Bordeaux and the Wine Country: Places to Explore


  • Bordeaux

    Bordeaux as a whole, rather than any particular points within it, is what you'll want to visit in order to understand why Victor Hugo described it as Versailles plus Antwerp, and why the painter...

  • Margaux

    Margaux is home to the eponymous appellation that landed more châteaux in the original wine classification of 1855 than any other in Bordeaux. The appellation was a favorite of Thomas Jefferson,...

  • Pauillac

    Pauillac lays claim to three of the five Bordeaux grand crus—Lafite-Rothschild, Latour, and Mouton-Rothschild. It's said that Pauillac wines are textbook Bordeaux in style, with the ability to...

  • St-Émilion

    Suddenly the sun-fired flatlands of Pomerol break into hills and send you tumbling into St-Émilion. This jewel of a town has old buildings of golden stone, ruined town walls, well-kept ramparts...


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