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!
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.