My Favorite Places when Wine Touring in Bordeaux

Wine Tours with Nicolle Croft, Bordeaux Food & Wine Guide

Thirty years touring this wine region has given me lots of warm memories of people and places. Here are a few of my favorite wine people and some alternative things to do and places to go which will hopefully give you an idea of the wealth of things on offer in and around Bordeaux today. There are a number of further articles to be found on this wine blog.


Oyster Boat with Seafood (on reservation): Bordeaux Sur L’Eau

Article on my experience with Bordeaux Sur l’eau last summer

Cheese Shop: la Fromagerie de Pierre

Wine Bars les Tonneaux des Chartons, Le Winebar CIVB, 4 coins du vin

Independent Hôtel Accommodation: le Tourny,  le Particulier, Le Boutique

Restaurants: click here for my list of top restaurants

 La Terrasse Rouge, La Reserve de Presbytère (Montagne St Emilion), l’Atelier de Candale (St Laurent des Combes), l’Huitrier Pie (St Emilion Village)

Wine Shop (Bordeaux Wines) la Cave Dourthe (near to Hotel le Grand Barrail),

Wine Shop (other region’s wines) : Le Wine Shop (Fronsac)

Spa in the Vineyards Château Latour Segur

Château Latour Segur luxurious Spa built into an authentic old limestone quarry near to St Emilion

Hot Air BallooningLa Ferme du Ciel

Riding through the Vineyards Château Les Armes de Brandeau, Côtes de Castillon

Châteaux with rooms (also blog piece with photos real wine château accommodation): Beauregard (Pomerol)

Latour Segur, Hotel Grand Barrail


Restaurants: Le Bontemps (Cussac Fort Médoc near to St Julien), La Cambouse (Pauillac)

Château with rooms: du Tertre (Margaux), Beychevelle (St Julien), la Tour Carnet (near to St Julien) (also blog piece with photos real wine château accommodation)

Picnics Château de Camensac (near St Julien)

Le Pistou (Martillac), le Manège at Châteu de Léognan, La Lavoir (Château Smith Haut Lafitte)

Picnics Château de Cérons (Cérons)

Riding through the Vineyards Château Rayne Vigneau, Sauternes

Wine Bar La Barrique (Langon)

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