Barrel Making Workshop in The Medoc

Barrel Making Workshop in The Medoc

The barrel maker

Tour type: Private , Duration: 3 Hours

Product ID: 53687
Description

Meet authentic men and women who make their own wine and who will share with you the passion that animates them. You will also have the unique opportunity to make a barrel of wine with this private wine tour in the Médoc .
 
First you will travel on the legendary Médoc wine route, a road lined with vineyards and châteaux, that make it the landscape of the Bordeaux region unique. On board your English taxi you can, if you wish, enjoy a fresh white wine while being drive;  just ask your driver to pass the bottle and the corkscrew and the glasses are in the back in the mini bar!
 
You will then arrive in a cooperage where the barrels of wine are made to join the cellars of the castles to make the wine age. The visit to  this cooperage will be a highlight of your stay in Bordeaux as you will see craftsmen build these barrels by hand with simple tools but with unique expertise. 
 
Here, in a uniquel atmosphere,  the odors of BBQ float in a forest of oaks and both metal noises and...

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Meet authentic men and women who make their own wine and who will share with you the passion that animates them. You will also have the unique opportunity to make a barrel of wine with this private wine tour in the Médoc .
 
First you will travel on the legendary Médoc wine route, a road lined with vineyards and châteaux, that make it the landscape of the Bordeaux region unique. On board your English taxi you can, if you wish, enjoy a fresh white wine while being drive;  just ask your driver to pass the bottle and the corkscrew and the glasses are in the back in the mini bar!
 
You will then arrive in a cooperage where the barrels of wine are made to join the cellars of the castles to make the wine age. The visit to  this cooperage will be a highlight of your stay in Bordeaux as you will see craftsmen build these barrels by hand with simple tools but with unique expertise. 
 
Here, in a uniquel atmosphere,  the odors of BBQ float in a forest of oaks and both metal noises and big boxes respond to a steady pace. The materials used are very basic: wood and metal. The fire is everywhere and you can clearly see the production line making the barrel.  
 
Then it will be your turn to try to assemble a barrel. Just like in your childhood when you were building wooden structures you will need a good dose of skill and subtlety to balance the wooden slats, "les doulettes" of your barrel. 
 
This workshop will introduce you to the different techniques of designing a Bordeaux barrel. You will understand the contribution of wood to the aging of the wine and the different subtleties brought by the type of oak selected. 
 
The learning session with end with a well-deserved wine tasting.

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About this activity
Tour Timings
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Group size
2 - 4
Languages
English, French
The meeting point
Your hotel in Bordeaux

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Includes
  • Visit of cooperage
  • Barrel making workshop
  • Wine tasting
  • Cab transport by an English speaking driver
  • An illustrated and personalized roadbook (Polaroid photos)
  • Pick-up service and drop-off at your hotel in Bordeaux

 


  • Expert oenologist: +280 € (limit of 3 passengers maximum)
  • Meals

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100% payment by credit card is requested upon reservation. 

A receipt is systematically sent to the client by email. Last minute reservations must be financially settled before departure, by credit card (Visa or MasterCard) or in cash. 

A receipt is issued for the client at the time of payment.  

The reservation is considered as accepted by the client upon signature of the order form.

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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.


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All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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Antoine

Fascinated by the region of Bordeaux and its vineyard, I propose now various offers of wine tours.


Product ID: 53687

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