Wine hotels in Bordeaux are second to none. Here, you get to stay in centuries-old properties in vineyards that are not only steeped in history, but also home to some of the best wines in the world.

Bordeaux is home to some of the world’s first Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vines, and its cuttings have travelled the world and even found itself grown on the other end of the globe in Australia. Needless to say, red wine is what this French port city does best. The red wine here is normally medium to full-bodied, have earthy and fruity aromas, and high in tannins. In fact, the famed tannins are what make the wines in Bordeaux age so well, that it can keep for decades and still be so precious.

But enough of the wines. Bordeaux as a port city is also a stellar destination of its own. The English-style Jardin Publique de Bordeaux is a gorgeous park to take a stroll in, and the Musée d’Aquitaine (Museum of Aquitaine) is a great place to brush up on Bordeaux history and its prehistoric traditions as well as look at historical artefacts from the Aquitaine region. Then, hit up Europe’s longest pedestrian shopping street at Rue Saint Catherine, filled with over 250 stores and cafes.

However, you can’t visit Bordeaux and not go on a wine tour. When you stay at one of these wine hotels in Bordeaux, you can already be sure that it’s on the itinerary. Some of these hotels even offer wine-centric spas, because you too, would want to age like fine wine.