Grape Escapes will be running a one-off, exclusive Premium Scheduled Bordeaux Tour from 08 to 12 September 2015. This 5-day package will include specialist guided tours to nine of the region’s top Châteaux – five of which are First Growth estates that will be opening their doors exclusively for the Grape Escapes tour, offering visitors a unique insight into the production techniques of some of the world’s best wines.
The tour includes four breakfasts, three lunches, nine premium châteaux visits and approximately 30 different wines tasted across the Médoc, Saint Emilion, Graves, Sauternes and Pomerol. Some of the estates visited will include the estate and cellars of the Premier Cru Classé Château Mouton Rothschild, the Grand Cru Classé Château Gruaud-Larose in the Saint-Julien appellation and Giscours in Margaux, with a stop off at a two-Michelin-starred restaurant in the heart of the Pauillac vineyards for lunch.
Visits in the Bordeaux area will include a VIP tasting and unique tour of the Premier Cru Classé Haut-Brion estate, which does not normally receive visitors, a tour and gourmet picnic lunch at the Grand Cru Classé Château Pape Clement, and an exclusive tour of another Premier Cru Classé, the Château d’Yquem.
Tours of the Saint-Emilion and Pomerol estates will include the Premier Grand Cru Classé Château Angelus, which will open its doors exclusively for the Grape Escapes tour, the Château Petit Village, and the Premier Cru Classé Château Pavie. The visit to this area will also include a guided tour of the village of Saint-Emilion, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Prices start from £964 per person excluding travel to the region and with a £35 early bird discount. This tour is limited to a maximum of 12 people. Exhibiting at Destinations for the first time, Grape Escapes will also be offering visitors to their stand the chance to taste wine from some of their most popular destinations and enjoy a 10% discount.
For more information call +44 (0) 1763 273 373 or visit www.grapeescapes.net