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Bordeaux, France
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Château de Rayne Vigneau, Grand Cru Classé
Château de Rayne Vigneau, Grand Cru Classé
Château de Rayne Vigneau, Grand Cru Classé

Château de Rayne Vigneau, Grand Cru Classé

Price: from 15,00 €
1-60
4.8 /5
(17 reviews)
Château Pape Clément, Grand Cru Classé
Château Pape Clément, Grand Cru Classé
Château Pape Clément, Grand Cru Classé

Château Pape Clément, Grand Cru Classé

Price: from 20,00 €
1-10
4.5 /5
(18 reviews)
Château Yon-Figeac
Château Yon-Figeac
Château Yon-Figeac

Château Yon-Figeac

Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 12,00 €
2-20
5 /5
(8 reviews)
Château de Bonhoste
Château de Bonhoste
Château de Bonhoste

Château de Bonhoste

Instant booking Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 5,00 €
1-30
4.8 /5
(27 reviews)
Château La Croizille
Château La Croizille
Château La Croizille

Château La Croizille

Instant booking Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 14,00 €
1-6
4.5 /5
(17 reviews)
Château Suduiraut 1er Cru Classé de Sauternes
Château Suduiraut 1er Cru Classé de Sauternes
Château Suduiraut 1er Cru Classé de Sauternes

Château Suduiraut 1er Cru Classé de Sauternes

Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 18,00 €
2-10
4.8 /5
(16 reviews)
Château Haut Breton Larigaudière
Château Haut Breton Larigaudière
Château Haut Breton Larigaudière

Château Haut Breton Larigaudière

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Price: from 10,00 €
1-10
4.8 /5
(6 reviews)
Château D'Agassac
Château D'Agassac
Château D'Agassac

Château D'Agassac

Price: from 12,00 €
1-10
4 /5
(3 reviews)
Vignobles Chatonnet - Château Haut Chaigneau
Vignobles Chatonnet - Château Haut Chaigneau
Vignobles Chatonnet - Château Haut Chaigneau

Vignobles Chatonnet - Château Haut Chaigneau

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Price: from 15,00 €
1-20
4.4 /5
(10 reviews)
Château Fombrauge
Château Fombrauge
Château Fombrauge

Château Fombrauge

Price: from 15,00 €
1-10
5 /5
(3 reviews)
Château de Sales
Château de Sales
Château de Sales

Château de Sales

Price: from 13,00 €
1-10
4.6 /5
(11 reviews)
Château La Tour Carnet, Grand Cru Classé
Château La Tour Carnet, Grand Cru Classé
Château La Tour Carnet, Grand Cru Classé

Château La Tour Carnet, Grand Cru Classé

Price: from 15,00 €
1-10
4.5 /5
(5 reviews)
Cité Du Vin de Bordeaux
Cité Du Vin de Bordeaux
Cité Du Vin de Bordeaux

Cité Du Vin de Bordeaux

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Price: from 21,00 €
1-500
Château Hourtin-Ducasse
Château Hourtin-Ducasse
Château Hourtin-Ducasse

Château Hourtin-Ducasse

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Price: from 20,00 €
1-10
4.5 /5
(6 reviews)
Château Coutet
Château Coutet
Château Coutet

Château Coutet

Organic Viticulture
Price: from 14,00 €
1-30
4.7 /5
(3 reviews)
Château Rol Valentin
Château Rol Valentin
Château Rol Valentin

Château Rol Valentin

Instant booking Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 10,00 €
1-20
4.9 /5
(7 reviews)
Château De La Rivière
Château De La Rivière
Château De La Rivière

Château De La Rivière

Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 10,00 €
1-20
5 /5
(6 reviews)
Clos Des Abbesses
Clos Des Abbesses
Clos Des Abbesses

Clos Des Abbesses

Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 20,00 €
2-15
4.9 /5
(8 reviews)
Château La Tour Blanche, Grand Cru Classé
Château La Tour Blanche, Grand Cru Classé
Château La Tour Blanche, Grand Cru Classé

Château La Tour Blanche, Grand Cru Classé

Instant booking Biodynamic viticulture
Price: from 0,00 €
1-350
5 /5
(3 reviews)
Château Tour Saint Christophe
Château Tour Saint Christophe
Château Tour Saint Christophe

