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French wine regions, winery experiences & tours

France is undoubtedly one of the most important wine-producing countries in the world. It regularly produces more wine than any other country in terms of quantity and reputed quality.  

French winemakers are known around the world for their skill, grace, and dedication to the art of winemaking. It is ingrained in French culture at practically every level.  

The range of styles available, rather than the volume or prestige of French wine, is what makes it so appealing.  In the diversity of French wine, geology and topography play equal roles. The significant variation of soil types – and the landscapes that formed them – is reflected in the country's enormous number of independently designated wine regions and sub-regions.

In France's wine country, red grape varietals account for over 70% of vineyards, while white grape varieties account for 30%. The grape types used to make traditional wines in a region are determined by its terroir. Vignerons grow what was most suited to the local soils and climate, choosing from grape varietals' (sometimes restricted) choices accessible to them in the days before sophisticated vine management.

The appellation system of France was established in the early twentieth century and has since been copied by numerous other countries. It is a complicated legislation set that eventually determines each wine region's boundaries and establishes tight guidelines for winemaking. Its primary goals are to protect the appellations of French wines and to ensure the quality and origin of the products themselves.

The main wine areas of the French wine region map are Bordeaux, Burgundy, Languedoc, Champagne, the Loire Valley, Alsace, Rhône, Provence and Corsica. Each sub-region is defined by its own geographical qualities, which result in distinct characteristics in the wines produced there.

Use our itinerary planner to help plan, create, and book the ultimate wine tourism experience. You can choose to self-drive or pick a guided boutique wine tour with a local insider who's knowledge will enhance your regional experience. 

Lequel n'est pas Bordelais?
Bu Et Approuvé
Bordeaux Bordeaux France
From 35
Dégustation spéciale "Vins Bordelais"!  Venez déguster et partager à l'aveugle 5 vins dont un n'est pas Bordelais.  Si vous le découvrez, une surprise vous attend. L'occasion d'apprendre la spécificité des vins bordelais, ses terroirs, ses climats, ses cépages et ses modes de viticulture et vinification.  Les Dégustations made by B&A ? Elles sont basées sur les critères "J'aime", "Je n'aime pas" et ouvertes à tous, quelque soit le niveau de dégustation!  Sensorielles, inclusives, immersives pour apprendre en douceur les savoirs du vin.  Dégustez avant d'acheter et choisissez enfin les vins que vous aimez. Devenez un expert de vos goûts. Découvrez notre sélection communautaire et participative de vins de terroirs produits par des vigneron.nes engagé.es.   Rendez-vous chez AWAM, 18 rue Minvielle, 33 000 Bordeaux (Quartier Chartrons)    
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2.5 hrs
English, French
Group
Gift
Chateau Visit & Tasting
Château De Chantegrive
Graves Bordeaux France
From 8
Come discover the history and the personality of Chantegrive. Come and visit our two barrel cellars, taste our range of wines and walk freely around the property to discover insects and birds. Combining both tradition and modernity, the vineyard seduces with its fine, elegant, distinguished blend, and is appreciated for the consistency of its vintages. Bookings Essential
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1 hr
English, French
Group
The 3 terroir tour
Chateau Haut Breton Larigaudière
Margaux Bordeaux France
From 12
Enjoy a guided tour of Château Haut-Breton Larigaudière while learning the secrets of Bordeaux wine production. Taste three different types of wine. Meet your guide in front of the family castle, start your tour and learn about the history of local winemaking. Discover the characteristics of the terroir and visit its traditional vat room. End with a commented tasting featuring AOC Bordeaux Supérieur, AOC Margaux and AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru. Stop by the estate store if you want to purchase a bottle with the help of your guide. Take advantage of the extra time to explore the castle grounds and take beautiful photos of your experience. 3 rue des Anciens Combattants, 33460 Soussans
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1 hr
English, Portuguese, French, Spanish
Group
Initiation to tasting with flavours game
Chateau Haut Breton Larigaudière
Margaux Bordeaux France
From 15
Discover where the different flavors of a wine come from (grape varieties, soils, climates, vinification method, choice of barrel) with the flavors game. Tasting of single varietal wines (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot ) and blended wines from the château. 3 rue des Anciens Combattants, 33460 Soussans
1 hr
Portuguese, French
Group
Visit of the cellars and tasting
Maison Brédif
Vouvray Loire France
From 10
We are delighted to welcome you for a guided tour of our troglodyte cellars from the 10th century. After the discovery of this heritage, you will enjoy a tasting of our wines.
