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My tours

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Saint Emilion and Pomerol

The vineyards on the Right Bank

Médoc, Grands Crus classified

The vineyards on the Left bank

St Emilion, Médoc

The two wine growing areas

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Pessac Léognan

Graves: cradle of wine-growing: vineyard in town

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Sauternes vineyard

Sweet wines

Bordeaux : city walk

From the medieval to the 21st century

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Arcachon Basin

Pilat Dune

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The vineyard of Madiran

the city of Pau

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Dordogne Périgord

The vineyard of Bergerac

Cognac, the vineyard

The big houses and the hidden treasures

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Culture and tasting of oysters

Arcachon and Charente maritime

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The vineyards on the Left bank Médoc, Grands Crus classified

“In medio aquae”, in the middle of water: the Médoc is a peninsula in northern Gascony. Even though the meaning of the name may not be perfect, you should know that this strip of land which stretches from the north of Bordeaux to the Verdon was in the old days covered with unsanitary marshland.

King Henri IV called for Dutch engineers to drain all the wetlands with the purpose of creating jobs and food for the local population. Once the parcels got drained the notables of the city of Bordeaux realized that the gravel ridges were quite similar to the Grave which is the cradle of the Girondine wine-growing region. They bought land and built big and beautiful domains and the new proprietors often bore British-sounding names.

The grape quality was improving but trading started to become a problem. Napoleon III asked the President of the Commerce and Industry Chamber of Bordeaux for a classification of wines to put things right. After several drafts, the classification was formalised during the World Exhibition of 1855 and has remained the same since then, except for the castle Mouton Rothschild which entered into the first 5 “first” in 1973.

Guided tour

Direction the left bank of the Gironde,
the Médoc wine growing region

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I will give you a historical and geographical overview during our drive so as to better understand the various soils of the “Jalles” passages.

After a short coffee break we will enjoy our first visit of a classified Grands Crus of the Margaux appellation. Possibility for a second wine tasting later on in St Julien, another classified Grand Cru.

What do you think of enjoying a good lunch in a traditional or quaint Médoc bistro?

Afterwards we will visit another property of a classified Grand Cru in Pauillac or St Estèphe. Depending on your preference we may go on a second wine tasting tour and if possible follow up with a photo-tour. Return to Bordeaux at around 7pm.

From €320

Guide, car and fuel included

Additional costs: wine tasting tours, entrance fees and lunch.

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