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Maxine Colas offers individual and exclusive Bordeaux Wine Tours

A world of wine makers whose passion and “savoir-faire” is handed down from generation to generation, a place where vines were first planted as early as the Third Century BC and where making wine is compared to creating a work of art.

Picture a vast vineyard where the wines are as intriguing, as complex and as diverse as its geography and classification system, where wine growers are passionate individualists, who proudly describe their wines as one would a new-born child or a beautiful shy young woman and yet who remain humble in the face of their achievements, often triumphing in climatic adversity……

And you have Bordeaux. Come with me and discover this land, these people through the ultimate experience of Bordeaux Wines.



WINE TOUR PROPOSAL : The Bordeaux Tour

Five days of touring the famous first & second classified châteaux of the Bordeaux wine region
accompanied by a wine expert ,

The Bordeaux Tour : brief summary

Day 1 : The Medoc : “Finesse & Complexity” : the wines of St.Julien & Margaux.
Day 2 : The Medoc : “Power & Character” : the wines of Pauillac & St.Estephe.
Day 3 : St.Emilion : “Elegance & Richness” : the wines of St.Emilon Grand Cru.
Day 4 : The Graves : “The Taste of ‘Terroir’” : the wines of Pessac-Léognan.
Day 5 : Sauternes : “Aura,Amber & Alchemy” : the wines of Sauternes.
The Languedoc-Roussillon Tour:   “3 Days”



WINE TOUR PROPOSAL : Wine, History & Gastronomy

Six days of touring including some famous first & second classified châteaux of the Bordeaux wine region, a boat trip in Arcachon,
a visit of the historical centre of Bordeaux by a Tourism office guide, a Cookery Class...
And a wine expert ,

Wine, History & Gastronomy : “The Complete Bordeaux Tour 6 Day Itinerary”

Day 1 : Wine tasting animation:
Day 2 : The wines of St.Emilion :
Day 3 : Visit to the historical centre of Bordeaux :
Day 4 : Day trip to the Bassin d Arcachon :
Day 5 : Cookery Class at Château de Sours :
Day 6 : The Left Bank: Pessac-Leognan & Pauillac :
Day 7 : Half day biking on the Entre-Deux-Mers bicycle track :



WINE TASTING ANIMATION or INITIATION DETAILS :



Maxine's tailor-made individual or group classes are designed to make wine tasting in Bordeaux an unforgettable and fun experience.

Tasting classes can be held at your hotel, a selected restaurant, a famous French cheese store, the wine school, wine boutique, in a charming château,or on a river boat : whatever venue you choose...

These classes begin with an introduction about the Bordeaux wine region and wine tasting techniques and follow with a tasting, either before or during lunch or dinner with wines especially selected from the various Bordeaux appellations.Maps, information packs and tasting books are provided for each taster.

The tasting can also include games based on “ aroma “ guessing, blending different grape varieties and matching food and wine.For the more adventurous, why not have a go at one of our blind tastings? (prizes for the winners).