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Saint-Martin-du-Bois

B&B between Bordeaux and Saint Emilion

Bernard Canonne, the owner of the Château Prieuré Marquet, transformed the former 15th century Chartreuse overlooking the vineyards of the estate into a guest house housing five...

Sainte-Eulalie

At the doors of Bordeaux - 5 stars Château

Florence and Jacques Borel, owners of the Castle of Chelivette, located in the Entre-Deux-Mers and certified in biodynamic, have renovated the castle of the estate into a holiday home with 6 bedrooms...

Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps

Gîte in a Château close to Saint-Emilion

Sylvie Milhard and Michel Bessard are at the head of the Château Vieux Mougnac, a family estate with ancestral methods (horse ploughing, nettle and wicker treatments, etc.). The cottage of this...

Lignan-de-Bordeaux

Gîte for 13 people in the Entre-Deux-Mers

Bruno Mottet, from a family of Bordeaux merchants, has converted the Château de Seguin, built in 1780, into a holiday home for 13 people. We love the billiards room, the private fishing pond and...

SAINT EMILION

Perched hut and B&B in Saint Emilion

Located in the vineyards of Château Franc Mayne, domain of the Savare family, the Relais Franc Mayne houses 5 guest rooms and a perched hut in a bucolic setting just two kilometers from...

Castle land but not only... 

Wine from the Bordeaux area are so famous around the world. In the Middle Age, it was the first region to start business with England, as the English became the lands of the region by the wedding of Henri II Plantagenêt and Aliénor d'Aquitaine. They really much appreciated what was called the "claret" (a red wine very light = "clair" in french). Already known in all Europe, the classification of 1855 for the international exhibit allowed the wines to gain international popularity. This Grands Crus Classification is still on nowadays. Coming here is getting the opportunity to be within reach of the mythic castles but also to navigate along the wine roads of the Médoc, the Libournais, the Entre-deux-Mers, the Blayais and the Bourgeais and the Graves. 

119 000 ha 60 AOC 

Environment
Either you like the sea, hills or plateaux, perched villages or fortress, the Bordeaux area can answer all those requests. Borded by the ocean on the west and running along the Gironde river, the region is well protected from the dry meteorologic period and benefit from a very favorable sunshine allowing a great maturity to the grapes. 

Terroirs 
There are as many terroirs as there are appellations... Some are so famous that they gave their name to the region. The graves (gravier in french are small rocks) is a good example. Others are less famous but waiting to be discovered by you as they are so particular and they will definitely please (and surprise!) many of you! Some terroirs have been classified like the Grands Crus A or B of St Emilion, the Crus Classés from the Graves, the Crus Classés of 1855... each region around Bordeaux might have a different classification, go there to better understand! :)

Production
80% of red wine is produced which makes the region its kingdom. Some dry whites wines are produced in the AOC Entre-deux-mers and in AOC Pessac Léognan mainly and sweet white wines in Sauternais among other places. More and more we see coming rosé and sparkling wines. 

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Gastronomy
Cannelé (local piece of cake with crunchy outside and soft inside), associations "meat-fish", Bordelaise sauce, cèpes mushrooms, lamproie à la bordelaise, meat grilled on vine shoots... 

Briefly
It would be hard to sum up the region to one identity as it is diverse and wide. Go along the wine roads and allow yourself to push the doors of the wine estate either it is a very famous one open to the public or either it is a more confidential one, stop by in villages and above all let you guided by your hosts to find out the adresses that are done for you! 

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