Famous Monk Winter Wine Tour of the Saint Émilion Region & Gourmet Lunch

Join us on the famous road from Bordeaux through ‘les vignobles du bordelais’ as we showcase the best of the Merlot-strong right bank in an all encompassing tour to 2 Contrasting Chateaux, including stops at many historical and a visit of the UNESCO-listed medieval village of Saint Emilion.

Naturally, the Famous Monk Tour includes many different wine tastings and a few facts to give you a better understanding of the region. Because after all, there’s no better way than to learn than by experience!


Indulge in amazing picturesque scenery, excellent wine, rich history and a delicious French lunch, all in the comfort of a small group with a knowledgeable and friendly guide!


Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar

10:30am Departure from Bordeaux

Everyday except Sunday

Wine Tour & Bistro Lunch Itinerary

Depart from our office in Bordeaux center and travel to the Saint Émilion region, in our comfortable minivans on a quick 45-minute journey.

Tour and wine tasting at 2 Chateaux ; 1 prestigious ‘classified’ Chateau, and 1 traditional French family Chateau. Each Chateau tour last 1 hour.

Visit Saint Émilion, the famous UNESCO listed medieval village, and indulge in more wine tastings at our favourite wine merchants ‘cave’.

NEW FOR THE WINTER TOURS : Enjoy a cozy French Bistro that serves typical dishes!


  • Rustic Vines Office, 26 Rue de la Devise – Bordeaux
  • WINTER : 10:30am (return 5:30pm)


  • Transport to & from Bordeaux in modern minivans with heating
  • Friendly English speaking guide
  • Visit & Tour 2 contrasting Chateaux in the region
  • Over 8 wine tastings throughout the day
  • Guided visit of the medieval village of Saint Émilion
  • Gourmet French Lunch included with the Village Tour
  • Wine tastings at a wine merchant’s ‘cave’
  • Bottled Water for guests


  • 8 maximum


  • 7 hours (+/- 15 mins)

General information

Lunch option does not include wine. The restaurant caters to all dietary requirements (please notify us of your needs during the booking process).

Cancellation policy : 100% refund if cancelled more than 7 days out from the tour. No refund if cancelled within 7 days of the scheduled tour. You can take insurance when booking the tour which will ensure 100% refund up until the start time of you tour.

For more information and other questions, please visit our FAQ.

Price : 129€ per person

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