Cité du Vin Opens in Bordeaux

Today marks the greatly anticipated opening of the

Cité du Vin

 in Bordeaux.  Billed by many as “wine theme park”, the Cité du Vin is a monument to wine from all over the world.  The Cité du Vin offers visitors a tour of the 8000+ year history of wine with a mix of temporary and permanent exhibits.  The first of which will open on July 13th and will feature a tour of wine from the Republic of Georgia, which is thought to be the origin of viticulture.

The museum itself towers above Bordeaux and offers beautiful views of the city and the river that divides the left bank from the right.  It has been fun watching the construction of the museum over the last few years, as you can see in the middle left of the picture below, taken in 2015 during the Weekend des Grands Crus.

And the above picture taking during En Primeur this year, where you can see the building was complete, and the plants were just starting to peak through their cover.

The museum hosted a sneak peek for journalists from around the world yesterday and the reviews were overwhelmingly positive.  I cannot wait until my next visit to Bordeaux to check it out.