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La Maison des vignes
             
       
Bordeaux "short and sweet"
A two day programme
 
      The vineyards of Chateau Bujan
Two days of intense exposure
for a memorable first contact with
Bordeaux's legendary vineyards.
 
               
     

Arrival
You will be met at the train station or airport in the late afternoon and taken to the Maison des Vignes and guided all along your stay.

 
                             
 

Note
Visits to the chateaux must be planned in advance and depend on their availability.

* These programs are reserved for groups from 4 to a maximum of six persons.
An interpreter is availableon
request for groups who do not speak English or French.

Please do contact us for a customized program.

   

After you make yourselves at home, Pascal Meli, owner of Chateau Bujan and Michèle Rousseau will give you some indispensable elements for an introduction to the vineyard and the tasting of Bordeaux wines.

Dinner is planned around Chateau Bujan wine and some typical plates of the region.

 
      Wine tasting at the Chateau Bujan  
                                   
       

First day : the life of a Bordeaux wine chateau and Saint Emilion
How to better understand this famous Bordeaux "terroir" than by strolling through the vines?

This promenade will give Pascal the opportunity to talk about the choice of grape varieties, planting methods, all the things that make the Bordeaux vineyard unique.
In the wine cellar, Pascal will introduce you to vintages, fermentation process, aging…

   
              The grape-picker's cottageIn the cottage, the fireplace and the bread oven are there for our culinary enjoyment!    
        Just before the grape harvest    

Tasting in the cellar among the barrels is an exceptional moment where everyone gets a chance discuss the tasting experience. Pascal also explains the art of mixing and his personal choices. An important morning for discovering Bordeaux wines!

Lunch at the Maison des Vignes
The menu reflects the season and is always in harmony with the wines of Chateau Bujan.

 
                                   
       

Afternoon at Saint Emilion
Classified World Heritage site by Unesco, Saint Emilion and its vineyards are remarkable places where men and vines have shaped the countryside for 2,000 years. You will discover the vineyard by a crest road, followed by a visit to the small town you can explore on foot, strolling through cobblestone lanes.

Dinner at St Emilion

   

Bell tower of the monolith church of St Emilion

 
                                   
        Second day : the Medoc Region via the Chateaux route and a visit to Bordeaux
Departure for the Medoc by the Blaye-Lamarque ferry.
Crossing the Gironde, the largest estuary in Europe, is a real change of scenery. The difference between the vineyards on the two banks of the river can be appreciated. This expanse of water is an immense maritime "air-conditioner". You can understand the special features of this Medoc region located between the Atlantic and the Gironde River.
 
                                   
        Chateau dream road    

In the morning the "chateaux route" where we make our rounds. We will stop at a Grand Cru Classe,(Chateau Pichon, Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande and its glass museum, for example, (based on their availability) to visit its cellars and taste its wine.

Lunch in the Medoc.

 
                                   
                    Chateau Latour     Fishing boat on the Gironde River  
                                   
       

Bordeaux
You can't ignore this architectural richness!
Bordeaux has the largest preserved district in France with wonderful examples of 18th century architecture.

Departure is planned for late afternoon.

           
                                   
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