The Médoc region of France is known across the world for its heady, full-bodied red wines and traditional, family-owned châteaux. Here are a few ways to explore the Médoc wine region from Bordeaux and enjoy some of the wines in production—from signature blends to grand cru varietals.
- Visit the vineyards and cellars of local Médoc wineries such as Margaux and St. Julien
- Meet the winemakers, sample some of the grand cru red wines in production, and gain insight into centuries of winemaking history
- Admire panoramic views over the region’s rolling, vine-covered hillsides
- Enjoy free time to explore local sights such as Pauillac or the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saint-Emilion
Half-day wine tours from Bordeaux take you into the bucolic Médoc region, where family-run wineries such as Château Palmer and Château Margaux honor age-old techniques. Spin through the vine-laden hills with a guide and enjoy sweeping scenic views. Along the way, stop at two local châteaux to meet the winemakers and sample the delicate red wines in production.
With a little more time to spend on a full-day Médoc wine-tasting tour, enjoy the freedom to perhaps linger a little longer at each winery and gain further insight into the Haut-Medoc’s winemaking heritage. Sample delicious reds at three prestigious wine estates and take guided tours of the vineyards and wine cellars. During your day, perhaps stop to explore local towns and villages such as Pauillac—home to the region’s most famous appellation—or the historic, UNESCO-listed Saint-Emilion.