St-Emilion is a beautiful town surrounded by city walls with fascinating Romanesque churches and ruins stretching all along steep and narrow streets. The town of Saint Emilion is the focal point of the vineyards and wineries on the “right bank” in Bordeaux. Wine making here goes back to the 2nd century when Romans planted the first vineyards in the region. St-Emilion exported a lot of wine to England in the 1600 and 1700s. Ships left Bristol with stone as ballast that was later discharged when entering the port of Vignonet on the Dordogne River. The streets of St-Emilio are therefore paved with granite from Wales and Cornwall. Read more about St-Emilion
Great wine makers to visit in Saint Emilion
Jean-Pierre Mouneix, historic wine cellars.
Château Laniote, 3 La Niotte, 33330 Saint-Emilion, +33 5 57 24 70 8
Chateau Villemaurine. This lovely property situated on the famous limestone plateau of Saint-Émilion has for ages produced wines of unparalleled elegance. The limestone soil gives the wine its remarkable equilibrium.
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Where to stay in Saint-Emilion
Le Relais de Franc Mayne. 14, La Gomerie 33330 Saint-Emilion, Gironde, France – Tél : +33 (0)557 246 261/Fax : +33 (0)557 246 825.
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