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Become Qualified about Wines in Bordeaux

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Be an expert in wines and take the WSET Level 2 Qualification in Wines and Spirits during this insightful, 7-day packaged tour in Bordeaux.
France
Food & Wine

Highlights

Spend a week in Bordeaux and obtain the WSET Level 2 Qualification in Wines and Spirits

Introduction to the Bordeaux wines through fun and informative wine tours
See the Medoc and Saint-Emilion wine-growing areas
Drive along the Chateau road in the Medoc wine region

Become a wine expert and obtain the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 2 Qualification in Wines and Spirits in Bordeaux during this 7-day packaged tour. Founded in 1969, WSET is an organisation which arranges trainings and exams in the field of wines in spirit. During a 3-day training, you will understand environmental influences, grape-growing options, style and quality of wines, production process, key principles and processes involved in the storage and service of wine.

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Included

6-night accommodation in a 3-star hotel
Daily breakfast
Arrival/departure transfers from & to Bordeaux airport or station
3 days WSET Level 2 Qualification training and exam
English-speaking driver/wine guide for 2 days
Medoc full day wine tour with 3 Classified 1855 Chateau visits and tasting
Saint Emilion day wine tour with 3 Classified Growth Chateau visits and tasting
All tasting fees in the chateaux

Itinerary

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Day 1
Bordeaux

Upon arrival into Bordeaux (airport or train station), transfer to your centrally located hotel and check-in. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Breakfast
Day 2
WSET Level 2

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is a prestigious and global organisation founded in 1969 to provide high-quality education and training in wines and spirits for those already in or intending to join the trade and interested wine enthusiasts. Today’s program:

  • Style, quality and price of the wine
  • Wine service, storage and tasting
  • The main international grape varieties (Part 1)

At 5:30 pm, end of the day and evening at leisure.

Breakfast
Day 3
WSET Level 2

Following breakfast, make your way to the training in the centre of Bordeaux for your second day of the program. Today’s program:

  • The main international grape varieties (Part 2)
  • Other important white grape varieties and white wines
  • Other important red grape varieties and red wines

At 5:30 pm, end of the day and evening at leisure.

Breakfast
Day 4
WSET Level 2

Breakfast at your hotel and make your way to the training in the centre of Bordeaux. Today's program:

  • Other styles of wine
  • Spirits and liquers
  • Final exam with 50 multiple choice questions (1 hour)

At 5:30 pm, end of day and evening at leisure.

Breakfast
Day 5
Medoc Wine Tour

This morning after breakfast at your hotel, make your way to the tourist office for your full day tour of the Medoc area. You will visit 3 renowned estates and enjoy wine tastings. During the visits, you will learn about the history of each estate and their methods of make wine. The wineries are usually located in Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac or the Haut Medoc appellations. During the day, you will inevitably drive along the D2 road or Route des Chateaux as it is known locally. It is along this route that some of the most famous wineries such as Chateau Margaux, Chateau Palmer, Chateau Latour or Chateau Pichon Longueville are located. Depending on the timing of the tour, your driver/guide will certainly make a stop in front of one of these world-renowned wineries so that you may have the opportunity to take some photos.

Breakfast
Day 6
Saint-Emilion Wine Tour

Following breakfast, make you way to the tourist office for your full day Saint Emilion Wine Tour. Today, you will discover the magic of the ‘Right Bank’ Wine Region of Bordeaux where Merlot is the dominant grape of the area. You will join a walking tour of one of the villages and visit vineyards where you will enjoy wine tasting and learn about the grapes and wines of the area.

Breakfast
Day 7
Bordeaux

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before your transfer to Bordeaux airport or station.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
French
Currency
EUR
6 nights
from AUD4,114
per person, twin share
France
Bordeaux
Food & Wine
26 May & 14 July 2020

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