With so many wine bars in Bordeaux to choose from, how do you pick one? First question is why are you going? Is it for casual food and wine apero time? Or, are you wanting to learn more about the classic wines from Bordeaux? Are you interested in the natural wines from the area? Here is a short guide to a handful of the wine bars in Bordeaux.
You’ll be happy to hear many locations offer cheese and charcuterie plates (I can never have enough of this, even after 20 years in Europe!). Locations with more than this are noted.
Traditional Wine Bars in Bordeaux
O’Ptit Bahut is a charming, family owned wine bar with regional cheese and charcuterie plates from all over France. It’s small and cozy, in the Saint Pierre district, and can be booked in advance online. Mattieu and Audrey are wonderful hosts! Can book tables online. Very appropriately priced /
CaveY just opened up at the end of 2022 in Saint Michel across from Abby Saint Croix and is a stylishly designed wine bar. Cheese plates and different meats on offer. Many classics from the Bordeaux area and a nice space indoors or outdoors to enjoy. Wines start around 6 EURO a glass.
Le Sobre Chartrons is a newer wine bar, with a good energy inside it’s open and library-esque space. Wine wonderful Bordeaux references (in addition to other regions), it’s a fun space to meet with friends or after work. They have terrace space for summer months, which is also a bonus. Can book tables online. Closed Monday / https://lesobrechartrons-bordeaux.fr/fr / +33 (0)6 37 73 73 19 / 24 Quai des Chartrons, 33000 Bordeaux
Educational Wine Bars in Bordeaux
The Ecole du Vin has a wine bar, appropriately named ‘Bar a Vin‘ near the Bordeaux Tourism Office. They offer very reasonably priced glasses of Bordeaux wines, starting at 2 EURO a glass. A great way discover the difference between an Entre-Deux-Mers and a white Pessac-Leognan. They also offer cheese and charcuterie to accompany. No reservations accepted, but relatively easy to find a seat off season (even on weekends) / https://baravin.bordeaux.com/ / +33 (0)5 56 00 43 47 / 3 Cours de XXX Julliet, 33000 Bordeaux
Check out what is happening also at the Cite du Vin, who will offer wine classes occasionally through out the year and also every Thursday after work (in French) https://www.laciteduvin.com/fr/ateliers-degustation. If you are interested in tours, check here https://aquitainetravelguide.com/2021/06/28/wine-tourism-and-bordeaux