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“Great place to try local wine - for reasonable prices!”
Review of Maison du Vin

Maison du Vin
Ranked #32 of 212 things to do in Bordeaux
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Even if only passing through Bordeaux (as we were), this is well worth visiting. It is quite a grand building over several floors, though only the ground floor is open to the public - the rest is set aside for industry professionals.

As has already been mentioned in numerous reviews, the prices are astonishing when you consider what a glass of wine (or a beer for that matter) would set you back in a bar or restaurant - 15cl glasses start around 2 euros and go up to 5/6 for really nice wines.

We tried a number of different varieties, accompanied by a plate of goat's cheese; not really knowing where to start, we asked our waiter for recommendations and he was happy to oblige based on our preferences. That said, I think we were lucky as others did not appear quite as attentive.

We visited late in the afternoon and there were only 5 or 6 people, all of whom tourists; I can imagine it is quite popular in the evenings. It was decorated in the same way as an upmarket (wine) bar in the UK - high ceilings and plenty of money spent on the decor, but at the same time perfectly comfortable; we could have spent several hours there.

More formal wine tasting sessions are also available, which we would have tried had we had the time.

2  Thank Tom E
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

I'm from wine distric in Czech rep. named Znojmo, is on borders between CZ and Austria and we don't have anything like that. Beautiful and simple place where u can choose between 10-15 kind of glass of wine, waiters will let u know what u should smell and taste, you can take glass for 2-3 Euros and the wine will be awesome :))) have fun!

1  Thank Sospik
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

It's set up as a cafe so you don't taste a miniscule amounts of any wine for free but you pay for a full, big glass of your chosen wine. The prices are very good - much lower than at the restaurants. There is a big selection of wines for tasting (the best of the region) and absolutely delicious too! To help you on your adventure staff members ask you about your likes and dislikes and choose what happens to be the exact thing you want to drink. You might not ask any questions but feel encouraged to do so and ask as many as you can - lots of much needed information is to be gained: about the wine, terrain, classification etc. Ask for Guillaume - very knowledgable young gentelman who is also patient and enjoys investigative customers. And above all - you'll be served the best glass of wine ever! Well, actually more like 3 best ;-) or more ...

1  Thank Ela K
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

This is a very comfortable wine bar and lounge, offering a good selection of regional Bordeaux wines by the glass, at very good prices. They also offer accompanying cheese and meat plates to pair with the wine. This is a great opportunity to try a Grand Cru for a very good price. Would recommend stopping by and relaxing in the afternoon in one of their cool chairs.

4  Thank MichaelDiBattista
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

I am loving this place. If you love wine but you don't have enough time to go to the vineyards, nah you know what even if you're not a huge wine lover, it's still worth a visit.

They sell wines by the glass and surprisingly cheap and good! Yes they do have the more expensive ones but for 2-3 Euros per glass you can already enjoy some good wines. extraordinary! They also sell variety of 'snacks', cheeses, charcuterie to go with your wine, again, in a very affordable price.

I was a bit taken aback at first by the atmosphere of an expensive-looking wine bar and decided to just have one or two glasses, might as well, but ended up staying there for 3-5 hours and another 2 hours the next day.

Do come earlier though as it's getting really packed at night (7pm ish onwards), I saw people was lining up outside just to get a seat! The difference was day and night (literally) when I came it was around 4 and it was quite empty. I'm missing this place...

1  Thank pouletcochon
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