Bordeaux wines are prized by connoisseurs worldwide
The Gironde is the leading winegrowing area for fine wines in France with 65 appellations. Bordeaux wines are prized by connoisseurs worldwide.
Graves and Sauternes
To the south lie the origins of the Bordeaux vineyards, with Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Sauternes, and Barsac. The Graves and Sauternes appellations on the left bank of the Garonne River produce wine in three colours: red, white, and gold.
Otherwise known as "the chateau trail", this 80 km trail through the Médoc vineyards, from Saint-Vivien de Médoc to Eysines, via Margaux, Pauillac, Saint-Julien, and Saint-Estèphe, offers views of the varied architecture of Bordeaux’s best-known wine estates.
Blaye and Bourg
Just across the estuary, on the right bank, lie the Côtes de Blaye and Bourg and its family properties.
In Saint Émilion-Pomerol-Fronsac and Libournais
Saint-Émilion, on the right bank of the Dordogne River, known as the "hill of 1,000 Châteaux", is famous for its fine, elegant wines.
The largest winemaking region in Bordeaux, sometimes compared to Tuscany, produces a multitude of red, rosé, and claret wines, as well as a wide variety of white wines.