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BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO BORDEAUX

Bordeaux is a port city on the Garonne River in the Gironde department in southwestern France. It is the world's major wine industry capital, and home to the world's main wine fair, Vinexpo.

Bordeaux wine has been produced in the region since the 1st century. The historic part of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble" of the 18th century.

Bordeaux now has about 116,160 hectares (287,000 acres) of vineyards, 57 appellations, 10,000 wine-producing châteaux and 13,000 grape growers. With an annual production of approximately 960 million bottles, Bordeaux produces large quantities of everyday wine as well as some of the most expensive wines in the world.

Below is a list of châteaux available for your exclusive visit: