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The route of the castles in the Médoc

Welcome to the Médoc! You are located north of Bordeaux, on an 80 km long strip of land, nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gironde estuary.

It is said of this terroir that it is almost blessed by the gods. The prestigious Médoc vineyard includes no less than eight appellations: Médoc, Haut-Médoc, Margaux, Pauillac, Saint-Estèphe, Saint-Julien, Moulis and Listrac.

To cross them, take the mythical route of the castles! Wine Cab brings you this exceptional territory. You will certainly see vines there, as far as the eye can see, but also small villages that will give a bucolic aspect to your getaway. And above all, you will discover world-renowned castles all along the Médoc wine route. Château Margaux, Château Giscours , Château Lafitte, Château Beychevelle , Château Pichon Longueville…

The route of the castles in the Médoc

You will have the opportunity to visit a Grand Cru Classé of 1855 and of course taste one of its cuvées.

You will also meet an authentic winegrower, unlike the wealthy and sometimes exuberant universe of the great châteaux. For the occasion, you will be welcomed into his family property and you will enjoy visiting the cellars and the cellar before tasting his production.

Sharing with you a know-how that is transmitted from generation to generation is also the objective of Wine Cab. Keep this visit filled with emotion and authenticity, an imperishable memory.

Activities on your wine route

You will appreciate the walks and the visits according to your route on the road of the castles of the Médoc. Your guide will teach you about the different grape varieties and their life cycle as well as the climatic conditions essential to the production of a quality wine. The vine is the treasure of this terroir and it is meticulously cared for throughout the year. Pruning, lifting, destemming and harvesting the grapes will no longer hold any secrets for you!

Also pierce the mysteries of wine making: from pressing to bottling and aging in the cellars, the castle guides will share all their knowledge about the production of Médoc wines with you.

Finally, enjoy a few tastings and try to recognize the different aromas. Scents of red or black fruits, spices, pepper or liquorice, notes of coffee, chocolate or caramel, enhanced with woody or toasted flavours: will you be able to detect them?

With the beautiful properties and an ocean of vines as a backdrop, be sure to pose for a photo to immortalize your visit to the châteaux in the Médoc.

4h
duration

2 to 4
person

2
visits

6
tastings

1
outdoor tasting

your journey :

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Bordeaux
  • A visit with tasting in a Grand Cru Classé château
  • A visit with tasting in a family property
  • A rural tasting in the vineyards (or in the taxi if it rains)
  • An English-speaking driver

options :

Important information :

  • The taxi is not air-conditioned, old vehicle obliges! In summer, enjoy the comfort of a cooler and misters to cool you down.
  • Private visits are carried out in compliance with barrier gestures against COVID-19: protective glass, disinfection before each departure and supply of hydro-alcoholic gel.

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