FULL DAY TOUR TO MEDOC WINE REGION

 

FULL DAY TOUR TO MEDOC WINE REGION

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The Medoc area covers approximately 5,700 hectares of declared vineyards, annually producing on average 300,000 hectolitres of wine. About half of the grape varieties in use are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and to a lesser extent Petit Verdot and Malbec. Cabernet Franc and Carménère are also used. You depart from a centrally located pick up point in Bordeaux and head towards the famous Medoc wine region. During this full day tour you will experience three visits and wine tasting sessions in Classified Growth or Cru Bourgeois estates that have been carefully selected for their exceptional setting and quality of wine. During these visits 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 the wine making. The visits are followed by a wine tasting session. The wineries are usually located in Margaux, Saint-Julien, Pauillac or the Saint-Estephe appellations. Then, follow the castle road to admire some of the most famous chateaus such as Château Margaux, Château Palmer or Château Pichon-Longueville.
 

Inclusions

• Three visits with wine tastings to three renowned Classified growth or Cru Bourgeois estates • A follow up educational wine tasting session in a winery • Fully equipped Mercedes minivan • Wine tasting fees • A bottle of water. 
 

Operating details

Pick up from in front of the Bordeaux Tourism Office (12 cours du 30 Juillet 33000 Bordeaux) at 10:00 daily Return to the tourist office: 18:30 for afternoon slot Duration of the tour is 8.5 hours.
 

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SmoothRed Wine Travel & Events
 

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