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Full-Day Medoc Wine Tour

4.5 / 5

37 reviews

Activity provider: Ophorus

Full-Day Medoc Wine Tour

Activity provider: Ophorus

From US$ 158.33 per person

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.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

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
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, and attractions other than those mentioned
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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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

4.5 /5

based on 37 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The tour with Hugo was amazing! We were a small group and he brought us with a cool van to three different Chateaux. He shared a lot of interesting stories and shared all his wine knowledge with us, replying to every single question we had with such interesting stories! Definitely worth the money, we found it a it expensive first but the trip, the fine wine selection, the visit to the chateaux and seeing how different they are in making their product, and definitely the guide, make it a wonderful experience!

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August 24, 2022

very well organized tour with a total of 8 participants in a Van Mercedes. The guide Karim put on a show of his own, almost a comedian who very sympathetically led the tour. We visited 2 wineries initially, especially Lamotte-Bergeron, which has an audiovisual presentation all prepared for the visitor, in addition to offering us the grapes to try. Lunch in Pauillac, an almost deserted city, unfortunately there are not many options in the region. Visit to another winery and return to Bordeaux at the appointed time.

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May 24, 2022

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

Product ID: 3319