Great article about our Saint Emilion wine tours!
When NYC Tastes blogger writes about her private wine tour with Bordeaux With Elodie... Cheers!
Day two of the Bordeaux wine tour was also my birthday and it was absolutely perfect. We began in St. Emilion; an amazing medieval town on the Right Bank of Bordeaux with breathtaking views from every angle and one of our favorite winery's of the trip Chateau Guadet.
This small vineyard is one of only two wineries in the heart of St. Emilion and owned by the famous Petrus wine family. The vineyard consists of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc grapes, merlot being the prominent grape grown on most Right Bank properties.
We started our tour upstairs to learn about the cement vats Guadet uses to vinify their wine. Then we took a steep ladder down to the massive cellar where miles of limestone quarries had been created for storing wine. This was easily the best part of any wine tour I've experienced. The cool, dark caves winding beneath the Chateau were astounding to behold; it was almost an entirely new city underground.