Despite the wet and blustery January day, we enjoyed a fabulous day exploring and sampling the wine of the Medoc region with the delightful Elodie on this wine tour in Bordeaux, France. The day began with a visit to Château du Tertre in the Margaux Appellation d’origine contrôlée. A delicious lunch at Bistrot Chez Mémé was followed by a visit to Château Lafon-Rochet in the Saint-Estèphe Appellation, both Châteaux Grand Cru Classé en 1855. The day was complete with a visit to the delightful family-owned Cru Bourgeois classified Château du Moulin Rouge where we tasted and purchased their very palatable 2012 vintage. A great day of wine tasting was had by all!
This wine tour in Bordeaux’s Medoc region was a fascinating and insightful day for everyone. Our wine tour guide Elodie was bubbling over with enthusiasm and extremely knowledgeable, never tiring of our questions throughout the day, as she drove us between locations through the stunning Bordeaux countryside in a luxury black Mercedes minibus. The hosts at each of the châteaux were friendly, attentive and had excellent English language skills. Each host explained the history and wine-making philosophy of their particular château as they led us on a tour of the vineyards and the château’s technical facility. The precision and technical requirements of the wine-making process were eye-opening, and the skill of the Vigneron and their team admirable. The choice of restaurant for lunch was Elodie’s and the food was simple but authentically French, and enjoyed by everyone without exception.
Why not let us organise your own wine tour in Bordeaux, whether in the Medoc or one of the other wine-growing regions in the area? We will arrange for you to be picked up from the château where you’re staying, and returned safely after a day to remember. And if you visit in Spring, Summer or Fall, you’ll likely enjoy a day with considerably more sunshine than ours!