Fancy a round of golf next to a 16th-century castle? A day being pampered in the spa of a luxury hotel? A helicopter flight over the vineyards of the Médoc? Or a trip around the estates of Saint-Émilion with your own chauffeur?
In the world’s biggest fine wine region, there is no shortage of top-class activities. Here are a few ideas...
Vineyards Information Desk: book an individual visit to a vineyardNot to be missed: If you want to visit one or more estates in the Bordeaux region, get in touch with the Bordeaux tourist office. Find out the terms and conditions for visiting the prestigious crus of Bordeaux, get hold out a range of documents to make your trips easier (map of the wine region, guides of châteaux per appellation, list of châteaux open at the weekend,...) and your tasting tours.
For just a few euros more, the tourist office also organises special tours to Sauternes and into the Médoc, in partnership with the Pauillac tourist and wine office.
The price includes:
- Two tours of the appellations and estates of the visitor’s choice (and potential cost of the tasting tour to be paid directly at the property).
An appointment sheet as well as an access plan to the properties.
- Documentation about the region visited. .
Contact: Office de tourisme de Bordeaux
Tel. +33 (0)5 56 00 66 00
Fax +33 (0)5 56 00 66 01
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web : www.bordeaux-tourisme.com
Golf de Bordeaux-Lac15 minutes from the centre of Bordeaux, this high quality golf course (used for the International Open of Bordeaux) is in a lovely setting near the floral park, the woods of Bordeaux, the Exhibition Centre and the hotel complexes. Two 18-hole courses: La Jalle: 18 holes, par 72, 6124 metres and Les Etangs: 18 holes, par 72, 6194 metres. Practice on a water plane, two putting greens, practice course, golf carts. Group lessons and classes.
Contact: Golf de Bordeaux Lac
Tel. +33 (0)5 56 50 92 72
Fax +33 (0)5 56 29 01 84
Email : email@example.com
Web : www.bluegreen.com/bordeaux
Contact: Péniche La Daphnée
Tel. +33 (0)6 65 58 01 47
Fax +33 (0)5 57 74 58 72
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web : www.trocard.fr
Become a Wine Maker with Gourmet Odyssey!
Want to discover the world of a winemaker and get behind the scenes to improve your knowledge of wine ?
It’s now possible thanks to Gourmet Odyssey. Get involved in helping to make your own wine:
- Adopt your own vines at Château Beau Rivage (Macau-en-Médoc)
- Receive a welcome gift pack
- Visit the winery, roll up your sleeves and get involved in working on the vines, harvesting or blending
- Follow the progress of your vines and your wine through newsletters, photos and video
- Choose the name of your vintage and personalise your own wine labels
- Receive a bottle of wine for each adopted vine
Like child’s play... for adults!
From € 149
Contact: Château Beau Rivage / Gourmet Odyssey
Tel. +33 (0)1 46 27 05 92
Email : email@example.com
Web : www.gourmetodyssey.com