”You cannot buy happiness, but you can buy wine!”
Known as the production powerhouse, Bordeaux has more than 20k wine producers in the region. And, you can’t really miss the ‘Entrecote Bordelaise’, a famous dish made of butter, Bordeaux wine, herbs, shallots, and bone marrow. This is a true delicacy of the region!
When you are in France, it is all about food, wine, and romance. The question is – When is the best time of the year to visit Bordeaux? As a traveler and an alien to the wine capital of the world, it is advisable to go to Bordeaux in selective months.
Here’s a quick guide for you to know about the best months for visiting the wine capital.
Starting The Journey – Detention Girls
As always, beginnings of journeys are the most fascinating and it’s not different with visiting France. The cyber trend of 2019 for example? It’s Detention Girls! You probably didn’t know but there is this whole social movement about teaching girls manners.
Being a worldwide problem, Detention Girls touches the subject with its usual Nubiles-style way – showing it in series of porn clips. Girls who misbehave are taught a lesson in harsh dominating way. When simple talk does nothing you need to use bigger guns.
Skipping The Extreme Wintry And Hot Season
While it may sound super romantic to visit France in the month of December and January, you must avoid going to Bordeaux at that time. The wintry months are cold and the winemakers get busy in blending and amalgamating the wine.
You must skip going to the wine capital in the month of July and August as well. These two months are supposed to be very hot, and not the best time to explore the vineyards. Winter season is ideal for Paris, but Bordeaux can be best enjoyed during the spring season.
November gets quiet in Bordeaux as you will not find many tourists flocking in. While winter is not the best time to explore the vineyards, but you can enjoy a wintry Christmas here. Well, France is worth the visit ANY TIME of the year, but Bordeaux welcomes you with a warm smile in the warmer months.
Say Hello To Spring Season
The best time to visit Bordeaux is the month of April. This is the harvest season, and you will find that the vineyards are in full bloom. The month of April gets busy because most of the wine producers hold wine tasting events for the traders. This clearly means that wine producers will have no time to entertain tourists.
If you are a trader, then Vinexpo is an event you cannot afford to miss! Harvest time is the most beautiful yet difficult time for the producers. It is best to visit Bordeaux from April to mid-October. October in Bordeaux is like the Indian summer. There is a lot of cheer and fervor in this month!
You can take a long walk in the vineyards in the months of May and November. This is when the vineyard welcomes you with open arms! The weather is perfect for a romantic walk and long conversations.
Exploring The Wine Capital
Renting a car in Bordeaux is not necessary because it is the perfect place for cycling, walking and there are other transport options too. However, a drive would be romantic because you can soak in the view of the vineyards.
The scenic beauty of Bordeaux is worth enjoying! Our suggestion to you would be to visit the wine capital during the wine tour season. If you wish to see the buds bursting, then consider going to Bordeaux in the month of June. The fragrance of the wine flowers and the visual treat it offers is priceless. So, don’t miss the summer and spring month because that’s when you can witness the true beauty.
If you enjoy a glass of Merlot or Sauvignon Blanc, then head to Bordeaux where you can find the finest wine! This is where you can see the entire process and enjoy the scenic beauty of the vineyards. You could opt for a wine tour which can last for a week! This is when you can enjoy the beauty of the blooming vineyards and even taste the finest wines that Bordeaux has to offer.
There is no such thing as having ‘too much of wine’. Don’t forget to buy a bottle of wine for yourself. Although you can enjoy wine the entire week, taking home memories and a bottle of wine seems like a brilliant idea. Whether it is the Naked Vigneron or Chateau Haut Marbuzet, there is no dearth of options in the wine capital. Do your research before exploring the best vineyards. Bordeaux is calling you!