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Vineyard & Bordeaux wines: the essentials

If you’re visiting a vineyard for the day, discovering a wine bar, exploring the Cité du Vin, or indulging in one of the region’s wine tourism experiences, you’ll notice that in Bordeaux, wine is everywhere. It is both accessible, inviting, seductive. Whether you are here for just a few days or enjoying an extended stay, there are many ways to discover local wine, to get to know it and understand it. The good news is that there is something for everyone: for all styles and desires, for a short moment or a day. Discover our selection of Bordeaux’s best wine-related activities.

Excursions in the vineyard

Spread over 112,000 hectares, the largest and oldest region in the world for fine wines is home to 65 appellations, 7000 winemakers, 300 wine dealerships and around 100 brokers, with an average production of 5 million hectolitres per year. Several hundred estates, known as châteaux, are open for visiting all over the region, proposing classic tours, themed tours, tasting classes, dining opportunities or fun activities.

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