Wine tours in an english cab
Wine tour in France, visiting the Bordeaux vineyards, Saint Emilion and the Médoc
The Wine Cab, a unique concept in the most beautiful wine-producing region in the world, is a real English taxi cab which has been transformed into a private tasting room. Comfortably seated and accompanied by a bilingual guide and enthusiast of the Bordeaux region, you will discover the most prestigious chateaux and tours of the Bordeaux vineyards, the Médoc, Saint-Emilion, Pomerol and Sauternes, etc… You will follow the most famous wine routes, whether on traditional tours or on tailor-made tours which have been specially organised by request.
In our wine discovery workshops, you will learn more about working in the vineyards, discover wine-making techniques and the professions of sommelier or oenologist and finally you will even learn to make your own vintage.
We had a great time exploring the great wineries of Bordeaux and the English taxi adds a plus to the charm of the visit
Does not get much better than this
The tour was fantastic!
Wine tour in English taxi: an Authentic experience
Our tours in the vineyards are truly unique. From within the English Cab and its mini bar, to the activities proposed to play the « sommelier » or create its own wine, we will offer you an exceptional moment in the vineyards with complete packages or personalized program.
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French media talk about our wine trips
Our objective with wine cab is to make you live a truly authentic experience in discovering the world of wine through unforgettable visits but also through participatory workshops around the wine trades.
Depending on the appellations you wish to discover, you will become either oenologist, sommelier or cellar master or Cooper.
We wish you a pleasant visit to our website to prepare your next visits with our English taxis.
Tours of the Bordeaux vineyards
The region, which is known around the world for its prestigious “Bordeaux wines,” its great chateaux and iconic wine estates, has always attracted visitors, holidaymakers and tourists…
Helped by the economic revival of the city of Bordeaux, the rehabilitation of the Port de la Lune (where the world’s biggest cruise liners can now dock) and thanks to the creation of the magnificent Cité du Vin in the Chartrons district, we are currently witnessing both the development of oenotourism in Bordeaux and the development of the tourism industry throughout the whole of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.
A quick summary of wine tourism in the south west of France
This tourism for pleasure, which is also known as oenotourism, was created a few decades ago in France. It is based on discovering wine-producing regions, terroirs and appellations… For tourists from all over the world, oenotourism in the form of a wine tour is often more amusing and attractive than a traditional tour. The theme of vineyards and wine adds a cultural dimension to trips, enabling visitors to enjoy an authentic discovery of the heritage of French regions, traditions and even local gastronomy (pairing dishes with wines).
Wine-producing is an unknown and often mysterious world which does not reveal its secrets easily… Each producer makes his own wines according to specific wine-growing and wine-producing techniques and the end quality of the precious beverage may vary depending on different criteria: the choice of the grape variety (merlot, sauvignon), the know-how of the vintner, cultivation of the vineyard, the type of grape-picking, the processing of the grapes, the quality of the barrels, the cellar master’s blending secrets, bottling techniques, choice of cork and humidity of the cellar, etc.
Appellations and classification of Bordeaux vintages
Besides visiting wine-producing regions, a discovery tour of the vineyards also enables visitors to gain greater understanding of wine appellations. And it’s not that simple… appellations can vary from one region to another and sometimes even from one territory to another.
Bordeaux wine is not an exception to this rule and wine estates are classified into different types of “cru:” Premier Cru, Second Cru, Troisième Cru, etc… Moreover, Grand Cru also brings together Grand Cru Classé, Premier Grand Cru Classé, Cru Bourgeois, Cru Artisan, etc. and there are also specific appellations such as Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, Pessac Léognan, Château Haut-Brion… But don’t worry, even the best Bordeaux vintner can sometimes get confused.
Tours of the Bordeaux chateaux and vineyards
The demand for wine tours is more often than not linked to the reputation of prestigious estates (Château Margaux, Château d’Yquem, Pétrus, Château Ausone, Cheval-Blanc…) or exceptional terroirs which produce great wines, such as the Médoc, Saint-Émilion and Pomerol, etc…
At Wine Cab we have selected some of the most beautiful tours around the wine-producing areas of Bordeaux and the department of the Gironde:
- A visit to the Médoc vineyards and discovery of the famous route des chateaux
- A visit to the Saint-Émilion vineyards and discovery of their grands crus classés
- A visit to the Pessac-Léognan vineyards and their iconic estates such as Pape Clément, Smith Haut-Lafitte, Carbonnieux…
- A visit to the Sauternes vineyards and discovery of great sweet white wines
- A visit to the Bordeaux vineyards and tasting their best organic wines (or wine made using biodynamic processes)
We can also organise tailor-made tours depending on your wishes to discover the Bordeaux area off the beaten track.