Wine Capital of the World: Two Night Break with Michelin Star Dining for Two in Bordeaux

Wine Capital of the World: Two Night Break with Michelin Star Dining for Two in Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France

£4,060

”The very essence of elegance” HM Queen Elizabeth II

Why we love it

Set in the ancient province of Aquitaine, Bordeaux is the wine industry capital, and the largest fine wine producing region in the world. Savour an indulgent weekend enjoying Bordeaux's high quality wines at famous châteaux, Michelin-starred restaurants and traditional brasseries.

What's Included?

  • Two nights' stay for two people in a four or five star hotel in Bordeaux
  • Explore four historic châteaux such as Château Mouton-Rothschild and Château Giscours, with winery tours and private tastings
  • Savour the seven-course ‘Mood of the Day’ tasting menu at Michelin-starred restaurant Le Saint-James in Bouliac
  • Enjoy a five-course tasting menu dinner at Une Cuisine en Ville in Bordeaux
  • Brasserie, châteaux and restaurant lunches will be provided each day
  • Expert personal wine guide, and luxury private transportation is included for all three days

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  • This experience is unique to TRULY guests

Description

Bordeaux has over a quarter of a million acres of vineyards, and supports 20,000 producers in a region that has been producing wine for 2,000 years. Bordeaux is located in an ideal climate for growing grapes, complete with rich soil. The region offers a patchwork of world-famous chateaux, communes and villages, each with their own distinct wines and unique beauty.

Day One

Arriving at Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport, you will enjoy private chauffeured transport to the Medoc Region and get your first taste of Bordeaux gastronomy with lunch at the charming brasserie-cum-bistro ‘Café Lavina’ in Pauillac, enjoying old favourites such as French onion soup and duck confit.

After lunch, discover prestigious Classified Growth estates of 1855. Christened by Napoleon III, the classification was used to inform consumers of the very best of the regions' growers. You will enjoy an exclusive tasting in the private dining room at Château Giscours, and an additional tasting at your choice of châteaux: Château Mouton-Rothschild, Château Montrose, Château Pichon-Longueville, Château Palmer, Château Pontet-Canet, or Château Giscours.

In the evening, sample Chef Philippe Lagraula’s unique culinary creations at his contemporary neo-bistro, Une Cuisine en Ville, in Bordeaux city centre. Sample classic French dishes combined with worldly flavours, particularly Peruvian; birthplace of Chef Lagraula's wife. Like the kitchen team, the wine list packed with young, exciting and dedicated growers and producers.

Day Two

On your second day, experience French tradition and lifestyle proper in St. Emilion. A short drive north along the River Garrone, visit a beautiful UNESCO-listed, medieval village for a wine tasting at a Classified Growth estate of Saint-Emilion.

In the gardens of a wine château in Saint-Emilion, celebrate with a garden party and delicious lunch with views of the vineyards. After lunch visit the charming family run Château Siaurac. Before returning to Bourdeaux, take part in a wine blending workshop. Get a taste of merlot and cabernet grapes separately, and then create your very own cuvee.

That night you will dine at Le Saint-James. The luxuriously restored eighteenth-century Relais & Châteaux farmhouse hotel is in Bouliac, known locally as the ‘balcony of Bordeaux’ for its panoramic views over the River Garrone. The hotel boasts its own Michelin-starred chef and restaurant, and a cookery school at which several staff members are students-in-training. Head Chef Nicolas Magie, formerly of the Le Crillon in Paris, has an impressive pedigree and passion for sourcing both the best local and regional producers. Savour regional fare with Magie’s more daring menu, ‘Mood of the Day’, featuring “Sole from La Cotinière”, “Hunted Hare from Beauce” and “Black Truffle from Périgord.”

Day Three

Spend your final day exploring French wine country in beautiful Arcachon Bay; world-famous for its incredible oysters and its sweeping views over the Atlantic. Taking the easy climb up Pyla’s sand dune, the highest sand dune in Europe, clink a glass of white at the summit as an aperitif to a final lunch at the nearby La Corniche, before returning to Bordeaux.

Description

Bordeaux has over a quarter of a million acres of vineyards, and supports 20,000 producers in a region that has been producing wine for 2,000 years. Bordeaux is located in an ideal climate for growing grapes, complete with rich soil. The region offers a patchwork of world-famous chateaux, communes and villages, each with their own distinct wines and unique beauty.

