On the initiative of the winegrowers' association of the "Crus Bourgeois" (see Bordeaux Classification ) was founded in 1985, the wine competition "La Coupe des crus bourgeois du Médoc", in which from the classified as "Cru Bourgeois" Châteaux the best is determined. Only the members are allowed to participate. By 1996, three grades were evaluated, for example, the years 1991, 1992 and 1993. Since 1994, the competition is split into two parts. These are the wines with the denomination of origin " Médoc and Haut-Médoc "and from the" communities "such as Margaux, These two series are handled separately until four wines remain from each series.