Your day trip from Bordeaux starts as you hop in your Citroën 2CV, a classic car that became an icon of French culture in the 1960s. You can take the wheel yourself or let your guide drive if you’d rather enjoy the scenery during the drive along the ‘chateau road’ (route des châteaux) in the Medoc wine region. Pass by stately estates in wine appellations like St-Julien, Margaux or Pauillac.
Home to some of France’s most high-end classified-growth wineries, which produce red varietals like cabernet sauvignon, the Medoc is one of the Bordeaux area’s top wine regions. Hear about local winemaking from your guide, who tells you about the area’s history and popular wines. Your drive takes you to two different wineries—one a charming family-owned château and the second a prestigious estate that’s part of the ‘great growth’ (grand cru) 1855 official wine classification. Enjoy a relaxing aperitif with regional products and a glass of Bordeaux wine.
Your tour ends with return to your Bordeaux hotel.
If you wish to eat lunch during the tour, this can be arranged at a local château (additional expense) with high-quality regional food and Medoc wines. The approximate expense is 30 to 40 euros per person for this informal lunch served either inside the château or in the surrounding private parkland, depending on the weather. If this option is not available on the day of your tour, an alternative option will be suggested for you.