Opened in 2008 in the historic Chatrons district of Bordeaux, 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 Middles Ages to the present day.
Located in what was traditionally the wine merchants quarter of the city, the museum presents artifacts, models and two-dimensional realizations designed to explain the Bordeaux wine trade system. It also tells the stories of the great wine merchant families of the 18th and 19th centuries through documents and personal testimonies. The museum also attempts to educate visitors about the various classifications of wine and different ageing processes used in the local cellars. Artifacts, documents and other enactments provide insight about the Port of Bordeaux and its wine exports. Finally, visitors can sample a couple wines and learn from the experts how to differentiate between certain grape varieties.
To get to the Bordeaux Wine and Trade Museum, take tram B to the Chartrons stop or tram C to the Camille Godard stop. The price of admission to the museum includes the tasting of two wines.