Relax while enjoying the taste of the vineyards to the full – that’s the fantastic idea that’s sprouted in several famous wine estates in the Bordeaux region.

The vineyards of Bordeaux are being reinvented with new sensory experiences that offer a mix of wine and escapism. It’s a golden opportunity for anyone who loves the good life to recharge their batteries in an outstanding setting while discovering the local wines and vineyards – and at any time of year.


Château du Payre and Château Monconseil-Gazin have decided to combine tasting and relaxation to give you a delicious, laid-back break. Epicureans will try their hand at sophrology or Tai Chi before savouring the estate’s range of wines. It’s a tasty combination that will stimulate your senses in a relaxed atmosphere.


If you’re in the mood for some cocooning, why not take a tour of the historic centre of Bordeaux? The Bains de Léa in the Grand Hôtel InterContinental offer an unmissable well-being experience. The quality of services and the idyllic location of this luxury spa, with a view over the entire city from the rooftop, are what dreams are made of.


Another exceptional panorama can be seen from the belvedere of Château La Tour Blanche. From the tower, which is several metres high, you can admire the vineyards and discover the Sauternais from a new angle. Once back on terra firma, visitors can climb aboard a golf cart as they set off to unravel the secrets of the wine estate in the company of a guide.


You can also criss-cross the vineyards of the Bordeaux region by bike thanks to the château workshops run by Pascale Larroche. This guided bike ride surrounded by nature, which begins at Château Bardins, makes its way along quiet trails where you’ll enjoy exploring the vineyards and tasting the wines as you enrich your knowledge of the local terroirs. Seasoned bike-riders and weekend cyclists alike will be captivated!


Although there are many different facets to the vineyards of Bordeaux, one thing is certain: the slow life has pride of place here!