Armagnac Wine Tour from Bordeaux

Armagnac Wine Tour from Bordeaux

Discover the delights of the distinctive armagnac brandy

Tour type: Private , Duration: 8 Hours

Product ID: 50846
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Discover the delights of the distinctive Armagnac brandy with this full-day private tour.
 
Armagnac is a type of brandy distilled from wine made from a blend of grapes. The resulting spirit is then aged in oak barrels before release. Today you will visit several family owned wineries where you will be shown  and explained the distilling process followed by a comparative tasting. You will visit one of the most traditional villages of the region.
 
After you will are picked you up from your centrally located accommodation in Bordeaux you will be taken to Gascony, one of the most delicious corners of France, where Armagnac is produced. Dotted with pristine medieval villages, blessed with delicious food and wines, the region has retained its rural heritage and traditions as if frozen in time. Unknown to most tourists, it is the perfect destination if you wish to experience France off the beaten path.
 
Your first stop will be in one of the most famous Armagnac winemaking estates. Armagnac is the oldest ‘eau-de-vie’ in France. Known since the mid 1400’s, it was the Dutch that made it popular under the distilled form that can still be tasted...

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Discover the delights of the distinctive Armagnac brandy with this full-day private tour.
 
Armagnac is a type of brandy distilled from wine made from a blend of grapes. The resulting spirit is then aged in oak barrels before release. Today you will visit several family owned wineries where you will be shown  and explained the distilling process followed by a comparative tasting. You will visit one of the most traditional villages of the region.
 
After you will are picked you up from your centrally located accommodation in Bordeaux you will be taken to Gascony, one of the most delicious corners of France, where Armagnac is produced. Dotted with pristine medieval villages, blessed with delicious food and wines, the region has retained its rural heritage and traditions as if frozen in time. Unknown to most tourists, it is the perfect destination if you wish to experience France off the beaten path.
 
Your first stop will be in one of the most famous Armagnac winemaking estates. Armagnac is the oldest ‘eau-de-vie’ in France. Known since the mid 1400’s, it was the Dutch that made it popular under the distilled form that can still be tasted today. Upon arrival, your visit will begin with an introduction to the history of the family. It will be explained how today the owners roam the estates on the best terroirs, that of the Bas Armagnac and its tawny sands, to select, cultivate and bottle the most beautiful discoveries. Around forty estates contribute to an extraordinary collection that complete and perfect their ageing in the family owned cellars. Then, take part in a commented tasting session so as to better understand what the ‘Grands Assemblages’ are all about.
 
After your visit, head towards one of the most beautiful villages of the area. Labastide d’Armagnac was founded at the end of the 13th century by Bernard VI, Count of Armagnac, in a period when the region was under English rule. The village, built around the Place Royale, named in honor of the king of England, has maintained its architectural design and medieval fascination fully intact. Categorized as a fortified village, constructed around a harmonious village square, bordered by colorful houses, arches, porticos and colonnades, Labastide d’Armagnac is recognized as one the best conserved of all the bastides. Follow your guide as you stroll through the narrow streets of the village and are explained what a Bastide is all about and why these villages were built in those days.
 
After some free time for lunch, depart for the second visit of the day. Only a short distance from Labastide d’Armagnac, Chateau Garreau is next on your itinerary. Here, the fertile soil, the century old cellars and amazing stills (dating from 1919) are just a few of the components that allow the winery to obtain an incomparable taste and personality to the Armagnacs produced. Before tasting Armagnac, you will also have the opportunity to visit the winemakers and Alembic museums that house tools used in the vineyard and century old stills that are still in use  today. After the visit and tasting, return to Bordeaux.


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About this activity
Tour Timings
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Group size
2 - 19
Languages
English, French
The meeting point
Pick-up at your hotel or cruise ship in Bordeaux

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Includes
  • Visit to a local winery of Bas-Amargnac
  • Visit and tasting in an ageing cellar in Bas Armagnac
  • Brandy tasting
  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Transportation in fully equipped van
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Free Wifi access on board
  • Lunch
  • Pick-up outside Bordeaux (up to 50km) - extra €100

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Payment Policy

A deposit of 30% on booking confirmation with balance to be made at least 30 days prior to 1st day of the tour.

Currency conversion is supplied as a guide only; the exchange rate used by your bank may vary. The final payment will be charged in the local or original local currency shown.


Cancellation Policy

  • 91+ days prior to departure, cancellation charge: 20 € pp
  • 59-30 days prior to departure, cancellation charge: 30% of booked fare
  • 29-15 days prior to departure, cancellation charge: 75% of booked fare
  • 14 days or less prior to departure, cancellation charge: 100% of booked fare

Organized by

Nancy

After 15 years of working for International Tour Operators in France and abroad as a professional tour guide, I decided to create small group tours in 2005. Ever since, I organize, design and conduct with a team of accredited Guide/Drivers small group wine tours in all the main wine growing regions of France


Product ID: 50846

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