Travel: Vineyards of Saint-Émilion, France

If you decide to visit Bordeaux, I highly advice you take a day trip to Saint-Emilion! It is only 30 min away and it’s absolutely stunning. ❤ #WineCentral

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I was very lucky and I was able to visit this magical town with my friend Carmen and the rest of the wedding crew! #EuropeTravelFam Carmen and Olivier provided us transportation and took us to 2 amazing vineyards/wineries in the region.

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First stop:Château de Mouchac
This adorable château is located in the commune of Grézillac, and is part of the Historic Monuments of the area. It is surrounded by a vineyard and beautiful gardens that open to the public by appointment only.

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Second stop: Château Laniote
This château has been in the Filolie’s family for almost two centuries, since 1816 to be exact. This  property also has a beautiful large vineyard that grows 80 % Merlot, 15 % Cabernet-Franc, 5% Cabernet-Sauvignon.

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Saint-Émilion
This medieval town is known for its Grand Cru wine and is one of Bordeaux’s largest winemaking appellations.

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Fun Fact: Saint-Emilion was awarded UNESCO world heritage status in 1999.

What is great about this medieval town, is that is small but perfectly formed. It offerers a great fusion of history and excellent food and of course… WINE!

Some of the churches and architecture date back as far as the 12th century! Make sure you check out the Bell Tower for beautiful views of the hills and also go up the King’s Tower (only 2 Euros) where you will also get amazing IG worthy pics! 😉

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You have all the tips to take over the Bordeaux and Saint-Emilion area, all you need to do is go and enjoy several large glasses of wine! Cheers!

#adios
Dorina

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