The Atlantic Ocean is 50 kilometres away from the wine district of Bordeaux. But the Ocean still plays a major role for the climate and the weather. There is a lot of water around Bordeaux.
The elegant city of Bordeaux is located on the river Garonne. Garonne merges with the Dordogne, another large river, north of the city. Together they form the bay Gironde which reaches the Atlantic Ocean after 70 kilometres.
In Gironde there was a lot of sturgeon a hundred years ago. They are back now, but farmed, not wild any-more. The caviar from Bordeaux is now famous.
Ducks and foie gras from the Bordeaux district are also famous and something that you must try when you are there. Grilled duck breasts (magret de canard) go very well with a Saint Emilion, Saint Julien or a Pessac-Léognan. Or try an entrecote bordelaise or oysters with a crispy Entre-deux-Mers. The food is delicious in Bordeaux and our chateaux lunches are luxurious.
Our Bordeaux wine tour takes place in early May. (And then again a Bordeaux wine tour in the autumn.)