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Ophorus Tours - Wine Connoisseur's Dream: Medoc, Saint-Emilion & Graves Private Tour


Wine Connoisseur's Dream: Medoc, Saint-Emilion & Graves Private Tour

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Visit Bordeaux’s three major wine regions: The Médoc, Saint Emilion & Graves on this private small group wine tour from Bordeaux. Visit vineyards, Grands Crus Chateau Wineries, taste red & white wines guided by a knowledgeable hand.


  • Taste fabulous Médoc, Saint Emilion & Graves red and white wines
  • Pre-Booked Visits to Our Selection of Bordeaux Wineries.
  • Three distinct, expert-commented Bordeaux wine tastings
  • Enjoy some free time for lunch in Saint Emilion
  • Bordeaux Wine Tour can be customized to suit your interests
  • Local Tour Guide, Expert in Bordeaux Wines
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Program & Itinerary

Embark on a private small group wine tour from Bordeaux and explore the three major wine regions: Médoc, Saint Emilion, and Graves. Immerse yourself in the beauty of vineyards, visit prestigious Grands Crus Chateau Wineries, and indulge in the flavors of both red and white wines, guided by a knowledgeable hand.If you have limited time in Bordeaux, our comprehensive small group private day trip and ...

Embark on a private small group wine tour from Bordeaux and explore the three major wine regions: Médoc, Saint Emilion, and Graves. Immerse yourself in the beauty of vineyards, visit prestigious Grands Crus Chateau Wineries, and indulge in the flavors of both red and white wines, guided by a knowledgeable hand.

If you have limited time in Bordeaux, our comprehensive small group private day trip and vineyards tour is perfect for you. Discover the renowned Bordeaux wine regions as you visit prestigious wineries and savor delicious wines.

Throughout the day, our English-speaking expert wine tour guides will accompany you, ensuring an enriching experience. Travel comfortably in our recent and air-conditioned minivans, accommodating up to 7 or 8 persons.

Pick up at your accommodation in Bordeaux

Begin your wine adventure by being picked up from your Bordeaux accommodation in the morning. Meet your English-speaking driver/guide, an expert in Bordeaux wines. They will provide you with the itinerary and program for the day, which includes winery tours in three different wine regions of Bordeaux.

Reach the Médoc wine region

Your wine tour from Bordeaux typically commences in the Médoc wine region, where you will visit and taste wines in the esteemed Margaux appellation. Please note that this visit does not include Château Margaux. However, if available at the time of booking, we can organize a visit to this prestigious wine estate.

Then head towards Saint Émilion

Next, your small group tour will take you to the captivating St Emilion wine producing area. Enjoy a tour and tasting in another exceptional winery. Your guide will also take you on a short walking tour of the village, allowing you to immerse yourself in its medieval charm. Afterward, you'll have free time for lunch (at your own expense).

End the tour in the Graves wine region

Lastly, you will reach the Graves wine producing area, known for its red and white wines. Conclude your full day wine tour with a final visit and wine tasting in this region.

Our private Bordeaux wine tours guarantee a winery visit, providing insights into the wine making process as you explore the vat rooms. All visits in different regions are conducted at Grand Cru or Grand Cru Classé properties, ensuring an exclusive and intimate experience.

We offer various options for lunch, such as a picnic lunch in a Chateau or a set table lunch in Grand Crus wineries. Your guide can suggest a range of restaurants based on your preferences and budget.

Bordeaux Wine Regions Visited:

  1. The Médoc & Margaux Appellation: Spanning from the Atlantic Ocean to the left bank of the Gironde estuary, the Médoc wine region includes the four famous communes of Saint Estèphe, Pauillac, Saint Julien, and Margaux. With its 10,600 hectares of vineyards and an annual production of approximately 50 million liters, this region is a haven for wine lovers. It primarily produces red wines, utilizing grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. Some white wines are also produced under the generic Bordeaux AOC classification.

  2. Saint Emilion: Situated on a hill along the Dordogne Valley, the medieval village of Saint Emilion holds the distinction of being the first wine region to achieve World Heritage status in 1999. Its history dates back to the 2nd century when Romans introduced grape cultivation. The village derives its name from Emilian, a monk who sought refuge in one of the natural caves and later became a central figure in the area's religious and winemaking development. Saint Emilion wines, known for their robust flavors and rich earthy notes, are predominantly made from Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

  3. Graves: Bordering the Garonne river, the Graves Bordeaux wine region encompasses sub-regions like Pessac Léognan, Sauternes, and Barsac (known for its sweet wines). This region's distinguishing feature is its intensely gravelly soil. While Chateau Haut Brion was included in the 1855 Médoc classification, the Graves appellation itself received its classification in 1953 for red wines and 1959 for white wines. Graves is renowned as the birthplace of claret, and its wines showcase grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Muscadelle. Prominent wineries in the area include La Mission Haut Brion, Domaine de Chevalier, Château Haut Bailly, and Château Bouscaut, many of which are classified as Crus Classes wines.

Indulge in a remarkable wine tour experience and discover the captivating charm of Bordeaux's three major wine regions: Médoc, Saint Emilion, and Graves. Let our expert guides and comfortable transportation ensure a memorable journey through the world of Bordeaux wines.

