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Facade of Château Pichon Baron

Top 3 wineries to visit in Medoc

Medoc is a wine region located north of Bordeaux on the left bank of the Gironde estuary. The region is known for producing some of the world’s most prestigious red wines, made primarily from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape variety. The following top picks of wineries in Medoc have been selected by our team of experts who have visited these châteaux themselves and have loved them – so we are recommending some of the best options out there!

Here are our top picks of wineries in the Medoc region:

1 – Château Pichon Baron

Chateau Pichon-Baron in Medoc

We’re jumping straight into one of the most renowned wineries of the region, located in the town of Pauillac and founded in the late 17th century by Jacques Pichon de Longueville. The estate has a long and storied history, and its wines are highly regarded – it’s definitely worth getting to know more about it! This château has an impressive 180 acres of vineyards: a combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc grapes. The wines produced here are known for their complexity, depth, and balance, and are considered some of the finest red wines in the Bordeaux region. On the tour with us, you’ll be able to see the winemaking facilities and the historic château, as well as the chance to taste several of the estate’s wines, giving you the chance to experience the unique flavors and aromas of these exceptional wines.

The château itself is a stunning example of French neoclassical architecture, with a grand facade and elegant interior. The estate also features beautiful gardens and grounds – the perfect scenery to admire whilst tasting their amazing wines. Château Pichon Baron is a true gem in the world of wine. From its rich history to its commitment to quality, this estate is one of the finest examples of what makes Bordeaux wines so special. If you’re a fan of red wine, come visit Château Pichon Baron with us, you won’t regret it!

Find out more about this château on their website here

2 – Château Cos d’Estournel

Facade of Cos d'Estournel

Don’t miss out on visiting this unique and iconic winery located within the Saint-Estèphe appellation and founded in the 19th century. This estate is known for its rich history, beautiful architecture and exceptional wines. Although the majority of their production is dedicated to reds, Château Cos d’Estournel produces both red and white wines so you’ll be able to have the best of both worlds!

The winery’s commitment to quality and tradition, combined with its willingness to innovate and experiment, has made it one of the most respected and beloved wineries in Bordeaux and as a result, they have received numerous accolades over the years, including high scores from respected wine critics. Take on our private tour of this château to taste some of these exceptional wines, which are known for their power, elegance, and complexity. If you’re looking to try Château Cos d’Estournel, be prepared to invest in a bottle. This is a wine that’s meant to be savored and enjoyed on special occasions. But trust us, it’s worth the splurge!

It is true, they produce exceptional wines, but its beautiful architecture will certainly make you go “Wow!”. The winery’s pagoda-style building which was built by founder Louis Gaspard d’Estournel, is an iconic symbol of winery and a must-see for visitors. The building is a unique blend of Eastern and Western architectural styles, and it’s surrounded by beautiful gardens and vineyards.

Here’s an interesting fact: Château Cos d’Estournel was one of the first estates in Bordeaux to implement gravity-fed winemaking techniques, which allow for gentler handling of the grapes and better control over the winemaking process. On a tour with us you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about its winemaking techniques, and its evolution over the years as well as its rich history and there is much to discover about the estate’s founders.

Find out more about this château on their website here

3 – Château Lascombes

Facade of Château Lascombes

Nestled in the heart of the Margaux appellation and stretching into the Haut-Médoc appellation, Château Lascombes is one of the most prestigious and historic wine estates in the region. With a history dating back to the 17th century, the château has been producing some of the finest wines for over three centuries. The wines produced by Château Lascombes are known for their power, depth, and elegance. If you’re a red wine lover you’ll love the flagship wine, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, aged in oak barrels for up to 18 months. Château Lascombes has received numerous awards and accolades over the years, including an impressive score of 96 points from Wine Spectator for the 2015 vintage of its flagship wine and once you try it you’ll understand why! The estate has also been awarded the prestigious “Grand Cru Classé” designation, which is reserved for the top wineries in the region – so you’re in for a real treat with their wine!

If you’re a fan of Bordeaux wines, be sure to add Château Lascombes to your list of wineries to visit with us. You can enjoy a range of experiences, including tours of the vineyards and winery, tasting the estate’s wines, all whilst admiring the beautiful 17th-century château. So, grab your glass of wine with us and admire the lovely estate and the scenery of the French countryside.

Find out more about this château on their website here

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