Bordeaux, a small port city in southwestern France, hub of the famed wine-growing region, it's literally a wine lover’s paradise.
Why we love Bordeaux?
Merlot is the most planted red wine grape in the vineyards of Bordeaux, accounting for around 65 percent of all vines, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon at 23 percent, and then Cabernet Franc at 10 percent.
Visiting Chateaus is done privately, making 3 appointments a day is more than enough.
The longest Marathon in the world is held every September through the vineyards of Medoc.
Bordeaux City and South of Bordeaux
South of the city of Bordeaux is Graves, named after the high content of gravel in the soil. The only Premier Cru outside the Médoc is Château Haut-Brion, which lies in Pessac, now a suburb of Bordeaux. Further south lie Sauternes and Barsac. Sauternes is home to Château d’Yquem, the most famous and the most expensive sweet wine in the world.
Our Favorite Hotels:
Saint-Emilion and Pomerol
Wines that you will taste there are blended with a majority of Merlot: they are fruity, fresh medium-bodied and delicate. Saint-Emilion is more scenic due to the UNESCO World Heritage Site/Village, and the cellars in the limestone rock. The two A-class Grand Cru wines of St-Émilion are Château Cheval Blanc and Château Ausone.
And if you are into the most expensive wine in the world:
Our Favorite Hotel:
Médoc is the area that concentrate the highest proportion of prestigious châteaux powerful and aromatic wines. The best-known appellations are Margaux, St-Julien, Pauillac and St-Estèphe. The premier crus, which are the head of the class, are the Châteaux Lafite-Rothschild, Latour, Margaux and the Mouton-Rothschild.
Our Favorite Propety:
The Chartreuse at Cos D’Estournel the private residence of Michel Reybier and his family. With six bedrooms and two suites, the Chartreuse is only available to rent in its entirety.
We can also prepare for you a private cycling trip with a guide in and around Bordeaux.