Bordeaux Organic & Biodynamic Private Wine Experience

Discover The Premiere Sustainable Wineries In Bordeaux

Pre-booked visits at sustainable wineries

Learn about eco-friendly winemaking processes

Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts

Trip Details

Prices:

580€ per group of 2 to 8 persons maximum.

For larger groups don’t hesitate to contact us we can accommodate groups of up to 19 persons with transportation in a VIP Mercedes Minibus.


When:

All year round, Every day except Sundays, on request.

From 9.30am to 5.30pm


Duration:

8 hours


Trip Style:

Fully customizable Private Wine Tour with a focus on Organic & Biodynamic winemaking in Bordeaux. Choose the wine region of your choice we will pre-book the wineries for you.

Destinations include: Saint Emilion, Medoc, Graves or Sauternes. You can indicate your choice during the booking procedure including a ‘help me choose’ option depending on your wishes.


Meeting Point:

Pick up at hotel in Bordeaux.


Inclusions:

Hotel pick up / drop off from Bordeaux
Reservations for 3 selected organic/biodynamic wineries
English speaking driver guide – wine expert
Travel in recent, comfortable and fully equipped minivans
Bottles of water in the minivan
Free Wifi access on board


Exclusions:

Tasting fees in the wineries
Entrance fees to monuments, museums and attractions
Meals and drinks
Personal insurance and expenses
Gratuities for the guide

Meet The Pioneers Of Sustainable Winemaking

Discover our selection of unique Bordeaux wineries that have converted to organic and/or biodynamic farming. Learn more about this sustainable and eco-friendly way of winemaking as you meet the winemakers and be introduced to the beautiful relationship that exists between soil, climate, and wine – a notion that can be synthesized in one French word: Terroir.
Today we will take you to several wineries that have made the decision to produce organic wines or use biodynamic farming methods, that is a spiritual-ethical-ecological approach to wine making. Over the years, more and more wine makers have chosen to take another path and organic wine making is the trend right now! Your tour will be conducted by an expert wine-guide that will explain along the way the pros and cons of each method. The 3 wineries that you will visit today have been selected so that you may have a complete overview and better understanding of these methods.

Organic Wines
Organic farming is defined by regulation (country-specific) or stand-alone certification. It avoids chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides. Copper and sulfur are spread in the fields. In France, the certification process is quite strict and spans over several years. “AB” is a logo owned by the French state that stands for ‘Agriculture Biologique’. Products can be labelled with this mark when they contain at least 95 percent organic components, were produced or processed within the EU, and were certified by one of the inspection bodies accredited by the state agency.

Biodynamic Wines
Biodynamic farming takes several factors into account when farming, such as the lunar calendar and astrology. The farming is more about the entire lifeblood of a vineyard — other plants, insects, animals — not just the grapes. Biodynamic wine is made by farming all components of the vineyard as one whole entity, eliminating the use of chemicals and using natural materials and composts. Following the biodynamic calendar is another integral part of the process. Sometimes, these farming practices, from pruning to harvesting, are controlled by the biodynamic calendar.

Good to Know

  • Minimum number of 2 participants.
  • English speaking tours, other languages on request.
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.

The Ophorus Difference

Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)

Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’  Paul C. (UK)

Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)

Read more about the Ophorus experience.