45 mins
English, French
Group
Domain Visit and Wine Tasting
Chateau Pape Clément, Grand Cru Classé
Pessac-Léognan Bordeaux France
From 20
Discover the vineyard, the winery and the cellar, followed by a tasting of 3 wines including a glass of red Château Pape Clément.   Description Between secrets of stones and of great men, the majestic history of Château Pape Clément will be recounted. Discover Seven Centuries of History… At the foot of our vineyards, in our impressive wooden vat-house and in the tranquility of the barrel cellar, discover our unique know-how. In the tasting room, enjoy Château Pape Clément red as well as two other great wines by Bernard Magrez. An authentic experience. 3 red wine tastings among including Château Pape Clément.   Duration The Castle Visit and Wine Tasting lasts approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
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1.5 hrs
English
Group
Domain Visit and Wine Tasting
Chateau La Tour Carnet, Grand Cru Classé
Médoc Bordeaux France
From 15
Discover the vineyard, the winery and the cellar, followed by a tasting of 3 wines. Take a journey back in time by looking around inside our medieval castle and discover the secrets and techniques of the winemaking within the vat-house and barrel cellar. Your tour will end with a tasting of 3 wines including Château La Tour Carnet - Grand Cru Classé Médoc 1855. Classified as one of the oldest properties in the Médoc, the beautiful medieval tower jealously shelters the treasures of the troubadours and the soul of Michel de Montaigne and La Boétie. From the 12th century to the present day, via the 100 Years' War, this castle of character, with its shimmering moat and drawbridge, is linked to the history of France.
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1.5 hrs
English, French
Group
The Quartet
Chateau La Tour Carnet, Grand Cru Classé
Médoc Bordeaux France
From 99
A historical tour, with a discovery of the vineyard, the winery and the cellars. Private tour and exclusive tasting of Bernard Magrez's 4 Grands Crus Classés. This tour is dedicated to collectors, who are demanding and constantly in search of extraordinary, new sensations. The sommelier accompanies you on a private tour of Château la Tour Carnet, where you are sure to be impressed by his explanations of the estate’s history, traditions, and the art of winemaking. The secrets of producing great growths, focusing on techniques that respect the wine’s intrinsic qualities and its terroir, will fascinate those with a good grasp of oenology. A tasting of the four Bernard Magrez's Grand Cru Classé will take place after the visit: Château Fombrauge, Grand Cru Classé Saint-Emilion Château La Tour Carnet, Grand Cru Classé Médoc 1855 Château Pape Clément, Grand Cru Classé de Graves Clos Haut-Peyraguey, Premier Grand Cru Classé Sauternes 1855 This tour is dedicated to collectors, who are demanding and constantly in search of extraordinary, new sensations. The sommelier accompanies you on a private tour of Château la Tour Carnet, where you are sure to be impressed by his explanations of the estate’s history, traditions, and the art of winemaking. The secrets of producing great growths, focusing on techniques that respect the wine’s intrinsic qualities and its terroir, will fascinate those with a good grasp of oenology. A tasting of the four Bernard Magrez's Grand Cru Classé will take place after the visit: Château Fombrauge, Grand Cru Classé Saint-Emilion Château La Tour Carnet, Grand Cru Classé Médoc 1855 Château Pape Clément, Grand Cru Classé de Graves Clos Haut-Peyraguey, Premier Grand Cru Classé Sauternes 185
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2 hrs
English, French
Group
Domain Visit and Wine Tasting
Château Fombrauge, Grand Cru Classé
Saint-Emilion Bordeaux France
From 15
Discover the vineyard, the winery and the cellar, followed by a tasting of 3 wine. Come and discover Château Fombrauge, a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé. You will discover the history of this former Carthusian monastery and enter the interior to go back in time and glimpse the elegance and authenticity of a bygone era. A visit to the vineyard and vat room will allow you to discover the mysteries of the production techniques of the grands crus. Your visit will end with an explanatory tasting of 3 wines, including Château Fombrauge.
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1.5 hrs
English, French
Group
Tasting and Walk in the Estate
Champagne Château De Boursault
Vallee de la Marne Champagne France
From 10
This service allows customers to walk in the property of the castle, without a guide, and to taste 3 cuvées of your choice among Brut Tradition, Rosé de Saignée, Prestige, Brut Nature, Blanc de Blancs Vintage and Blanc de Noirs.
