Oak barrels had been the symbol of the most prestigious wines. Making barrels is an art for more than 2000 years. We created the Cooperage Wine Tour to share this tradition with you.
Half of your tour will be dedicated to learn about Barrels, Casks & Vats making in two of the most famous French cooperage. The other part of the day, in addition to discover the Sancerre wine region, will be dedicated to visit one of the most prestigious French winery. You will taste many wines -Red, Rosé & White- and discover their knowledges.
This tour is unique in France. He will take place only one day a week from end of April to August.
The best wines had been always associated with beautiful oak barrels cellars. The purpose of our Barrels Enthusiast Tour is to let you discover how oak barrels are made and how they can influence the wine characters.
We have the chance at Paris Wine Day Tours to be close to one of the most famous cooperage, Group Charlois. That exclusive relationship will allow you to visit two of their most famous cooperage in France. The Berthomieu cooperage, -more industrial, will be your first visit. The La Grange coopearge, tailor-made one, will be the second part of your experience. Craftmen coopers are making tailor-made barrels or casks for the most famous wineries.
You will also stop at the Louis the 14th oak forest located in the west part of Burgundy close to the vineyards of Sancerre & Pouilly-Fumé. By this way you will discover the barrels making process from the tree to the glass…
After your exclusive lunch at the private restaurant of the cooperage I will bring you to one of my favorite wine estate. You will walk through their cellars, taste the wines and for sure how the Charlois oak casks are used.
€279 per person
All year long, cellars are cool (10°C / 50°F) be sure to have a jacket and wear good shoes.
The tour departs at 7:15AM, be sure to be on time!
The meeting point is at «Porte d’Orléans», in front of the café «La Rotonde»
7 place du 25 août 1944 – 75014 Paris (South).
Access by metro
Take line 4, direction Mairie de Montrouge.
Stop at «Porte d’Orléans» station.
Then, follow Exit n°1, «Place du 25 aout 1944»
Access by Taxi
Ask for «Porte d’Orléans», Paris n°59 taxi station
Our minibus will wait at the Bus park, near the café
€279 per person