Producing some of the finest wines in France and in the world, the Médoc wine region in Bordeaux is a mecca for wine lovers and there’s no better way to explore it than with the best wine tasting tours it has to offer. This wonderful French 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. The surrounding vineyards and the countless châteaux make up the main attractiveness of this wine region. Read on for our guide to the 5 top wine tasting tours in the Médoc.
If you are looking for a wine tasting experience to learn more about the prestigious wines of Bordeaux’s Left Bank, this tour is for you. You will enjoy a journey through the mythical appellations of the Médoc which have given the Bordeaux wines their reputation. Here you will visit two prestigious châteaux and enjoy wine tastings.
Have you ever dreamt of getting behind the scenes at some of the best châteaux in the Médoc? Well, this wine tasting tour allows you to do just that. The first stop is at a Great Classified Growth winery. You will be mesmerised by the attention to detail and sense of perfection and dedication to winemaking. After tasting the château’s wines, you will visit a charming and authentic family-run château. You will feel the intimacy and authenticity of a private château run by the same family for several generations. Continue with a wine tasting while enjoying an aperitif with traditional French delicacies (fresh bread, cheese, dried sausage).
At Winerist we love this wine tasting tour in the Médoc as it brings you the best of Bordeaux wines in just half a day. Indeed, you will revel in the world of prestigious Médoc châteaux learning all about their wines and the famous region of France where Cabernet Sauvignon originated.
If you love fine and premium wines, this wine tasting tour has you covered. You will enjoy visits and wine tastings in 3 prestigious Classified growth Châteaux or Cru Bourgeois wineries. On a typical day, different appellations will be included. This is an important aspect of the tour as the wines in France are based on the importance of the terroir (a combination of the soil, the climate and the expertise of the winemaker).
Grasp the magic of the Médoc by meeting the people involved with the winemaking process to get an insider’s view. You will travel the length of the ‘route de châteaux’ to see all of the sites of the famous villages and grand châteaux such as Margaux, Lafite Rothschild and Latour. You will visit three châteaux with the chance to lunch in between at a local restaurant where you will rub shoulders with the Bordeaux world of wine! This will give you a wonderful insight into Bordeaux, its wines and its people.
Known in viticulture circles as the Left Bank, the Médoc is one of the world’s most revered wine producing regions, making it an excellent destination for a wine tasting holiday. Located just one hour from the city of Bordeaux, the Médoc is home to such legendary names as Mouton-Rothschild and Lafite-Rothschild, but is also a region that retains a slow, rural vibe that makes it a real pleasure to explore on a wine tasting holiday.