45 mins
English, French
Group
Visit and Tasting
Champagne Béatrix De Gimbres
Montagne de Reims Champagne France
From 15
Welcome to the Champagne Béatrix de Gimbres property with the discovery of the Champagne house and the Domaine.   A guided tour of our cellars, from vinification to disgorgement and tasting of three of our vintages.   Colouring for children Bookings are recommended
1 hr
English, French, Italian, Chinese
Group
Visit & Tasting
Chateau La Croizille, Grand Cru
Saint-Emilion Bordeaux France
From 14
The Château La Croizille, forward-looking with its modern cellar on the cutting edge of technology. The Château Tour Baladoz, with an authentic and traditional cellar of the region. Followed by the tasting of 3 of our wines, in the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru appellation. Lieu-dit Baladoz 33330, Saint-Laurent des Combes (Saint-Emilion), France
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English
Group
Tasting
Chateau La Croizille, Grand Cru
Saint-Emilion Bordeaux France
From 6
A wine tasting in Saint-Emilion Grand Cru,from our 2 wine properties: The Château Tour Baladoz, traditional of the appellation. Château La Croizille, with its state-of-the-art winery.
English
Group
The visit and tasting optional picnic basket
Chateau La Croizille, Grand Cru
Saint-Emilion Bordeaux France
From 40
A visit and tasting followed by a picnic basket and a glass of wine from the property. Come and discover the vineyard and spend the time of lunch, a moment with your partner or with friends, in peace and in the middle of the vineyards! Duration: (1 hour visit + 1 hour picnic)
English
Gourmet Tasting
Château Léognan
Pessac-Léognan Bordeaux France
From 20
You will start with a tasting of 4 wines of the Château and then you will be able to choose among these wines to enjoy a glass with charcuterie and cheese boards from our region. 
1.5 hrs
English, French
Group
Discover the best secret of Bernard Magrez: our Grand Cru Classés Wines
Chateau Pape Clément, Grand Cru Classé
Pessac-Léognan Bordeaux France
From 99
This tour is dedicated to collectors, who are demanding and constantly in search of extraordinary, new sensations. The sommelier accompanies you on a private tour of Château Pape Clément, where you are sure to be impressed by his explanations of the estate’s history, traditions, and the art of winemaking. The secrets of producing great growths, focusing on techniques that respect the wine’s intrinsic qualities and its terroir, will fascinate those with a good grasp of oenology. A tasting of the four Bernard Magrez's Grand Cru Classé will take place after the visit: Château Fombrauge, Grand Cru Classé Saint-Emilion Château La Tour Carnet, Grand Cru Classé Médoc 1855 Château Pape Clément, Grand Cru Classé de Graves Clos Haut-Peyraguey, Premier Grand Cru Classé Sauternes 1855   Itinerary A historical tour, with a discovery of the vineyard, the winery and the cellars. Private tour and exclusive tasting of Bernard Magrez's 4 Grands Crus Classés.   Conditions Children can take part to the workshop for free, however, they cannot taste the wines.
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2 hrs
English, French
Group
Cheese and Wine pairing at Chateau Pape Clement
Chateau Pape Clément, Grand Cru Classé
Pessac-Léognan Bordeaux France
From 69
Enjoy the visit of a Grand Cru Classé. Discover Seven Centuries of History, a unique terroir and the winemaking secrets of Château Pape Clément. The sommelier of Château Pape Clément guides you through the discovery and learning of 8 exceptional wines and cheeses. From light and fruity red wine to fatty white wine, find the best pairing and become a connoisseur host during your next family reunion!   Overview Understand the key role of balance in food and wine pairings (palatability, textures, aromas). 8 cheeses & 8 wines. Conditions Children can take part to the workshop for free, however, they cannot taste the wines.
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2 hrs
English, French
Group
The Secrets of an Icon: Château Pape Clément
Chateau Pape Clément, Grand Cru Classé
Pessac-Léognan Bordeaux France
From 195
Come with us as we guide you through seven centuries of heritage, and a single watchword in wine production: quality. After a historical and technical tour led by the Sommelier, you will have a chance to taste five vintages of red Pape Clément (a “vertical” tasting) and experience the privilege of tasting our most treasured gem, the Château Pape Clément white wine. Private and intimate wine tour. OVERVIEW A vertical tasting with 6 vintages, 5 red wines and 1 white. A private tour and tasting, hosted by a sommelier. Subjects discussed include the effect of vintage on wines, terroir, grape varieties and different types of winemaking. Conditions Children can take part to the workshop for free, however, they cannot taste the wines. Private visit and tastings.
