Bordeaux is bottled history with a fascinating story to tell. Now a vibrant, sophisticated city, its history is long and intricately interwoven with its agriculture.
Bordeaux is the largest fine wine district on earth. Long revered as a French wine icon Bordeaux wine is age-worthy, much sought after, and highly prized. There is more Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grown in this southwest corner of France than anywhere else on earth. 10,000 producers craft these two varieties and their supporting cast into polished full-flavoured red blends of moderate alcohol. Not to be lost in the shadow of the great reds, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc dominate the white wines of Bordeaux while the botrytis affected grapes of Sauternes produce legendary sweet wines.
Our visit will be focused on the great wines of Bordeaux with special attention paid to the Medoc, Saint Emilion, Graves and Sauternes.
In addition to a diverse and notable list of wineries you will also experience a private tour of the city of Bordeaux and time to explore and experience the newly completed La Cité du Vin, a unique cultural facility where wine comes to life through an immersive, sensorial approach, all set within an evocative architectural design. La Cité du Vin gives a different view of wine, across the world, across the ages, across all cultures and all civilizations.