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Open doors for Cotes de Bourg wines

Côtes de bourg wines – The winemakers of the Bordeaux appellation of Côtes de Bourg hold an “open doors” Portes Ouvertes weekend 7-8 May 2016

cotes de bourg open doors posterStyling itself as “the spicy side of Bordeaux” the Côtes de Bourg is on the right bank of the Gironde centred on Bourg-sur-Gironde (33 Gironde, Aquitaine) and is a smallish region south of the town of  Blaye, where the river Dordogne joins the Garonne to become the Gironde – these are predominantly red wines based on the Merlot grape.

Over the weekend more than 100 chateaux will be opening their doors for tastings, and tp sample local produce. Beyond wine  you can take a guided ramble through the vineyards (le Spicy Rando), take part in a car rally – Rallye des Côtes de Bourg or a mountain bike rally randonnée en VTT – for more info see www.cotes-de-bourg.com

Bourg-sur-Gironde is about 35km north of Bordeaux

By train/TGV to Bordeaux        Hotels around Bourg and the Gironde