All-inclusive friendly and instructive wine tours
On my website you will find my suggestions for tastings and visits in small groups.
However I’d love to hear any ideas you may have. Together we can build a wine tour that takes you wherever you would like to go.
We will leave from your hotel by car and drive to the vineyard of your choice:
• Saint-Emilion / Pomerol
• Graves de Pessac Leognan / Sauternes
• Bourg / Blaye
I will introduce you to our history and to the châteaux and give you some technical insight into wine-growing, oenology as well as barrel-making.
Visit the vineyards in small groups (2-6 people).
Drive alongside the châteaux in the Médoc, from Margaux to Saint-Estephe, Pauillac, Moulis, Listrac and Saint-Julien. Admire and visit the châteaux and the prestigious classified Growths. At lunch time, enjoy a wine tasting and a meal in a bistronomic restaurant.
GRAVES DE PESSAC LÉOGNAN / SAUTERNES
At the gates of Bordeaux, come and discover the Graves de Pessac Leognan vineyard and its classified Growth-châteaux. At lunch time, enjoy a wine tasting and a meal in a bistronomic restaurant. In the afternoon, we’ll drive to the vineyard in Sauternes and visit a classified Growth.
Visit a Cognac family property, walk around the vineyard, drive to Jarnac. at lunch time, enjoy a wine tasting and a meal in a bistronomic restaurant. Visit a traditionnal Cognac wine property in the afternoon.
Visit the vineyard and the village of Saint-Emilion. Admire and visit the châteaux and the prestigious classified growths. At lunch time, enjoy a wine tasting and a meal in a bistronomic restaurant.
BOURG / BLAYE
Discover the “Corniche Fleurie”, the picturesque wine road from the Bordeaux estuary and its fortifications witch are part of the UNESCO heritage site. Visit two wine properties and at lunch time, enjoy a wine tasting and a meal in a bistronomic restaurant.
Visit of a traditionnal Bordeaux brewery. You’ll be surprise to see how much wine and beer have in common. At lunch time, enjoy a wine tasting and a meal in a bistronomic restaurant. Visit of Bordeaux with its main cultural landmarks. Visit of selected culinary arts and crafts shops.
WHO AM I
My name is Cécile Castex
I am a qualified oenologist from Bordeaux. For the past 20 years, I’ve worked for various châteaux and negociants, and managed my own PR agency specialised in wine. Through these experiences, I have found that there are many ways to discover wine. It’s a world with astonishing cultural diversity. A world that cannot be boiled down to a bunch of labels.
I strive to share my passion for wine and I regularly organise tastings with groups of amateurs.
Step into a world that is both complex and inspiring.
I will take you on a variety of personalised wine tours and share with you my love for my region.
Come and discover our terroir, our wines and the history of our vineyard…
15 rue Henri Expert
33 300 BORDEAUX
m.+(33) 6 02 07 39 08