Step back in time and savor the centuries-old secrets behind Bordeaux’s world-famous wines on a captivating Wine History Tour with Tasting. As guests meander through historic vineyards and lush landscapes, they’ll uncover the intricate tapestry of traditions woven into each glass of Bordeaux nectar.

But what unfolds when the first cork is popped is a journey beyond time, where the essence of the region’s heritage mingles with the modern palate, promising an experience like no other.

Key Points

Bordeaux: Wine History Tour With Tasting - Key Points

  • Explore Bordeaux’s Chartrons neighborhood and riverside while learning about wine history.
  • Enjoy a Blind tasting of 4 Bordeaux wines paired with 3 French cheeses.
  • Gain insights into decoding wines, French wine labeling, and wine classification.
  • Not suitable for pregnant women or children under 18 due to wine tasting.

Tour Details

Embark on the Bordeaux: Wine History Tour with Tasting, a 2-hour immersive experience that delves into the rich world of Bordeaux wines. This tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the Chartrons neighborhood and the riverside of Bordeaux while learning about different grape varieties and French wine labeling.

Participants will indulge in a Blind tasting of 4 Bordeaux wines expertly paired with 3 French cheeses in a local Wine Bar. The tour includes 4 glasses of Bordeaux Organic wines paired with 3 cheeses, featuring 1 white, 2 reds, and 1 sweet wine.

Led by a knowledgeable wine expert or Sommelier guide, guests will also have the chance to enjoy extra glasses of wine in the Wine Bar, enhancing their understanding of wine pairings and grape varieties.


As participants explore the Chartrons neighborhood and the riverside of Bordeaux, they’ll explore the world of Bordeaux wines through a captivating Blind tasting experience. During this experience, they will:

  • Immerse themselves in Sommelier insights
  • Discover the art of Wine pairings
  • Engage in a sensory exploration of 4 Bordeaux wines
  • Enhance their knowledge of French wine labeling
  • Enjoy the fusion of flavors with 3 French cheeses

This interactive session not only educates but also tantalizes the taste buds, offering a unique opportunity to appreciate the nuances of Bordeaux wines in a delightful setting.

Get ready to sip, savor, and learn in the charming ambiance of a local Wine Bar.


Setting off from the meeting point at 64 Quai des Chartrons, the Wine History Tour of Bordeaux promises an immersive exploration of the city’s wine culture and landmarks.

The itinerary includes a guided tour with sightseeing and a 15-minute walk through historical landmarks like Église Saint-Louis des Chartrons, CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art of Bordeaux, Pont de Pierre, Cité du Vin, Chartrons, and Quais de Bordeaux.

Throughout the tour, you will have the opportunity to enjoy wine pairings with Bordeaux Organic wines and French cheeses.

While strolling through the charming streets of Bordeaux, visitors will soak in the rich history of the city’s wine heritage and discover the significance of its renowned landmarks in the world of winemaking.


Exploring the secrets of wine labeling and decoding wines in a Blind tasting are just a few of the captivating highlights awaiting participants on the Bordeaux Wine History Tour. As participants explore the world of Bordeaux wines, they’ll uncover the following exciting experiences:

  • Tasting techniques: Learn how to discern the nuances of each Bordeaux wine through expert guidance.

  • Wine pairings: Indulge in the perfect combinations of Bordeaux Organic wines with a selection of French cheeses.

  • Decoding wines: Understand the intricate details behind French wine labeling and classification.

  • Sommelier insights: Gain valuable knowledge from a wine expert on the art of Blind tasting.

  • Interactive learning: Engage in a hands-on experience that will deepen your appreciation for Bordeaux’s rich wine heritage.


Pregnant women and children under 18 years are not permitted to participate in the Bordeaux Wine History Tour. This restriction ensures the safety and enjoyment of all participants. The tour involves wine tastings, which are not suitable for pregnant women due to health concerns, and the content may not be appropriate for individuals under 18. Below is a table summarizing the key restrictions for the tour:

Restrictions Details
Pregnancy Exclusion Pregnant women are not allowed due to wine tastings.
Age Restriction Participants must be 18 years or older.
Health Concerns Safety and enjoyment of all participants are prioritized.

These restrictions aim to maintain a comfortable and suitable environment for all guests during the tour.

Customer Reviews

The Bordeaux Wine History Tour has received outstanding feedback from travelers of various backgrounds, boasting an impressive overall rating of 5/5 based on 7 reviews. Visitors have particularly highlighted the following aspects of the tour:

  • Exquisite Wine Pairings: Guests raved about the delightful combination of 4 glasses of Bordeaux Organic wines with 3 cheese varieties.

  • Expertise of Tour Guide: The tour guide’s in-depth knowledge and passion for wine history shone through, enhancing the overall experience.

  • Engaging and Informative: Travelers appreciated the wealth of information provided on different grape varieties, French wine labeling, and more.

  • Interactive Blind Tasting: Participants enjoyed learning how a Sommelier decodes wines during the Blind tasting session.

  • Great for All Groups: Couples, solo travelers, families, and groups of friends all found the tour to be highly recommended.


Navigating the vibrant streets of Bordeaux to locate the meeting point for the Wine History Tour is made easy by spotting the guide holding a Turquoise Umbrella. This distinctive marker ensures that participants can easily find the starting location at 64 Quai des Chartrons.

For those who prefer a digital guide, opening Google Maps and searching for the meeting point address will provide step-by-step directions to reach the designated spot. Located in a central area, the meeting point offers a convenient starting point for the tour, allowing visitors to enjoy the wine history of Bordeaux without worrying about finding the right place to begin.

Whether following the guide or utilizing technology, getting to the meeting point is a straightforward and stress-free process.

Common questions

Can I Purchase Additional Bottles of Wine to Take Home After the Tasting?

Yes, guests can purchase additional bottles of wine to take home after the tasting. There are souvenir options available for those interested in bringing a piece of Bordeaux’s wine culture with them.

Are There Any Opportunities to Visit Vineyards or Wineries During the Tour?

During the tour, participants won’t have the opportunity to visit vineyards or wineries. Instead, they will explore wine production and tasting techniques through a guided history tour with tastings at a local Wine Bar.

Is There a Dress Code for the Tour and Tasting?

There isn’t a strict dress code for the tour and tasting. Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable attire suitable for walking. As for etiquette, respectful behavior towards the wine expert, guide, and other participants is appreciated.

Are There Vegetarian or Vegan Options Available for the Cheese Pairings?

For guests with dietary restrictions, there are vegetarian and vegan cheese alternatives available for the wine pairing on the tour. The options ensure that all participants can enjoy a delightful tasting experience while exploring Bordeaux’s wine history.

Will There Be Opportunities to Purchase Wine or Souvenirs During the Tour?

During the tour, participants can indulge in wine shopping and souvenir hunting opportunities. They may also learn about tasting etiquette, explore local specialties, and have the chance to purchase wine or souvenirs as mementos.

Final Words

Set out on a journey through Bordeaux’s wine history with the Wine History Tour with Tasting. Explore iconic landmarks, savor organic wines and cheeses, and unravel the secrets of French wine culture with a knowledgeable guide.

With affordable pricing, wheelchair accessibility, and glowing reviews, this tour is a must for wine enthusiasts and history lovers alike. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience in the heart of Bordeaux.

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