Day Tours

One Day Wine Tasting Tours in Bordeaux, St Emilion, Bergerac

Our half day and 1 day wine tours give guests already visiting or planning to visit our wonderful region of Aquitaine, the great vineyards of Bordeaux, the Medoc, St Emilion, Duras and Bergerac, wine memories to cherish. From the aromas of wine in a private oak barrel store to a joke shared with a passionate winemaker, we assure that your tour will leave you wanting to come back for more.

When: all year round every day except Sunday (Sunday is possible for groups of 8 or more). Reservation is required but tours can be booked just a few days in advance depending on availability. Minimum 2 people (solo possible if others booked on your
requested tour/date). Email caro@frenchwineadventures.com to book your tour or scroll down for options.

Our wine tours offer a great day trip from Bordeaux or Bergerac. These tours are exclusive, small group tours. If you wish to book a private tour contact Caro for a quote caro@frenchwineadventures.com.

‘If we sip the wine, we find dreams coming upon us’ D.H. Lawrence, ‘Grapes’

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Please wear shoes that are good for walking outside in the vineyard as you spend time in the vines on all French Wine Adventures tours.

Minimum 2 people (solo possible if others already booked on your requested tour / date or ask us for a quote for a private tour). Reservation is required – email caro@frenchwineadventures.com to book your tour or scroll down for more options.

Most tours include walking and steps but French Wine Adventures can organise tours that do not require walking and steps. The wine school is fully handicap accessible and tours that are wheelchair accessible can be arranged in St Emilion, Bordeaux and Bergerac.

French Wine Adventures offer pairings for vegans and vegetarians as part of wine and food pairing lunches and cater for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and lactose-free on request on all tours (requires notice in advance).

‘We could never have arranged the visits Caro organised for us. We spoke directly with the winemakers’ Jeff Jirka, Winemaker, USA

Half Day Wine Tour with Wine & Food Pairing Lunch - €60 per person

When: every day except Sunday 10h30 to 14h30
Where: Chateau Feely, Saussignac, an easy drive or train ride from Bordeaux St Jean, St Emilion, Bergerac or Sarlat
Whether debutante or expert you will enjoy this enthralling half day in a magnificent natural environment.

  • Visit an organic wine estate
  • Learn the essentials of Bordeaux and Bergerac region’s wines
  • Understand the key steps in wine growing and why the farming method is so important to the quality of your wine Enjoy a wine and food pairing lunch that has been described by many as a ‘revelation’

Includes a pdf pocket guide to wine tasting and a pdf pocket guide to wine and food pairing.

If you are driving you can download the pdf map for getting here by car click Directions to Chateau Feely (about 150kb). This is a great activity to experience en route between Bordeaux and Sarlat.

If you are training we offer collection from Gardonne Station a beautiful direct train ride from Bordeaux St Jean, St Emilion, Bergerac or Sarlat. For guests from Bordeaux we recommend the afternoon in St Emilion en route back to Bordeaux. Drop off
before 14h30 at Gardonne Station for the return train. If stopping in St Emilion, from the train station to St Emilion village is a 1.4 km (0.85 mi) beautiful walk so opt for this if you are reasonably fit and happy to walk.

Email caro@frenchwineadventures.com to book your tour or scroll down for more options.

A Wine Adventure Day Tour - €99 per person

When: every day except Sunday 10h30 to 16h30
Where: Chateau Feely, Saussignac, an easy train ride from Bordeaux St Jean, St Emilion, Bergerac or Sarlat

Start the morning in an organic and biodynamic vineyard walking the different blocks and understanding that french term ‘terroir’, then a wine tasting class, the principles of wine and food pairing and a wine and food pairing lunch. In the afternoon explore winemaking and the different steps involved including what it means to make organic wine and biodynamic wine. Visit the winery and see the barrels.

Key elements:

  • Visit an organic and biodynamic wine estate and winery
  • Learn the essentials of Bordeaux and Bergerac region’s wines
  • Enjoy a wine and food pairing lunch that has been described by many as a ‘revelation’
  • Understand the steps involved in growing and making wine

Includes a pdf pocket guide to wine tasting and a pdf pocket guide to wine and food pairing.

If you are driving you can download the pdf map for getting here by car click Directions to Chateau Feely (about 150kb).

If you are training we offer collection at 10h30 at Gardonne station a beautiful direct train ride from Bordeaux St Jean, St Emilion, Bergerac or Sarlat. We offer drop off by 16h30 at Gardonne Station in time for the return train to Bordeaux at 17h30.
Email caro@frenchwineadventures.com to book your tour or scroll down for more options.

Essential Wine Tour - Bergerac, Duras or east Bordeaux €130 per person

When: every day except Sunday 10h30 to 16h30
Where: begins and ends at Chateau Feely, Saussignac, an easy train ride from Bordeaux St Jean, St Emilion, Bergerac or Sarlat
This wine tour includes a gourmet wine and food pairing lunch and is available all year round. Reservation is required but tours can be booked just a few days in advance.

