Bordeaux Wine

Located around the Gironde estuary and along the Dordogne and Garonne rivers, Bordeaux is one of France’s most important wine-producing regions. The groundwork was laid when the Dutch drained the marshes of the Medoc in the 17th century. Then climate is maritime and as humid as it was when the land was covered in marshes instead of vineyards, leading to a variety of viticultural problems, such as rot and mildew.


Bordeaux can be divided into four major regions. The Medoc is the area west of the Gironde and downstream (north) of the city of Bordeaux. It includes the major communes (roughly north to south) of St-Estephe, Pauillac, Saint-Julien, and Margaux. The “right bank” refers to the area east of the Dordogne. It includes the communes of St-Emilion and Pomerol. Graves comprises the area upstream (south) of the city of Bordeaux. The first growth Haut-Brion is located here. This area is also well-known for the sweet wines of Sauternes. Finally, the Entre-Deux-Mers is the area between Read more »

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I enjoy trying wines from around the world, but Bordeaux was my first love, now eclipsed by Riesling. I have worked in the wine business for 10 years, mostly auction, now importing/consulting.

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Varietals Produced in Bordeaux View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Burger Grape

  • Mission

    The Mission or Pais grape was the first Vitis vinifera vine planted in North America. From 1697 until well into the 1...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

Subregions of Bordeaux

  • Entre-Deux-Mers

      The region’s name, which means “between two seas,” refers to its location between the Dord...

  • Fronsac

    Fronsac Fronsac is a good-sized appellation in Bordeaux, on the right bank of the Dordogne...

  • Graves

    Graves Graves is a very important part of Bordeaux, located downstream (south) of the city...

  • Graves Supérieures

    Created in 1937, the Graves Supérieures AOC produces sweet white wines in the same growing region...

  • Margaux

    Margaux Margaux is a commune in the Medoc, which is part of Bordeaux. First growth Ch. Mar...

  • Médoc

      The Medoc is probably the best-known part of Bordeaux. It is located west of the Gironde, ...

  • Pauillac

    Pauillac Pauillac is a Bordeaux appellation created in 1936,although there has been viticu...

  • Pomerol

      Pomerol is a commune on the right bank of the Dordogne, in Bordeaux. Most of the producers...

  • Sainte-Croix-du-Mont

    A small appellation located in the area around the picturesque little town of Sainte-Croix-du-Mon...

  • Saint-Emilion

    St-Emilion is a commune in Bordeaux which is located along the right (northeast) bank of the Do...

  • Sauternes

      Sauternes is a region in the Graves part of Bordeaux, south of the Garonne river which is ...

  • Barsac

    Barsac is a Bordelais commune devoted to the creation of botrytized dessert wines like those of...

  • Blaye

      The Côtes de Bordeaux Blaye is a catch-all appellation in the Bordeaux region of France th...

  • Bordeaux AOC

      Bordeaux Controlée, a.k.a. Bordeaux AOC, is an appellation covering wines produced all ove...

Popular Wineries in Bordeaux View all

  • Château Grand-Jean

    The DULON family have been wine-makers from father to son for more than 250 years, although there...

  • Alexis Lichine

    Alexis Lichine was a Russian-born wine writer and entrepreneur, who made many important contrib...

  • Lamothe

    We had this wine while in the Bahamas and loved it. Would like to know where we can purchase it...

  • Château de Beauregard-Ducourt

    Everything started in 1858 in a small town in the " Entre-Deux-Mers " region… At this time the Du...

  • Château Tour de Ségur

    Area : 28 hectares of red varietals Soil : Majority clay-limestone on limestone shelf with clay-s...

  • Château Haute Brande

    The château Haute-Brande has been a family property for several generations. The property was cr...

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Bordeaux on Snooth

  • One of my favorite Bordeaux wines arrived today.  7-10 years from now I'll let you know how it drinks. Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Chateau Recougne Blanc 2015

    Snoothrank:

    This was ripe and herbal and pretty low acid for a white. I didn't taste much from the Semillon. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Just in - a couple of 2015 Bordeaux and a Ridge Pagani Ranch. Read More

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  • Chateau Chauvin St. Emilion Grand Cru 2009

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by gntop1


  • Château Rollan de By Cru Bourgeois Médoc Bordeaux 2011

    Snoothrank:

    I bought two bottles of this wine for £12 from the website ... north of the City of Bordeaux but the appellation of that name created in 1936 only refers to the 16 communes at the northern end.The area is sometimes called the Bas-Medoc or Lower-Medoc though not on wine labels.There are no classed growths here although there are a number of Cru ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Emark appreciate the offer, the problem most of the great sales are from retail ... Dallas. My main interest are Bordeaux blends and Rhône type wines,and pinots which I tend to buy from Oregon. Again appreciate your off Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • 13% isn't so low for Bordeaux, Jack. Wish I'd been able to advise, but at the price you refer to should've bought a couple of cases of that PonCanet 2005. You'd know you were living properly if that were one of your daily quaffers....  ;-) Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Mr. Mark - KL Wines has their wine shipping problems in tow now so slowly ... ... separating my orders (2015 Bordeaux from the rest and the like) so within a week I'll know what can ship when.Only problem - takes about 3 weeks.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Chateau de la Grave Nectar Vieilles Vignes 2005

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/124492.It is from the Cotes de Bourg appellation.This appellation was created in 1936,although there is a record of winemaking in the area as long ago as the 2nd century AD,from a large area of 15 communes around the small town of Bourg-sur-Gironde.This town... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Am waiting on shipment of 2.bottles of Quilceda Creek 2015 Cabernet,and 3 ... ... bottles of 2015 Clos de Betz Bordeaux blend,really enjoy the Quilceda but have never drank any of the Betz’s. These are both Washington wines which I find to have a better QPR than California wines, must admit not living in California puts me at a disadvantage of... Read More

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  • Are wine classifications different in Burgundy and Bordeaux?

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  • What about Blaye ? I can't found it on "Popular subregions in Bordeaux" ! It's a great place for wine.

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