Bordeaux Organic and Biodynamic Wine Experience

Bordeaux Organic and Biodynamic Wine Experience

Discover the premiere sustainable wineries in Bordeaux

Tour type: Private , Duration: 8 Hours

Product ID: 50835
Description





Discover unique Bordeaux wineries that have converted to organic and/or biodynamic farming and learn more about this sustainable and eco-friendly way of winemaking. You will meet the winemakers and be introduced to the beautiful relationship that exists between soil, climate, and wine, with this full-day private wine tour.

You will visit several wineries that have made the decision to produce organic wines or use biodynamic farming methods; a spiritual-ethical-ecological approach to winemaking. Over the years, more and more winemakers have chosen to take another path and organic winemaking is the trend right now!
 
The tour will be conducted by an expert wine guide who will explain along the way the pros and cons of each method. The 3 wineries that you will discover today 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 &lsquo...

Read more





Discover unique Bordeaux wineries that have converted to organic and/or biodynamic farming and learn more about this sustainable and eco-friendly way of winemaking. You will meet the winemakers and be introduced to the beautiful relationship that exists between soil, climate, and wine, with this full-day private wine tour.

You will visit several wineries that have made the decision to produce organic wines or use biodynamic farming methods; a spiritual-ethical-ecological approach to winemaking. Over the years, more and more winemakers have chosen to take another path and organic winemaking is the trend right now!
 
The tour will be conducted by an expert wine guide who will explain along the way the pros and cons of each method. The 3 wineries that you will discover today 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.




Read less
About this activity
Tour Timings
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Group size
2 - 8
Languages
English, French
The meeting point
Your hotel or cruise ship in Bordeaux

Show on map 

Select date and participants:
Includes
  • Visits to 3 selected organic/biodynamic wineries in the Saint Emilion or Medoc wine region
  • English speaking driver guide – wine expert
  • Transportation in fully equipped minivan
  • Bottles of water in the minivan
  • Free Wifi access on board
  • Hotel pick-up from Bordeaux
  • Tasting fees in the wineries
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums and attractions
  • Meals and drinks
  • Pick-up outside of Bordeaux (up to 50km) - extra €100

Read our FAQ

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: 50835

Similar Tours

PARTNERSHIP

Become a Partner

List on Winerist
NEWSLETTER

Join the community