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.

Explore Bordeaux

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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