Château Tour Saint Christophe

Price: from 15,00 €
1-9
Château de Camarsac
Château de Camarsac
Château de Camarsac

Château de Camarsac

Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 12,00 €
2-9
4.7 /5
(3 reviews)
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, 1er Grand Cru Classé
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, 1er Grand Cru Classé
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, 1er Grand Cru Classé

Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, 1er Grand Cru Classé

Instant booking Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 20,00 €
2-10
Château Dauzac, Grand Cru Classé
Château Dauzac, Grand Cru Classé
Château Dauzac, Grand Cru Classé

Château Dauzac, Grand Cru Classé

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Price: from 15,00 €
1-9
4.5 /5
(3 reviews)
Château Bouscaut
Château Bouscaut
Château Bouscaut

Château Bouscaut

Price: from 10,00 €
1-15
4.7 /5
(4 reviews)
Château Destieux, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé
Château Destieux, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé
Château Destieux, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé

Château Destieux, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé

Instant booking Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 25,00 €
1-10
5 /5
(3 reviews)
Château Prieuré Marquet
Château Prieuré Marquet
Château Prieuré Marquet

Château Prieuré Marquet

Price: from 20,00 €
2-10
5 /5
(3 reviews)
Château De Chelivette
Château De Chelivette
Château De Chelivette

Château De Chelivette

Price: from 14,00 €
4-70
5 /5
(3 reviews)
Château Croix Beauséjour
Château Croix Beauséjour
Château Croix Beauséjour

Château Croix Beauséjour

Instant booking Organic Viticulture
Price: from 10,00 €
1-15
4.6 /5
(5 reviews)
Vignobles Mouty
Vignobles Mouty
Vignobles Mouty

Vignobles Mouty

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Price: from 15,00 €
2-30
Musée du Vin et du Négoce de Bordeaux
Musée du Vin et du Négoce de Bordeaux
Musée du Vin et du Négoce de Bordeaux

Musée du Vin et du Négoce de Bordeaux

Price: from 10,00 €
1-20
Château Clarisse
Château Clarisse
Château Clarisse

Château Clarisse

Price: from 10,00 €
1-20
4.5 /5
(2 reviews)
Château Loudenne
Château Loudenne
Château Loudenne

Château Loudenne

Organic Viticulture
Price: from 0,00 €
1-30
5 /5
(2 reviews)
Château Pillebois
Château Pillebois
Château Pillebois

Château Pillebois

Instant booking Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 5,00 €
1-20
4.3 /5
(4 reviews)
Vignobles Bardet
Vignobles Bardet
Vignobles Bardet

Vignobles Bardet

Instant booking Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 15,00 €
1-50
5 /5
(1 reviews)
Château Siran
Château Siran
Château Siran

Château Siran

Price: from 12,00 €
1-15
5 /5
(1 reviews)
Château Ferrand
Château Ferrand
Château Ferrand

Château Ferrand

Instant booking Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 15,00 €
2-20
Château Fleur Cardinale
Château Fleur Cardinale
Château Fleur Cardinale

Château Fleur Cardinale

Organic Viticulture
Price: from 18,00 €
1-10
5 /5
(1 reviews)
Château Lanessan
Château Lanessan
Château Lanessan

Château Lanessan

Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 15,00 €
1-25
Château Peyrabon
Château Peyrabon
Château Peyrabon

Château Peyrabon

Price: from 6,00 €
1-10
4.7 /5
(3 reviews)
Château Croix De Labrie
Château Croix De Labrie
Château Croix De Labrie

Château Croix De Labrie

Price: from 20,00 €
1-8
5 /5
(1 reviews)
Vignobles Moncets & Chambrun
Vignobles Moncets & Chambrun
Vignobles Moncets & Chambrun

Vignobles Moncets & Chambrun

Instant booking Organic Viticulture
Price: from 7,00 €
2-10
4 /5
(1 reviews)
Château Thieuley
Château Thieuley
Château Thieuley

Château Thieuley

Price: from 15,00 €
1-20
5 /5
(1 reviews)
Château De Cérons
Château De Cérons
Château De Cérons

Château De Cérons

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Price: from 11,00 €
1-20
5 /5
(1 reviews)
Vignobles Bedrenne
Vignobles Bedrenne
Vignobles Bedrenne

