Bordeaux’s reputation as a fine wine region has been well-established for many years; in fact, most people first get to hear about the city of Bordeaux because of the renown of its wines. The famous Classified Growth rankings of its top châteaux largely add to this prestige. However, the fine reputation of these wines could not continue to exist without the tireless efforts of the châteaux themselves.
With over 100,000 hectares (270,000 acres) of vines, Bordeaux is the largest vineyard in France producing appellation wines. In order to discover the rich diversity of its terroir and the many different appellations, several tourist trails known as “Les Routes des Vins de Bordeaux” have been developed. Along each of them, you can admire and visit the large number of châteaux that make up the route