ON THE BOR­DEAUX WINE ROUTES

Charming Bordeaux - - BORDEAUX: GATEWAY TO THE VINEYARDS BORDEAUX WINE'S -

In Bor­deaux, there is not one but five wine routes! With 65 AOC wines (Ap­pel­la­tion of con­trolled ori­gin), 7,000 wine pro­duc­ers 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! ‘Bor­deaux, the gate­way to the vine­yards’ is an ex­cel­lent start­ing point for ex­plor­ing the vine­yards, chateaux and wine grow­ing vil­lages. Hun­dreds of es­tates are open for clas­sic vis­its, wine ex­pe­ri­ences, ac­com­mo­da­tion or din­ing. More than 800 chateaux with the ‘Vine­yards and Dis­cov­er­ies’ award await you on the Bor­deaux Wine Routes.

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 Gal­loro­man ar­chae­o­log­i­cal site and en­chant­ing lit­tle ports as an added bonus!

Château de Roquetaillade, Graves et Sauternes

Citadelle de Blaye

Bages, Mé­doc

Saint-émilion

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