At first view visiting the Bordeaux vineyards in winter may not seem very appealing; the weather isn't always great, the leaves have fallen from the vines making landscape look a bit bleak. But I would encourage you to think again. Why? Two main reasons; firstly you will have the place to yourself. As there are fewer visitors in the winter, the chateau have more time on their hands to offer up a warm welcome, and get into the nitty-gritty of wine making.