Connect with Bordeaux:
Located near the Atlantic Ocean and exactly on the 45th parallel, the French wine region of Bordeaux is centered on the city of Bordeaux, covering less than 300,000 acres. Only grapes planted within the region’s 65 appellations can be labeled as Bordeaux wines. The region is defined by gravel, sandy or clay soil, oceanic climate, and the Gironde, Garonne and Dordogne Rivers. It has rare frosts in winter, wet springs, warm summers, and very sunny autumn weather for optimum ripening.