Haut-Médoc AOC is a red wine appellation covering the southern or Haut-Médoc half of the Médoc region on the left bank of the Bordeaux region

Terroir: The Haut-Médoc stretches 37 miles (60km) from Blanquefort on the northern outskirts of the city of Bordeaux in the south to Saint-Seurin-de-Cadourne in the north, just north of Saint-Estèphe. The Haut-Médoc encompasses the Médoc region’s four flagship AOCs which are Margaux, Saint-Julien, Pauillac and Saint-Estèphe, as well as the less renowned AOCs of Listrac-Médoc and Moulis-en-Médoc. All six are referred to as ‘communal’ appellations, being named in each case after one particular commune (although some AOCs, like Margaux comprise more than a single eponymous commune). Wines from the Haut-Médoc can also be labelled as Médoc AOC but rarely are.

Communes (29): Arcins. | Arsac. | Avensan. | Blanquefort. | Cantenac. | Castelnau-de-Médoc. | Cissac-Médoc. | Cussac-Fort-Médoc. | Labarde. | Lamarque. | Listrac-Médoc. | Ludon-Médoc. | Macau. | Margaux. | Moulis-en-Médoc. | Parempuyre. | Pauillac. | Le Pian-Médoc. | Saint-Aubin-de-Médoc. | Saint-Estèphe. | Saint-Julien-Beychevelle. | Saint-Laurent-Médoc. | Saint-Médard-en-Jalles. | Saint-Sauveur. | Saint-Seurin-de-Cadourne. | Sainte-Hélène. | Soussans. | Le Taillan-Médoc. | Vertheuil

Vineyard area & wine production: 2002 210,567hl from 4,591ha (Guide Hachette des Vins 2004, p.358).

Wineries

Certified Biodynamic: Clos du Jaugueyron

Certified organic: Château Haut-Baron. | Château La Lagune

OtherChâteau Charmail (Saint-Seurin-de-Cadourne). | Château La Fleur Peyrabon (Saint-Sauveur).