Though we’re known for our old world charm and tradition, the appellations that make up the Bordeaux wine region are hardly beholden to old ways of thinking. Whether it’s environmentally friendly practices, modern winery design, or partnerships with hip food trucks, the winemakers of Bordeaux are on the cutting edge of the 21st century.
Bordeaux is a region with a uniquely rich history. And, while a new generation of winemakers may be bringing fresh techniques to the vineyards, many of the traditions that make up the centuries of Bordeaux heritage remain the same. We can’t give away all our secrets, but we can give you a little glimpse of the magic that goes into a Bordeaux wine.
6:45am: The alarm goes off…it is the last day of harvest for the red wine grapes . My body would welcome another hour in bed, but that is out of the question today!
7:30am: Still dark outside. The sound of the tractor carrying up the harvesting baskets resonates through the shutters – the vineyard is on top of the hill and the winery down below, by the Garonne River.
All month long, we’re celebrating our brand new campaign by giving away the above Bordeaux Wines’ goodie bag which will include a shopping tote and assorted chocolates featuring the beautiful renderings of our region’s wines to our limited and highly coveted Yoleaux t-shirt made of plush, organic cotton.
Must be 21 or over and a US resident to participate. Download the official rules here.
Whether you’re a long time fan of Bordeaux or just getting to know the magic of our region, our goal is to help guide you through the dynamic history and present day of the Bordeaux region. This month, we’ll bring you on a journey that begins with a look at centuries of winemaking experience to innovative winemaking techniques being employed by a new generation of Bordeaux winemakers today. With over 6,800, winemakers producing red, white, rosé, sweet and bubbly wine, Bordeaux not only offers an infinite number of possibilities, both accessible and affordable, but with it are a world of stories from the people who transform grape to wine to bottle.
Follow us on social media via Facebook and Twitter where we’re launching a month long program of goodie giveaways including our limited (and coveted!) Yoleaux t-shirts. In a few short days, we’ll also be launching an online game where you can enter for a chance to win the ultimate prize, a trip to Bordeaux!
Thank you for being a fan of Bordeaux wines and remember, there is so much to discover!