Visit the Medoc Vineyards by Private Jet
23 May 2019
Bordeaux Airport is ideally located for some of the most famous vineyards in the world. The renowned St Emilion is just 30 miles / 50km from Bordeaux Merignac Airport, Chateau Margaux is just 30 minutes drive and Lafite-Rothschild is just north of the airport – all in the Medoc region of France.
All vineyards open their doors to visitors on certain days and offer tours in French and English – and tastings of previous years’ vintage wines are offered. This is a great way to discover new wines, purchase old favourites or find a rare gift for someone special.
After a tour of your chosen vineyards why not visit the bustling city of Bordeaux. Used as a double for Paris in various historic films, Bordeaux is large – ideal for the more adventurous who love exploring. The City has many different aspects to it; the port and riverside, the modern city and the historic, grey cobbled streets and squares surrounded by limestone buildings shaded by plane trees.
The Bordelais love their wines, and it shows. It’s a city that lives and breathes wine - from the towering new temple to the Cité du Vin - and tiny restaurants dedicated to matching food with the perfect claret - you’re never more than a step away from the urban wine trail.
If you love a stamp of approval from Michelin when you’re choosing where to dine, then you are spoilt for choice in Bordeaux. Michelin stars are in abundance here, you will have to book in advance however. If you are happy to see where your feet take you then you won’t be disappointed either. This region of France has some wonderful traditional dishes that are served up in the most unassuming of restaurants – and when the wine list is local this is all the more attractive!
Try French steak with Bordelaise sauce (made with red wine, of course!) and canelés (tiny pastries with rum and vanilla). If you are a real foodie visit the Marche des Capucins - there, you will find so much good natural food – cheese, seafood, canelés, cakes, fruits, veggies and handmade chocolate.