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Medoc 1855 Classification Premium Wine Tasting Day Trip and Lunch

Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France

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  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Free drinks included
  • Lunch included
  • Led by a local guide

Overview

Board the air-conditioned coach at the Bordeaux Tourist Office in the morning and get ready for your full-day wine tour of Médoc. Your guide will give you an overview of Bordeaux as you travel along the left bank of the Gironde Estuary to the famous Médoc wine region.
Wine connoisseurs may be familiar with the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. This prestigious placement resulted from the 1855 Exposition Universelle de Paris, when Emperor Napoleon III requested a classification system for France's best Bordeaux wines. Thereafter, châteaux were ranked in order of the quality of their wines.
Throughout the day, you'll visit three château wine estates to taste these premium Bordeaux reds. As you savor a variety of these celebrated wines, your guide will teach you all about Bordeaux winemaking.
For your first visit of the day, learn about terroir — the characteristics expressed by geography, geology and climate — and the different grape varieties used throughout Bordeaux, especially cabernet sauvignon, which is the most prominent in Médoc. Trace the winemaking process from vine to bottle and learn how to decipher a French wine label. You'll also discover the art of food and wine pairing.
At the second château, receive an introduction to the art of wine tasting before you're served a typical French lunch to enjoy with your fellow wine lovers. Your final château visit will focus on the 1855 classification; what it is, how it began and how it still affects the modern-day wine trade.
The exact châteaux visited on the tour may vary but will be three of the following: Château Prieuré Lichine, Château Léoville Poyferré, Château Lynch-Bages, Château Lagrange, Château Cantenac Brown, Château Lascombes, Château Camensac, Château Branaire Ducru, Château Lynch-Moussas, Château Pichon Longueville Baron, Château Brane Cantenac, and Château Cantemerle.
After your third visit, relax on the ride back to Bordeaux, where your full-day wine tour ends.

Information

Includes:
  • Wine tastings
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Excludes:
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please note the tour is conducted in English and French at the same time
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • A minimum of 5 persons is required to confirm the tour
  • The size of the group is 25 people maximum
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate

Meeting Point

Tourist Information Office
Departure Time:
9:15 AM
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point
  • Medoc 1855 Classification Premium Wine Tasting Day Trip and Lunch
  • Medoc 1855 Classification Premium Wine Tasting Day Trip and Lunch
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