Bordeaux SIP Wine Tours
Bordeaux SIP Wine Tours
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Private ToursWine Tours & Tastings
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Join wine expert Nicolle Croft and her wine specialist guides to visit the fabulous wine region of Bordeaux on your own customised private tour. Over twenty years of experience, enables Nicolle to open doors and organise visits that truly go behind the scenes and meet the passionate people that make the wine. The big famous châteaux are wonderful to see and we love to show too the smaller producer (SIP: Small Independent Producer) in private wine tours that get to the real heart of Bordeaux wines! My guides are all professional wine people specialist in winetasting and having fun!
Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

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Vic_C888
Cebu City, Philippines12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
I came to know about Nicole through a blog, and took the chance to book a private tour for me & my wife around St. Emillion and Pomerol.

It was by far the best decision we made. Nicole picked us up at the place we stayed in, and that whole day we spent with her going through the chateaus, the stories of vineyards, the conversation about wine and insights about Bordeaux gave us an experience that wonderfully unforgettable.

We met a guide in the morning and found new friend as our day ended.

Definitely recommend Nicole if you want to experience a real, unfiltered Bordeaux wine tour.

Thank you Nicole!
Written 16 December 2023
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Molly
United Kingdom906 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
We booked (four of us) for 2 weekdays with Nicholle in November. It was absolutely fantastic. We’ve been fortunate to go on wine tours in other places and I would say this was the best!
She was able to book our one vineyard request the other 5 we left to her (3 each day) and we were really delighted with her choice - it was all very informative and interesting too.
Don’t hesitate - get in touch with her and she’ll do her best!
Read her book (Sip by SIP) and you’ll get an idea of her breadth of knowledge.
Written 19 November 2023
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Alan D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Super luxurious, pricey, but worth every penny. A very private vineyard tour - literally my wife and I and our guide for the day. Our guide, Aurelian, collected us from our hotel first thing. An ex Bordeaux wine merchant, his knowledge of all things Bordeaux and all things wine was sensational. Driving in his comfortable car we set off for the less well known corner of Bordeaux. First to Graves, home of some particular Bordeaux reds, but also some very unusual but excellent dry whites. Part of Bordeaux, but very specifically their own area too. A wonderful chateau visit with Emily at a smaller chateau (30k bottles in a good year) - massively knowledgable, a great tour and some really informative samples to taste to help educate these two novice rosbifs! A wonderful experience. On to chateau two which happened to have a beautiful restaurant attached. Stopped for lunch with our guide and carried on the conversation of the day. Chateau 2 and 3 of the day were down in Sauternes. As fairly recent converts to the joy of good dessert wine, this was absolutely fascinating. The differences in vintages, different blends, in how long the bottle had aged, in different vineyards and areas of the same vineyard a few hundred yards apart, and in different winemakers approaches were startlingly illustrated. Absolutely fascinating and educational. A great tour - the passion of the owner of the business comes through loud and clear, and in Aurelian she has a wonderful person to share his knowledge. A very full day out - not cheap at all, but you cannot beat the experience of being the centre of attention, especially if a bit worried about getting caught up in a bigger tour with experts or wine bores. Wonderful.
Written 14 October 2023
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Bped
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wofe and I had a wonderful experience with Nicolle Croft. She truly knows wine and is extremely knowledgeable about the St Emilion appellation. It seems she knows everyone in the village!! Everywhere we went, she was saying hello to people. She knows how to expose you to the small, independent providers that you may not have heard of otherwise. She taught us about the land and the difference in the various geography in St Emilion, as well as some of the challenges that the Chateau owners face. Anyone wanting to visit St Emilion should have their wine tasting organized by Nicolle.
Written 1 October 2023
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Jackiestone1
Boca Raton, FL12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We had the most wonderful personal day. Everything was customized to our liking- Nicolle arranged the best combination of a day in St Emilion - from large Chateaus to a tiny family owned Chateau. Our guide Emmanuelle was fabulous. She explained the region, the terroir and was wonderful and FUN! They arranged a small local lunch that was overlooking a beautiful vineyard. We can’t wait to come back to do the other region.
Written 30 September 2023
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Richard S
Uzes, France34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This was one of the best private tours we have ever had. We travel to lots of places and we have never had a better guide nor been treated to such a personal tour. We visited 3 different wineries and experienced the wonderful world of Bordeaux wines and it’s history. A must tour for you in the Bordeaux area.
Written 18 June 2023
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That is wonderful to hear. What fun we have sharing these great wines, places and people. Over 30 years of experience in the region professionally sets what we do apart from what is on offer usually in Bordeaux. It creates personal bonds and experiences to make this sometimes inaccessible world of wine in Bordeaux a lifetime memory.
Written 20 June 2023
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RPWilson
Chestertown, MD37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Found out about Nicolle Croft and SIP Tours from a friend who had done a wine tour of the Bordeaux area with her some years back. Since she is a partner in her and her mate's vineyard and has been doing this for many years, Nicolle is incredibly knowledgable and really enjoys sharing her extensive knowledge of the Bordeaux wine regions, vineyard management and making superb wine. Though she has lived in the Bordeaux region for decades she is originally English so there are no communication problems. We spent 2 days with Nicolle and SIP Tours, learned more than we would have dreamed possible and could not have been happier with our experience.
Written 11 June 2023
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Its such fun to share these wonderful wines, people and places with you and see how through experiencing the wines, seeing how they are produced and meeting the people at the grass roots and making the wine, step by step or perhaos sip by sip! we gain a deeper understanding of the sometimes complex world of wine of Bordeaux.
Written 20 June 2023
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Dave & Deb from MN
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
5 star day with Emmanuel. My husband and I and Emmanuel visited three chateau’s, each getting better than the last. We walked around St Emilion which is charming. Purchased a few things, always fun. We had an amazing lunch on a beautiful outside terrace in the countryside. We were celebrating our 33rd year wedding anniversary and a glass of champagne was a nice gift. The food, service and setting were fabulous! I would highly recommend this private tour for a wonderful day in wine country!
Written 8 June 2023
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Andrew D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Nicolle was wonderful. I can’t recommend her enough, she was friendly and knowledgeable. Having lived in the area for 30+ yrs, she knew the place and the people like the back of her hand. She was also very accommodating. We had booked the Medoc tour and the St. Emilion tour back-to-back but I got very sick (had a dodgy meal in Bordeaux) and we couldn’t go. She very kindly rescheduled our tour at a moment’s notice and her tour of St. Emilion was every bit as interesting and fun as the Medoc tour. You won’t get a better guide.
Written 19 April 2023
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It's great to have been able to reschedule and to hear that you enjoyed the mix of small family and more famous wine producers in this mixed and varied wine region. There is lots to discover off the beaten track!
Written 20 April 2023
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Pearsandchocolate
Vancouver, Canada22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Spending the day with Nicole visiting the Saint-Emilion area was one of the highlights of our month long trip to France. Nicole was able to share her extensive knowledge, experience and enthusiasm in a most engaging manner. Stopping in Saint-Emilion in the early morning before the crowds arrived was much appreciated. The three wineries we visited were varied with each offering an unique window into their world. What all three shared was the passion and enthusiasm of the presenter. In each case the person was extremely involved in the actual wine making process unlike some winery tours. We of course tasted some amazing wines. Nicole's choice for lunch was perfect. If you are looking for a professional, enriched but personal experience I highly recommend Nicole Croft and SIP Wine Tours.
Written 14 November 2022
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