In many areas of the world, people can travel through wine country and stop at any of the vineyards and wineries that pique their interests along the way. However, over in Bordeaux, all vineyard and winery visits must be scheduled in advance. This may seem like an inconvenience to some people, but it is actually best, as they get to plan ahead and limit their travel to only the ones that they want to see the most. Plus, they can guarantee that they get a set amount of time to really see how things are done in the location that they are visiting and can try the fabulous wines of their choice without rushing.
Here are the vineyards everyone must visit in Bordeaux:
This vineyard is the oldest one that has been continuously planted within Bordeaux, which makes it quite popular amongst those who visit this area. They harvested their 700th vintage wine crop not that many years ago, so they definitely know what they are doing with the wine making process. There are at least thirty hectares of both Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and everyone can grab photos of them as they glisten under the shining sun. Of course, they also grow and harvest other grapes, just in smaller amounts, to use in some of their other wines. If you drive a Tesla it also possible to charge it at the vineyard.
Domaine de Chevalier
This winery and estate are owned by Olivier Bernard, and he lives there as well. Inside, there is a bottling facility that is used by his multiple estates, which ensures that it is almost always in use. Visitors that schedule the tour will learn about this estate and all the owner’s other estates, while also seeing the cement vats and the oak egg. A few people may even catch a glimpse of the unique cellar.
Château Mouton Rothschild
This winery can be found slightly to the northwest of Bordeaux and numerous varieties of grapes are grown there for different wines. This is one of the only vineyards in the area that still chooses to ferment their wine in oak vats before placing them in oak casks to finish the maturing process.
Château Maison Noble de Saint Martin
This winery used to be a castle until it was almost destroyed during the French Revolution. It was restored to its full beauty during the 19th century and is now used to create delectable wines. Visitors can take a tour, or they can simply sit back and relax while tasting some award-winning wines.
These are some of the best vineyards and wineries in the Bordeaux region, but everyone will need to decide which one interests them the most. Then they can schedule a visit to find a new wine or two that they can order by the case and have sent back home to savor in the future.