Half-day private Médoc wine tour from Bordeaux
Excursions & day trips

Half-day private Médoc wine tour from Bordeaux

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit two selected Chateaus
  • Taste fabulous Medoc red wines
  • English speaking expert guides
What to expect

From Bordeaux, reach the Medoc wine producing area by driving on the Castle Road - Route des Chateaux - that is lined by numerous wineries of the Medoc. Upon arrival at the winery, you will be greeted by a local guide. Begin the tour with a commented visit of the property, its history and a short resumé of who the owners are. Then, your guided tour will be followed by a visit of the technical installations. You will get to know how wine is made on this estate, from the vineyard to the harvest ending with the bottling process. The visit concludes with a commented tasting of the Chateau wines.

After the first visit, we will take you to a nearby property for your second winery tour. Typically, our half day tours in the Medoc includes the visit of a prestigious Classified Growth Chateau combined with the visit of a more boutique winery, usually classified as Cru Bourgeois of Cru Artisan. If your first visit was in the Classified Growth Chateau, then this second visit will be in the more boutique winery. Also, the terroir will be different as we usually combine a visit in Margaux followed by another in the Haut Medoc appellation.

If your second visit is in a family owned winery, the visit is usually conducted by the owner or a family member. This more casual visit is when you can really interact with the locals and find out what it is like to own and manage a vineyard in Bordeaux today. Of course you will also get to tour the property, hear about the winemaking process and tour the different cellars. Yet the goal here is to get as close as possible to the realities of winemaking, far from the 1855 Classification that was limited to just a chosen few.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Pre-booking in 2 Selected wineries
    • English speaking driver wine/guide - other languages on request
    • Bottles of water in the minivan
    • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivans
    • Free Wifi access on board the vehicle
    • Hotel pick up in Bordeaux
    What's not included
    • Tasting fees in the wineries (unless booked as extras)
    • Entrance fees to monuments, museums attractions
    • Meals and drinks
    • Personal insurance and expenses
    • Gratuities for the guide
    Where
    Meeting point:
    • You will be picked up at your hotel in Bordeaux.
    What to remember
    • Tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers (adults) to operate
    • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
    • This tour is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility
    • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
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    When
    • Everyday
    • Departure at 9.00am
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    Provider
    Ophorus Excursions & Tours in France
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 30 days before the experience begins. If you cancel up to 15 days before, you can still receive a 70% refund. If you cancel up to 8 days before, you can still receive a 50% refund.

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