This is a full days wine tour discovering the famed wine region of Medoc – the Left Bank of Bordeaux’s wine region. You’ll be picked up (and dropped off ) by your English speaking wine guide from a centrally located point in Bordeaux city. Enjoy a scenic drive into the vineyards where you’ll stop at three Classified Growh or Grand Classé Châteaux where you’ll meet the makers and taste the wines.
Highlights of this Wine Tour1 day from £129pp
- Explore the vast acreage of the Left Bank’s Médoc region in style with a full day chauffeured wine tasting tour
- Savour visits and tastings at prestigious classified growth châteaux, relishing in the offerings of the homeland of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
- Learn the chemical complexities and processes of viticulture with a tutored wine tasting in the Médoc vineyards
A Sample Itinerary
After meeting your English-speaking wine guide in the centre of Bordeaux, enjoy a 45 minute drive to the scenic vineyards of the Medoc through the famous Route des Châteaux. Over the course of the day, you’ll be chauffeured to three Classified growth or Cru Bourgeois estates where you’ll meet the winemakers and learn about the wine making process – these estates have been carefully selected for their exceptional setting and quality of wine. And all the visits are followed by a wine tasting session. In between visits you’ll have some free time for lunch and to explore the town of Pouillac.
Need to know: This tour involves a 45 minute drive into the vineyards on a minibus. The tour is semi-private which means there could be up to 8 other wine enthusiasts with you – but still allows for a very intimate experience with the winemakers! We would be more than happy to make lunch arrangements for you in advance and have some wonderful recommendations. Should this tempt you to stay an extra night upgrades are also possible. Private tours and specific tastings can also be arranged. Please contact us for more details.
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