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  • Meet your Guide at your Accommodation in Bordeaux

  • Visit and wine tasting at 1st Bordeaux Winery in the Margaux appellation

  • Visit and wine tasting at 2nd Bordeaux Winery in the St Emilion appellation

  • Free time for lunch and personal discovery in St Emilion

  • Visit and wine tasting at the 3rd Bordeaux winery in the Graves or Pessac-Léognan Wine growing region

  • Drop off at your accommodation in Bordeaux


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Ophorus Tours - Wine Connoisseur's Dream: Medoc, Saint-Emilion & Graves Private Tour
Ophorus Tours - Wine Connoisseur's Dream: Medoc, Saint-Emilion & Graves Private Tour
Ophorus Tours - Wine Connoisseur's Dream: Medoc, Saint-Emilion & Graves Private Tour
Ophorus Tours - Wine Connoisseur's Dream: Medoc, Saint-Emilion & Graves Private Tour

Know before you book

  • Bordeaux Wine Tour available all year round (except Dec. 25th and Jan. 1st)
  • Tour is not available on Sundays in December, January & February
  • 9 hour Medoc, Saint Emilion & Graves wine tour from Bordeaux
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons - Larger groups please contact us
  • Chateaux reservations will be made once the booking is confirmed
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible

Meeting point

Train Station, Hotel or AirBnB in Bordeaux


We will come and pick you up at Train Station, Hotel or Airbnb in Bordeaux or surrounding area, circle of 30 kms (20 miles) around Bordeaux at no extra cost.


Tour returns to original departure point.

Included / excluded


  • Reservation for 3 Chateau Visits
  •  Wine tasting fees
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Travel in premium, spacious vehicles
  • Bottled water in the minivan


  • Wine tasting fees
  • Entrance fees to monuments or attractions
  • Personal travel insurance & expenses
  • Meals & drinks (lunch)
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide


  • Do you organize pick up and return at accommodation for Bordeaux private tours?

    Yes, absolutely. We will come and pick you up at your Hotel, accommodation or AirB&B in Bordeaux. We can also come and pick you up if your accommodation is located within a 30 kms (20 miles) radius around Bordeaux, at no extra cost.
  • What type of vehicles are used during your Bordeaux private tours?

    Our company uses only premium cars & minivans that are recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows and large leg space.
  • Who conducts your private wine tours from Bordeaux?

    We only employ accredited and licensed tour guides that are also the drivers for all tours that need visits to be conducted by certified guides. Good examples are: the visit of museums, guided walking tours in cities, visit of historical monuments and so on.

    In some regions, where wine tours prevail (Bordeaux, Alsace) the tours are conducted by professional local guides or sommeliers that are experts in Wines.
  • Can we choose which wineries we will visit during your Bordeaux private wine tours?

    Yes, we will be happy to organize and pre-book your winery tours of the Medoc. Please note that most wineries open their doors to visitors but some high end wineries such as Chateau Latour and a few others do not welcome any visitors. Also, it is important to mention that we only make the required Chateau reservations once you have booked your private wine tour with Ophorus.
  • Are the winery Tours private on your Bordeaux Private tours?

    During our private tours the visits at the wineries are most of the time private, especially if you book well in advance. 
    However, for some last minute bookings, it might be that you will be grouped with others, but in this case the groups are always in very low numbers.
  • How many / much wines are served in the Wineries?

    In Bordeaux, the Wineries will typically serve 1 to 3 wines during the tasting sessions. It is always the wine produced by the chateau that will be tasted. Usually the first and second wine of the estate.

    Important note: For all our guests who have experienced wine tours in other countries, please note that the average pour of wine in Bordeaux is less important than in other destinations. Even though we strive to work with Wineries that are more generous, they remain the only ones that can appreciate the quantity of wine poured in a glass.
  • What type of Wine is Margaux?

    Margaux wine refers to one of the most famous wines produced in the Bordeaux wine region called the Medoc. At its best, Margaux wine is the most seductive and perfumed of all Bordeaux wines. The grape varieties often found in Margaux wines are a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and to a lesser extent Cabernet Franc. Petit Verdot occasionally makes it into the blend but this being a very delicate grape to grow, the climate of the vintage has its importance.

    Margaux wines have a complex bouquet with fruity aromas of raspberry, cherry, and red currant, but also floral, spicy, and roasted aromas. The wines on the palate are powerful and the ageing of the wines can last from 5 to 30 years.
  • What type of Wine is Graves?

    Graves is a very interesting Bordeaux wine region to visit as it is the only one where you can wine taste the three main wine types of Bordeaux - reds, whites and sweet wines. The wine production is dominated by the red wines that are typically blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet France to which winemakers sometimes add Petit Verdot and/or Malbec. The typical white wines of the Graves wine region are dry and blended with Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grape varieties.
  • What type of wine is Pessac-Léognan?

    Pessac-Léognan wines resemble in a way those of Médoc wine region. The main grape varieties used in the blend of the wines are Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot that bring to these wines a subtle mix of power, delicateness and refinement. As for the whites, the blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon grapes bring complexity, freshness, intensity and harmony to these wines. The Pessac-Léognan appellation includes all of the Crus Classés of the Graves wine region that produce reds and/or dry whites.
  • What type of wine is Saint Emilion?

    Located on the right bank of the river Garonne the appellation specialises in red wines from the grape varieties Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The wines of St-Émilion are generally delightfully complex and elegant. Common fruit flavours include plums, strawberries, cherries which can become more dried and stewed with age. Oak ageing is very common, providing balanced flavours of vanilla, toast and nutmeg.
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