar, as well as the sorting of the grapes and the analysis.

A winemaker’s lunch will be served on the premises, then, you will discover, upon arrival at a second winemaking domain, how the winemaking process of red wines is carried out: fermentation of skins, soaking, fermentation, blending process.
You will be introduced to “must-tasting” (the juice of an unfermented grape) and then to bottled wines from the estate.

BORDEAUX GRAVES APPELLATION GRAND CRU CLASSE PRIVILEGED VISIT

Today, let’s go to the edge of Bordeaux to discover the Pessac Léognan appellation vineyards, which produce red and white wines on over 1400 hectares. You will be amazed by the beauty of many of the Châteaux in this area, some of which are classified as Historical Monuments.

You will have the privilege of being welcomed into the storehouses of a “Grand Cru Classé” of Graves Appellation, in the family since 1929. The estate, of which only the tower survives, was built in the 12th century by the Montesquieu ancestors, before entering into the family and being approved by the 1929 red vintage, served at Buckingham Palace in 1936.

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