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1885 Wine Tasting and Lunch in the Medoc

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    • Adults (19+)
  • Children from age 0 to 18 are not allowed.
    • Enjoy wine tasting in three of the most prestigious vineyards of the Medoc
    • Find out about the proud heritage of the 1885 classification
    • Travel in a comfortable vehicle accompanied by a local guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    15 May – 16 Oct: Wednesday


    Approx. 9.5 hours

    Start Time


    Meeting Point

    The tour starts from the Tourist Information Centre, 12 cours du XXX Juillet, 33080 Bordeaux Cedex.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview In the Bordeaux wine region ten prestigious great growths are distinguished by the 1855 classification. Every Wednesday, three Châteaux of the ten show their wines and vineyards, bringing to life the history of this classification.

    You will visit three of the following vineyards; Ch. Prieuré Lichine, Léoville Poyferré, Lynch-Bages, Lagrange, Marquis de Terme, Cantenac Brown, Lascombes, Gruaud Larose, Dauzac, Clerc Milon, Desmirail, Camensac, Branaire Ducru, Léoville Barton, Lynch-Moussas, Pichon Longueville Baron.


    Arrive at the Tourist Information Centre, 12 cours du XXX Juillet 33080, Bordeaux Cedex. Your bilingual guide (French and English) will meet you here. Board an air-conditioned coach and set out for a tour of the 1885 Vineyards of the Medoc.

    Every Wednesday, three Châteaux in turn show their wines, terroirs and the history of this classification.

    Here is a time-wise break-up of your itinerary:

    09:15am: Departure from Bordeaux Tourist Office city-center.
    10:15am: Stop at one chateau for a tour and tasting. Learn about vine grapes, terroir.
    1:00pm: Visit of the cellar followed by a Lunch at a château. Learn how to taste wine.
    3:30pm: Visit another château and enjoy wine tasting. learn about the classification and how the Bordeaux wine market is organized.
    6:30pm: Return to Bordeaux.

    The tour ends at the starting point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
    • Bilingual guide (French and English)
    • Guided tour of chateaus
    • Wine tastings
    • Lunch
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Anyone under 18 years of age are not allowed to undertake this tour

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

  • Customer Reviews

    • Three chateaux wine tasting

      We visited three different chateaux, Chateau de Batailley, Chateau Camensac and Chateau Cantenac-Brown. Different chateaux are selected on different days. At each chateau a third of the...

      Vicki Wiebe, Australia, 15/Jul/2011

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