In a region with over 2,000 years of vine growing, traces of the history of the industry are to be found throughout the vineyards. The Romans are credited with starting Bordeaux wine production, the remains of which can still be discovered scattered in Graves and along pathways on the Right Bank.
The medieval village of Saint-Emilion, with its narrow cobbled streets is synonymous with wine and the fortified town of Libourne on the river Dordogne build on royal orders in 1268 is testament to the importance of the business at that time, as too are similar bastides in the Entre-deux-Mers. The castles bear witness to this era and leave an undeniable charm to the region. Do not hesitate to visit them to soak up the atmosphere that once reigned.