Vignobles Bedrenne

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Price: from 15,00 €
1-30
5 /5
(1 reviews)
Château De Seguin
Château De Seguin
Château De Seguin

Château De Seguin

Price: from 10,00 €
1-15
Château Chauvin
Château Chauvin
Château Chauvin

Château Chauvin

Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 15,00 €
1-15
Oenanim
Oenanim
Oenanim

Oenanim

Price: from 15,00 €
1-12
Château Haut Bailly
Château Haut Bailly
Château Haut Bailly

Château Haut Bailly

Price: from 50,00 €
1-20
5 /5
(1 reviews)
Château Sainte Barbe
Château Sainte Barbe
Château Sainte Barbe

Château Sainte Barbe

Instant booking Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 9,90 €
1-30
5 /5
(2 reviews)
Château Giscours, Grand Cru Classé
Château Giscours, Grand Cru Classé
Château Giscours, Grand Cru Classé

Château Giscours, Grand Cru Classé

Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 45,00 €
1-6
4 /5
(1 reviews)
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What to know before visiting Bordeaux wine region wine region

What are the best villages to visit in the Bordeaux wine region of France? +

On the castle route of Bordeaux, be sure to visit the village of Margaux in the Médoc, home to the famous Château Margaux. Obviously, the village of Saint-Emilion is an almost compulsory pilgrimage for any wine lover. It’s a medieval city steeped in history, with a breathtaking view of the Bordeaux vineyards.

Blaye and Verrou Vauban overlook the Gironde estuary with impressive military buildings. Sainte-Foy-La-Grande is also one of the region's favorite villages.

When is the best time to visit Bordeaux for wine tasting? +

It is always a good time to visit Bordeaux. It averages 13 degrees celsius (a little over 55 degrees fahrenheit) all year round in Bordeaux. The most pleasant months to visit Bordeaux are June, July and September. In August, the heat can be overwhelming. In May, the spring climate is very pleasant.

Bordeaux’s "Vintage" season takes place from September to November each year. Wine tours and tastings are a great way to explore this beautiful part of France, whether you're a wine connoisseur or novice!


What types of wines do wineries in Bordeaux produce? +

Over 90% of Bordeaux wines are red wines. Bordeaux wine is primarily made from the three grapes that are grown in the Bordeaux region: cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc. The blend and usage of these grapes varies between each winery, which creates unique flavors in each type of wine. 

It’s also important to note that many of the wines produced in Bordeaux are luxury Bordeaux wines, meaning that some varieties be fairly pricy. However, Bordeaux wines are always worth the splurge!

What is the difference between basic Bordeaux appellations? +

The different Bordeaux appellations contain different standards for minimum alcohol content, grape growing, aging, and more. For example, Bordeaux-Superieur AOP wines contain a minimum of 10.5% ABV and must age for a minimum of 12 months before release. The difference, although technically small, is a symbol of quality for many wines with the Bordeaux-Superieur AOP label. Many producers, who classify their wines as Bordeaux-Superieur, age their wines much longer than the minimum.

How to visit the Bordeaux vineyards? +

In order to take full advantage of the Bordeaux vineyards and the castles of Bordeaux, we advise you to choose several oenological experiences. The Bordeaux wine estates are numerous and vast. The Bordeaux region has wine tourism activities all year round. The vineyards of Bordeaux can be visited on foot and even by cruise from the Garonne. All this, with a good tasting of local wine. Saint-Émilion, Sauternes , Haut-Médoc , Pomerol , Margaux, etc. What will be your choice ?

Which wineries in the Bordeaux wine region region are open today? +
To discover wineries, cellars and chateaux that are open today in the region Bordeaux wine region, click here.
What are the names of the wine regions in Bordeaux wine region? +
What are the wineries that accept groups in the Bordeaux wine region region? +
Here are the wine estates that can accommodate groups of 8 people minimum in the Bordeaux wine region for a visit and tasting: See all domains that can accommodate groups in the region Bordeaux wine region.
What are the most popular wineries in the Bordeaux wine region region? +
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Which cities to visit in the region Bordeaux wine region? +
The main cities to visit in the region Bordeaux wine region are:

Appellations in Bordeaux

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While there are thousands of options for wine tours and tastings in Bordeaux, France, Winalist chooses the best wineries and wine tastings available that can provide unparalleled experiences. You can choose a wine tasting experience in Bordeaux based on its price point, suitability for non-French speakers, and its overall experience factor (how much fun they are).