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2 hrs
English, French
Group
B-Winemaker Workshop at Château Pape Clément
Chateau Pape Clément, Grand Cru Classé
Pessac-Léognan Bordeaux France
From 129
Always dreamed of creating our own personalized bottle of wine? Enjoy a Unique experience in the heart of Château Pape Clément, Visit the Chateau, mix and taste your own wine blend and take home your personal bottle! Rates per Person (ages 18+) White or Foreign Wines: €49,00 (€45,00 pp for Groups of 10+) Cépage Château Les Grands Chênes: €79,00 (€69,00 pp for Groups of 10+) Cépage Château La Tour Carnet : €99,00 (€89,00 pp for Groups of 10+) Cépage Château Pape Clément: €129,00 (€119,00 pp for Groups of 10+) Agenda Visit of the vat-house and barrel cellar Learn the secrets of the winemaking process, from the vineyard to the bottle labelling Enjoy an introduction to the characteristics of our varietals Create and taste your own wine blend to choose the one you like and take it home in a personal souvenir bottle to share with your family or your friends! At the end of the workshop, tasting of Château Pape Clément red wine Conditions Children can take part to the workshop for free, however, they cannot taste the wines
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2 hrs
English, French
Group
The 5 Senses Tour
Chateau Pape Clément, Grand Cru Classé
Pessac-Léognan Bordeaux France
From 49
Stir up your senses during an new journey in the exceptional place of Château Pape Clément, Grand Cru Classé de Graves in Pessac. Come for a unique, initiatory and playful getaway in Bordeaux, and discover the wine differently and as nowhere else! From delicate sensations to whirlwinds feelings, let you guide during a sensory journey. At first, the touch is highlighted, with soils and materials tactile discovery. In the barrel cellar, the sense of smell expresses itself. A tasting of monovines will allow you to understand the aromas and the contributions of each, in a place soaked by smells of oak and of vintage wines in creation. Then, the sight comes : a moment between past and present, where you can see the changes which have shaped the vineyard, from 1250 to nowadays. To perfect this experience, your taste is put to the test during a blind tasting. And at the end, you are transported in various sound contexts, to understand how they can influence your judgement of wine… Guided tour with a tasting all along… Come and discover it without further delay! Itinerary An entertaining visit of the vineyard, the winery and the cellars for all the senses. Tasting in 3 stages: single-variety wines, blind-tasting and acoustic tasting (7 wines). Conditions Children can take part to the workshop for free, however, they cannot taste the wines."
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2 hrs
English, French
Group
Food & Wine Pairing: Wine & Caviar
Chateau Pape Clément, Grand Cru Classé
Pessac-Léognan Bordeaux France
From 99
After a historical and technical tour of Château Pape Clément, our sommelier will present you with a surprising marriage of Land and Sea, pointing out all the similarities between exceptional Caviar and Wine, from production to tasting. You will taste three Sturia caviars, matched with an original selection of three Bernard Magrez wines. Itinerary Understand the key role of balance in food and wine pairings (palatability, textures, aromas). 3 cheeses & 3 caviars. Conditions Children can take part to the workshop for free, however, they cannot taste the wines.
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2 hrs
English, French
Group
De la Vigne à la Flûte
Champagne A. Viot et Fils
Cote des Bars Champagne France
From 13
The price includes   – Welcome to the property with discovery of Champagne and the estate – Guided tour of our cellars with the discovery of winemaking – Tasting of three of our cuvées – Your tasting flute is offered to you as a souvenir   Services offered to children up to 12 years old – Tasting of grape juice – Coloring and games available
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1.5 hrs
English, French
Group
Le jeu des Appellations
Bu Et Approuvé
Bordeaux Bordeaux France
From 35
Dégustation spéciale "Appellations"!  Venez déguster et partager à l'aveugle 5 vins dont vous devrez identifier les appellations.  Le jeu: tenter d'en découvrir 4 sur 5 !  L'occasion d'apprendre la signification des appellations, la notion de terroir et les appellations les plus connues!   Les Dégustations made by B&A ? Elles sont basées sur les critères "J'aime", "Je n'aime pas" et ouvertes à tous, quelque soit le niveau de dégustation!  Sensorielles, inclusives, immersives pour apprendre en douceur les savoirs du vin.  Dégustez avant d'acheter et choisissez enfin les vins que vous aimez. Devenez expert de vos goûts. Découvrez notre sélection communautaire et participative de vins de terroirs produits par des vigneron.nes engagé.es.   Rendez-vous chez Awam au 18 rue Minvielle, 33 000 Bordeaux (Chartrons)
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2.5 hrs
English, French
Group
Gift
Visit and vertical tasting
Chateau Haut Breton Larigaudière
Margaux Bordeaux France
From 35
Visit an authentic family-owned chateau in Bordeaux & learn about the winemaking process. Discover the Margaux Appellation with 5 vintage tastings. 3 rue des Anciens Combattants, 33460 Soussans
1.5 hrs
Portuguese, French
Group
Castle Cellars Tour and Tasting
Champagne Château De Boursault
Vallee de la Marne Champagne France
From 30
This service is a guided tour of our cellars, located under the Castle, explaining all the different stages of champagne production processed in the cellars. Following this visit: a tasting of 3 cuvées of your choice.
