Medoc Half-Day Bordeaux Wine Tour
- Small group
- Duration: 4 hours
You’ll begin your 1.5-hour 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 on the art of wine aging.
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 has been carefully selected for their exceptional setting and quality of 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.
This was a fantastic tour - the highlight of our Bordeaux Trip and in my eyes a must do to appreciate all the vines you‘ll be drinking while on holiday here in France! We went with Luigi - a fantastic guide who is also a sommelier!
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.
Enjoy a 1-hour 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 wine making, and taste locally-produced wines. After being welcomed at the reception, you 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.
We had a lovely time at the château, it was off season and covid times so we had the place to ourselves! Our tour guide camille was super knowledgeable and fun and really helped to demystify the winemaking process for us. Excellent value for money as well as you get a one hour tour and three tastings. Definitely worth the trip, merci encore Camille !
Depart from Bordeaux at 1:30 PM 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. Drive back to Bordeaux around 5:30 PM.
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 w...
Alain was amazing, not only did he teach us a plethora of facts about Bordeaux and the Medoc region- but wine in general. He had a great personality, and even had us laughing! The drive around the region was incredible, Alain taught us about aprox 50 different Vinyards in multiple appellations. The Chateaux tours were very well done, we were able to taste multiple types of wine, even within the same region. I would take another tour with him again, in a different region!
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.
Margaux, Saint-Julien, Saint-Estephe, Pauillac are just some of the world famous appellations found in the terroirs of the Medoc as are the names of some of the most famous Grand Crus Classified wines such as Rothschild, Palmer, Beychevelle, Cos d'Estournel. Situated on this land between two waters sources are not just vines, but around 1200 wine chateaux and other treasures! Explore the famous Chateaux Wine Route to discover the Méoc and depending on the season, you can discover: Médocain-style towns, artisan chocolate shops, markets, fish farms, wine and horse museums, remarkable gardens, and modern art. And of course, two wine tastings! · 9.00AM : Pick-up at your accomodation in Bordeaux · 10.00AM : Panoramic drive along the magnificent "Route des Châteaux" and photo stops · 11.00AM : Warm welcome at Château Hourtin Ducasse for a first visit and tasting in the heart of a family est...
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.
Informative and a most enjoyable afternoon in the Medoc. Hosts were engaging and knowledgeable.
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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We had a wonderful, guided tour at Chateau Haut Breton. The guide Florentine was very competent, inspiring and willing to answer all our strange questions with an interested and open mind. Not to forget excellent languages skills. We enjoyed every minute.
We had a wonderful afternoon with our guide julie. She told and explained all about bordeaux and the wines. We visted two chateaus and both tours were really nice. We did two wine tastings and we enjoyed it very much. We really recommend it!
The introduction to wine processing was simply brilliant! With simple words and pictures, we were able to gain an insight into wine production. All of our questions were answered competently and we can only warmly recommend the tour.
Nice visit, guide attentive and enthusiastic to share his knowledge. Really nice and affordable time
Very good guide. Passionate about wine. A good transmission of his knowledge. An exotic setting