Jun 242017
 
Margaux

The region of Margaux resides northwest of the city of Bordeaux, on the Left Bank of the Gironde River, and is the furthest south of the wine regions in the Médoc area.  At 3,200 acres, Margaux is the largest of the Médoc regions, and each year it produces nearly 9.5 million bottles of wine.  The […]

Jun 172017
 
St-Estèphe

St-Estèphe resides on the Left Bank of the Gironde River in the area of Médoc, and is the furthest north of the four best-known Left Bank regions.  The history of vine cultivation in this region dates back to Roman times, with commercial expansion occurring in the Middle Ages. Today, the vineyards of Saint-Estèphe stretch across […]

Jun 022017
 
Médoc

The area of Médoc is located along the Left Bank of the Gironde River, and stretches across 50 miles between the city of Bordeaux and the Atlantic Ocean. It includes the wine regions of St-Estèphe, Pauillac, St-Julien, and Margaux.  Haut Médoc is the name given to the southern section of the Médoc. Haut Médoc is […]

May 192017
 
Pomerol

The region of Pomerol resides on the Right Bank of the Dordogne River, nearby St-Emilion, and is the smallest of the most famous Bordeaux regions.  Its vineyards cover less than 2,000 acres, producing approximately 5.3 million bottles annually.  Despite its size, Pomerol enjoys a reputation for producing some of the highest quality red wines in […]

May 052017
 
Saint-Émilion

Saint-Émilon is located on the Right Bank of the Dordogne River, east of Pomerol, and is the largest of the Bordeaux wine regions.  Its vineyards stretch across approximately 13,000 acres, representing 6% of the overall vineyards of the Bordeaux.  Annually, the region produces 36 million bottles of wine. Saint-Émilion produces exclusively red wine, which is […]

Apr 282017
 
The Left Bank

Left Bank refers to the west bank of the Gironde River, and is one of 2 major areas of the Bordeaux (the other being the Right Bank).  The most famous wine regions within the Left Bank area are St-Estephe, Pauillac, St. Julien and Margaux.  The area also includes the Médoc appellations.  A forest encompasses the […]

Apr 062017
 
Pauillac

The region of Pauillac is located on the Left Bank of the Gironde River in the area of Médoc, south of St-Estèphe, and north of St-Julien.  The region consists of approximately 2,700 acres, with several chateaux situated on a 100-foot summit.  Its 115 vineyards produce approximately 8.5 million bottles of wine annually. Wines produced in […]

Mar 232017
 
Pessac-Léognan

Pessac-Léognan is one of two subregions within the wine region of Graves, located southeast of the city of Bordeaux along the Left Bank of the Gironde River.  Graves derives its name from the region’s extremely gravely soil.  The region is unique in that it is the only Bordeaux wine region that produces red wine, dry […]

Mar 082017
 
Graves

Graves is an area located southeast of the city of Bordeaux along the Left Bank of the Gironde River.  It is comprised of two wine regions– Pessac-Léognan, and Sauternes and Barsac.  Graves is named for the region’s extremely gravely soil. It is the only area in the Bordeaux that produces red wine, dry white wine, […]