The Médoc region and its chateaux

Médoc, which means “in the middle of water” in the Gascon language, stretches north of Bordeaux, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gironde Estuary.

In this land of highly-regarded winemaking estates, you’ll travel along the famous ‘Route des Châteaux’, which unveils prestigious Grand Cru wineries such as the legendary Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Margaux, Château Latour, and Château Mouton Rothschild.

The Médoc region has such an amazing heritage. Just mentioning this region makes people think of legendary wines from world famous appellations including Pauillac, Saint Estèphe, Margaux, and Saint Julien.

Your guide will take you inside winemaking ‘châteaux’, from Grand Cru estates to family-run wineries, to introduce you to the region’s unique characteristics, where you will learn about the soil’s typicity and enjoy tasting this precious nectar.


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Médoc
, which means “in the middle of water” in the Gascon language, stretches north of Bordeaux, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gironde Estuary.

In this land of highly-regarded winemaking estates, you’ll travel along the famous ‘Route des Châteaux’, which unveils prestigious Grand Cru wineries such as the legendary Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Margaux, Château Latour, and Château Mouton Rothschild.

The Médoc region has such an amazing heritage. Just mentioning this region makes people think of legendary wines from world famous appellations including Pauillac, Saint Estèphe, Margaux, and Saint Julien.

Your guide will take you inside winemaking ‘châteaux’, from Grand Cru estates to family-run wineries, to introduce you to the region’s unique characteristics, where you will learn about the soil’s typicity and enjoy tasting this precious nectar.

During your tours at the wineries, you’ll learn the secrets of blending, the distinctive features of Bordeaux wines, and taste wines made with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. While you taste, you’ll detect thick, deep aromas of licorice and berries, and enjoy the well-structured, powerful wines that can be stored for several years.

Along the gravelly hills, you’ll catch a glimpse of the famous wineries’ facades with different architectural styles that are a combination of neoclassical and baroque.

The Médoc’s scenery and châteaux are symbols of a past rich in history, wine, and gourmet cuisine made by remarkable people.

Let us guide you from Margaux to Saint Julien by way of Listrac-Médoc.

To visit the Médoc region, we suggest taking our “Traditional & Modern” wine tour. Spend a half-day exploring some of this appellation’s gems.