Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux Creates Unique ‘Wine Journeys’’ for Guests

By Paul Joseph

It is one of the most famous wine regions in the world, and now visitors to Bordeaux can combine their passion for fine wine with an exhilarating ride in a stunning vintage car.

Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux, a luxury hotel situated in the heart of the city in southwestern France, has created a unique ‘Wine Journey Series’ that allows guests to explore the region’s finest grand cru wineries behind the wheel of a beautiful car from the early 20th century.

Curated by the hotel’s Wine Concierge Service, the Classic Car Wine Journey retraces the Paris-Bordeaux-Paris trail, often referred to as the first motor race in history, with guests able to choose three châteaux to visit along the way.

At one of the stop-offs, guests will be treated to a lavish picnic lunch prepared by Executive Chef Stéphane Carrade and served in the intimate surroundings of the vineyard.

The offer is available all year round, with prices starting at €1,140, including one night in a deluxe room, with a supplementary charge of €90 per person for the picnic lunch option.

Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux are also offering an alternative option called the Jefferson Wine Journey, named after renowned gourmet and wine lover Thomas Jefferson, which allows guests to choose three of the wineries visited by the former US President when he came to Bordeaux in 1787.

The original notes Jefferson took as well as archived documents linked to the former president will be showcased and guests are invited to visit the US consulate in Bordeaux and meet the US consul.

The Jefferson Wine Journey is priced from €1,590, including return transfers to the châteaux, and includes two nights in a deluxe room and a three course dinner for two at the hotel’s brasserie Le Bordeaux.

Located in the centre of Bordeaux in La Place de La Comédie square overlooking Le Grand Théâtre, Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux boasts an array of luxurious amenities including a state of the art spa and L’Orangerie, a buzzing space in the heart of the hotel.

By Paul Joseph