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Private One Day Ultimate Medoc wine tour from Bordeaux.

This very high end Medoc wine tour is not for everyone.  A lot of folks ask us for visits only to the top chateau. Well, here it is.

Visits at Chateau Mouton Rothchild, Lafite, Margaux, Cos d'Estournel, Palmer and other great names are in store for you in this Bordeaux one day wine tour in the Medoc.  Exceptional tastings and sumptuous settings along with excellent guiding services will make for a truly memorable day.

*The actual choice of chateau depends on the availability at the time of booking.  3 - 6 months notice is suggested. NB: Avoid August and Harvest time for this tour.  Best booked in April - July. If your choice of chateau is not available, we will work with you to establish a suitable alternative.

This tour available Monday - Friday only.

 

Included in the Private Medoc Wine Tour:

All winery visits and tastings, transportation in a luxury Mercedes mid-size van with wifi.

 

Not Included:

Gratuities, accommodation, lunch, wines with meals, anything generally not stated in the itinerary.

 

Practical information

Wear sensible shoes and layers. Cellars can be cool and we may walk through the vines.

Each visit lasts between 1 to 1-1/2 hrs. and is conducted by an English speaking guide in the chateaux. The visits cover the vines, grape varieties, wine making  and end with a tasting of several wines.

NB:  Tasting sizes are small in France, generally 2-3 oz.

All visits are depending on availability at the time of booking.

** A supplement will be charged for pick-up outside Bordeaux depending upon location.

Prices may vary depending upon the visits chosen.

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DETAILS
DURATION 7 - 8 hrs
TASTINGS Included!
TRANSPORTATION Mercedes or other luxury sedan car
STARTING FROM 2000
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Advantages of Touring with Decanter Tours
  • Everything is included! You dont have to pay anything extra.
  • You will become an expert in Bordeaux wines. Our guides are trained by the WSET, MW or similar.
  • Your tour your way. Only private wine tours for personalized attention and safety.
  • 80% more information given than from our competitors
  • 99% of our customers recommend us to their friends.
  • In 2019 our Bordeaux wine tours reached the following numbers:
    • Over 800 chateau visited
    • More than 1600 glasses of wine tasted
    • More than 300 wine tours
    • More than 1000 wine lovers like you served
  • You will leave Bordeaux knowing all there is to know about our wines.

TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1 Pessac-Leognan, Graves & Sauternes

10 am
Pick up at your hotel.

11 am
A morning of cellar visits and tastings in a Classified Growth of Pessac-Leognan. (sample properties: Chateau Haut Brion, Chateau Pape Clement, Smith Haut Lafitte, Carbonnieux, Haut Bailly, Domaine du Chevalier)

12:30 pm
Lunch in a winery restaurant in the Graves appellation. (not included)

2 pm
Two Chateau visits with tastings in Sauternes Classified Growth properties. (Chateau Yquem, Chateau Suduiraut, Chateau de Fargues, Chateau Sigalas Rabaud, Chateau d'Arche, Chateau Guiraud, Rayne Vigneeau)

5 pm
Return to your hotel.

Day 2 The Great Wines of Saint Emilion

10 am
Pick up at your hotel.

11 am
A morning of cellar visits and tastings in a Classified Growth of Pessac-Leognan. (sample properties: Chateau Haut Brion, Chateau Pape Clement, Smith Haut Lafitte, Carbonnieux, Haut Bailly, Domaine du Chevalier)

12:30 pm
Lunch in a winery restaurant in the Graves appellation. (not included)

2 pm
Two Chateau visits with tastings in Sauternes Classified Growth properties. (Chateau Yquem, Chateau Suduiraut, Chateau de Fargues, Chateau Sigalas Rabaud, Chateau d'Arche, Chateau Guiraud, Rayne Vigneeau)

5 pm
Return to your hotel.

Day 3 Discover the Great Medoc wines Margaux to St Julien

10 am
Pick up at your hotel.

11 am
A morning of cellar visits and tastings in a Classified Growth of Pessac-Leognan. (sample properties: Chateau Haut Brion, Chateau Pape Clement, Smith Haut Lafitte, Carbonnieux, Haut Bailly, Domaine du Chevalier)

12:30 pm
Lunch in a winery restaurant in the Graves appellation. (not included)

2 pm
Two Chateau visits with tastings in Sauternes Classified Growth properties. (Chateau Yquem, Chateau Suduiraut, Chateau de Fargues, Chateau Sigalas Rabaud, Chateau d'Arche, Chateau Guiraud, Rayne Vigneeau)

5 pm
Return to your hotel.

Day 4 Discover the Great Medoc wines Pauillac and St Estephe

10 am
Pick up at your hotel.

11 am
A morning of cellar visits and tastings in a Classified Growth of Pessac-Leognan. (sample properties: Chateau Haut Brion, Chateau Pape Clement, Smith Haut Lafitte, Carbonnieux, Haut Bailly, Domaine du Chevalier)

12:30 pm
Lunch in a winery restaurant in the Graves appellation. (not included)

2 pm
Two Chateau visits with tastings in Sauternes Classified Growth properties. (Chateau Yquem, Chateau Suduiraut, Chateau de Fargues, Chateau Sigalas Rabaud, Chateau d'Arche, Chateau Guiraud, Rayne Vigneeau)

5 pm
Return to your hotel.

Day #
8:45 am
Pick up at your hotel in Bordeaux center.  (Times may be modified) Departure from Bordeaux. **
10:00 am
Start the day off with a bang. Visit and wine tasting tour at the famous Chateau Mouton Rothschild, First Classified Growth chateau in the Pauillac appellation.
12:00 pm
Lunch in a delightful setting in the town of Pauillac.  (not included)
2:00 pm
Visit and tasting at Chateau Cos d'Estournel, Second Classified Growth of the St Estephe appellation.
4:00 pm
Arrive at your final Classified Growth, Chateau Palmer for a visit and tasting tour in the Margaux appellation.
5:00 pm
Return to your hotel in Bordeaux. 

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