2 Chateaux, 6 Tastings, and Chocolate pairing
Small Group Tour
Discover Medoc and the prestigious left bank of the Bordeaux wine region with it’s gorgeous Chateaux! You’ll explore two beautiful Chateau Wineries on this Half-day Trip from Bordeaux and learn their fascinating histories dating back more than 160 years. Appreciate the warm welcome you’ll receive at each winery and personal explanations about their unique ways of making wine.
This fun adventure will help you to appreciate the unique “terroirs” of Médoc as there are so many famous subregions with different soil here. You’ll walk through a Merlot vineyard, see a grape press, learn how Medoc wine is made and pose for souvenir photos while you lean on the huge oak barrels where it is aged.
Everyone knows that the best way to learn about wine is to taste it! So after you have finished exploring the wine making process you’ll enjoy 6 tastings of Medoc wines, with the Margaux and Haut Médoc labels, from different cuvées. As an additional treat we’ll bring even more sweetness to your day when we teach you how to pair these famous red wines with chocolate.
Meet up with your guide on the corner of the Tourism Office in Bordeaux and head off on an adventure along the gorgeous Route des Châteaux into the Médoc vineyards. Your witty and charming guide will take you to two unique chateaux wineries in Médoc. You’ll ride in a luxury van in a small group with no more than 8 participants. This tour will be fun, interesting, tasty, and you’ll receive the personal attention you deserve.
The drive to the first Chateau is about 45 min long. You’ll be riding in comfort in one of our brand new vans with fresh A/C, comfy forward facing seats, and large clear windows. The first Chateau you’ll explore makes Margaux wines. You’ll learn about their fascinating family history of more than 160 years as well as their particular winemaking process.
You’ll visit their unique wine related art and artifact collection and also enjoy the panoramic view over their beautiful vineyard from on top of a bunker that was built to keep their wine safe during the cold war. You’ll tour their pressing room and also visit their huge fermentation vats. While some are made with cement and stainless steel they still have their much older vats made of oak for you to see. Then there will be at least 3 tastings of the Margaux wines which you will have just learned about.
At the next winery you visit you’ll be blown away by the elegant beauty of the renaissance castle (chateau) that is surrounded by perfectly ordered vineyards. It will undoubtedly become the backdrop for one of your favorite souvenir photos of France. This Medoc winery also has some very modern, celestial looking, lighting effects in their impressive barrel shed where the oak aging barrels are lit up with flare!
At this winery you will learn about their way of creating perfectly balanced Haut-Medoc wines. You’ll also enjoy 3 tastings of their different cuvées as you learn about how a slight change in soil composition can really affect a grape vine. And of course you will also learn to pair the wines with chocolates!
After you have finished enjoying your wine you’ll thank the winery for its friendly and in-depth tour before you board the van and head back to Bordeaux. The drive back to Bordeaux will take a little more than an hour long. You will be dropped back off at the same spot where you first met your guide. There are many great restaurants around the Tourism Office in Bordeaux so it will be easy for you to eat lunch or dinner right after the tour is finished.
Max. 8 pers. per tour
All of our tours are commented in English
Dates & Times
Mon-Sat 8AM or 2PM
Bordeaux Tourism Office
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For the Saint-Emilion Half-Day Tour from Bordeaux you will meet with your driver-guide Bordeaux Tourism Office
Two different Medoc wineries
Explore two beautiful Chateau wineries! You’ll love learning about the different ways that Medoc wine can be made and how each winemaker personalizes theirs!
Taste at least 6 great wines!
One way to learn about wine is to see how it's made but the BEST way is to taste lots of it! That’s why we include 6 different tastings on this tour!
Some chocolates are just begging to be paired with wine. Their subtle aromas marry so well with the red fruit notes in the Médoc wine.
Margaux and Haut Médoc
Learn about the different terroirs and titles that are given to the prestigious wines of this region. Their rarity and prices will no longer be a mystery!
Beautiful Barrel Sheds
Most Médoc wineries do not have underground cellars. They prefer to have beautiful Barrel sheds with trendy styles. Learn why on this tour!
Medoc is famous for the beauty of the renaissance style Castles that are sprinkled throughout the vineyards. You’ll see them up close on our tour.
Walk in the vineyards
Feel the smoothed river stones underfoot, touch the leaves on the vine, and get to the root of where the complex aromas in the Médoc wine is born!
Frequently Asked Questions
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You remember that we we are in no way responsible for the weather and that our guides actually have to give 110% of themselves to you on days when the weather is not as nice in order to help you enjoy the tour.
You participate in the entire tour from: being on time at the meeting point until the “goodbyes” at the very end of the tour. You can’t leave a tour half-way and ask for your money back.
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Children who will be riding on their own may be subject to a very short test run before the tour starts in which they will be expected to demonstrate: that they are well suited for their bike’s size and settings, that they know how to brake properly and that they are, in general, good cyclists who can be trusted to follow their tour guide in a safe manner.
We own 20” and 24” kids bikes (size of the wheel). Adult bikes are 26”. If the guide, or manager, finds that the child is not, for any reason, a good enough cyclist then the guide, or manager, has the right to refuse to let the child follow the tour on a personal bike.
This means they will either be asked to ride on one of our ‘tandem attachments’ which is attached to the back of a parents bike OR asked to ride in a child seat attached to the back of a parents bike. If the child refuses the change, then the guide or manager has the right to cancel the reservation, and not allow you and your child on the bike tour.
Refunds will not be issued if your reservation is cancelled because of your child not being able to cycle and their refusal to ride attached to you. Baby seats are for kids that are between the ages of 1 and 3 years old (max weight 22 kg (48 lbs)).
We also have some cool Burley™ tandem attachment bikes that are suitable for little kids who are too big for the baby seat but too small to cycle on their own (max weight 38 kg (85 lbs) - max height 137 cm (4 ft 6 in)).
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