On the initiative of the "Crus Bourgeois" winegrowers' association (see under Bordeaux Classification ) the wine competition "La Coupe des crus bourgeois du Médoc" was founded in 1985, in which the best is determined from the châteaux classified as "Cru Bourgeois". Only members are allowed to participate. Up to 1996, three classes were evaluated, in 1996, for example, the years 1991, 1992 and 1993. Since 1994 the competition has been split into two parts. These are the wines with the designation of origin " Médoc and Haut-Médoc ”and from the“ communities ”such as Margaux, These two series are dealt with separately until four wines are left from each series. From this, pairs are determined by lot and compared in pairs until the winner is determined. In 1997 it was again limited to one year. The winner will be noted on a giant cup or his name added to the previous winners.