Journee gourmande Margaux © Deepix
Journee gourmande Margaux © Chateau Kirwan
Journée gourmande margaux ©Château Kirwan
Journee gourmande Margaux © Chateau Margaux
Journee gourmande Margaux © Deepix
Journee gourmande Margaux © Chateau Kirwan
Journée gourmande margaux ©Château Kirwan
Journee gourmande Margaux © Chateau Margaux
Excursion

A gourmet trail in Margaux

125 € / adult

Four outstanding estates in Margaux welcome visitors based on the theme of traditional and unusual wine and food matches. The opportunity to taste over 10 wines along the day!

  • Visit of 4 beautiful wine properties
  • Taste wine from the famous Margaux appellation
  • Tour conducted by official guides with professional card
  • Gourmet lunch in a local restaurant
  • Learn all about the Margaux wine: grape varietes, blending, wine tasting, commercialisation
  • Transportation by coach
125 € / adult
(17 reviews)
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09:15am: Departure from the Bordeaux Tourist Office

The day begins with the visit of Château Prieuré-Lichine where you will approach the history of Bordeaux wines, the classifications and the notion of AOC. Then, you will discover the pairing between a sturgeon pâté with Aquitaine caviar and the white wine of Prieuré-Lichine, followed by the tasting of Prieuré-Lichine's Margaux Grand Cru wine.

11:15am: the second stop is for the visit of château Rauzan-Gassies focused on terroir and the skills of the wine-grower. You will have a commented tasting of 3 wines from Château Rauzan-Gassies produced by the Quie’s family “Haut Medoc, Pauillac and Margaux".

12:15pm: let's go to take the inevitable photo of Château Margaux, one of the most beautiful and famous in Bordeaux.

12:30pm: lunch at the restaurant Le Savoie in Margaux village - starter, dish and desert, wine and coffee included. The wine served will come from the properties visited along the day.

02:00pm: you will head to Château La Tour de Bessan. This winery with a contemporary architecture offers a blending workshop: discover Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grape varieties and a mysterious blend along with Mademoiselle de Margaux’s famous chocolates, before tasting a vintage of Château La Tour de Bessan.

03:15pm: To finish this day: visit of Château Kirwan, Grand cru Classé in Margaux to learn about Bordeaux wines, their trade and marketing. The family owning this property is as well wine traders. After the visit, a playful tasting is proposed with the famous "canelé" a soft flavor of Bordeaux.

06:00pm: arrival in Bordeaux.

Operator: Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Bordeaux Métropole

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Bordeaux Tourist Office partner
Bordeaux Tourism & Conventions
Bordeaux Tourist Office partner

The Tourist Office is at your disposal 7 days 7 to advise you, refer, offer tours and guided tours. Do not hesitate to contact us, it is with pleasure that we will discover the heritage and the vineyards of Bordeaux.

They had this experience with Bordeaux Tourism & Conventions

(683 reviews)
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Nice visit to 2 chateaux
Marc Verschaffel 08/23/2019
I liked the nice welcome by the owners of the Château. A little bit more wine at the tasting would be better. But you could ask for more. And the wines really tasted good!
P
Medoc 1855 premier cru wines and great lunch
Pat 08/20/2019
Our guide was very informative and interesting. The chateaux visited were all interesting and we enjoyed the wines. Lunch was outstanding - we were expecting a small buffet lunch but had a really fine, full meal with plenty of wine. Would recommend to friends.
M
Great wine experience
Mark Wilson 08/19/2019
I really wanted to see the Medoc area with it's famous Chateaus. I also wanted to do a nice lunch at a winery. This tour delivered everything and the lunch was especially nice with good wine.
J
Lovely tour guide but lots of standing around
Jessica Ellis 08/15/2019
The tour leader Bridget was very lovely, but the tour is multi lingual and large. If we had known it was such a large group and we would need to wait around for English translations, we would have picked another tour. We spent a lot of time standing around buildings waiting for translations and a very short amount of time for free time in the village or testing wines. There are really no places to try wines in Saint Emilion. The first chateau was lovely, the second we waited around for far too long and we became bored. Slow moving tour.

Answer from Visiter Bordeaux

Dear Jessica, We are sorry to hear that you were unhappy with certain points of your tour. We hope that you enjoyed your tour in spite of that and thank you for your review. In the hope that we will have the chance to make your experience a better one in the future.Best regards. Bordeaux Tourism Office Team
M
Great tour!
Maria Arabella Salamat 08/13/2019
Yes!
A
Beautiful region
Alina 08/13/2019
Great trip, we visited the Médoc region. The guide did not speak great english and it was a bit difficult to understand her at times. She also did not inform us well enough about the schedule and other practical stuff throughout the tour. However, would still recommend as the region is really beautiful and especially the second vineyard visit was really great.
  • english
  • french
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Duration

9 hours

What's included

Guide, transport by coach, visit of four wine estates, wine tasting, lunch.

Not included

Personal expenses.

Number of participants

From 5 to 25

Meeting point

12 Cours du 30 Juillet, Bordeaux, France

They had this experience

(17 reviews)
D
Excellent introduction to wine making in some of Margaux's finest estates
David Cairnduff 08/04/2019
Highly recommend this day trip which visits some of the finer chateaux in the Margaux appellation. Our hosts at the four chateaux visited provided an excellent introduction to wine making - covering topics like grape varieties, soil, vineyard management, picking, vinification, blending , bottling and tasting. It was excellent and well-managed throughout. In the middle was a very nice lunch and throughout the day you had the opportunity to taste the fruits of the chateaux's labours.
K
Really good experience
Kat F. 07/12/2019
It was a really nice day, well organised and thought out. It is quite an intense day, with a lot packed in! The wines were excellent and the vineyard staff friendly and knowledgeable without being condescending.
G
Great Value for your money and so interesting
Geraldine Pleasance 07/07/2019
We booked this tour quite by chance as we were informed by friends a tour of vineyards whilst in Bordeaux is essential. Our Guide was Veronique and our driver Lionel. Both were professional, charming and fun. The group was a mix of nationalities but by the end of the tour we were all 'best friends', it may have had something to do with the wine tasting! We visited 4 beautiful and unique chateaux and we ate an amazing, lunch where we drank 2 locally produced wines. The wine cellars are cool so take a light weight cardigan/jacket and I was a little thirsty so take water, but otherwise all you need is provided for. We all felt this was value for money and just amazingly informative. It may seem expensive but it is a whole day and you do have a superb lunch.
H
Excellent tour.
hedges bob and chris 06/28/2019
Great guide Christine. Timing planned just right - Christine kept us on track. Plenty of beautiful chateaux, good wines, good foods. Delicious plentiful nibbles at each stop paired with the wines. Great to actually walk up to Chateaux Margaux instead of just stop on the road. Restaurant and pairing wine was delicious. Only suggestion would be to have less detail information. Though they tried to focus each winery on different aspects of the process, we still heard much of the same over and over. Still great. Sylvie was MOST helpful and patient in getting us booked. GREAT tour!