  • Visit two wonderful organic wine estates
  • Learn the essentials about wine and the region
  • Enjoy a wonderful french-style wine and food pairing lunch

What you also get with this tour:

  • Presentation of the region and the local appellations
  • A visit in the vineyard at one of the estates
  • A visit to the winery at one of the estates
  • A guided tasting of the range of wines at each of the estates

Includes 2 pdf pocket guides to wine tasting and to wine and food pairing

If you are driving to join the tour we start at 10h30 at Chateau Feely and finish around 16h30. You can download the pdf map for getting here by car click Directions to Chateau Feely (about 150kb). French Wine Adventures HQ is close to the border where the three appellations of Bordeaux, Bergerac and Duras meet so the afternoon visit takes place in one of these three appellations on request and availability.

If you are training we offer collection at 10h30 at Gardonne station a beautiful direct train ride from Bordeaux St Jean, St Emilion, Bergerac or Sarlat.

We offer drop off by 16h30 at Gardonne Station. Email caro@frenchwineadventures.com to book your tour or scroll down for more options.

‘The knowledge and passion Caro shared on our tour and the generosity shown during our stay was wonderful. What a beautiful part of the world to visit’ Adam, UK “The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation.”

Benjamin Franklin ‘Great local knowledge and wonderful wines!’ Rebecca, Australia “Come quickly…I’m tasting the stars!” Dom Perignon on the moment he discovered Champagne

We won’t taste champagne on this tour but you may taste a Crémant de Bordeaux or a Méthode Traditionelle (made in the traditional champagne method) style wine.

St Emilion Wine Tour - €240 per person including 2 grand cru classé vineyards, St Emilion Village and lunch

When: every day except Sunday 10h30 to 16h30
Where: begins and ends St Emilion Tourist Office, Place du Clocher, 33330 Saint-Emilion (or St Emilion train station or Libourne station for a direct TGV from /to Paris)
Discover the St Emilion that most tourists miss.

  • Climb the King’s Tower or the Bell Tower for the most awesome views, visit the cloisters, visit the magnificent underground caves of a grand cru classé.
  • Learn about the appellation system and about St Emilion from an insider (Caro is a winemaker and member of a commune appellation in Aquitaine)
  • Visit and taste the wines of two grand cru vineyards in St Emilion
  • Visit the village of St Emilion
  • Enjoy a wonderful lunch at a gourmet restaurant in the vineyards of St Emilion
  • Learn about the great wines of St Emilion and see the landmark properties

What’s different about a French Wine Adventures St Emilion tour compared to a bus tour that costs less?

  • Your tour with wine expert and local, Caro Feely, a certified wine teacher, winemaker, wine writer and published author (amazon assoc link to Grape Expectations, Saving our Skins, Glass Half Full and Wine, the essential guide to tasting and more)
  • The tour is semi private: you will usually be with two to four other people
  • Our visits are with winegrowers that are friends
  • As an organic and biodynamic winegrower, Caro offers you a deep perspective on the terroirs of France and the notion of terroir Tailored to you – our small groups mean we can tailor the day to suit you

Reservation is required but tours can be booked just a few days in advance depending on availability. Minimum 2 people (solo possible if others booked on your requested tour/date). Email caro@frenchwineadventures.com to book your tour or scroll down
for more options.

“This was the opportunity of a lifetime and truly exceeded my expectations” Sheila Jirka, winemaker, Washington State, USA

If you have time we would be delighted to welcome you for a few nights at The Wine Lodge or the Wine Cottage luxury ecological accommodation at Caro’s organic and biodynamic vineyard 45 minutes from St Emilion. We can organize your itinerary for other areas and activities or wine school if you want to explore French wine further.

Medoc Wine Tour Adventure - €380 per person including lunch and visits to two Grand Cru Classé estates

When: as part of our multi day tours

Where: For this tour drop off at Tram Station Berges de la Garonne, Rue Edmond Besse, Bordeaux 33000 at around 16h30 unless otherwise arranged.

Visit this world renowned region with a winemaker that works in the great vineyards of Aquitaine. Travel the Chateau Road and see the great estates including Margaux, Latour and Lafite. We also offer a Sauternes wine tour and a Graves grand cru classé
wine tour on request.

  • Learn about the appellation system and about the Medoc from an insider
  • Visit two grand cru classé in the Medoc
  • Enjoy a wonderful lunch in the Medoc

In the Medoc doing your research and making your bookings in advance makes all the difference. Having Caro organise your itinerary and translate for you will offer you a day that is far more fulfilling than a tour bus. If you have a particular grand cru classé you have always dreamed of visiting let Caro know. She will investigate whether she can get you an appointment with them as part of your day out with her.

