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Picnic at a Winery: Which Bordeaux Chateaux Offer Picnics?

Bordeaux in May
Enjoy picnic at a vineyard in Bordeaux

A picnic at a chateau garden overlooking a vineyard is a special experience.  Share a bottle of Bordeaux wine over French picnic foods or a gastronomic creation.

Some Bordeaux chateaux will arrange a picnic for you by contacting a traiteur, a caterer who will arrange your picnic basket.  A glass of local wine is often included and you can always buy a bottle from a winery boutique.

Picnic prices start from 30 euro per person. Typical fare: cheeses, salad, cold meats, a baguette or a sandwich, sweets and fruits.  

Normally, picnics at chateaux will be organized between May and September.  Order your picnic at least 1 or 2 days in advance of your visit.

Of course, picnics are the best outside on a good day.  In case of bad weather, picnics are moved inside the chateau, which is usually a nice French room with a view.

So, which Bordeaux wineries offer the exciting picnic option?  

I plotted a few interesting wineries on the map.  Click on a pin or a picture to find out more about each estate.

To find more choices of wineries to visit on your Bordeaux wine tour click here.

Wine Tours from Bordeaux

A private tour to the Bordeaux wine country will pick you up from the center of Bordeaux or from your accommodation in the area.  

For your private tour, you can request to visit your favorite Bordeaux chateaux.  

For small-group wine tours, take a look at some of these wine tour options at GetYourGuide.

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Where to Stay in Bordeaux?

Bordeaux city stays

Saint-Emilion/Right Bank stays

Medoc/Left Bank stays

See more tips on visiting Bordeaux wine country in my Blog.  

If you are interested in a private wine tour of Saint-Emilion or Medoc wineries, see our tours at Atlas Bordeaux.

Enjoy your time in Bordeaux!

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