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Bumgarner Winery




7-Night Cruise Only: July 4-11, 2024

Our Bumgarner July 2024 Bordeaux cruise group is now 36 strong, with ample room for more shipmates.  Join us!  On Day 5 we dock in Pauillac, a sleepy but interesting town that is the gateway to the prestigious Haut-Medoc wine region and the greatest French wine houses.  Here is some background on the area and our day and night here:


Our Bumgarner Winery “Taste of Bordeaux” Cruise stays two nights and one full day in Pauillac, the main town in the Haut-Medoc appellation of Bordeaux.

Haut-Medoc is perhaps the most famous sub region of Bordeaux, with primarily Cabernet Sauvignon based wines with some Merlot added. Three very famous Grand Cru vineyards are located here: Chateau Lafite, Chateau Latour and Chateau Mouton-Rothschild. The village of Bages (home of Chateau Lynch-Bages) is nearby.  This is the epicenter for exquisite Bordeaux wine production.

While the Medoc has been populated since Roman times, the area did not become what many consider the world’s epicenter for fine wine until the start of the 18th century. The terroir here has natural drainage, access to cooling breezes from the Atlantic Ocean and the Gironde Estuary, gentle slopes and a unique variety of gravel, stones, sand, limestone and clay soils. Coupled with its moderate climate, the Medoc was perfect for the production of Bordeaux wine.

Sleepy looking Pauillac has some great cafes and restaurants.  It also has a lot of history.  From Pauillac on March 25, 1777, the Marquis de Lafayette embarked to Philadelphia to join General George Washington in liberating the United States of America. 


There is a limited-time booking discount of up to $1,000 per cabin ($500 per person) for members of the Bumgarner Winery members. Book by September 30th, 2023.  A deposit of $750 per person will hold space on the entire program. This dedicated website displays the entire tour and cruise program, including pictures of cabins, pricing and each day’s activities. For complete information and to register, visit:


If you have additional questions after viewing the website, contact Heather McLemore at Expanding Horizons:

Heather@expanding-horizons.com Tel: 1-714-975-8167

NOTE: Special events are included. You must book through our tour operator Expanding Horizons of Tustin, CA to be part of the Bumgarner Winery Bordeaux Group.

Feel free to recommend this special holiday to any friends or relations who will enjoy this kind of vacation focused on culture, fine food and wine.

We look forward to seeing you in France!

Brian & Jennifer Bumgarner




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