ON THE BORDEAUX WINE ROUTES

Charming Bordeaux - - WINE & VINEYARDS BORDEAUX WINE’S ROUTES -

In Bordeaux, there are not one but six wine routes! With 65 AOC wines (Ap­pel­la­tion of con­trolled ori­gin), 7,000 wine­pro­duc­ers and an av­er­age yield of 5 mil­lion hec­tolitres, the Gironde Depart­ment is the largest wine-pro­duc­ing area in France and its vin­tages are the dream of wine lovers world­wide!

GRAVES & SAUTERNES

To the south, head­ing to the birth­place of the Bordeaux vine­yards and its Pes­sac-leognan, Graves, Sauternes, Barsac vin­tages... Lo­cated on the left bank of the Garonne River, this re­gion as­sem­bles vin­tages that pro­duce wines ,of three colours: red, white and «gold».

MÉDOC

Known as the Route des Chateaux, the D2 sec­ondary road runs through the Médoc vine­yards from Saint Vivien de Médoc to Eysines. Mar­gaux, Pauil­lac, Saint-julien, Sain­testèphe ... the pres­ti­gious Bordeaux names, of var­ied ar­chi­tec­tures, stretch out over 80 km.

BLAYE & BOURG

Just op­po­site, on the right bank of the es­tu­ary, are the fam­ily es­tates of Côtes de Blaye and Bourg. Breath­tak­ing views over the es­tu­ary, Ro­manesque churches, a Gallo-ro­man ar­chae­o­log­i­cal site and en­chant­ing lit­tle ports as an added bonus!

SAINT ÉMILION - POMEROL - FRONSAC

Lo­cated on the right bank of the Dor­dogne River, Sain­temil­ion, known as the hill of 1,000 wines, is famous for its fine and el­e­gant wines, but also for its medieval city, its UNESCO World Her­itage listed vine­yards, its mac­a­roons, and its mono­lithic church carved into the rock, which is the largest in Europe.

EN­TRE-DEUX-MERS

The largest wine­mak­ing re­gion in Bordeaux, some­times com­pared to Tus­cany, pro­duces a mul­ti­tude of red,rosé, and clairet wines and a wide va­ri­ety of whites.

BORDEAUX, GATE­WAY TO THE VINE­YARDS

Pages 106-107 Dis­cover all of what’s on of­fer and cus­tom­ize your wine tours and château vis­its at www.bordeauxwinetrip.com

Ci­tadelle de Blaye Bages, Médoc Saint-émilion

Château de Roquetaillade, Graves et Sauternes

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