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

129€ per person

Wine Tour & Gourmet 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 Bistrot that serves typical  gourmet dishes!


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


  • 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 at a cozy restaurant
  • Tour of the UNESCO-listed village
  • Wine tastings at a wine merchant’s ‘cave’
  • Bottled Water for guests


  • 8 maximum


  • 7 hours (+/- 15 mins)

General information

Bring comfortable footwear and Camera (Dress according to the weather as we will spend some time outside)

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

Drop-off location – Cours de Chapeau Rouge, Bordeaux. (2 min walk to our shop)

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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