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March 2024: Spotlight on Bordeaux

This month’s Wine Club, in partnership with AmaWaterways, heads to the Bordeaux region of France.

Read on to find out more.

In the corner of southwestern France, the Garonne and Dordogne rivers merge to form the Gironde Estuary that naturally divides the famous Bordeaux region into Left and Right banks.

While Bordeaux is acclaimed for its legendary red blends, the small percentage of white blends from this region also make a big impression.

Bordeaux is the largest controlled wine region in France, made up of several subregions, each with its own strictly governed appellation, unique climate and terroir that define it. When you look at the wine labels here, something seems to be missing – the type of grape. In Bordeaux, the grape variety is simply not as significant a quality market as where the grapes are grown. So, rather than being named “Cabernet Sauvignon” or “Merlot”, you will find that these wines are named after the château and appellation they come from.

See for yourself

Join an unforgettable AmaWaterways Wine Cruise and delight in one of the world’s most perfect trifectas: travel, wine, and elegant cuisine.

Each of their Celebration of Wine River Cruises is hosted by an enthusiastic wine professional who leads you through tastings and interactive discussions, accompanies you on select shore excursions to vineyards and cellars, and helps curate a special food and wine pairing dinner on board.

A Taste of Bordeaux Wine Cruise

Travel to France’s legendary wine capital, Bordeaux, on an enhanced epicurean experience.

Iconic châteaux, timeless vineyards and delicious wine tastings are plentiful on this wine-themed journey. Attend an exclusive wine festival in Bourg, sample Grand Cru Classé wines and experience the wonderful world of viticulture with all your senses at the immersive Cité du Vin museum in Bordeaux. Hosted by a dedicated wine expert who leads tastings and a specially curated food and wine pairing dinner on board, this journey is a must for anyone interested in the best of French wine and cuisine.

Enjoy an exclusive discounted price, available only when booking with Silver Travel Advisor. Discount applies to all stateroom categories with options for double, twin and solo passengers.


  • Day 1: Bordeaux – Embarkation
  • Day 2: Libourne
  • Day 3: Libourne
  • Day 4: Blaye – Bourg
  • Day 5: Cussac-Fort Medoc
  • Day 6: Cadillac – Bordeaux
  • Day 7: Bordeaux
  • Day 8: Bordeaux – Disembarkation

7 nights from £2,851pp

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If you would like a quote or to book, call Silver Travel Advisor on 0800 412 5678.

Win a case of Bordeaux wine

Please note: this prize draw is now closed.

Comment below and tell us where in France you would most like to visit and enjoy a glass of Bordeaux wine.

A winner will be chosen in early April 2024.
The competition closes on 31 March 2024.

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  1. Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron seems a good place to try out some Bordeaux wines, surrounded as it is by vineyards being thoroughly beautiful castle to boot!

  2. Anywhere along the West Coast of France.
    I have not travelled to France as yet.

  3. Bordeaux as our daughter got married there 10 years ago and it will always hold special memories for us.

  4. I would like to have a glass of Bordeaux after climbing to the top of the steps at the Sacre Coeur. I would definately need it.

  5. Château du Taillan, a sustainable vineyard, on the outskirs of Bordeaux, run by women, looks like a beautiful place to experience the magic of wine tasting, in the 18th century underground cellars, then surrounded by an elegant park with century trees.

  6. I would go to the beautiful village of Coaraze on the Côte d’Azur. Its known for attracting artists so I would take my paints and enjoy the view with a glass of white Bordeaux.

  7. I would love to pick up the wine as we drive through Bordeaux and head down to the Dourdogne to visit the Cavern Gouffre De Padirac and sit beside the river and enjoy the sumptuous taste of Bordeaux wine and make a memory with my hubby.

  8. Back to the Loire valley – last visited when the children we young and we are now grandparents !

  9. Well, it would have to be in Bordeaux at the Musée du Vin et du Négoce where I could quaff and learn at the same time.

  10. It has to be Saint-Emilion! It is not only a medieval village, a world heritage site, but in the heart of the Bordeaux wine area. You can sample a glass at a vineyard or enjoy a glass with a nice meal at one of the restaurants in the city area.

  11. Menerbes, Provance is one of my favourite places in France. I can think of nothing more pleasurable than watching the evening swallows circling over head with a beautiful glass of Bordeaux Wine!

  12. I would like to sample Bordeaux wines in Bordeaux itself. I have passed through the town itself whilst travelling by train down to Spain several times but never had the chance to disembark and enjoy a glass or two. This would be my opportunity.

  13. Well, I think it would have to be in Bordeaux itself – a nice spot maybe overlooking the Pont de Pierre

  14. Would love to visit Paris – I haven’t been since I went there by steam train in the early 60’s.

  15. I would love to revisit Paris with my husband. It is one of our favourite places and we have not been there for several years now. To sit by the Seine with a glass of Bordeaux wine would be such a treat.

  16. In Les Halles de Bacalan in Bordeaux so I could browse the wonderful local food on offer, choose small plates of what I fancy, then sit down and enjoy eating it with a glass of Bordeaux wine.

  17. If I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to drink Bordeaux wine that it must be Bordeaux

  18. Libourne looks stunning, and I have never been there, so that would be an amazing place to visit.

  19. La Motte…..I’d sit and sip on my wine while my hubby soars the area in his glider!

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