1. France
  2. Aquitaine
  3. Bordeaux
  4. Medoc

Full-Day Medoc Wine Tour

Product ID: 3319
Explore the wine growing region of Medoc on a full-day tasting tour, and sample the best red wines in the area. Home to over 1,500 vineyards, follow Medoc's famous Chateau Road and learn all about different wine tasting techniques along the way.
About this activity
Duration: 8.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the wine growing region of Medoc
  • Visit 3 wineries of Classified Growth Chateau's, or Cru Bourgeois
  • Travel in small groups for a more personalized tour
  • Let yourself be edified by your licensed English speaking wine guide
  • Learn how to differentiate the differences of blends and tastes
Full description
Departing from a central location in Bordeaux, this small group tour explores the beautiful Medoc wine-growing region of France. You will head towards the famous wine-producing appellations such as Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac and Saint Estephe.

You will enjoy 3 visits in Classified Growth or Cru Bourgeois estates that have been carefully selected for their exceptional setting and quality of wine. You will learn all there is to know about the history of the estates, the wine making process, as well as the techniques used during wine making. A wine tasting session follows the visits.

The Medoc area covers approximately 5,700 hectares of declared vineyards, producing an average 300,000 hectoliters of wine per year. Of the grape varieties permitted, 50% of the viticultural area is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and to a lesser extent Petit Verdot and Malbec. Also allowed within the AOC regulations are the varieties Cabernet Franc and Carménère.

After your tasting sessions, follow the castle road to see some of the most famous châteaux of the region, such as Chateau Margaux, Chateau Palmer, or Chateau Pichon Longueville.
Includes
  • Visit and wine tasting in 3 classified growth chateaux, or Cru Bourgeois of the Medoc appellation
  • Driver/guide
  • All wine tasting fees
  • Small bottle of water per person
  • Free WiFi access on board
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, and attractions other than those mentioned
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of central Bordeaux tourism office, located at 12 cours du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Adult only tour, not suitable for children under 18 years of age
• Not wheelchair accessible
• Must be 18 years of age to drink alcohol
• This activity operates rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 21 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Interesting tour with great tasting

The tour was really informative and interesting, so nice to have access to the chateaus and feel the history & taste the wines. Would do it again! Only reason I gave 4 of 5 is that it was our tourguides first tour with Ophorus and her driving skills weren’t that good. Furthermore she spoke all the way back with another participant in French when I had hoped for some more information.

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May 11, 2019

Incredibly knowledgable guide, didn't stop learning!

Alain was amazing, not only did he teach us a plethora of facts about Bordeaux and the Medoc region- but wine in general. He had a great personality, and even had us laughing! The drive around the region was incredible, Alain taught us about aprox 50 different Vinyards in multiple appellations. The Chateaux tours were very well done, we were able to taste multiple types of wine, even within the same region. I would take another tour with him again, in a different region!

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September 30, 2014

Well worth doing, small group in a comfortable mini van, Alex was our driver and was very informative about the region. We visited 3 Chateaus and had a lunch stop, lunch is not included in price.

July 24, 2018

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Product ID: 3319