Wine and its vineyards
The Médoc is famous for its countless wines, châteaux and vineyards as far as the eye can see.
The wine route, also known as the route des châteaux starts in Bordeaux and ends at the Pointe de Grave, back home in the Médoc near the camping Paradis les Pins Soulac. The pointe de Grave is located in Le Verdon-sur-Mer, 10 min from Soulac-sur-mer, just opposite Royan.
Bike rides through the vineyards, on horseback or in a pick-up truck, various ways of discovering the wine heritage are offered by wine tourism circuits throughout the Médoc. Wine tastings, meetings with winegrowers, authentic experiences are to be expected in your program.
The appellations of the Médoc
The Médoc has 8 AOC, appellation d'origine contrôlée: Haut-Médoc, Saint-Estèphe, Pauillac, Saint-Julien, Listrac, Moulis-en-Médoc and Margaux which cover 16,500 ha from the north to the south of the Médoc. The main grape varieties are composed of Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Côt, Malbec, Merlot, Petit verdot.
We love the colour of our wines which is a deep red, often ruby or purple. Even if you find rosé and white in our little paradise, red remains the king of the vineyards.
For those who are connoisseurs, you can taste 60 Grands Crus Classés with an aroma that is sometimes full-bodied and robust or fruity and elegant on the palate.
The Wine Route
The Wine Road, the Route des Châteaux or the Médoc Wine Road on the famous D2, whose fame precedes it for its sumptuous landscapes in the middle of the water. Special land and prestigious between land and ocean. Don't hesitate to take a moment out of your stay, it would be a shame not to fit it into the schedule.
We have a few nuggets of Médoc wines in store for you, including some Grands Crus Classés that you can find in our cellar at the Restaurant des Frères Nicoll's. Ask us, we know a lot about it and we will be happy to share this passion with you.