Bordeaux Wine Tour FAQ

Warmer months between April and October are the most popular. However, there are advantages in every season. Read my article for further ideas When is the Best Time to Visit Bordeaux?

  • Wear layers in the summer as cellars may be cold
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses and hat
  • Raincoat, if it looks like a rainy day
  • Cash or credit card to pay winery tasting fees if you have not prepaid
  • Transportation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Personalized tour itinerary
  • Bottled water
  • Taxes
  • Transportation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Personalized tour itinerary
  • Bottled water
  • Taxes
  • Tasting fees at the wineries. They typically range between 15 and 60 euros per person for approximately 1 hour visit and tasting of 2-5 wines. Some top first growth wineries can charge up to 80-150 euros per visit and tasting. Wineries offer interesting tasting packages, food and wine pairing sessions, cooking classes and picnics. Ask us for pricing if you are interested in one of these options.
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
  • Pick up and drop off outside of Bordeaux

Please see some suggestions in my article Where to Buy Wine in Bordeaux.

Yes. However, making a purchase is not expectation at Bordeaux wineries. Some chateaux offer select (usually recent) vintages in their boutiques.  Wine shops in Saint-Emilion, the Medoc and Bordeaux may have good selection of Bordeaux. They often offer free tastings.

Of course, children can join private tours, if accompanied and supervised by an adult. The legal drinking age is 18 in France. Children do not pay visit fees at most wineries. Please make sure to mention ages of your children when booking a tour. 

Small-group tours in Bordeaux do not allow children under 18.

Almost any lunch style, however, mainly French traditional cuisine)). 

  • Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurants
  • French bistro
  • Restaurant at a winery
  • Picnic at a winery

Please let me know what your preference will be and I will do the restaurant booking for you.

  • Comfortable shoes,  no flip-flops
  • Layers
  • No formal requirements as to the style, however, sportswear may not be the best choice if we go to a top winery.

Read more about Bordeaux winery visit etiquette.

Yes, I recommend booking your Bordeaux wine tours as soon as possible.

Check out my suggestions  here.

Bordeaux wineries welcome groups from 1 to 42 people. 

Please take a look here. All tour participations are subject to the General Terms and Conditions. 

Yes, please select any European wine tours at All Wine Tours.

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