On this 3-hour evening visit in Paris, discover the wine bars in the various arrondissements. Each one has a speciality or a particular focus on one of the key French wine regions: Burgundy (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), Bordeaux (Left Bank and Right Bank), Champagne (Zero Dosage and Brut) or the Rhône Valley (North or South).
Bordeaux, an historic city located on the Garonne River, has long flourished due to the wine trade. Home to the “Cité du Vin” museum, it is a cultural and gastronomical destination. The vineyards of the Médoc (the Left Bank) are within an easy drive of the city as is the medieval town of Saint Emilion (on the Right Bank) and the Péssac-Leognan/Graves district is practically a southern suburb.
This 5-day guided tour includes private tastings and visits to the cellars of classified growths and smaller prestigious family owned estates on both sides of the Gironde Estuary and further south in the Sauternes. Explore the differences of the Left Bank and the Right Bank and the sweet nectar of botrytized wines unequaled in the world. Enjoy the French “art de vivre” in luxurious lodgings with unique evening culinary experiences as each course is paired with a wonderful wine.
Steeped in medieval and monastic history, Burgundy’s rich past provides the background to visit and discover what makes Burgundy’s terroir so special and how it varies between the “climats”. This 5-day tour starts in Chablis to explore first-hand the hill of the Grands Crus and visit the producers who work this special soil. Then discover the vineyards and villages of the Côte d’Or and the Côte de Beaune with private visits and exceptional tastings in Vosne Romanée, Gevrey-Chambertin, Chassagne- Montrachet, Pommard and more.
We will be based in Beaune, a lovely walled medieval town, to take in the history and culture associated with wine by visiting historical sites such as the Hospices de Beaune and the nearby Clos de Vougeot, the abbey and its vineyards, all while enjoying Burgundian culinary specialties matched with outstanding wines.
On this 4-day guided tour, visit the four main regions of Champagne: the Montagne de Reims, the Côte de Blancs, the Vallée de la Marne and the Aube. Discover the mysteries of the bubbles and the importance of blending at prestigious champagne houses such as Ruinart, Charles Heidsick, Moet Chandon. Compare vintage/non-vintage and contrast with grower champagnes such as AR Lenoble, Tarlant, Benoit Lahaye.
Take in the Rue de Champagne in Epernay with its magnificent estates and finish with a visit to Reims and its famed cathedral, the site of the coronations of the Kings of France. Enjoy the delectable dishes of the region paired with Champagne.
Should you wish to have a personalized, intimate travel experience to a French wine region, Vintastic will create your unique all-inclusive itinerary.