On Entre-deux-Mers wine route, the touristic area produces reds, white, rosé, clairet and sparkling wines and includes 12 AOC-AOP. Only the dry white wines can hold the Entre-deux-Mers appellation. The main grape varieties used to produce the whites and sweet white wines are Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle.
The Bordelais traditionally serve chilled Entre-deux-Mers with seafood.
Many of the chateaux in Entre-deux-Mers are as impressive as those in the Medoc or Saint Emilion. One example is Chateau Rastignac which was designed as a tribute to Thomas Jefferson to resemble the White House in Washington. The artist Toulouse Lautrec lived at Chateau de Malromé.
Dating back to the 12C, Chateau Camarsac is a medieval fortress. Legend has it that the Black Prince, the son of the English king Edouard 111, stayed here. The chateau is open for visits and wine tastings.
A good place to start with wines from the region is Planète Bordeaux. Planète Bordeaux offers tastings and activities in a unique environment - just the place to try some of the 12 appellations to be found in Entre-deux-Mers.
For wine lovers, one of the best known chateaux in the region is Chateau de Reignac, whose wines scored very highly against some of the heavyweight Grand Cru Classé bottles. Wine tastings are held in the 16C pigeonnier. The conservatory was designed by Gustave Eiffel. Visits can be tailored and are multilingual.