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Full Day Medoc Wine Tour

One day of visits and wine tasting in the Medoc red wines region (Cabernet Sauvignon) and famous classify growth chateaux

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Why some Bordeaux wines are so legendary, what are the secrets of this divine beverage? We have selected for you the best visits & wine tasting in famous Medoc region (Margaux, Pauillac, Saint Julien...) and top Chateaux Grands Crus Classes of 1855. Explore the region in a private minivan with your personal guide and learn more about history and Bordeaux wines. A driven sightseeing on the famous "Wine Road" will show you some of the most beautiful and prestigious one as Chateau Margaux, Lafite, Latour, Mouton ... Follow the steps of Thomas Jefferson who visited the Medoc region in 1787!



Day wine tour in Medoc
Medoc day tour






Itinerary

(Vineyard map)

9:00 /9:30am Pick-up from your hotel (private vehicle & personal guide)

Guided tour & wine tasting in a Pauillac or Margaux Classified Growth 1855

Stop for lunch in a local gourmet restaurant

Driven sightseeing tour on the Chateau's road (Lafite, Latour, Mouton, Margaux ...)

Visit & wine tasting St Julien or St Estephe Classified Growth 1855

5:30/6pm Return to Bordeaux & drop-off (hotel, railway, airport)

Example of Chateaux (winery) usually visited


Beychevelle, Pichon Baron, Lynch Bages, Giscours, Du Tertre, Gruaud Larose, Lagrange, Lafon Rochet ...

This wine tour in the Medoc region, is also an educational and fun way to learn more about the classification of 1855, hisrory of the region, blend variety, terroir, AOC.


569

- private tour
- personal guide
- visits & tasting
- for 2 persons
- all year round


Itinerary.pdf


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Option 1: Need more wine? Upgrade your Tasting (€ 100 pp)

wine blending class

The regular visit & tasting includes usually 2 or 3 wines. For some more fees, some vineyards offer you to upgrade their tasting with either old vintages, vertical tasting or barrel tasting. Choose this option if you want to experience more wines during the visits.


Option 2: Want more visit? Add a third one (€ 39 pp)

Wine cellars

Our tour includes two visits with tastings, which generally give you a good picture of the Medoc wines. However, if you wish to spend more time visiting the Chateaux, it is possible to add a third visit to your day. Choose this option if you want to spend more time in the vineyard.




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Price :
for 2 persons € 569
More than 2 persons? price dependant on your group size, ask us for a quote.

Inclusions :
Visit & tasting fees, exclusive private recent minivan A/C - personal guide - roundtrip transportation from your hotel in Bordeaux - fuel - insurance - taxes.

Extra charge :
Drinks, lunch, option & any personal expenses. Pick up or drop off outside of Bordeaux.

Language available : English spoken tour (with french accent)

Duration : 8-9h

Delay : Some Chateaux are very sought after or very exclusive. Your request has to be sent earlier the better.
Don’t hesitate to let us know in your request if you have any preference for specifc wineries but, visit to First Growth (Lafite, Latour, Margaux or Mouton) can not be guaranteed

Objective of this tour : To allow the wine lovers from all over the world to taste Pauillac & Margaux wines and visit some of the Bordeaux most famous top estates.

Note : Visits are not private & only by special arrangement. Chateaux & schedule depend on availabilities. We can only confirm visited properties after your payment and a definitive itinerary will be sent to you before your arrival. Usually a tour with wine tasting takes around 1h/1h30 and they propose 2 wines from the estate. Chateaux & wineries are closed from 12am until 2pm.

The 1855 Classification was requested by Emperor Napoleon III to present the most famous Bordeaux wines at the Paris Universal exhibition. To follow up on the Emperor's request, the Bordeaux brokers ranked the wines in 5 levels according to a chateau's reputation and trading price.


The result was the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855:

First Growths (5):
- Lafite Rothschild (Pauillac)
- Latour (Pauillac)
- Margaux
- Mouton Rothschild (Pauillac)
- Haut Brion (Pessac) see our Sauternes & Graves Tours

Second Growths (14) :
- Rauzan Segla (Margaux)*
- Gruaud Larose (St Julien)*
- Pichon Longueville (Pauillac)*
- Pichon Comtesse (Pauillac)*
- Cos d'Estournel ( St Estephe)*
- Rauzan Gassies (Margaux)*
- Lascombes (Margaux)*
- Montrose (St Estephe)
- Leoville Las Cases (St Julien)
- Ducru Beaucaillou (St Julien)*
- Leoville Poyferre (St Julien)*
- Leoville Barton (St Julien)
- Dufort Viviens (Margaux)
- Brane Cantenac (Margaux)

Third Growths (14) :
- Palmer (Margaux)*
- Kirwan (Margaux)*
- Giscours (Margaux)*
- Lagrange (St Julien)*
- Cantenac Brown (Margaux)*
- Langoa Barton (St Julien)
- Issan (Margaux)
- Malescot St Exupery (Margaux)
- Boyd Cantenac (Margaux)
- La Lagune (Haut Medoc)*
- Desmirail (Margaux)
- Calon Segur (St Estephe)
- Ferriere (Margaux)
- Marquis d'Alesme becker (Margaux)

Fourth Growths (10):
- Beychevelle (St Julien)*
- Branaire Ducru (St Julien)*
- Prieure Lichine (Margaux)*
- Duhart Millon (Pauillac)
- Pouget (Margaux)
- Latour carnet (Haut Medoc)*
- Lafont Rocher (St Estephe)
- Marquis de Terme (Margaux)
- St Pierre (St Julien)
- Talbot (St Julien)

Fifth Growths (18):
- Pontet Canet (Pauillac)*
- Lynch Bages (Pauillac)*
- Du Tertre (Margaux)*
- Batailley (Pauillac)
- Haut Batailley (Pauillac)
- Grand Puy Lacoste (Pauillac)
- Grand Puy Ducasse (Pauillac)
- Lynch Moussas (Pauillac)
- Dauzac (Margaux)*
- D'Armailhac (Pauillac)
- Haut Bages Liberal (Pauillac)
- Pedesclaux (Pauillac)
- Belgrave (Haut Medoc)
- Camensac (Haut Medoc)
- Cos Labory (St Estephe)
- Clerc Millon (Pauillac)
- Croizet Bages (Pauillac)
- Cantemerle (Haut Medoc)


* Places usualy visited during our tours

Day trip to Margaux & Pauillac famous Chateaux Grand Cru Classe

Medoc region is famous for Cabernet Sauvignon that produces strong and full-boded red wines. If you prefer softer red wines check also our Saint Emilion day tour that will bring you to the Merlot area. Back to our selection of day tours.