Wine lovers and connoisseurs always associate the Bordeaux label with quality and, very often, excellence. 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.
Bordeaux vineyards and wines
Regarded as the world’s oldest and most prestigious winegrowing area, the wine region of Bordeaux is closely tied to the history and prestige of the city of Bordeaux since antiquity. The gateway to the vineyards, Bordeaux invites you to discover this fabulous region. Perhaps you are keen to visit Bordeaux’s famous chateaux within the city’s walls or in one of the five renowned local winegrowing subregions? Do you want to learn more about local winegrowers’ environmental concerns and commitments? Or maybe you wish to discover the vineyard on your own or with a guide? You’ve come to the right place!
The 6 wine regions
Visit wine chateaux
This is an opportunity to have a true ‘Wine, Heritage and Landscape’ experience. Every appellation is special in its own way! Find out about the work of a winemaker on-site and follow the vinification process step-by-step in the wine storehouse. Your vineyard tour is followed by a tasting session, after which you can usually buy some of the wines tasted on the property. Properties can offer classic tours, themed tours, tasting classes, dining and fun activities.
Dans notre région de vin et de produits de terroir, la dégustation est un moment convivial. Partez à la rencontre d’hommes et de femmes qui savent partager leur passion lors d’un atelier accords mets-vins, d’un atelier d’assemblage ou d’une dégustation verticale…. Ici, vieilles pierres et fine cuisine font bon ménage !