Médoc 1855 ©Deepix - Château La Tour Carnet
Medoc 1855 © Chateau Lascombes
Médoc 1855 © Valérie Labadie - Château Cantemerle
Medoc 1855 © Vinexia - Chateau Cantemerle
Médoc 1855 ©Deepix - Château La Tour Carnet
Medoc 1855 © Chateau Lascombes
Médoc 1855 © Valérie Labadie - Château Cantemerle
Medoc 1855 © Vinexia - Chateau Cantemerle

Medoc 1855

128 € / adult

1855 is a magic date for Bordeaux wine lovers!

Undertaken at the request of Napoléon III, unchanged since 1855 the famous 1855 classification of the Bordeaux wines officially recognised 86 estates located in the Médoc in Sauternes and Barsac and one of them (Château Haut-Brion) in the Graves.

  • A full day tour to Medoc to discover 3 different appellations and compare the wine
  • Lunch at the chateau, French style
  • Tour conducted by guides with professional card, French and English
  • 3 beautiful wineries along the day

Eleven of these great growths, among the most famous in Bordeaux, are welcoming visitors on Wednesday from May to October on a rotating basis.


09:15am: departure by coach from the Bordeaux Tourist Office. During the travel the guide (French & English) presents the Bordeaux vineyards, especially Medoc.

10:30am: the visit of the first wine estate focuses on the notions of terroir grape varieties and blending, followed by a tasting of 2 wines.

12:00pm: the winemaking process is explained in the second château, where visitors also learn first-hand about pairing food and wine at a sit-down lunch with several courses in the classic French tradition!

03:30pm: The history of the classification is explained at the third château as well as the unusual way these wines are sold in Bordeaux. The visit ends with the tasting of two wines.

06:30pm: arrival at the Bordeaux Tourist Office.

*Virtually, but not entirely unchanged! In 1973, Baron Philippe de Rothschild succeeded in promoting Château Mouton Rothschild from second growth to the very exclusive club of first growths.

**Chateaux partners:  château Lascombes, château Marquis de Terme, château Prieuré-Lichine, château Léoville Poyferré, château Branaire-Ducru, château Desmirail, château Ferrière, château de Camensac, château Lagrange, château La Tour Carnet, château Cantemerle, château Haut-Bages Libéral, château Lynch-Moussas, château Dauzac.

Operator: Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Bordeaux Métropole

by Bordeaux Tourism & Conventions
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.

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sabado medoc
Palmira Beatriz João 02/21/2020
Adoramos a zona de Medoc, visitamos uma vinha familiar e outro maior... muito bom
Funny and insteresting
María José 12/24/2019
It was a great way of learning more about wine culture.
Good trip with knowledge
Cintia Dewi 12/11/2019
The tour guide was very informative, and explained everything in interesting ways. It was a really pleasant wine tour experience. Worth it.
Wonderful experience!
CMR 11/18/2019
I have been on many wine tours in Bordeaux when I have guests in town and this one was the perfect value for your money. It is so much more convienent to have someone drive you to the chateaus and you get the benefit of a great tour guide. Brigitte, our guide, was a delight and was very knowlegeable. The two chateaus we visited in Blaye were lovely and we had a great experience!
Very nice
Sanja 11/05/2019
I liked the choice of chateau we visited, the guide was nice, gave a lot of interesting information and even a short tasting course. Definitely would recommend to those looking to get the first taste of what Medoc region has to offer.
yoav 11/05/2019
Locations chosen in the Medoc area were great. The two chateaux's were very unique and different one from the other. Guide was good and knowledgeable, but driver seem to be inexperience with the roads. Would recommend the trip.
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9 hours

What's included

Guide, transportation by coach, visit of 3 wine estates, wine tasting, lunch.

Not included

Personal expenses

Number of participants

From 5 to 25

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se présenter 10 minutes avant le départ

Meeting point

12 Cours du 30 Juillet, Bordeaux, France

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Great day in the vineyards
Jon Van der Walt 10/07/2019
A very well organised tour with a great guide. The Château visits were informative and the lunch was the highlight. Excellent food in a lovely room gave us a chance to chat to other travellers. This is the best of the various tours on offer, in my opinion.
More than wine tasting
Paul - Florida 10/07/2019
Good wineries, informative information, a great meal. If you can spare a Wednesday when this tour is offered take it!
A good opportunity to discover a famous wine region of France
Jeff M 09/14/2019
Interesting tour of the region covering three chateaux and an opportunity to taste a variety of wines. The coach from central Bordeaux was comfortable and the bi-lingual tour guide on board was clearly highly knowledgeable and passionate about the region. The setting of the first vineyard was stunning. The lunch at the second vineyard was excellent and we were fortunate to have the host of that chateau on our table who was fluent in both English and French describing how she came to be an expert in this industry. The third visit was also nice but perhaps the day was beginning to stretch at that stage, possibly due to the effect of the long lunch! Nevertheless, would certainly recommend.
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.