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Medoc Half-Day Bordeaux Wine Tour

1. Medoc Half-Day Bordeaux Wine Tour

Departing from a central location in Bordeaux, this small group, half-day tour explores the beautiful Medoc wine-growing region of France. The region you will explore includes the southern region of the Medoc wine area. You will visit 2 wine estates of Classified Growth or Cru Bourgeois estates that have been carefully selected for their exceptional setting and quality of the wine.  Learn all there is to know about the history of the estate, the wine-making process, as well as the techniques used during wine-making. A wine tasting session follows the visits. After your tasting session, follow the castle road to see some of the most famous chateaus of the region, such as Chateau Margaux or Chateau Palmer.

Bordeaux: Half-Day Margaux Tour

2. Bordeaux: Half-Day Margaux Tour

Departure from Olala Bordeaux, in the center of Bordeaux, and make your first stop at a small family-run estate for a visit and wine tasting to learn about the Medoc style and the art of blending. Visit the estate and enjoy your time in the relaxing tasting room with two blended wines. Enjoy a panoramic drive around the most famous Great Classified Growths of the Appellation and stop at Château Margaux for pictures. Carry on the exploration of the appellation with a wonderful Margaux Great Classified Growth. After a tour of the property, taste the passion behind the making of two wines from the estate before heading back to Bordeaux.

Full-Day Medoc Wine Tour

3. Full-Day Medoc Wine Tour

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.

Tour of the winery and tasting of 3 appellations

4. Tour of the winery and tasting of 3 appellations

Enjoy a guided tour of Château Haut-Breton Larigaudière while learning the secrets of Bordeaux wine production. Taste three different types of wine. Meet your guide in front of the family château. Begin your tour and learn the history of local winemaking. Discover the terroir's characteristics and visit its traditional vat room. End with a commented tasting featuring AOC Bordeaux Supérieur, AOC Margaux, and AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru. Stop at the winery boutique if you wish to purchase a bottle with the help of your guide. Enjoy extra time to explore the park of the château and take beautiful pictures of your experience.

Soussans: Guided Winery Tour with Wine Tasting near Margaux

5. Soussans: Guided Winery Tour with Wine Tasting near Margaux

Enjoy a tour and wine tasting experience at the Chateau Haut Breton Larigaudiere winery near Bordeaux. Nestled in the prestigious appellation of Margaux, you will discover the secrets behind the elegance of this region's wines. Learn about the history of winemaking, and taste locally-produced wines. After being welcomed at the reception, your experience begins with a tour of the property and an explanation of its history. Continue to the fermenting room, where your guide will explain the winemaking process, then visit the barrel cellar to talk about wine aging. The tour will be followed by a guided tasting of several wines (depending on the option) from the Margaux appellation.

Wine tour and vertical tasting

6. Wine tour and vertical tasting

You’ll begin your guided winery tour at the reception of the Château Haut Breton Larigaudière. Nestled in the prestigious Margaux Appellation and ideally situated on the Road of the Châteaux, you’ll go on to discover the secrets behind the elegance of the special wines crafted here. Your tour will start in front of the winery with a presentation of the property and its history. Next, your expert guide will show you around the fermenting room, explaining the winemaking process as you go, before continuing down to the barrel cellar for an introduction to the art of wine aging.

Bordeaux: Medoc Small Group Afternoon Wine Tour

7. Bordeaux: Medoc Small Group Afternoon Wine Tour

Take a seat in your air-conditioned minivan, then head out to the Médoc vineyards to begin your 5-hour tour. Admire the wonderful estates along the Route des Châteaux, and listen as your guide shares information about the region’s winemaking history.  The afternoon will start with a visit at a Grand Cru winery in the Margaux or St. Julien appellation. Then discover the cabernet sauvignon blends for which Bordeaux is famous. As you enjoy your visit and tastings, learn what makes Medoc wines so special. Enjoy an innovative and exciting visit at a Cru Bourgeois winery. Indulge in a wine and cheese pairing featuring Haut-Medoc appellation wines. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. After your final tasting, return in comfort to central Bordeaux.

From Bordeaux: Médoc Vineyard and Chateau Tour by Sidecar

8. From Bordeaux: Médoc Vineyard and Chateau Tour by Sidecar

Treat yourself to a magical experience while in Bordeaux. From your hotel, head off just a few minutes from Bordeaux and very quickly you will be surrounded by nature. Your driver-guide will take you on narrow roads to discover the Médoc. The sidecars are able to drive everywhere, allowing you to head right into the heart of the vineyard. In addition to this great ride all around Margaux, take the opportunity to visit a magnificent chateau. While inside, indulge in a tasting of one or more Grand Cru Classé wines. Of course, the "Gentlemen-sider" will stop whenever you want to take photos, or to discuss the region and life in Bordeaux with your friendly guide. Conclude the unique tour, shared with a local, with hotel drop-off in Bordeaux.

Lunch at the chateau

9. Lunch at the chateau

Visit a beautiful Medoc estate dating from the late 18th century. Learn the history and specific aspects of the terroir of Château Haut-Breton Larigaudière. Discover everything about the grape varieties of the appellation Margaux, vat room and the cellar, followed by a tasting. Enjoy lunch accompanied by a glass of Margaux wine. The menu is suitable for vegetarians - please let us know if you have any allergiesy reservation only, minimum 2 persons *Summer : in the park Winter : in the barril cellar

Guided tour and tasting at the barrel

10. Guided tour and tasting at the barrel

Enjoy a guided winery tour and barrel tasting at Chateau Haut Breton Larigaudiere in the Margaux wine-growing region. You will be welcomed at the reception of the chateau. Your visit begins in front of the winery with a presentation of the property and its history. Then, your guide will lead you towards the fermenting room to explain the winemaking process and he will continue in the barrel cellar to talk about wine aging. Afterward, you will have the chance to taste 3 wines in the barrel from the most representative grapes of Bordeaux: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. Finally, you will go into the shop to taste 2 finished wines to compare with those tasted previously still in maturation.

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What people are saying about Margaux

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 347 reviews

Lovely chateau and our guide Alexis was great right from the start. Her English was perfect and she was very patient with us. The tour was very interesting and the tasting was good with three wines available. We finished with a nice spot of lunch including a hot dish which was lovely and a glass of wine provided. Everything was as we had hoped. Well done all at Haut Breton.

It was a great half day winery tour! Our guide was knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. The wineries were beautiful and informative, and the wines were fantastic!

A must-do for any wine enthusiast (or novice). Julie was a superb guide and the staff at both wineries were so welcoming and knowledgable.

Good tour with Vincent. He was very knowledgeable and the two chateau were good tours with great wine. Bought some to bring home.

The best was our incredibly talented guide, Karim.