Day Trip  Medoc wine tour

Medoc Private Day Tour

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 3 famous Medoc region (Margaux, Pauillac ...) and top Chateaux Grands Crus Classes of 1855. Follow the steps of Thomas Jefferson !

Day wine tour in Medoc
Medoc wine tour







Itinerary

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

- Guided tour & wine tasting in a Classified Growth of Pauillac

- Stop for lunch in a local gourmet restaurant

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

- Sightseeing on the Chateau wine road (Lafite, Latour, Margaux, Palmer ...)

- Visit & wine tasting in a Classified Growth 1855 of Margaux

- 6:00/6:30pm Return to Bordeaux (hotel, railway, airport)

Example of Chateaux (winery) usually visited
Lynch Bages, Pontet Canet, Palmer, Lascombes, Beychevelle, Giscours, Du Tertre, Gruaud Larose, Lagrange, Phelan Segur ...

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 ...

€ 399

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


Itinerary.pdf

Option Mouton Rotshchild 1st Growth (€ 50 pp) Chateau Mouton Rothschild, visit and tasting
This tour is an unique opportunity to visit one of the top five First Growth. It includes the technical facilities, the famous label's museum (Chagall, Miro, Picasso, Warhol ...) and of course, wine tasting (closed on we).

For each of our tours and packages there is a detailed section showing what is included or not included. With 33 Tour Bordeaux & Chateaux there is no surprise you always know what your are paying for.

Price :
for 2 persons € 399
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.
For more information, visit also the official Grand Cru Classe organization website.

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 wine tour that will bring you to the Merlot area. If you do not have a lot time to spend in the region, we also organize a day tour to both region.