Take in the grandeur of France’s most important wine producing region! The vibrant, historic city of Bordeaux has long been associated with the wine trade, making it a terrific starting point.
Home to the expansive “Cité du Vin” museum, it is a cultural and gastronomical destination. The vineyards around Bordeaux are dotted with wonderful chateaux showcasing numerous architectural styles.
Explore the differences of the Left Bank and the Right Bank and the Sauternes area, home to the sweet nectar of botrytized wines, unique in the world. Enjoy the French “art de vivre” where culinary experiences are savored with tantalizing wines, long to be remembered.
To visit this vast region, 5 days is suggested, but with less time, select parts can be enjoyed and adapted to suit one’s itinerary. Let’s visit the cellars of classified growths and also smaller prestigious family-owned estates!
Steeped in medieval and monastic history, Burgundy’s rich past is interwoven with its unique terroir and its distinctive vineyard plots or “climats”. Starting with Chablis in the north to the charming villages of the Côte d’Or and the Côte de Beaune, the estates – both family and corporate-owned – are delighted to have travelers discover their wines.
At the heart of Beaune, a charming medieval town, lies the Hospices de Beaune where the famed wine auction takes place every year. A gastronomic destination, Beaune’s restaurants offer both a panoply of charming local bistros to the Michelin-starred establishments offering culinary enchantments matched with outstanding regional wines! Let’s have an in-depth look at Pinot Noir and Chardonnay!
The king of wines! Spending a few days in the Champagne region allows one to delve into the mysteries of the bubbles and the importance of blending. Compare vintage and nonvintage champagnes and contrast grower champagnes with those from the Grandes Marques.
At the center of the Champagne region, lies the town of Epernay with its impressive Avenue de Champagne lined with magnificent estates. The larger city of Reims boasts its famed cathedral, where the Kings of France were crowned. Local chefs are experts in pairing their dishes with various champagnes!
A perfect destination for a special celebration amongst friends and family! Why not a girls’ weekend?
Whether you are visiting Paris or just passing through on your way to the provinces, during this 3-hour guided evening tour, explore an array of wine bars in the City of Lights.
From the elegant to the quirky, take in the Parisian wine scene and discover wine bars with a particular focus on one of the key French wine regions.
Should you wish to have a personalized, intimate travel experience to a French wine region, Vintastic will create your unique all-inclusive itinerary.