St. Emilion

St. Emilion

Embark on a delightful day trip to St. Emilion, where you can indulge in the region's finest wines and culinary delights. Here's a suggested itinerary with wine bars, restaurants, and delectable food pairings:

1. Morning Exploration:

   - Start your day with a visit to L'Envers du Décor, a charming wine bar tucked away in the heart of St. Emilion. Savor a leisurely breakfast accompanied by a glass of crisp Sauvignon Blanc or a refreshing sparkling Crémant.

   - After breakfast, wander through the historic streets of St. Emilion and soak in the medieval charm of this enchanting town. Be sure to stop by Maison du Vin, where you can learn about the region's winemaking heritage and sample a variety of local wines.

2. Winery Tours and Tastings:

   - Embark on a guided tour of Château Fonplégade, a prestigious winery renowned for its elegant Merlot-based wines. Explore the vineyards and cellars, then indulge in a tasting of their flagship Grand Cru Classé wines, paired with artisanal cheeses and charcuterie.

   - Next, head to Château La Dominique for a unique wine and chocolate pairing experience. Sample velvety Merlots alongside decadent dark chocolates, as you discover the harmonious marriage of flavors that define St. Emilion wines.

3. Lunch with a View:

   - For lunch, treat yourself to a gourmet meal at Logis de la Cadène, a Michelin-starred restaurant with panoramic views of the St. Emilion vineyards. Indulge in a sumptuous tasting menu featuring locally sourced ingredients paired with exquisite Bordeaux wines, such as a rich Cabernet Franc or a smooth Bordeaux Blanc.

   - Alternatively, opt for a casual lunch at La Terrasse Rouge, located at Château La Dominique. Enjoy al fresco dining overlooking the vineyards, with a menu showcasing seasonal dishes paired with the estate's award-winning wines.

4. Afternoon Delights:

   - Spend the afternoon exploring more of St. Emilion's wineries and vineyards at your own pace. Visit Château Guadet for a guided tour followed by a tasting of their renowned Saint-Emilion Grand Cru wines, accompanied by local delicacies such as foie gras and canelés.

   - Cap off your day with a visit to Vinoteca de St. Emilion, a cozy wine bar offering a curated selection of local and international wines. Unwind with a glass of velvety Pomerol or a crisp Entre-Deux-Mers Blanc, paired with a selection of tapas or oysters sourced from the nearby Atlantic coast.