Moulis-en-Medoc (33 Gironde, Nouvelle Aquitaine) is a small village in the Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux. It gives its name to the Moulis appellation, which covers red wines produced from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Carmenere, Petit Verdot and Malbec.
Moulis en Medoc wine village is in the middle of some of the top Bordeaux vineyards in the Haut-Medoc, yet just 20 miles from the city of Bordeaux.
To qualify for the AOC Moulis title, wines must be made from grapes grown in specific plots in the parishes of Arcins, Avensan, Castelnau, Cussac, Lamarque and Listrac.
The soils around Moulis do not benefit from the high proportion of gravel as found in Margaux or Graves, but that which does exist is mixed with clay and limestone, allowing for the production of some high-quality wines especially from Cabernet Sauvignon grape
The eastern edges of Moulis are bordered by the northern edge of Margaux and thus benefit from the all-important terroir. A concentration of chateaux around the village of Poujeaux produce the best Moulis-en-Medoc wines, including the famous Chateau Chasse-Spleen.
- B&B Larosa a 15-minute drive from Margaux, this Bed & Breakfast is set in wooden houses situated in a garden, with a furnished terrace and a hot tub OR
- B&B Le Moulin de Moulis is a creeper-clad cottage set in a vineyard, just outside the village and has a garden and free WiFi .
See also Château Mayne Lalande– stay on a Bordeaux vineyard nearby in Listrac-Medoc
Other holiday accommodation nearby see Moulis-en-Medoc
There is a Maison du Vin (wine centre) in the heart of the village
Place du Grand Poujeaux
423, avenue de la Gironde
Open Tues-Sat 11.00 – 18.00 July – mid September – check for other periods – see Maison du Vin
To the east of the commune of Moulis-en-Médoc, there is a signposted walk (chemin pédestre de Moulis) of 14 kilometres to discover the châteaux of the Moulis AOC
airport: Bordeaux Merignac BOD 23 miles/ 36km
essential reference guides for your trip
somewhere to stay? ferry? trains?, car hire?
Half way between Margaux and Saint Julien, Moulis-en-Medoc is located slightly apart from the “route des châteaux” (the D2).Half way between Margaux and Saint Julien, the Moulis-en-Médoc appellation is located slightly apart from the “route des châteaux” (the D2).Close and yet sheltered from the main thoroughfares, it has been able to profit from this discrete and privileged location to develop its own approach to the world of wine