Sauternes Wine Tour

Discover The Captivating Majesty Of Sauternes: Where Dessert Wine Enthusiasts Find Mecca

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Overview of Sauternes Wine Tour

Sauternes is the closest thing to Mecca that dessert wine lovers can experience. If Tokaj is the king of sweet wines, then Sauternes is most definitely the queen. Located less than an hour from Bordeaux and Saint-Emilion, it’s also an easy day trip to this peaceful and extremely picturesque wine region. It is well worth the trip, even for non-dessert wine lovers – you will be converted! We have created this one-day chauffeured tour to two stellar estates, both first growths, in Sauternes and neighboring Barsac. You will enjoy private VIP tours, taste various vintages to see the fascinating contrast and diversity within the dessert wine genre, and sit down to lunch with a friendly family at one of the region’s oldest and most prestigious estates.

Winemaking dates back centuries in Sauternes and at least to the 1600s for white wines. Historic fans of Sauternes include characters like Thomas Jefferson, who considered Château d’ Yquem one of France’s great white wines. The nectar-like wines are made by “noble rot” (“Pourriture noble”), the process of leaving the grapes on the vine to rot, which concentrates the sugars and sweetness while maintaining the acidity to keep the wine refreshing. Sauternes wines are known for their delicate balance of sweetness and acidity, and the better-made Sauternes are simply some of the best wines on earth. They are amazing, long-lived wines and can still taste spectacular at 60 or 80 years of age! Come, let us introduce you to these captivating wines.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Luxury Transportation: Enjoy the Comfort of a Chauffeured Mercedes
  • VIP tour and tastings: at 1st growth wine estates in Sauternes, Barsac and Wine Blending Masterclass
  • Gourmet Experience: Lunch with Winemaker

UNVEILING YOUR CUSTOMIZED SAUTERNES WINE ADVENTURE: EXPLORE YOUR TAILORED ITINERARY

  1. Sauternes - Barsac

    Chateau Coutet
    Chateau Coutet

    Sauternes Wine Tour

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    • Lunch with wines
    • Privately Chauffeured Mercedes

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If you would like us to customize an exclusive luxury tour, contact us and let us know your travel plans. We offer luxury food and wine tours for private groups of a mininium two guests. In addition, all of our private, chauffeured tours are available year-round upon request.

Cellar Tours Private Luxury Food & Wine Tours

Cellar Tours

Welcome to Cellar Tours, the premier Luxury Travel Specialist since 2003. Our goal is to provide you with the ultimate food and wine vacation experience, with exclusive Mercedes chauffeured tours that showcase the best of local cuisine and wines.

Our team specializes in crafting bespoke, custom-designed vacations, events, and incentives tailored to your unique tastes and preferences. Travel is not just about seeing new places - it's about creating unforgettable memories and indulging in the finer things in life.

As members of Slow Food, OTAVA (Travel Agency Association in Spain), and the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals), we promote sustainable tourism and support local communities. We work closely with top-rated hotels, restaurants, and wineries to provide you with the highest level of service and attention to detail.

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