Bordeaux's reputation is built on its red wines, especially those from the Médoc, Saint-Emilion, Pomerol, and on Sauternes (sweet white) districts. The region also produces a wide range of other excellent wines, including dry and sweet whites, rosé and clairet, and a sparkling wine known as Crémant de Bordeaux.

Almost all Bordeaux are blends of several different grape varieties, which are harvested and vinified separately, and then blended to create the desired taste. The type of grape that can be planted in each appellation is strictly controlled by the A.O.C. law.

Whites : Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle

Reds : Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc