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Medoc Vs. Saint-Emilion - Which Region to Choose for your Wine Tour?

Should I choose Medoc or Saint Emilion wine tour when in Bordeaux?

This is by far the most popular question from my Bordeaux wine tour clients.   I would say, it goes half and half when deciding between these two most popular Bordeaux wine regions. 

There isn’t a right or wrong choice, there are benefits to visiting the Medoc and Saint-Emilion.  

It really depends on your personal taste and what you would like to see. Either way, you will not miss out on great Bordeaux wines.  

To make your choice a bit easier, here is my advice:

Choose the Medoc if you have to taste Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon and to visit the top prestigious Grand Cru Classe chateaux.

Choose Saint Emilion if you love elegant Merlots, history, architecture and family wineries.

Medoc or Saint Emilion

Still not sure?  

Take a look at catalogue of Bordeaux wineries, browse pictures taken on our tours and read my guide on How to Visit Wineries in Bordeaux, France

When planning your Bordeaux wine tour, do not overlook the regions of Pessac-Leognan, Pomerol, Sauternes and Entre-Deux-Mers.  

See my blog for more tips on visiting Bordeaux vineyards.

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