The Rising Reds of Bordeaux

This shore tour is not yet available for purchase. Specific details for this program are not yet finalized and the tour elements are subject to change. An email announcement will be sent to all confirmed group members 4 to 5 months before departure.

For generations, Bordeaux has been known as the most famous winemaking region in the world. Every year, wine lovers from all over the world come to Bordeaux for one simple reason: to visit the 300,000 acres of vineyards that lie outside town and stretch for miles in every direction. And no matter which direction you go, there's an appellation—from the classic reds of the Médoc to the underappreciated whites of Graves and Entre-Deux-Mers; from the unparalleled dessert wines of Sauternes, to the rising reds of the Right Bank's Pomerol and Saint-Émilion.

Winemakers from all over the world have credited the wines of Bordeaux for influencing their personal winemaking style. Food & Wine Trails has designed a special experience at three châteaux that produce Grand Cru Classé reds in the Saint-Émilion appellation, considered by some to be the “Capital of Merlot” and possibly the oldest, active wine producing appellation in the region with history dating back to the ancient Romans.

Highlights for this excursion include visits to three Premier Grand Cru and Grand Cru Classe estates with an estate lunch and a private tour of the Saint-Emilion underground monuments.

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