This food and wine tour of SW France takes you through the iconic vineyards of Bordeaux and Saint Emilion, down into Gascony, the gastronomic capital of France, before heading for the beautiful vineyards of Jurancon in the foothills of the Pyrenees.
If you’re a wine and food enthusiast you’ll love this varied and interesting self-guided trip. It includes not only some of the iconic wine-producing estates but also some of the lesser known gems where you’ll discover wines and spirits that are sure to delight your tastebuds.
Add into the mix the exceptional gastronomy of the south west of France and you have the makings of an unforgettable trip.
This itinerary will include guided visits to small family-owned wine-producing estates where you’ll learn about the passion behind some truly exceptional wines. You’ll learn also what goes into making Armagnac and Floc de Gascogne, two of the speciality drinks of SW France.
Food lovers will be in foodie heaven as they sample the rich gastronomy for which the area is known. Armagnac-soaked prunes from the Agen area, confit de canard and foie gras as well as some of the most delicious cheeses you will taste anywhere, welcome to Gascony!
This fully flexible three centre independent tour is the basis from which your own personal itinerary will be created.
We suggest you fly into Bordeaux from where you can hire a car.
If you have any specific vineyards you wish to visit, food experiences you wish to have or any other interests you wish to indulge, let us know in the form below.
The tour starts in Bordeaux and Saint Emilion then heads south east to the vineyards of Gascony which is also the Armagnac-producing area and gastronomic capital of France.
From there, you’ll head south through the Madiran vineyards before arriving in the Jurancon vineyards in the Pyrenees foothills where delicious and complex sweet white wines are the order of the day.
The price for this trip will depend on your accommodation choice, the number of people, the time of year and which elements of the itinerary you wish to include.
This itinerary can be combined with any of the others on our site to create a complete trip to France.