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Bordeaux Wine Tours

By Viator, September 2014

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The 1,000 square-kilometers (62 square-miles) surrounding Bordeaux is one mighty big vineyard, divided into 60 appellations with 8,500 wine growing producers called chateaux. It's mind-blowing stuff, but a day spent on the ground visiting premier vineyard estates will help you make sense of it all.

Bordeaux wines can be divided into four sub-regions, including many familiar wines we already know and love. North of the city of Bordeaux, the Médoc wine region is celebrated for its well-balanced Margaux, Pauillac and Saint Julien reds. From the southern Graves region we have sticky white dessert Sauternes and wines from the Premières Cotes de Bordeaux, including earthy Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec reds.

The best Bordeaux AOC wines are reds from the Gironde department, including Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot grape varieties. The fourth region, east of Bordeaux, includes St-Émilion and Pomerol, famous for its aged Petrus wines.

This varied vineyard wonderland is bordered by the Gironde Estuary and the Atlantic Ocean. It's a neatly ordered countryside of rolling hills, forests and valleys, threaded with lines of vineyards and overlooked by turreted chateaux and medieval villages with cobblestone streets.

South of Bordeaux is the timeless oyster town of Arcachon, its picturesque four quarters evocatively named for the seasons. Freshly caught oysters are served with sausages called crepinettes in this seaside town's waterfront cafes.

Perhaps one of the most enjoyable ways to discover the wine and food of the Bordeaux region is to pair food and wine with a visit to several wine-growing chateaux, a wine merchant's cellar and tasting platter lunch.

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