4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

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  • Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Duration:  8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Join this small-group wine tour from Bordeaux to the Médoc for a full day of scenic drives and wine tasting. The Médoc produces some of the most renowned red wines in the Bordeaux wine region and offers some of the best wine-tasting opportunities in the whole of France. You will visit famous classified growth vineyards and castles, where you can taste wines from the Médoc.

Throughout the day, you can admire some of the most beautiful chateaux in France as you enjoy three visits to wineries. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 8 people, ensuring personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide.

Highlights

  • Full-day small-group Médoc wine tour from Bordeaux
  • Visit three wineries
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Numbers are limited to 8 people, ensuring personalized attention from your expert guide

What You Can Expect

Full-Day Small-Group Medoc Wine Tour from Bordeaux

One of the chateaux you'll visit on your full-day wine tour

This personalized small-group tour from Bordeaux takes you to one of the most renowned wine regions in the world – Médoc. In the morning, you will follow the castle road and visit some of the Médoc’s famous wineries.

Your first visit and wine-tasting experience will take place in a classified growth chateau of the Margaux or St Julien appellation. Here, the wine produced is a combination of elegance and class. You will then head for Pauillac, where you will have some free time to enjoy lunch and taste some more wines.

Next, you’ll enjoy your second visit and wine-tasting session in a classified growth chateau of the Pauillac or St Estephe appellation. Here, the wines are a little more flesh and concentrated, producing a more voluptuous style of wine.

Finally, your tour will end at another Classified Growth Chateau for your final wine tasting of the day. During the visits, learn about the history of the different estates as well as the wine-making process. The estates visited will either be from the Classified Growth or Crus Borgeois appellations.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very good guide with lots of knowledge about wine and the area

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

What a great tour and host! We had a really great day going through a few of the chateaus and traveling the wine region. Our host was great and very polite. We really had a wonderful time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Very good tour. Our guide was excellent and very helpful and explained things very well. The tour was well organised and the size was just right.

Both my wife and I enjoyed it tremendously. Please give our compliments to the Guide.

Sudhir and Lekha Gai

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Delphine did an excellent job - the Chateaus we visited were exciting - a very nice start to our holiday

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Marion was quite knowledgeable of the entire wine-making process and was extremely patient in answering my many questions. Her command of the English language is excellent and her cheerful and playful attitude was refreshing and most welcomed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

An amazing tour with an even better host. Marion was informative and knowledgable from the beginning. She was willing to answer questions with great detail and would even step in when the actual tour guides from the wineries were less than knowledgable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Talk about small-group, my husband and I were the only ones signed up for the tour! It ended up being this amazing, private tour with our own personal driver and guide! It was absolutely wonderful. We were so spoiled. (But you have to understand that your tour might not be the same. You might share your van ride with a few strangers, but that can be super fun too.) Our guide, David Marin of Ophorus, was very professional and knowledgeable. He's a good, safe driver and gave us a thorough education about Medoc and indulged us by answering all the many questions we had about the region, French culture, etc...The van is comfy and air conditioned... The chateaux we visited were awesome, and one even had this museum with historical wine-making equipment and lots of information about how Bordeaux wine-making has evolved. We realized how all the wineries do things somewhat differently from each other, and really quite differently from Californian wineries. We even got to pass by and take some photos of the Rothschilds estates... Best aspects of doing this full-day tour are: not having to drive, having people explain everything and learning so much about history, wine, etc., and not having to make appointments, which especially are not easy to make for Sundays! (Many chateaux are closed on weekend.) This tour was a fantastic way to go, and I'd definitely do it again in a heartbeat.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed this tour of 3 chateaux in the Medoc region. Our guide Marion was very friendly and extremely informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

It was well worth it to book a full day small group tour vs. a half day coach bus tour. Our guide, Mathieu, was very personable and knowledgeable. He entertained us with history, geography, and winemaking anecdotes during the drive to and from the region. The guides at each of the wineries we visited were also very informative and friendly. At each stop, Mathieu would fill them in on what we had experienced already so they would focus on a different aspect of the process or highlight differences in their own process compared to other wineries. We learned so much, not only about winemaking, but about the wine trade business. I feel we learned more than if we had visited wineries on our own.

Katrina L
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

A great (but long) day! Our guide Isabelle was very knowledgeable, and the Chateaux visited all very different even down to the wine making. The first Chateau was disappointing as the very first wine offered for tasting was sour as it had been sitting in an open bottle for lord knows how long. The susequent Chateaux (Lynch Bages and Desmiral) made up for it however.
The meeting point was easy to find and the guide on time. Word of advice - the tour is likely to run over time simply because there is a lot of ground to cover.

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