Full-Day Medoc Wine Tasting Tour

Explore Bordeaux's Left Bank
From US$1,416 privately
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Tour Details
8 hours
Product Type
  • Bordeaux Left Bank
  • Local Wineries
Photos & Highlights
  • Spend a day in Bordeaux's Left Bank
  • Taste local wines and local food
Tour Description
During this full-day wine tour of the Médoc region, you'll learn about the history of the Left Bank region in Bordeaux, guided by a wine sommelier local to the area. With around 14,000 hectares of planted vineyards, 200 Cru Bourgeois estates, and the birthplace of the 1855 Classification, the Left Bank has an interesting narrative. We'll learn about this region together, as we drive through the charming countryside and visit three different wineries where we will taste a range of (mainly) Bordeaux red wines. We'll have a local lunch (at own expense) and have our expert guide imparting their wine wisdom for the duration of our time together. 

Sites Visited 

  • A winery in the Margaux/Saint Julien appellation
  • A winery in Pauillac or Saint Estephe appellation
  • Drive along the "Route des Chateaux"
  • Visit a Cru Bourgeois or family-owned estate


  • Transportation to/from Bordeaux hotel or accommodation
  • Wine tastings at wineries

Itinerary Detail

Our guide and vehicle will meet us in Bordeaux center at our accommodation as we begin our day. On the drive to our first winery, our wine expert will lay the foundational history of the Left Bank region, home to some of the most renowned red wines. Our first winery stop may be a top estate in Saint Julien or Margaux appellations. We'll visit the estate, taste a selection of wines and soak up the atmosphere. Alternatively, we might visit a celebrated barrel maker (depending on availability) as we learn about the use of French oak in Bordeaux wine production. Either option will set us off to a great-tasting start. We'll continue our route as we drive along the "Route des Chateaux"; an iconic road adorned with impressive French castles and stunning wineries. We will make a stop for lunch (at one's own expense) at a winery or a local brasserie/restaurant. 

We'll continue our wine journey after lunch as we visit a top winery in Saint Estephe or Pauillac, tasting the wines on offer at the estate. We might learn how to pick out flavors, speak about harvests, or discuss the key differences between different vintages. We'll finish up our day with a final visit to a family-owned estate (possibly a Cru Bourgeois estate) and sample their particular wines. We'll drive back to our Bordeaux accommodation well-wined and brimming with our new-found learnings.

Interested in knowing more about the Right Bank of Bordeaux? Then try our Right Bank Wine Tour in St Emilion and Pomerol


What is a private tour?
Our private tours are limited exclusively to travelers in your party. They are designed to provide a learning experience that is completely tailored to you and your traveling companions. Private tours give you more flexibility with scheduling (you decide when the walk best fits in your trip) and the ability to adapt to the dynamics of your group.

Where do we meet? Where does it end?
We meet at your accommodation in Bordeaux city center. If you are staying outside of Bordeaux, please note there may be an additional charge for your pickup.

How long is a visit to a winery?
A visit can last anywhere between 1-2 hours. This includes a tour of the estate, castle, and tastings.

Is this suitable for children? 
Yes. We can adapt the itinerary and choice of venues to be more suited to children and younger learners.
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Laura was fantastic! And we were surprised that she spoke Spanish which was great.
Our guide was actually Remi. He was very good and lots of fun. A very enjoyable day excursion from Bordeaux. Highly recommended.
Our guide was Jeremy. He was excellent, well prepared, knowledgeable, personable and attentive. We use context because of the quality of the guides. Jeremy is as good as we have experienced with Context. I would recommend him highly.