Full-Day Medoc Wine Tour from Bordeaux

Full-Day Medoc Wine Tour from Bordeaux

Discover the amazing Medoc wine region, visit Classified Chateaux and enjoy amazing wines

Tour type: Group , Duration: 8 Hours 30 Minutes

Product ID: 23923
Description

Discover the amazing Medoc wine region and Classified Chateaux with this full-day wine tour.
 
For the 1855 "Exposition Universelle" of Paris, Emperor Napoleon III requested a classification system for France's best Bordeaux wines which were to be on display for visitors from around the world. The Medoc wine region spans from the mouth of the Gironde River down south and includes the four famous communes of St-Estephe, Pauillac, St. Julien and Margaux.
 
Enjoy private visits and wine tastings in 3 prestigious Classified growth Chateaux of different appellations.
 
Your tour will begin in the Margaux appellation with a private "Prestige Visit" in a Classified Growth Chateau. Here, the richness and personality of a soil created over more than two million years by the accumulation of Pyrenean gravel, together with the climate and the flora, make up the precious DNA of the estate. Over time, mankind has learned to develop and communicate knowledge, discovering ways to innovate so as to better express the originality and authenticity of the Château's terroir.
 
After a visit of the technical installations, you will enjoy a wine tasting of two wines.
 
Then, following the legendary Castle road you will discover some of...

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Discover the amazing Medoc wine region and Classified Chateaux with this full-day wine tour.
 
For the 1855 "Exposition Universelle" of Paris, Emperor Napoleon III requested a classification system for France's best Bordeaux wines which were to be on display for visitors from around the world. The Medoc wine region spans from the mouth of the Gironde River down south and includes the four famous communes of St-Estephe, Pauillac, St. Julien and Margaux.
 
Enjoy private visits and wine tastings in 3 prestigious Classified growth Chateaux of different appellations.
 
Your tour will begin in the Margaux appellation with a private "Prestige Visit" in a Classified Growth Chateau. Here, the richness and personality of a soil created over more than two million years by the accumulation of Pyrenean gravel, together with the climate and the flora, make up the precious DNA of the estate. Over time, mankind has learned to develop and communicate knowledge, discovering ways to innovate so as to better express the originality and authenticity of the Château's terroir.
 
After a visit of the technical installations, you will enjoy a wine tasting of two wines.
 
Then, following the legendary Castle road you will discover some of the most prestigious wineries that the Medoc region is composed of including chateau Lamothe Bergeron, Chateau Lafon Rochet, Chateau Prieuré Lichine and many more.
 
After lunch, you will continue on to Classified Growth Chateau Camensac. The estate borders the Saint-Julien appellation, in the commune of Saint-Laurent-Médoc. The vines are located on the area's finest gravelly rise. The topography is fairly steep and the soil quite deep. Here, your private visit will focus on the 1855 Classification system as well as on the unique methods of marketing linked to Bordeaux wines.
 
Finally, you will participate in a vertical tasting during which you will sample similar wines but from different vintages including: 2005, 2006 and 2011.
 
Your last visit will take place in Classified Growth Chateau Lagrange located in the west of the Saint-Julien appellation. With an altitude of 24 metres, the centre of the domain marks the highest point of Saint-Julien. The estate covers 157 hectares (390 acres), of which 115 hectares (284 acres) are under vine. The red grape varieties planted are those that typically thrive on the Médoc terroir, with 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot. The Cabernet Sauvignon contributes structure and ageing potential, the Merlot roundness and body, and the Petit Verdot fruit and complexity.
 
Enjoy a private visit of the installations, followed by a wine tasting.

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About this activity
Tour Timings
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Group size
2 - 19
Languages
English
The meeting point
12 Cours du 30 Juillet, 33000, Bordeaux (in front of the Tourism office)

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Includes
  • Private visits of 3 Classified Growth Chateaux
  • Three wine tastings
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Transporation in comfortable and fully equipped Minivan
  • Bottles of water
  • Wine tasting fees
  • Meals and drinks

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Cancellation Policy

  • 7 days to 72 hours prior to arrival: 10% of the overall price
  • 72 hours to 24 hours priorto arrival: 30% of the overall price
  • 24 hours prior to arrival: no refund

Organized by

Nancy

After 15 years of working for International Tour Operators in France and abroad as a professional tour guide, I decided to create small group tours in 2005. Ever since, I organize, design and conduct with a team of accredited Guide/Drivers small group wine tours in all the main wine growing regions of France


Product ID: 23923

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