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.
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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See my blog for more tips on visiting Bordeaux vineyards.