Bordeaux Diaries 2015: Your perfect itinerary in Bordeaux

02 May, 2013

Written by: Diana Isac, Winerist Co-founder

Our Bordeaux Diaries continue with the Winerist 2013 journey to Bordeaux. Spend the day in Bordeaux with us for a visit to the Chateaux, spectacular food and Spa indulgence on the rooftop of this magnificent French City. 

Meet the Winemaker
It’s early in the morning and we are about to taste the En Primeur at 9am! This is not easy on the stomach, but we had 3 croissants and plenty of delicious delicacies at our Boutique Hotel so we come prepared to Château Pontet-Canet for a tasting and tour. Here, we meet the proud owner Alfred Tesseron, who runs the estate alongside his Régisseur, Jean-Michel Comme and his niece, Mélanie Tesseron. The adventure unravels…

Château Pontet-Canet

Lunch at the Château

An invitation to lunch made our visit to Pontet-Canet simply perfect. With large, French windows overlooking the courtyard, the masterpiece of this room is the famous cheese table, which would put most Fromageries to shame.

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cheese Table

Afternoon Wine Tour

Saint Emilion is a truly breathtaking destination. Ancient vines, intimacy and authenticity of stunning chateaux and quaint streets with shops where you can buy rare wines at a reduced cost.

Discover the quiant streets of Saint Emilion

Boutique Hotels & Indulging Dinners

Le Boutique Hotel de Bordeaux is a gem comfortably located in the heart of the city. After some R&R at the beautiful hotel room we’re ready for some dinner at La Tupina.

Le Boutique Hotel Bordeaux


A juicy steak at La Tupina

A juicy steak at La Tupina

Morning at the Spa

On the day of our departure, we take a detour and head to the Spa at the Grand Hotel de Bordeaux. Inspired by antique Roman baths, the Rooftop Spa is complete with a state-of the-art fitness centre, sauna, hammam, a team room and a jacuzzi located on the terrace. A perfect morning of complete relaxation and pampering awaits. We have lunch in the beautiful Lobby at the GHB and head back to London. This is a trip to remember. Contact Winerist to find out more about it!

Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur Report

Bains de Léa NUXE Spa at Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux

Will you be visiting the Bordeaux region? Please leave us your questions in the comments section below or refer to our Bordeaux Expert Travel Guide. 


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