Emily was a brilliant guide who clearly knows her subject very well and is excellent at explaining and answering questions. She managed the whole day perfectly and is clearly a first-class guide not only in her knowledge of the area and wine but also on how to keep people interested. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Emily (and Ophorus) to any friends, family and colleagues that are visiting the area.
Medoc Wine Tour Private Full Day Trip From Bordeaux
A Full Day Tour Taking in Some of Bordeaux’s Most Famous Appellations
Two distinct, expert-commented wine tastings
Taste fabulous wines, guided by a knowledgeable hand
English-speaking, hand-picked, local expert guides
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Every day from 9:00am or 9:30pm
Approx. 8 hours
Private wine tour
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8
If your group is larger than 8, please get in touch with us.
Pick-up & drop-off:
In front of the Bordeaux tourism office, 12 cours du 30 Juillet 33000
If your hotel is not located in Bordeaux city center, Take the tram B/C and stop at Quinconces station. The Bordeaux tourist information center is at the corner of the street, just opposite the station.
- Visit and wine tasting (fees not included) in 2 classified growth Châteaux
- Follow the Castle road
- English-speaking driver / guide
- Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped vehicles
- Free WiFi access on board
- Entrance fees to monuments, museums and attractions
- Wine tastings fees (per person and per tasting)
- Personal insurance & expenses
- Meals & drinks
- Gratuities for the guide
A Full Day Trip to the Most Important Wine Regions of Bordeaux
MEET YOUR ENGLISH SPEAKING DRIVER/GUIDE WHO IS A LOCAL EXPERT ON BORDEAUX WINES
In the morning, we will come and pick you up at your Hotel or Accommodation in Bordeaux. Meet your English speaking driver / guide who is an expert on Bordeaux Wines. Once you have met your guide, he/she will go over the program and itinerary of the day with you. Then, board your comfortable, air conditioned vehicle and begin to make your way to the Medoc wine producing region.
TRAVEL IN A SPACIOUS MERCEDES MINIVAN
Your private Bordeaux Day Trip in the medoc will take place in one of our very spacious Mercedes Minivans. This vehicle can take up to 8 persons. All our vehicles are equipped with an on board P/A system that allows you to hear the commentary of your driver/guide no matter where you are seated. Also, there is free Wi-Fi access in all vehicles. Bottled water is also available in all our vehicles.
DEPART FROM BORDEAUX AND REACH THE LEFT BANK WINE REGION
Take an exclusive, private Medoc full day wine tour and you’ll discover delicious red wines with cabernet sauvignon blends in the heart of this celebrated Bordeaux wine region. With Ophorus, experience is the most important factor when it comes to our personalized private sightseeing tours. On your Medoc region wine tasting tour full day, you’re sure to discover hidden gems and taste prestigious wines in one of France’s most celebrated wine regions in an informal yet expertly guided way. This highly recommended wine tour from Bordeaux will introduce you to some of the most prestigious appellations such as Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac, Saint Estèphe & Haut Médoc where some of the most famous chateaux are located.
FOLLOW THE CASTLE ROAD, LINED BY PRESTIGIOUS WINERIES
As you reach the Medoc vineyards, we will take you to 3 carefully selected wine estates that are ranked as Grand Cru, classified growth Château or cru bourgeois estates. As you leave, reach the famous castle road along which many of the Grands Crus Classés wineries are located. At each winery, you will be introduced to the history and wine making facilities of the domains. You will also have the opportunity to understand the wine making process. Then, your tour of the médoc region will continue with commented wine tastings in each winery. You’ll then get the chance to sample delicious cabernet sauvignon wines on this full day Bordeaux excursion.
With Ophorus, rest assured that your Medoc vineyard tour will be everything you imagined. All our drivers are fully accredited guides, meaning you’ll get double the expertise on this great Medoc tour. Every one of our expert guides holds at least the WSET level 2 certification in wines and spirits, and they take great pride in their region and craft. You’ll learn how to judge a wine with all the senses, using your eyes, nose, tongue, and memory. These licensed guides are not only wine connoisseurs, they’re also authorities on the local area, ready to share a wealth of information about the stunning Bordeaux region.
TASTE DELICIOUS WINES
Medoc wines produce wonderfully perfumed yet very intense french wines. Margaux wines have a distinctive fragrant taste, attributed to the high gravel content of the soil in these vineyards. The soil’s excellent drainage means the plants need to root down further to find moisture, making them particularly strong, and bringing up the flavors of the deeper earth. The Haut Medoc appellation is vast, with almost 400 different wine producers operating there, the different wineries produce wine that have a wide variety of textures and flavors. If time permits, your guide will try and organise a stop at Chateau Margaux for photo opportunities. Saint Julien wines are known to be tannic, powerful and are usually coined as being quite masculine type of wines while the wines produced in Pauillac are generally are rich, full bodied and stern.
WORLD RENOWNED WINES & WONDROUS OCEAN VIEWS
As well as producing some of the world’s most exquisite wines, the Médoc region also boasts over 60 miles of sandy beaches and is dotted with stunning castles. The Castle Route, running from the vibrant city of Bordeaux to the tip of the Médoc peninsula, is packed with breathtaking vistas and secluded fairytale classified growth Châteaux. Unlike saint emilion wines that are mainly composed of Merlot grapes, the Medoc wines are known for their high quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon in the final blending. The most famous region includes Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac and Saint Estephe.
Gentle hills, sand dunes, deep lagoons, and sweeping Atlantic coastal views highlight a trip to another part of the Médoc region. The best way to see different things in the Medoc is to program a full day private tour that we will set up for you and that will allow you to experience the diverse flavors of the region in expert hands.
Flanking the town of Pauillac, some of France’s most acclaimed vineyards cover the eastern side of the Médoc peninsula. This area is home to many fabulous castles, including Château Margaux, Château Latour and Château Mouton Rothschild. Another highlight of the region is the Gironde estuary. Formed from the convergence of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, it is home to a monument that is known as the ‘Versailles’ of lighthouses.
Good to Know
- Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
- Tour is operated in English, other languages upon request
- Tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
- Adult only tour, no children allowed under 18 years
- Prices are per group (not per person)
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour — you can read about it here
Very informative and relaxed tour – Our guide was great and gave us ample time to tour and relax. She was very knowledgeable and stayed on time.
Totally enjoyed the experience! – Found the tour guides to be knowledgeable and competent of the area and wineries. They were highly courteous and respectful.
Wonderful tours in Bordeaux – During our stay in Bordeaux, we went on two wine tours. We enjoyed them a lot! My favorite was the tour of Margaux. Delphine is a sweet girl, she is a great tour guide!
Excellent!! – Very nice trip. Our guide Karim was very cool and showed a great knowledge about wines. The wineries visited were very good too!
Great tour to Medoc! – Highly recommend this tour, will do it again next time someone visits. Our guide was enthusiastic, funny and knowledgeable, and we learnt a lot at the château’s we visited.
The Ophorus Difference
Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)
Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’ Paul C. (UK)
Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)
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