THE URBAN WINE TOUR, Chateaux and bars à vin
Ever wished to experience a wine tasting in its diversity? The Urban Wine Tour is tailor made for you! Indeed a chateau opens its doors to introduce you the wine production from the vine culture to the ageing process in the famous Bordeaux wine warehouses “les chais”. The visit of the property naturally ends with the tasting of at least two wines of the chateau.
Back onboard the bus, your guide drives you back to one of the great wine bars hosted in the city center of Bordeaux, where you’ll get the opportunity to enjoy a themed tasting run by the owner himself! Entertainment, sharing and friendliness will be the leitmotivs of this experience which will take you through different dimensions of the tasting, from the grape varieties ‘understanding to the wine and food pairing! To conclude with the icing on the cake, you’ll be offered some local specialities which will vary from a wine bar to another underlining the specificities of each ones! So do not hesitate any longer and book your Urban Wine Tour ticket!
The tour starts each saturday morning and takes you through the different forms of tasting: both inside a famous Bordeaux chateau and a wine bar:
- 09:30 am: departure from the Bordeaux Tourist Office by coach
- 10.30 am: visit and tasting at a wine chateau.
- 12.15 pm: tasting in a wine bar in Bordeaux.
- 01.15 pm: end of the tour.
The Urban Wine Tour offers several advantages since it allows you to find out, within a morning, several dimensions of the wine tasting and also the specificities of this art applied to Bordeaux! Furthermore, you’ll be delighted to be guided over an entire hour throughout a themed workshop varying according to the wine bar of the day. The owner, often a sommelier, a oenologist, a former wine maker or simply a passionate will indubitably convert you to his passion and his taste for the wine of our regions!
Each wine bar owns a speciality, that can either be a blind tasting approach as it is proposed at the Boutique Hôtel, a Bordeaux grape varieties comparison to their implantations abroad as it is suggested at La Ligne Rouge, the barrel influence on wines as advertised by Vins Urbains, whereas L’Officine will compile their famous receipt of “a bunch of growths and vegies per day”.
The wine workshop would not taste the same without the pleasure to discover local specialities which will scrumptiously be paired with the wines cautiously selected by the owners!
HOW TO BOOK YOUR TICKET
So no more hesitations, and get your tickets for the Urban Wine Tour
- on our website, here
- at the tourist office desk
- or at the wine tour desk located at the Cité du Vin