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Things to do in Medoc, France

Our most recommended things to do in Medoc, France

From Bordeaux: Médoc Region Afternoon Wine Tasting Tour

1. From Bordeaux: Médoc Region Afternoon Wine Tasting Tour

1.45 pm Meet your guide at Rustic Vines shop located "26 rue de la devise", in Bordeaux downtown and drive to Médoc; 2.30 pm First stop at a winery for a visit of the estate followed by a wine tasting; 4.00 pm Guided visit and wine tasting session at a 2nd Château of Margaux Appellation; 5.30 pm Drive back to Bordeaux, drop-off at Rustic Vines shop, time to say goodbye to your guide and share good tips.

Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion and Medoc Full-Day Wine Experience

2. Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion and Medoc Full-Day Wine Experience

Spend a day exploring the wineries and vineyards in Bordeaux on this guided tasting trip. Sample wines at three wineries and tour the historic town of Saint-Emilion. Be welcomed by your guide at a location in the city center of Bordeaux and drive to Saint-Emilion. Get started by visiting the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru chateau to see the vineyards and taste their delectable wines. Then, head out for a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage village of Saint-Emilion. Travel back to Bordeaux to have a hearty picnic lunch paired with a glass of wine at Olala Bordeaux. Come afternoon, journey to the Médoc region to discover the Margaux Appellation region and see the vineyards there. Stop at a family-owned estate to taste some more wine. Snap some photos of the famous Château Margaux before heading to the Grand Cru Classé chateau to savor more wine. Return back to Bordeaux in the early evening.

Medoc Half-Day Bordeaux Wine Tour

3. 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.

From Bordeaux: Afternoon Wine Tasting in the Medoc Region

4. From Bordeaux: Afternoon Wine Tasting in the Medoc Region

Enjoy a drive from Bordeaux to the Medoc region along the Chateaux Route. On this 5.5-hour afternoon tour you’ll learn about the history of Bordeaux wines. Spend some time touring the vineyards and winery at a family run estate. Hear the story of the passionate family that has kept the vineyard alive for generations. Discover the intense colors, woody aromas and distinct tastes of Bordeaux wines during a tasting class. Visit a stunning 1855 Great Classified Growth wine estate, in one Bordeaux's most prestigious châteaux areas. Learn about their wine-making process and taste the estate's wines, accompanied by French delicacies, including cheese, fresh bread and dried sausage.

Bordeaux: Half-Day Margaux Tour

5. 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.

Enjoy a Day Discovering Two Famous Bordeaux Wine Regions

6. Enjoy a Day Discovering Two Famous Bordeaux Wine Regions

Meet your guide in the center of Bordeaux and drive to the Medoc wine region. Learn about the Bordeaux wines during the journey to the chateaux. Upon arrival, be welcomed at a prestigious Classified Growth estate, operating since 1855. Walk around the vineyards and cellars, learn about the estate’s wine making process, and finish with wine tastings.                                     Then, drive to Saint Emilion to discover a beautiful Growth Classified winery and taste their wines while savoring a mouth-watering lunch. After lunch, enjoy the beautiful Saint Emilion region. Continue your tour by visiting an authentic and charming family-run estate along the right bank. Feel the intimacy of the private chateau as you tour this estate's traditional vat room and cellar. Then delight in a tasting class, learning the steps of wine tasting and educating your nose to identify a variety of wine aromas. After this visit, enjoy a guided tour of the village of Saint Emilion, classified as a UNESCO's World Heritage site.

