Many Bordeaux wineries are closed on the weekends, especially during the low season from November to March. However, some Bordeaux wineries are open on Sundays all year round and can accept you for a vineyard tour and tasting. Normally, an appointment is required to visit Bordeaux vineyards.
I usually recommend avoiding Bordeaux wine tours on Sundays, however, if you must taste Bordeaux wines on the weekend, these wineries may be open. Please always contact the wineries to check their opening hours and request an appointment in advance.
In my experience as a Bordeaux wine guide, it is more difficult to schedule winery visits in the Medoc on Sunday, however, you can still visit Medoc vineyards on the weekend.
You may find my comprehensive guide for organizing your own custom tour in the Medoc helpful.
The region of Pessac-Leognan is known for some of the best red and white wines in France. The white wines of Pessac-Leognan are unique to Bordeaux, which is mostly known for its red wines.
Sauternes is located about 40 km southeast of the city of Bordeaux. The region is known for morning fogs
creating the phenomenon of noble rot which plays a key role in making their sweet wines. You can also find dry white wines in Sauternes.