It is in the heart of the vineyards that the history of Saint-Emilion – Pomerol – Fronsac has been written for over 2,000 years.
This vineyard groups together 10 prestigious appellations which produce red wines of unprecedented finesse, recognisable among thousands:
The 1,500 winegrowers in the region are always happy to welcome the public and share their stories and wines with them. Wines of worldwide renown, yet mostly from small family estates. The wines are made from Merlot, with soft and silky tannins, which combined with Cabernet Franc, give fine, crisp wines with a beautiful aromatic complexity.
The environment and biodiversity have always been at the heart of the concerns of the winegrowers of Saint-Emilion – Pomerol – Fronsac. Numerous studies to limit the environmental footprint of the wine industry, tree planting programmes and the creation of biodiversity reservoirs are among the many initiatives carried out in this small area, a real open-air laboratory! The objective of the winegrowers is simple: to take care of the terroir and this exceptional environment in order to protect it and pass it on to future generations.
Discover the wines of Saint-Emilion – Pomerol – Fronsac from 14 to 18 July in the châteaux taking part in the Portes Ouvertes or in the wine shops and restaurants involved in the operation l’Instant Saint-Emilion – Pomerol – Fronsac.
The wine region is located on the left bank of the Dordogne and forms an enclave of gravelly land in the commune of Vayres and the upper part of Arveyres. You will have to take the back roads to reach this small appellation of 700 hectares. The spirit of the two banks is thus found in this terroir nestled between Bordeaux and Saint-Émilion. 30 estates share this terroir of Graves de Vayres.
The Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur appellations cover a very large geographical area with a great diversity of soils and terroirs. The Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur AOCs are not only wines, but also and above all men and women who are close to their terroir and their vineyards.