Located in what was traditionally the wine merchants’ quarter of the city, the Bordeaux Wine and Trade Museum is a must for anyone interested in learning more about the history of the wine trade in France from the Middle Ages to the present day. The museum’s permanent exhibitions explain the Bordeaux wine trade system, the various classifications of French wine, and different ageing processes used in the local cellars. They also focus on stories about Bordeaux’s most significant 18th- and 19th-century wine merchant families.
Visitors can explore on a self-guided visit or with a guide. All visits include expert-led wine tasting. The museum also hosts enology workshops and wine initiation workshops, affording insight into the winemaking process and wine-tasting techniques.