Medoc Small Group Wine Tour with Tastings & aperitive food

7. Medoc Small Group Wine Tour with Tastings & aperitive food

9:00 AM: Meet your guide in the center of Bordeaux and drive to the Medoc wine region. They'll talk to you about Bordeaux wines during the journey to the chateaux.                                             10:00 AM: You will be welcomed at a prestigious Classified Growth Château 1855. Walk around the vineyards and cellars, learn about the estate’s wine making processes and finish by indulging yourself in various wine tastings.                                                11:15 AM: Discover a charming family run estate of the region and see how they make their wine, before trying them with crusty French bread and cheese.                                                1:00 PM: Back to Bordeaux.                                              

Bordeaux: Wine Country Vineyards Tour w/ Local Wine Tastings

8. Bordeaux: Wine Country Vineyards Tour w/ Local Wine Tastings

Take a few hours to see the Bordeaux wine country on a guided tour. Discover Medoc, Saint-Emilion, Graves, and Sauternes or Entre-deux-Mers — each with its own charm. The wine region depends on the day of your visit. Depart from the Bordeaux Tourist Office and discover different types of châteaux and taste the colors of the wines according to the wine region. During the trip, your guide will explain Bordeaux wine and give a lot of information. From Tuesday to Saturday, stop at 2 wine estates, visit the technical part with the oak barrels, the vats, and learn about the wine-making process. Discover the prevalence of the seasons which shape the varieties of flavors and more. At the end of each visit, enjoy a tasting of two wines of the property with advice about the steps of the art of tasting (the quantity is limited by French law). From Sunday and Monday, the destination is Saint-Emilion, one of the most famous places in the world for wine and heritage. Follow your guide through the Saint-Emilion village to admire some of the old and remarkable buildings and go into the amazing underground church. The second part of the afternoon includes a visit to a wine estate and a tasting of two wines. On the way back to Bordeaux your guide can answer any questions or give advice. Arrive in Bordeaux in the evening. Monday: Saint-Emilion or Fronsac Tuesday: Medoc Wednesday: Graves and Sauternes Thursday: Bourg and Blaye Friday: Entre-deux-Mers Saturday: Medoc Sunday: Saint-Emilion

Taillan-Médoc: Château Visit and Wine Tasting in Bordeaux

9. Taillan-Médoc: Château Visit and Wine Tasting in Bordeaux

Head to Château du Taillan for a guided tour of the cellars and vat room on this group tour in Taillan-Médoc. Hear more about how Burgundy is made and try 2 local wines. Be welcomed by your guide and taken to the cellars which have been classified as historic monuments of France. Stroll through cellars that date back to the XVI century. Discover how the wine is aged with ancestral methods. Continue to the vat room, where your guide will reveal the secrets of how to make red, white, and rosé wine. Finish the visit with a trip to the boutique to savor two vintages.

Bordeaux: Full-Day Arcachon Bay & Medoc vineyards

10. Bordeaux: Full-Day Arcachon Bay & Medoc vineyards

Be driven from Bordeaux to the Pilat Sand Dune where you will enjoy views of the ocean and the Landes' Forest. At Arcachon Bay, you will have the chance to taste fresh oysters or shrimps with a glass of white wine before returning to Bordeaux.                                                                      Once you are back in Bordeaux, you will relax with a casual picnic lunch. Afterwards, be driven to the Medoc Region, your journey will take you along the mythical chateaux route.  Visit a charming family run estate of the region and spend a few hours touring its vineyards, vat room, and cellars. Learn more about the wines at a tasting class.                                                                                                                                           In the late afternoon, make your way to the beautiful Great Classified Growth estate, one of the most prestigious chateaux of Bordeaux.  Taste the wine while enjoying an aperitif of French delicacies, including cheese, fresh bread, and dried sausage.                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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What people are saying about Medoc, France

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 433 reviews

Absolutely superb from start to finish. Excellent guide with great knowledge and very engaging. We went to two very different Chateaus which were very different and super interesting. Also passed by Chateau Margaux for a few photos! Loved it, thanks so much. Highly recommended

Great experience! They had actually overbooked us but found another option to accomodate and we ended up with private tour and guide who was very knowlegeable!

Fantastic experience, Jerome our guide was really good and took us to the most beautiful farms and wine tastings.

Wonderful day exploring Bordeaux. We very much enjoyed our guide, Luigi. We would recommend this tour!

Our guide was wonderful! She was very informative, kind and had a great personality