Idyllic Sauternes

Sauterenes, a charming village of some 650 souls yet with an immense reputation.

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The Imperial Classification of 1855 recognized ‘Sauternes’ and in particular Chateau Yquem, the latter has the only white wine in THE top 10 classification.

Sauternes grapes are hand picked only when exactly ready thus up to 7 gatherings are made each season, discover more in the text below and among the paintings, enjoy.

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The exclusive grapes of Sauternes are hand picked only when ready. This means as many as 7 passes over the vines are made each year.

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Of Vines, corn and forest, East of Sauternes

Of Vines, corn and forest, East of Sauternes


Sauternes & Commune,  idyllic Sauternes gives its name to a white or rather amber wine that is justifiably famous all over the world.

Sauternes and its commune of villages in the Graves district of Bordeaux, France is 40 km (25 miles) southeast of Bordeaux city.

Sauternes is  ancient with pre Roman roots (Aquitania Province).

This is a village of some 650 souls, it includes 2 restaurants, a cafe, the bakery, the tourist information and the Maison de Sauternes the foremost tourist attraction.

At the “Maison des Sauternes” many young Sauternes can be freely sampled so it’s a very good starting place for a guided understanding of these the unforgettable wines and a bonus, your favourites can be purchased.

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Sauternes From The North

The roads are narrow, the vineyards modest, most are family businesses.


Sauternes ‘wine trail’, discreet signposts that lead the you effortlessly through the principal scenic delights of the district  and of course, the best chateaux.


Further Reading about Sauternes and these paintings

For more information try L’Office de Tourisme, Sauternes.

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