Bordeaux

Chateau Haut Bailly

This beautiful Pessac Leognan property, with large entertaining and work space for conferences or meetings, is owned by financier Robert Wilmers and run by Veronique Sanders. 2008 has seen the launch of a successful partnership with Mollat books and the opening of a boutique selling a range of titles on wine, food and art de vivre – giving even further prestige to a business event held here.

Château la Rose Bellevue

Château La Rose Bellevue is located in Blaye (Côtes de Bordeaux). The owners receive visitors with genuine warmth and charm, offering wine tastings and cellar visits. The Secret Garden, an intimate and peaceful little picnic garden, with a BBQ available, overlooks pleasant views of the vineyard and the Gironde River. Innovative seafood and wine tasting cruises on the estuary of the Gironde are also offered, departing from the Citadel of Blaye, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Education

1. Initial education classes

BeM Management School, Bordeaux

It has been 10 years since BEM embarked on its engagement with wine and spirits, a commitment that is embodied in two management courses in Wine, a dedicated research team and participation of the school in professional and academic networks at regional, national and international levels.

Tourism

Bordeaux is the capital city of the Gironde Department that includes 180 kilometers of beaches, thousands of hectares of woodland to roam, hundreds of kilometers of paths to walk along and the Regional Natural Park of Landes de Gascogne.

Wine

Bordeaux is the largest French AOC winegrowing area.

The Bordeaux vineyards cover 115,100 hectares. Annual production is around 6.5 million hectoliters, or over 860 million bottles, of which 89% is red and 11% is white (dry: 8% and sweet: 3%).

Region

Beyond the city of Bordeaux, many exceptional treasures are to be discovered, but of course, the whole region offers its tremendous heritage through the vineyards. With 55 "Appellations d’Origine Contrôlées" (Designations of Origin) and 8,000 Châteaux, the Gironde is largely covered with vineyards.

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