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Bordeaux is one of the most famous wine regions of the world, and for good reason. With fully 1.5% of the WORLD’S wine production happening here, this is obviously ground zero for a wine lover.

The best known producers are the “First Growths” or the “Grand Crus” (which here refer to Chateau/Wineries, not vineyards like in Burgundy), such as Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Haut-Brion, and more. But most of Bordeaux consists of basic wineries that produce reliably good wine for daily drinking.

Map Resources

Note the flow of the river, and the division between the ‘right bank’ and the ‘left bank.’

On The World Map: Bordeaux Wine Map

Wikipedia: Bordeaux Wine Regions

More links for learning

Key grapes in Bordeaux, via WineSeacher: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillion

Other grapes in Bordeaux: Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Carmenere, and Malbec, Muscadelle

Decanter: Left Bank vs. Right Bank Bordeaux – What is the difference?

Vinepair: The Difference Between Left Bank and Right Bank Bordeaux

Wine Cellar Insider: Complete History of Bordeaux Wine

Winesearcher: Sauturnes

Wine Enthusiast: Noble Rot helps make unforgettable wines (covering lots of sweet white dessert wines throughout Europe)