Email caro@frenchwineadventures.com to book your tour or scroll down for more options.

Walking Wine Tour- €180 per person including lunch and wine estate visit and tasting

When: every day except Sunday 10h30 to 16h30
Where: begins and ends at Chateau Feely, Saussignac, an easy train ride from Bordeaux St Jean, St Emilion, Bergerac or Sarlat

Discover the vineyards of Saussignac.

  • Learn about the appellation system and about the wonderful vineyards of Aquitaine from an insider (Caro is a winemaker and member of the management committee of the Saussignac commune appellation)
  • Visit an organic winery cellar door
  • Enjoy a 3 course lunch at local French restaurant

Walking level: moderate. Some hills and well kept paths. 12-14Kms (8 mi)

If you are driving you can download the pdf map for getting here by car click Directions to Chateau Feely (about 150kb). If you are training we offer collection at 10h30 at Gardonne station a direct train ride from Bordeaux St Jean, St Emilion, Bergerac or Sarlat and drop off by 16h30 at Gardonne Station.

We also offer walking tours of St Emilion, Monbazillac and Pecharmant. Consider our multi day Vineyard Walking Tours in Bordeaux, Bergerac and Saussignac in Aquitaine, France for a truly magical experience.

Email caro@frenchwineadventures.com to book your tour or scroll down for more options.

Gourmet Vineyard Walking Wine Tour - €240 per person including Michelin star lunch and wine tasting visit

When: possible every day except Sunday 10h30 to 16h30
Where: begins and ends at Chateau Feely, Saussignac, an easy train ride from
Bordeaux St Jean, St Emilion, Bergerac or Sarlat

  • Discover the vineyards of Monbazillac
  • Enjoy a gourmet lunch at a Michelin star restaurant
  • Visit an organic winery cellar door for a tasting

Walking level: easy. Relatively flat conditions and well kept paths. 8Kms (5 mi)

If you are driving you can download the pdf map for getting here by car click Directions to Chateau Feely (about 150kb).

Consider our multi day Vineyard Walking Tours in Bordeaux, Bergerac and Saussignac in Aquitaine, France for a truly magical experience.

‘Caro is a great host! As wine novices we thoroughly enjoyed the day and wine-tasting in such a beautiful relaxed environment,’ Matt and Rachelle, Australia

Play Winemaker for a Day - €175 per person including lunch and your unique bottle of wine to take home

When: every day except Sunday 10h30 to 16h30
Where: Chateau Feely, Saussignac (If you are driving you can download the pdf map for getting here by car click Directions to Chateau Feely (about 150kb).We offer collection at 10h30 at Gardonne station a direct train ride from Bordeaux St Jean, St
Emilion, Bergerac or Sarlat and drop off by 16h30 at Gardonne.

Minimum 2 people. Price includes a wine and food pairing lunch and your own bottle of your unique wine to take home. Reservation required.

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a winemaker? What decisions go into creating a unique wine? Come to Château Feely for an exclusive experience – a day of exploration which includes blending your own unique wine to take home.

Some of the topics and activities you will enjoy on this wine adventure:

  • How the grapes were transformed after the harvest
  • What is happening in the vineyard in preparation for our next vintage and how this work in the vineyard affects the wine
  • Wine blending: Wine tasting of each of the individual wines that can be used for your blend
  • General rules of blending
  • Choices made at Chateau Feely
  • Blend your own bottle of wine then bottle and cork your unique blend

You depart with your wine and two pdf pocket guides to Wine tasting and to wine and food pairing.

If you dream of owning your own vineyard Chateau Feely’s ‘Vine Share’ is the ideal compliment to the Play Winemaker for a day.

The ‘Vineyard Share’ includes the rent of a row of vines in Chateau Feely’s vineyards in South West France for a year or more. It is the perfect gift for someone who is interested in wine – they can participate in grape picking and harvest celebrations, learn more about wine or simply enjoy the fine wine delivered by their vines.

‘‘My sister was tickled pink and has told the whole world that she ‘owns’ a piece of a vineyard! I was delighted to come up with such an original gift’ Bríd, Ireland Visit Chateau Feely to find out more about options and to order your vineyard share online.

If you are not ready to purchase but want to know more about it email me caro@frenchwineadventures.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Visit the website of Chateau Feely where most of French Wine Adventures exclusive experiences take place and where the vineyard share rows are located.

Terms and Conditions

When you book we request a non-refundable booking deposit of 50% that guarantees your booking and place on the tour and then the payment of the balance on the day of the tour. To protect your plans from unexpected travel problems and for your personal
health please ensure you have comprehensive travel and health insurance including full personal accident cover. When you confirm your booking with French Wine Adventures SARL Chateau Feely it is tacit confirmation that you and your party have this insurance.

If you want to learn about wine and particularly about french wine consider a wine workshop with us. If you have more time available consider a 2 TO 5 DAY TOUR

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