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Wine Tasting Trip

Chateau de Pitray
Chateau de Pitray

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    Stay at Chateau Pitray - Enjoy a Wine Tasting and Cultural Vacation !

    Please contact me to schedule a custom trip - 6 person group minimum

    Pomerol, Saint-Emilion, and other appellations of the Bordeaux region, such as Cotes de Castillon, are wines of great tradition. Some were already well known during the Gallo-Roman period. They are complex appellations with great diversities of soils and terroirs. On this  France  From  Inside  Wine Tour vacation we will take advantage of this rich wine producing region of France. My goal is to provide you with a memorable vacation and also to excite you with new discoveries and knowledge of Bordeaux wines. Here are some examples of wineries to visit in the region:

    • Chateau de Malle
    • Chateau d' Aiguilhe
    • Chateau d' Angelus
    • Chateau Figeac

    France From Inside Cycling and Wine Tours

    Mr. de Boigne conducts a tour of the winery and discusses logistics with his staff.

    France From Inside Cycling and Wine Tours

    This wine has just been bottled and is no being stacked and stored. The labels will be applied when the wine is sold and shipped.

    France From Inside Cycling and Wine Tours

    For a winery to call itself a Chateau it must do the entire production of its wine on the property, with its own grapes and production facility. The bottling at Chateau Pitray is done onsight, as per the regulations, however the process is subcontracted out to a specialist, which is allowed and done by all the wineries. Viewed here is the portable assembly line for wine bottling on the back of a truck.

    France From Inside Cycling and Wine Tours

    ...and yes, ultimately the goal is to enjoy it all.

    France From Inside Cycling and Wine Tours