About the Tour
The Medoc is home to the World’s most famous Grand Cru Classé Châteaux: Mouton Rothchild, Latour, Lafite, Margaux. Apart from these very well known chateaux there are some other quite spectacular classified Growths that have most interesting production processes and make equally beautiful wines.
Typical for the Medoc is the pebble stone terroir and a mixed climate of heat and humidity, which favors the growth of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Tour description : This tour starts with the ferry crossing from Blaye to the Medoc – usually at 9:30 or 10am.
Depending on the time of year the morning tour will include one of the first or second growths.
At noon we have lunch at one of the restaurants patronized mainly by local winemakers.
In the afternoon there is a second visit to another classified growth château. In the process we drive much of the Great Château Road where you have the opportunity to admire and photograph some of the magnificent fairy-tale castles.
The tour is rounded off by a ferry ride back to Blaye at 5.30pm
The tour rate includes château admissions, guided tastings, as do all our tours – an English speaking wine buff and air-conditioned chauffeuring in a minibus of maximum 8 persons. Lunch is not included in the tour rate.
We visit the Medoc every Tuesday and by special request on Monday or Friday. As tours to classified growth châteaux are always by appointment, and their availability is very much dependent on the time of year, please plan and book ahead!