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Bordeaux... Where Does It Come From

Bordeaux... Where Does It Come From

Bordeaux is located in southwest France. Wines from this area are some of the world’s most coveted. Like many wines with a long history, there’s a lot to learn, here are some of the basics.

 In 71 AD Pliny the Elder recorded the first real evidence of vineyards in Bordeaux. The area's location along the Gironde estuary provided an ideal trade route with the British Isles.

 A Bordeaux wine is any wine produced in the Bordeaux region of southwest France. Bordeaux is centered on the city of Bordeaux, on the Garonne River. 

 The wine regions of Bordeaux are a large number of wine growing areas, differing widely in size and sometimes overlapping, which lie within the overarching wine region of Bordeaux, centered on the city of Bordeaux and covering the whole area of the Gironde department of Aquitaine.