France: Bordeaux

Northern Médoc

The wines of Saint Julien, Pauillac and Saint Estèphe
By Jane Anson

This Guide was last updated on 05 March 2010
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Wine producers to visit

A wine tour in this illustrious wine region needs careful planning as many famous châteaux are not open to visitors without a personal introduction. The most famous château that always used to be on everyone’s itinerary was Château Mouton-Rothschild with its famous museum, however it is closed for renovations in 2010 so not accepting visitors. There are however increasing numbers of châteaux that welcome wine tourists. The following links will take you to the most welcoming wineries for visitors, many of them offering a selection of wine tours and tasting options. Click on each one for full details and links to a map and website for each one.

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