Learn more below about Bordeaux, France wine tours, wine tastings, and more!

About Bordeaux wine tours & wine tasting in France

Bordeaux is a wine region located in Southwestern France and is best known for its production of red wines, though it also produces some white wines. Bordeaux is arguably the most famous and visited wine region of France, containing renaissance-era castles and rolling countrysides sprinkled with lush vineyards.

This region encompasses over 280,000 acres of vineyards dedicated to wine production. With its temperate climate, Bordeaux is a significant contributor to world wine markets; in 2020, Bordeaux produced over 440 million liters of wine, the equivalent of 587 million bottles of wine.

The Bordeaux wine region of France contains various subregions - 38 separate subregions, to be exact, with 57 appellations spread out across each subregion.

Bordeaux Wine Region highlights

  • Famous red wine region with a wide variety of wine tasting experiences to choose from.
  • Experiences for beginners, experts, and families.
  • Sometimes expensive, but quality and experience won’t disappoint.

Bordeaux Wine Tasting Itinerary

The city of Bordeaux is the central capital of the Bordeaux wine region. Therefore, this city is an excellent jumping-off point for exploring various parts of this beautiful region by car, train, or tour. Bordeaux is also a port town, so you can take cruises along the River Garonne with barges that transport you through beautiful landscapes while you sip wine or enjoy lunch at one of many bateaux-mouches (boat-eating) restaurants that line its bank.

There are various particular sub-regions to choose to explore within the Bordeaux region, each with subsequent routes that offer varying experiences.

The Castle route, for example, is a popular route for tourists and weaves through the Medoc subregion of Bordeaux. It includes various medieval and renaissance-era castles, most of which you can explore and experience on your own time or through a scheduled tour.

There are a variety of routes you can take during your time exploring the Bordeaux wine region, most of which are centered around sub-regions of Bordeaux. Some of the most common include:

  • Entre-Deux-Mers. This popular subregion is southwest of the city of Bordeaux.
  • Cotes de Bourg and Cotes de Blaye. This subregion is located on the right bank of the Bordeaux region and directly northeast of the city of Bordeaux
  • Medoc. Medoc is located on the Left Bank of Bordeaux, northwest of the proper city of Bordeaux.
  • Pessac-Leognan and Graves. This subregion is located on the Left Bank of Bordeaux, south of Bordeaux city.
  • Sauternes and Barsac. This subregion is located on the Left Bank of Bordeaux, southwest of the city of Bordeaux.
  • Cotes de Bourg and Cotes de Blaye. This region is located on the Right Bank of Bordeaux, northeast of the city of Bordeaux.

Where to Stay in the Bordeaux, France Wine Region

There are a variety of hotels, hostels, and bed and breakfast options available for someone who would like to stay in the Bordeaux wine region - and everything in between.

First, for those looking for a central location in the Bordeaux region, the city of Bordeaux is an excellent choice because it's the mecca of this region. It has easy, convenient access to everything you'll want to do during your time in this part of France: tasting at some of the world's most prestigious vineyards, enjoying local cuisine and culture, exploring castles and museums—you name it!

If you're looking for a location closer to some great vineyards while staying within a reasonable distance from downtown Bordeaux (or even just slightly outside), you still have plenty of options. Another option would be finding lodging near St Émilion or Pauillac which both have their own charm but also offer quick access into the larger city center.

How to get to Bordeaux, France

You can access Bordeaux, France, in multiple ways.

  • By plane: Bordeaux is accessible by plane, with three airports located within an hour of the city. The most convenient option for travelers is Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (code: BOD). If you're coming from Paris or other cities in France, this airport often has flights available at a lower cost than others.
  • By car: If you rent a car in the nearby cities of Tours or Nantes, you can drive to Bordeaux, though it will take a few hours.
  • By train: You may also take the train from Tours or Nantes to Bordeaux station.

History of winemaking in Bordeaux, France

The history of winemaking in Bordeaux, France dates back to the first century AD and Roman times when viticulture was brought over from Spain by the Romans. The Romans brought viticulture into Bordeaux and planted their vines alongside those already planted there by the Gauls, who had been making wines since before they were conquered by Julius Caesar between 50 bce and 58 bce.

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