The Medoc Wine Road private day tour - 1 Day

Come and discover, during a unique experience, the classification of 1855 and the prestigious Médoc wine estates. You will take the mythical route of the Medoc Chateaux, which winds between the most famous of them. This route alone is already a pleasure. 3 visits to chateaux and three tastings are on the program.

The Medoc wine route will make you discover a mosaic of vineyard plots, dotted with castles. These chateaux, with very different styles, are sometimes flamboyant, sometimes romantic, sometimes austere. This legendary route will leave you with awe-inspiring memories.

We take care of the organization of your day. Throughout your wine tour, your driver-guide will give you lots of information on the Medoc chateaux and the 1855 Classification, still in force today.

Throughout the day, many photo stops are planned in front of the most emblematic wineries. The guide of each property will give you the secrets of its domain. A tasting of 2 or 3 of the estate’s wines will conclude each visit.

Here are some of the chateaux we work with: Chateau Palmer, Chateau Lascombes, Chateau Margaux, Chateau La Tour Carnet, Chateau Beychevelle, Chateau Pichon Baron, Chateau du Tertre, Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Chateau Cantenac-Brown, Chateau Lafon-Rochet, Cos d’Estournel, Chateau Gruaud- Larose, Chateau Giscours, Chateau Dauzac, Chateau Marquis de Terme, Chateau Camensac, Chateau Léoville Poyferré, Chateau Marquis d’Alesme, Chateau Pédesclaux…

For your lunch, we will suggest one of the restaurants we have selected. So that we retain it, each restaurant must propose a refined cuisine, made from fresh products of the region, and always with reasonable prices.

Includes

  • The creation and organization of your program (booking of the visits, and restaurant)
  • Bottled water
  • Transportation in a premium sedan or van, air-conditioned and Wi-Fi equipped
  • Round-trip private transportation with your chauffeur-guide

Excludes

  • Tip or gratuity
  • Lunch, dinner, food and drink, unless otherwise indicated
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, chateaux or attractions

Itinerary

Day 1
Place de La Comédie, Bordeaux

The starting point of your oenological journey will make you discover very colorful, powerful and harmonious wines and the terroirs on which they are produced. These wines will defy time in your cellar.

Day 2
Château Dauzac

Dauzac is the first Château which borders the legendary Route des Châteaux. Fifth Classified Growth in Margaux appellation. It was his steward who invented the “Bordeaux porridge”, made from copper sulphate and water. Still used today, this treatment is one of the few authorized in organic farming. You will be offered a tasting of the property’s wines at the end of the visit.

(This is a typical program, the Château visited could change depending on the availability)

Day 3
Château Léoville Poyferré

Second Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Julien. Until the 19th century, the Léoville estate was one of the largest and oldest crus in the Médoc. The vineyard stretched from Château Beychevelle to Château Latour. Divided into three parts, the Châteaux Léoville Las Cases, Léoville Barton and Léoville Poyferré remain today. The guide of the castle will share with you the secrets of the work of the vine, the different techniques used for winemaking and the methods of aging in oak barrels. At the end of the visit, you will taste the wines of the estate.

(This is a typical program, the Château visited could change depending on the availability)

Day 4
Le Saint-Julien

A Maître Restaurateur, who offers one of the best restaurants in the region. Not to stop there would be a mistake.

Day 5
Château Lafon Rochet

Fourth Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Estèphe, its canary yellow chartreuse is known throughout the world. Its history which dates back to the XVII th century was eventful, written today in an alliance of modernity, for the technical installations and ancestral traditions of the production methods inherited from the illustrious predecessors at the head of the domain.

(This is a typical program, the Château visited could change depending on the availability)

Overview

Trip Facts

  • 1 to 3 people
  • Premium Sedan or Van (BMW 7 Series, Mercedes V Class or similar)
  • 8 hours
  • 3 Chateaux
  • More than 6 wines
  • 85€ / Pers.