Wine & Vineyards
Among the wine-making French regions, the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region holds a first place standing because of the age and quality of its vineyards. “Land of waters” as it was called by Caesar, it is also one who bottles the most renowned wines and spirits in the world: Cognac, Armagnac, Mouton-Rothschild, Margaux, Yquem, Cheval-Blanc, and Pétrus. The first French export region (€ 4.5 billion in 2016) is also the top wine tourism destination in France. The Charente and Gironde departments represent 95% of the regional production.
Wine tourism is a staple of your journey in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Whether you are an amateur or an enthusiast, everything is made to facilitate your experience. Often surrounded by mystery, wines are also easy to discover, taste and share: the Nouvelle-Aquitaine vineyards open their doors wide and invite you to soak in a range of experiences. You can visit a cooperative winery or a castle, taste great wines in vineyards or wine bars, take a charming walk through the vineyards, and follow a wine route. And if you are a certified wine enthusiast, you can participate in the wine harvest and create your own wine. For your lodging, you can stay in a charming abode,in a Grand Cru castle, or even in an oak barrel!