Bordeaux is certainly the most beautiful region to visit for a French wine tour. It has six extraordinary Wine Routes! To the northwest, you will find the Médoc and its Route des Châteaux. To the south, you will discover the Sauternes and the Graves with its beautiful route which is the cradle of the Bordeaux vineyards. In the north-east, you will marvel at the region of Saint-Emilion, its medieval village and the Heritage Route. Then, overlooking the estuary, there are the Blaye and Bourg connected by the Corniche Route. But how to visit all these places in the best way? Here are the answers.
Why Explore the Bordeaux Wine Routes?
Bordeaux’s vineyards must be discovered during your passage through these tourist routes lined with wine houses. The starting point of every visit is of course the town of Bordeaux itself where streets should also be explored in its very elegant city center. There, wine and the city have always developed in perfect harmony. Bordeaux is the World Capital of wine and it radiates in its splendid haven of greenery distinguished by UNESCO in 2007.
During your Bordeaux wine tour, will also have the chance to taste the local fine gastronomy. With wine as a guideline, you will be able to multiply the discoveries according to your preferences during your journey: classified Grands Crus Classés, authentic and prestigious estates, historical castles and medieval fortresses, charming accommodations, original activities… all of this in a gourmet environment stamped “Art to Living”.
How to Visit the Bordeaux Wine Routes?
By car, by bike, by motorcycle, by camper, by bus, by taxi, the choice is wide in terms of means of transport. But the most wonderful and surprising way to make the best of the vineyards is surely renting an elegant English taxi on wine-cab.com and go for a St Emilion wine tour. But of course, the Bordeaux Wine Routes consist of many other remarkable itineraries that allow you to discover vineyard landscapes, sumptuous castles and unique villages.
By deviating from the media circuits of the great wines, these itineraries take you to the heart of the Bordeaux vineyards where you can meet passionate winemakers. These latter remain far from the gold and the splendor of the rankings but they impressively draw year after year, often ever many generations, the best local products on many levels.
The Route des Châteaux takes you to the Médoc, between the north of Bordeaux and the Pointe de Grave. This is where you find great vintage wines and a lot of Crus Bourgeois such as Pauillac, Margaux, Saint-Estèphe, Saint-Julien, Moulis… For your viewing pleasure, admire the castles and prestigious residences along your wine tour. Likewise, many tracks offer cyclists walks through the vineyards and pines.