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Bordeaux Organic & Biodynamic Wine Experience

Bordeaux Organic & Biodynamic Wine Experience

8 hours From
AU$1,004 Per Group
 
  • Tour Type
    Private tour Private tour
  • France Region
    Bordeaux
  • Duration
    8 hours
  • Tour Code
    OPH-19-BOR-ORBI
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    All year round
8 hours From
AU$1,004 Per Group
 
  • Tour Type
    Private tour Private tour
  • France Region
    Bordeaux
  • Duration
    8 hours
  • Tour Code
    OPH-19-BOR-ORBI
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    All year round
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    ActivityActivity Wine tasting sessionsEscorted TourEscorted Tour English-speaking driver/guideToursTours Guided tour and wine tasting sessions at Bordeaux, the Medoc area, and St. EmilionTransportationTransportation Transportation by minibus/van

Summary

The full-day private tour leads you through premiere sustainable wineries in Bordeaux to learn about the organic and biodynamic farming trend. Visit 3 carefully selected wineries in the Saint-Emilion or Medoc wine region. Get a better understanding of the eco-friendly wine making processes with an expert guide.

Meeting Point: Your hotel or cruise ship in Bordeaux/Bassens

Available all year round, on request, except January 1, May 1, and December 25

Itinerary

Meet the Pioneers of Sustainable Winemaking

Discover a selection of unique Bordeaux wineries that have converted to organic and/or biodynamic farming. Learn more about this sustainable and eco-friendly way of winemaking as you meet the winemakers and be introduced to the beautiful relationship that exists between soil, climate, and wine – a notion that can be synthesized in one French word: Terroir.

The tour will take you to several wineries that have made the decision to produce organic wines or use biodynamic farming methods, which is a spiritual-ethical-ecological approach to wine making. Over the years, more and more wine makers have chosen to take another path and organic wine making is the trend right now! Your tour will be conducted by an expert wine-guide that will explain along the way the pros and cons of each method. The 3 wineries that you will visit have been selected so that you may have a complete overview and better understanding of these methods.

Organic Wines
Organic farming is defined by regulation (country-specific) or stand-alone certification. It avoids chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides. Copper and sulfur are spread in the fields. In France, the certification process is quite strict and spans over several years. “AB” is a logo owned by the French state that stands for ‘Agriculture Biologique’. Products can be labelled with this mark when they contain at least 95 percent organic components, were produced or processed within the EU, and were certified by one of the inspection bodies accredited by the state agency.

Biodynamic Wines
Biodynamic farming takes several factors into account when farming, such as the lunar calendar and astrology. The farming is more about the entire lifeblood of a vineyard — other plants, insects, animals — not just the grapes. Biodynamic wine is made by farming all components of the vineyard as one whole entity, eliminating the use of chemicals and using natural materials and composts. Following the biodynamic calendar is another integral part of the process. Sometimes, these farming practices, from pruning to harvesting, are controlled by the biodynamic calendar.

Inclusions

  • Reservations for 3 selected organic/biodynamic wineries in the Saint Emilion or Medoc wine region
  • English speaking driver guide – wine expert
  • Travel in recent, comfortable and fully equipped minivans
  • Bottles of water in the minivan
  • Free Wifi access on board
  • Hotel pick up from Bordeaux

Exclusions

  • Tasting fees in the wineries
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums and attractions
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Gratuities for the guide

Important Notes

  • Minimum number of 2 participants.
  • English speaking tours, other languages on request.

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