Yesterday’s weather gave the perfect opportunity to take a leisurely drive to the wine-producing commune of Saint Émilion.

Road sign

We were out of Bordeaux in a matter of minutes and into the lush green countryside of vineyards and châteaux.


Once in Saint Émilion we headed straight to the “caves” to see what was going on underground.



Barrels stacked

upon barrel,




upon eerie cave,

Wall art

with ancient wall art depicting the wine-making process,

Wine bottle 1957

and very old bottles of wine ~ wonder what that would cost?


Not forgetting the chance to taste the local wine too.  The most famous being Saint Émilion grand cru.

Vine plants

There was even the tempting opportunity to buy your own vine for €2.50 and start your very own vineyard.


Back outside and the stormy sky gave an impressive backdrop to the pretty stone buildings of Saint Émilion.


Time for a quick glass of wine ourselves before heading back to Bordeaux through the endless vineyards.


We’ll definitely be back for another visit soon ♥





Ms. Becky · October 13, 2014 at 4:46 pm

those skies are glorious, thanks for taking me along on the tour. my only regret is that i was unable to sample a glass of wine. 🙂

    elizabethmilligan · October 13, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Ha ha yes, a shame you can’t sample the wine through the blog!

frankstero · February 15, 2015 at 12:37 pm

I still have a map of Bordeaux on my kitchen wall that I bought in St Emilion – love the place!

    elizabeth · February 15, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Hello! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Bordeaux and St Emilion are great, aren’t they? I’m no longer in Bordeaux and am now a bit further from the majority of vineyards. However the whole southwest region is great for discovering new wines and the coastline here is really beautiful. Look forward to hearing more wine tales from your blog….

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