Jun 242017

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 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

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

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 122017
Sauternes and Barsac

Sauternes and Barsac, one of two subregions within the encompassing wine region of Graves, resides on the Left Bank of the Gironde River, south of the city of Bordeaux. The subregion is approximately 4,500 acres, producing 4.5 million bottles, on average, yearly.  Sauternes and Barsac is famous internationally for its desert wines, which are powerful, […]

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

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 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 162017

  St-Julien is located between Pauillac and Margaux, on the Left Bank of the Gironde River.  Among the four best-known regions of the Médoc, St-Julien produces the smallest amount of wine— the region consists of 2,200 acres, and its 26 vineyards produce approximately 6.5 million bottles of wine yearly.  Nevertheless, St-Julien has a reputation for […]