The world-famous wines of Bordeaux come from a winemaking tradition stretching back over 20 centuries. The famous wines, prestigious chateaux and historic sites along the Bordeaux Wine Route reveal the rich heritage of the Bordeaux vineyards.
The vineyards of Bordeaux are the largest fine-wine vineyards in the world. The diversity of the wine-growing districts allows for the production of many different types of wines such as reds, dry or sweet whites, rosés, light reds and sparkling whites. These different wine districts provide the key stops along the Bordeaux Wine Route. The Bordeaux vineyards include 6,000 chateaux, historic villages, medieval cities, archeological sites and ancient Roman churches. The winegrowers open up their vineyards for wine tastings, wine courses and numerous cultural and gourmet discoveries. Get off the beaten tracks and enjoy new experiences: taste a Sauternes wine while perched in a 200-year-old cedar tree, stay the night in a giant wooden wine cask converted into a guest room, or try a workshop where you can create your own Bordeaux wine ...
From the Pyrenees Mountains, the source of the Garonne River, to the Atlantic, where the Gironde meets the sea, water contributes to shaping the landscapes of the Bordeaux vineyards. This exceptional wine-growing area includes famous names such as Blaye, Margaux, Pauillac, Pessac-Léognan, Saint-Emilion, Saint-Estèphe, Saint-Julien, and Sauternes ...
3 reasons to come here
1.Taste world-famous wines (Saint-Emilion, Sauternes, Medoc) and other great French wines.
2.Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites: Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion, and the different stages of the famous Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle pilgrims’ trail.
3.Explore the Cité du Vin, which opens in June 2016. This unique, spiral-shaped space will present the history and culture of wine and its influence on civilizations around the world over thousands of years.