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Bordeaux, France is the world’s most famous wine region and boasts the rare 1855 wine classification. But what about the food in Bordeaux? How about a food and wine tour through the heart of Bordeaux?
We have just what you need…a food and wine tour through one of the world’s most sought-after destinations. Come along on this gastronomic adventure through Bordeaux and enjoy the region’s multiple delicacies around the city.
No trip to France, especially Bordeaux, is complete without tasting some of the world’s finest food and wine. This region in particular is world-renowned for its wine, cheeses, and fine food. This rich and historic city begs for a food and wine tour to introduce you to all it has to offer.
Food Tour Bordeaux
Before you embark on your tour, you should learn a bit about the cultural history of the region as well as the food and wine history. Doing so will enrich your experience so you’ll appreciate the depth and richness that is singularly unique to Bordeaux.
A food tour through Bordeaux is more than just a leisurely stroll through town. We will introduce you to the best food in Bordeaux and take you on a Bordeaux wine tour.
Here you’ll find some of the world’s finest wines and cuisine. If a nice wine tasting tour is on your bucket list, you’ve come to the right place.
The food in Bordeaux is some of the best in the culinary world. As you take in the stunning scenery, take a break and enjoy some delicacies that you will only find in this region. Some of the best known foods from Bordeaux include:
- Le magret de canard grillé (Grilled duck breast)
- Les cèpes en persillade (Porcini mushrooms)
- Dunes blanches du Cap-Ferret pastries
- Foie gras de canard (Duck foie gras)
Wine Tours Bordeaux
In the foodie world, Bordeaux is home to the world’s finest wines. As the largest city in Aquitaine, a wine tour in Bordeaux is not complete without trying Aquitaine wine,
which is some of the most celebrated wineries in the world. Wine tours from Bordeaux are common but we combine the wine tour with a food tour through Bordeaux.
A wine tour in Bordeaux will be the highlight of your travel itinerary. 90% of Bordeaux wines are medium to full bodied reds like Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. This prolific region produces nearly a billion appellation-controlled (AOC) wines per year. The
Bordeaux region was first known for its sweet white wines from Sauternes and is now the most classified wine region in the world.
Stroll down the streets of St. Emilion and enjoy fresh oysters with a glass of white wine. Afterwards, visit some of the most prestigious estates in the world and converse with top winemakers. A wine tour in Bordeaux will enhance your knowledge of wine as well as your palette.
The winemakers will teach you about toasting barrels and how the barrels enhance the wine’s delicate flavor. You can even sip a glass of rich red wine straight from the barrel. If you are staying for a few days, you should plan an Aquitaine wine tour.
Aquitaine Wine Tour
The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region holds a first place standing in the wine world because of the age of its vineyards and the quality of their grapes. A wine tasting tour in France is
incomplete without sampling the world class wines of Aquitaine. The wines that come from this award-winning region are:
- Mouton Rothchild
A Brief History of Bordeaux
The port city of Bordeaux is a vibrant city, rich in history and culture. As you embark on your nice food and wine tour, you will pass stunning architecture, sprawling squares, and sculpted fountains that will take your breath away.
Bordeaux wines date back to the Roman era when the Romans planted vineyards in the Bordeaux region. In the 12th century, Bordeaux became an important port city which allowed the wine to be shipped around the world, and the wines quickly became renowned for their high quality.
A classification system was developed in 1855 that classified bordeaux wines into five categories and is still a reference in the wine world today. The world famous wines are:
- The Medoc
- The Cru Classe of St. Emilion
- The Graves
- Cru Bourgeois du Médoc
- Crus Artisans
While you’re on your food and wine tour, you should sip at least one of these wines. These wines stand out anywhere they are served, but tasting them in the locale where they are produced will elevate your knowledge and your palette to new heights.
Ready For A Nice Food And Wine Tour?
Now that you know a little bit about this world-famous region, it’s time to take a food and wine tour in Bordeaux. With over 8,000 wine growing estates and well over 10,000 wines produced each vintage, there are more than enough sites to visit on your culinary journey. As you embark on your tour, make sure to check out the local sites that make this region one of the most unique in the world:
- Bordeaux Cathedral
- Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux
- The Big Bell of Bordeaux
- Cite du Vin
A walking food and wine tour from Bordeaux is an experience like no other. Walking through Bordeaux and taking in the exquisite food and famous wine while gazing at the beautiful scenery is like taking a step back in time. You will come away from the experience steeped in the local knowledge of this world-renowned region and have a new appreciation for the wine making process, and see firsthand how some of your favorite wines are made.
Off The Beaten Path
Not only will you see world famous attractions on your tour, you will also see some quaint villages within the region. Seeing these local attractions gives you new insights into just what makes this region so special. Some of these ancient villages include:
- Cap Ferret
- Saint Emilion, A UNESCO World Heritage Site
There are plenty of secret places to visit in Bordeaux that are off the beaten path of most guided tours. The Palais Galien contains the ruins of the Roman Amphitheatre that existed when Bordeaux was known as Burdigala. Nearly everyone visits the Bordeaux Cathedral, but most will miss the beautiful Saint Michael’s Basilica. This ecclesiastical building was built between the 14th and 16 th century and offers beautiful stained glass windows and a very tall nave.
There are also wine caves and an underground wine cellar. Since we’re on a food and wine tour, it’s a must that you try some of the finest cheeses in the world. Bordeaux is known for its Roquefort cheese, one of the most ancient cheeses in the country. Of course, there is more than just one cheese to try along your tour. Learn how to pair your wine selection with these cheese delicacies:
Welcome To Cocotte Food And Wine Tour
This tour is more than exquisite wine and classical food. It’s about immersing yourself in a region unlike any other in the world. The food and wine will transport you to classically beautiful vineyards and antique villages.
There is a lot to take in in this historic city, so take your time and make sure to enjoy some world class food and wine while you immerse yourself in the culture of this vibrant city.