Welcome to The Medoc


On the banks of the muddy Gironde, the port town of Pauillac (population 1300) is at the heart of the wine country, surrounded by the distinguished Haut-Médoc, Margaux and St-Julien appellations. Extraordinary châteaux pepper these parts, from the world-famous Château Ducru-Braucailllou on its southeast fringe to Château Margaux, with striking cellars designed by Lord Norman Foster of Thames Bank. The Pauillac wine appellation encompasses 18 crus classés, including the world-renowned Mouton Rothschild, Latour and Lafite Rothschild.


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The Medoc in detail