The Médoc is synonymous with great wines! The jewel in the crown of the Bordeaux region, these celebrated vineyards will be your host (in English) on a wonderful day out when you can discover the Médoc’s outstanding wines.
Starting from Bordeaux, you’ll follow the picturesque paths that run along the left bank of the Gironde estuary, treating yourself to a getaway through the very heart of Médoc’s vineyards and wine estates.
Escorted by a guide, Ophorus will take you on a minibus tour along the legendary Route des Châteaux. As you travel over this discovery trail, you’ll fall in love with the beauty of the estates and under the charm of the wine-growing landscapes, passing through the home of several prestigious local appellations: Margaux, Pauillac, Saint Julien and Saint Estèphe.
The programme includes three visits in all to châteaux classified as Grands Crus or Crus Bourgeois.
The wine-growers will host you in the friendly atmosphere of their cellars and storehouses, where they’ll talk about their know-how and the history of the surrounding vines with great enthusiasm. They’ll also introduce you to the specific character of a terroir influenced by the nearby ocean and pine forests, as well as the specificities of the region’s grape varieties and famous appellations. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced wine-lover, you will be able to hone your expertise before being initiated into the art of tasting at a guided workshop.
At lunch time, you’ll see for yourself that the vineyards here aren’t just home to great wines – they’re also home to fine food! Enjoy a break in Pauillac, where you can make your epicurean experience last that little bit longer, treating yourself to a meal that gives top billing to regional products. This relaxing and restorative interlude may also be the ideal opportunity to taste some food-wine pairings, including the locality’s exceptional cuvées and the great flavours of the local dishes.
In short, on this excursion through the heart of the vineyards you’ll immerse yourself completely in the milieu and traditions that have earned Médoc wine its reputation. By the end of this day spent strolling through the vineyards and learning about the vines, these superb wines will have revealed all their secrets to you. You’ll leave with your mind and taste buds full of the most wonderful memories!