Day One

Arriving at Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport, you will enjoy private chauffeured transport to the Medoc Region and get your first taste of Bordeaux gastronomy with lunch at the charming brasserie-cum-bistro ‘Café Lavina’ in Pauillac, enjoying old favourites such as French onion soup and duck confit.

After lunch, discover prestigious Classified Growth estates of 1855. Christened by Napoleon III, the classification was used to inform consumers of the very best of the regions' growers. You will enjoy an exclusive tasting in the private dining room at Château Giscours, and an additional tasting at your choice of châteaux: Château Mouton-Rothschild, Château Montrose, Château Pichon-Longueville, Château Palmer, Château Pontet-Canet, or Château Giscours.

In the evening, sample Chef Philippe Lagraula’s unique culinary creations at his contemporary neo-bistro, Une Cuisine en Ville, in Bordeaux city centre. Sample classic French dishes combined with worldly flavours, particularly Peruvian; birthplace of Chef Lagraula's wife. Like the kitchen team, the wine list packed with young, exciting and dedicated growers and producers.

Day Two

On your second day, experience French tradition and lifestyle proper in St. Emilion. A short drive north along the River Garrone, visit a beautiful UNESCO-listed, medieval village for a wine tasting at a Classified Growth estate of Saint-Emilion.

In the gardens of a wine château in Saint-Emilion, celebrate with a garden party and delicious lunch with views of the vineyards. After lunch visit the charming family run Château Siaurac. Before returning to Bourdeaux, take part in a wine blending workshop. Get a taste of merlot and cabernet grapes separately, and then create your very own cuvee.

That night you will dine at Le Saint-James. The luxuriously restored eighteenth-century Relais & Châteaux farmhouse hotel is in Bouliac, known locally as the ‘balcony of Bordeaux’ for its panoramic views over the River Garrone. The hotel boasts its own Michelin-starred chef and restaurant, and a cookery school at which several staff members are students-in-training. Head Chef Nicolas Magie, formerly of the Le Crillon in Paris, has an impressive pedigree and passion for sourcing both the best local and regional producers. Savour regional fare with Magie’s more daring menu, ‘Mood of the Day’, featuring “Sole from La Cotinière”, “Hunted Hare from Beauce” and “Black Truffle from Périgord.”

Day Three

Spend your final day exploring French wine country in beautiful Arcachon Bay; world-famous for its incredible oysters and its sweeping views over the Atlantic. Taking the easy climb up Pyla’s sand dune, the highest sand dune in Europe, clink a glass of white at the summit as an aperitif to a final lunch at the nearby La Corniche, before returning to Bordeaux.

We Also Recommend

  • Walk in the Mirror d’Eau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Discover the remains of a Roman amphitheatre at Palais Gallien
  • Head to a wine bar with a difference at Le Bar á Vin du CIVB in Bordeaux city centre

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue, within travel dates within 12 months.

Note that flights are not included to give you maximum flexibility with your travel arrangements.

Wine tour durations are approximately six hours and run Monday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm.

Une Cuisine en Ville is open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday, 7.30pm to 10.30pm.

Le Saint-James is open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday, 7.30pm to 9pm.

A 15% service charge is included by law at French restaurants; extra gratuity are welcomed and are left to your discretion on the day. Drinks are not included; these and any other products or services can simply be paid for in full on-site.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least 6 weeks in advance to guarantee desired dates and times.

We Also Recommend

  • Walk in the Mirror d’Eau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Discover the remains of a Roman amphitheatre at Palais Gallien
  • Head to a wine bar with a difference at Le Bar á Vin du CIVB in Bordeaux city centre

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue, within travel dates within 12 months.

Note that flights are not included to give you maximum flexibility with your travel arrangements.

Wine tour durations are approximately six hours and run Monday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm.

Une Cuisine en Ville is open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday, 7.30pm to 10.30pm.

Le Saint-James is open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday, 7.30pm to 9pm.

A 15% service charge is included by law at French restaurants; extra gratuity are welcomed and are left to your discretion on the day. Drinks are not included; these and any other products or services can simply be paid for in full on-site.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least 6 weeks in advance to guarantee desired dates and times.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

77 Rue du Palais Gallien, 33000 Bordeaux, France

3 Place Camille Hostein, 33270 Bouliac, France

Restaurant Une Cuisine en Ville 77 Rue du Palais Gallien, 33000 Bordeaux, France

Le Saint-James 3 Place Camille Hostein, 33270 Bouliac, France

Wine Capital of the World: Two Night Break with Michelin Star Dining for Two in Bordeaux

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