1.5 hrs
English, French
Group
Visit and Tasting - Wine Bar
Maison Des Vins De Graves
Graves Bordeaux France
From 15
You will have an explanatory visit with one of our professional wine guides on the whole wine production. From the vine to the bottle. You will leave with a lot of knowledge that will allow you to better understand wine. In addition to the visit and tasting, enjoy a moment to relax on the terrace, with music, tapas and wine tasting. In addition to discovering what brought out the potential of the food/wine pairing, a tapas platter with local delicacies will be served. Accompanied of course by a tasting of 4 wines: 1 dry white (Graves or Pessac-Léognan), 1 fruity red (Graves), 1 complex red (Graves or Pessac-Léognan) and a sweet white (Graves Supérieures). Changes are possible according to your tastes. You then have the possibility to buy wine if you wish. Our institution gathers the majority of the wines of the appellation and being a showcase for and by the producers, sells them at the price of the property.
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1.5 hrs
English, French, Spanish
Group
Exclusive visit and tasting at the Pavillon Fines Bulles
Maison Brédif
Vouvray Loire France
From 17
We are delighted to welcome you for an exclusive guided tour of our troglodyte cellars from the 10th century.   After the discovery of this heritage, you will be welcomed in the Pavillon Fines Bulles, a warm setting for a tasting of 5 wines. For more availabilities, don't hesitate to contact us !
1 hr
English, French
Group
Gift
Lumière sur les cépages!
Bu Et Approuvé
Bordeaux Bordeaux France
From 35
Dégustation spéciale "Cépages"!  Venez déguster et partager à l'aveugle 5 vins pour découvrir et apprendre à reconnaître des cépages emblématiques.  Le jeu: essayer de les identifier grâce aux indices que nous vous communiquerons au fil de la dégustation! L'occasion d'apprendre la spécificité des vins bordelais, ses terroirs, ses climats, ses cépages et ses modes de viticulture et vinification.  Les Dégustations made by B&A ? Elles sont basées sur les critères "J'aime", "Je n'aime pas" et ouvertes à tous, quelque soit le niveau de dégustation!  Sensorielles, inclusives, immersives pour apprendre en douceur les savoirs du vin.  Dégustez avant d'acheter et choisissez enfin les vins que vous aimez. Devenez un expert de vos goûts. Découvrez notre sélection communautaire et participative de vins de terroirs produits par des vigneron.nes engagé.es.   Rendez-vous chez Awam, au 18 rue Minvielle, 33000 Bordeaux (Chartrons)   
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2.5 hrs
English, French
Group
Gift
Visite et dégustation à la barrique
Chateau Haut Breton Larigaudière
Margaux Bordeaux France
From 25
Discover the winemaking process and learn more about barrel aging and the influences of oak on wine. - Visit an authentic Château of the Margaux appellation - Learn more about the winemaking process - Taste 1 grape variety directly in French and American oak barrels and 2 finished wines 3 rue des Anciens Combattants, 33460 Soussans 3 rue des Anciens Combattants, 33460 Soussans
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1.5 hrs
English, Portuguese, French, Spanish
Group
Sabrage and tasting in the cellar and at the château
Champagne Comtesse Lafond
Cote des Blancs Champagne France
From 60
During this visit of the Domaine Comtesse Lafond, you will taste 3 of our champagne vintages, in different singular places of the Domaine Comtesse Lafond and saber a bottle of our Champagne Comtesse Lafond.    This discovery will begin in the Comtesse Cellar with an initiation to the art of sabrage and a tasting of our Champagne Comtesse Lafond Extra-Brut. The continuation of this journey will guide you to the Château Comtesse Lafond, where in front of the portrait of the latter, our Champagne Comtesse Lafond Blanc de Blancs will be revealed. To finish this interlude out of time, we will accompany you to the Caveau du Château where you will have the privilege to taste our last vintage, Champagne Comtesse Lafond Vintage 2009.   You will also discover a selection of some still wines, jewels of the Domains of Baron de Ladoucette.   
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1 hr
English, French
Group