During the season, the Tourism Office of Bordeaux offers no less than 60 circuits linked to the discovery of Bordeaux wines, to the acquisition of knowledge about local products, to the visit of the castles and the tasting of the Bordeaux wines which reputation extends to the world. The discovery of Bordeaux wines is declined in 6 wine roads one must absolutely discover!
The wine road of “Bordeaux, Door to the Vineyard”, which the entry point is now classified to the Unesco World Heritage. One could find there the City of Wine, inviting visitors to an oenologic trip around the world and through time.
The wine road of Entre-deux-Mers, which guides the visitors from the Sauve Majeure Abbey, a site protected by the Unesco, to the many castles through the region, loaded with history and an important wine past. One can learn for example how wines were produced by the Benedectines of the Middle-Ages, and that the first vines were planted by the Romans, more than 2000 years ago.
The wine road of Graves and Sauternes, through which one can find prestigious wines which names resonate as excellency wines: Graves, Pessac-Léognan, Barsac and Sauternes. One can learn for example that Graves’ reputation comes from the claret, a light and light-colored red wine, which Englishmen loved at the time of Aliénor d’Aquitaine, married to the king of England during the XIIth century, to the extent of using the name (claret) when they allude to the best red Bordeaux.
The Médoc wine road, on the départementale D2, called the “castles road”, as on this very same 80 kilometers long road are standing the most prestigious of the classified Grands Crus of Bordeaux, as well as the Crus Bourgeois.
The Saint-Emilion, Pomerol and Fronsac wine road, on the right shore of the Dordogne, between Bordeaux and Bergerac. There is the superb medieval city of Saint-Emilion, which the Unesco World Heritage considers a “cultural paysage”.
The wine road of Blaye and Bourg, on which one can find many welcoming winegrowers, proud to present their territory and their productions to tourists.
Epicureans, old castles, culture, beautiful sceneries and wine lovers, the Bordeaux region offers excellency drinks, which quality is well-known by fine connoisseurs. Family or friends can discover them, through various oenologic routes, rich of revelations and awakenings of the senses.
You can also discover the Bordeaux wines and others thanks to the wine subscription Le Petit Ballon.