Medoc Grands Crus Wines
The Medoc really has two sides to it. Firstly with the beautiful white sandy beaches. Here you can just relax sunbathing. Swimming in the wonderful blue waters, eating the freshly caught seafood and enjoying some of the worlds most famous Wines. What else could you ask for?
The second side to the Medoc is the World Famous Wine. From the prestigeous Rothschild, La Tour, Margaux (and many, many more) Chateaux. The buildings are just beautiful, with manicured lawns and pristine vineyards no wonder they make good wine. If you would like to take a tour and enjoy some wine tastings in the Medoc you will really need to book in advance. All of the large Chateaux provide some of their tours in English so you will receive the full benefits and understanding of their procedures to make the wines. The tourist office will help you with this www.medoc-tourisme.com
Your access point to the Medoc is from Blaye where the car ferry will speed you across over the Estuary in approximately 20 minutes. From Chateau Bavolier the journey will take 35 minutes to get you to the other side. A yearly timetable is available for the ferries from the Blaye Tourist office. If for some reason you do not like the idea of the ferry you can also access this area by driving around Bordeaux via the Rocade and then up into the Medoc. This does take longer but there are many places to see along the way.
Beautiful scenery alongside villages and restaurants where you can stop, eat and shop. There are also many markets throughout the summer months where you can buy almost anything. From the brocantes which are like flea markets where many a bargain can be found. There are also other markets where you can find clothes, bric a brac and fresh produce. Really worth a day trip out.