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.
- 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
If you would like a quote or to book, call Silver Travel Advisor on 0800 412 5678.
Win a case of Bordeaux wine
Comment below and tell us which French food and wine you would pair together for a perfect treat.
A winner will be chosen in early October 2023.
The competition closes on 30 September 2023.