Every wine tours needs a pit stop for lunch but even for those not visiting wineries, lunch in the vineyards can be an attractive option. Many restaurants in the villages nearby wineries are family owned, serving traditional dishes with wine lists biased towards local producers.
In Bordeaux, try a Michelin-starred restaurant such as La Grande Maison by Bernard Magrez and Pierre Gagnaire or taste the charms of a brasserie in the historic center. A few, such as La Gare Gourmande near Margaux, have a menu which changes daily while others, like Le Saprien in Sauternes offer a wider choice featuring specialties like magret de canard and foie gras.
As many are also frequented by locals, it can be a great opportunity to share with winemakers and chateaux owners.