Caught between the Atlantic coastline and the broad Gironde Estuary, the Médoc is where you will find all but one of the First Growths of Bordeaux. Over the millenia, large quantities of mineral-rich silt and gravel were washed in from the Pyrenees and the extinct volcanic regions of the Massif central, providing well-drained soils considered to be among the best in the world for growing wine and particularly ideal for the slow-ripening red-wine grapes such as Cabernet-Sauvignon. But tasting wine isn’t the only thing to do in the Médoc. Discover the earthier, more sensual side of the area through its culinary arts.
Start the morning by heading over to the famed Medoc vineyards where you will explore a local Grand Cru property.
Following the tour and tasting, you will meet up with your chef Gaëlle in her high-tech kitchen that offers a panoramic view over the surrounding vineyards of Margaux.
After a Masters in philosophy and a career in advertising in Paris, Gaëlle decided to change track, and graduated from the Ferrandi School of French Culinary Arts. After working in the prestigious kitchens of the Hotel Bristol and the Ritz in Paris, she decided to head south to Bordeaux and its vineyards.
Today, Gaëlle takes pleasure in passing on her expertise, developed through her long-term relationship with Bordeaux's most prestigious wine properties, through cookery classes and a table d'hôtes.
At the end of the class, you will enjoy your meal paired with wines from the property you explored earlier in the day.
A very unique & special moment!