Although some Médoc wineries are very old, most of the châteaux date from the 19th century. Mansions were often built in the 17th century, at the time when the Médoc wine estates began to take on their current characteristics.
Pauillac’s Maison du Tourisme et du Vin proposes a circuit taking in 67 châteaux, nestled in their green backdrop and selected for their architectural interest.
This list of châteaux is non-exhaustive and bears no relation to the quality of the wines produced by the vineyards selected.
These are privately owned wine estates visible from public roads. The suggested circuit does not permit anyone to enter these private grounds unless invited by appointment, tourist information, displays, signage, etc.
Many châteaux will nevertheless welcome you for a tour of their cellars.
Tour conditions are set out in the “Destination Vignoble” guide.
Maison du Tourisme et du Vin de Pauillac
Tél. : +33 (0)5 56 59 03 08