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1885 Wine Tasting and Lunch in the Medoc

  • When does it run?
    15 May – 16 Oct: Wednesday
  • Start time
    09:15am
  • Duration
    Approx. 9.5 hours
Inclusions
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Bilingual guide (French and English)
  • Guided tour of chateaus
  • Wine tastings
  • Lunch
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • Find out about the proud heritage of the 1885 classification
  • Travel in a comfortable vehicle accompanied by a local guide
  • Enjoy wine tasting in three of the most prestigious vineyards of the Medoc

Overview

Ever wondered about the workings of a vineyard? Ever wanted to taste stunning wines with grapes grown from the very vineyards you are touring? Ever wondered why Bordeaux’s wine is so highly praised? Then this is the tour to discover them all. Sample wines and learn about the rich history of this wine-growing region.

In the Bordeaux wine region, ten prestigious Châteaux 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 this tour 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. Learn about the workings of the vineyards, sample the wines and fully appreciate why this region is so revered.

About Your Guide:
Looking for the perfect Bordeaux experience? Then the Office du Tourisme de Bordeaux will help you find your tour. You are in wine country, then they will ensure you find the tour that will suit your palette.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    15 May – 16 Oct: Wednesday

  • Duration

    Approx. 9.5 hours

  • Start time

    09:15am

  • Meeting Point

    The tour starts from the Tourist Information Centre, 12 cours du XXX Juillet, 33080 Bordeaux Cedex.
    Please make sure to be 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

Itinerary

  • 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

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
    Vicki Wiebe, Australia 07/15/2011

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