Bordeaux Wine Country Guide

Bordeaux is synonymous with Cabernet Sauvignon and red wine, but there's so much more. Discover your next favorite wine with this dynamic guide.


Bordeaux (pronounced “bore-doh”) is world-famous for its age-worthy, dry red wines, some of which are the most expensive wines in the world.

Ranging from Cabernet Sauvignon blends from historic wineries in the Médoc to Merlot and Cabernet Franc-based wines from “garagistes” in Libournais, Bordeaux has a range of red wines to choose from.

If you dig deeper you'll discover white Bordeaux, made from Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon, and sweet wines, likeSauternes (pronounced: “sew-tearn”) which are highly collectible!

As one of France’s largest wine producing regions, Bordeaux is confusing at times; let this guide make it easier to understand the wines, wineries, terroir, history, and regions of Bordeaux.

Fun facts about Bordeaux
  • Every second 20 bottles of Bordeaux wine are sold around the world.
  • Bordeaux has nearly 6,000 wineries, 53 appellations, and approximately 272 000 acres (110,075 hectares) of vineyards.
  • Grapes have been grown here for almost 2,000 years.
  • The most planted grape variety of Bordeaux is Merlot.
  • 89% of all wine made in Bordeaux is red.

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Let's dive into everything about Bordeaux wine. This guide integrates dynamic data provided directly from Bordeaux’s wineries with useful, expert-made information to help you find what you like.

We hope the Bordeaux Wine Guide offers a comprehensive exploration of the region so you can discover your next favorite winery.


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