Bordeaux is known for its production of Red Bordeaux and dry and sweet whites and is responsible for producing some of the world’s most popular and premium wines. Located in France, this wine region has over a two-thousand-year winemaking history and has an annual production of 700 million bottles, making it the world’s largest fine-wine region. It is made up of 57 appellations such as the Commune of Margaux, the Commune of Pauillac, and the Commune of Saint-Emilion. The Commune of Margaux boasts fine gravel-heavy soils which allow their wines to have hints of dark berries, truffle, earth and tobacco. The Commune of Pauillac is responsible for some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon that have hints of cassis, cedar and tobacco. Some of the world’s most prestige Merlot blends are produced in the Commune of Saint-Emilion.

Climate: Temperatures in April, May, and June have alternations of high heat and rains. Summers are dry and warm with little fresher air in August. Fall and winter’s are sunny which allows harvest in excellent conditions
Annual Rainfall: 39 in
Total Vineyard Acres: 16.78 acres
Primary Grape Varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon


Bolgheri, located in Tuscany, has the perfect climate for wine production. It is best known for its production of Sangiovese, of which the most popular labels are Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti. With bold flavors, Bolgheri’s wine are similar to those from Bordeaux. Most recently, however, there has been an increase in demand for the region’s “Super Tuscans”. These blends include non-native Bordeaux varieties and do not use more than 70% Sangiovese.

Climate: Sunny, dry and breezy climate with stony soils with clay patches
Annual Rainfall : 35.9 in
Primary Grape Varieties: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot


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