To sample the delights of a new wine, receive advice on an appellation or a vintage, or simply to enjoy a glass of Bordeaux in a wonderful setting dedicated to Bacchus: the Bar à Vin is the place to go. The entire Bordeaux range – reds, dry and sweet whites, rosés, clairets and sparkling wines – can be sampled in a setting that has been specially designed to take you on a voyage of discovery through the wine appellations of Bordeaux.
Fine wine and architecture
The numerous appellations and diversity of the Bordeaux vineyard are well represented on the Bar à Vin list. Frequently updated, the list always offers a selection of thirty wines: reds, dry and sweet whites, rosés, clairets and sparkling wines.
The wines are served exclusively by the glass, in high quality glasses suited to each type of wine. Every wine is presented with an information sheet. The young sommeliers will be sure to share their passion for the wines of Bordeaux and help choose a wine that suits your tastes.
Wines may also be accompanied by local delicacies: cheeses, cold meats, chocolates.
Children and non-drinkers have not been forgotten; the Bar à Vin also offers a selection of mineral waters and grape juice – from Bordeaux, naturally.
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from wine to the river
The Bar à Vin is located on the ground floor of the Maison du Vin de Bordeaux, the headquarters of the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bordeaux (Bordeaux Wine Council). The 18th Century building, known as the Hôtel Gobineau, makes reference to the city’s role as a port, with lines that recall a ship’s prow. Inaugurated in June 2006, the Bar à Vin was entirely designed and renovated by the architect Françoise Bousquet, combining a neoclassical architecture with contemporary furniture. The clean lines and noble materials evoke the wine-making world.
Artwork from the fifties present vineyard tasks in all their glory: an Aubusson tapestry with a vineyard theme, commissioned from Marc Saint-Saëns, and two stained-glass windows by René Buthaud, representing Apollo standing triumphant among Bordeaux grape harvesters and an allegory of the Garonne river.
The interior offers a choice of seating areas: low tables and cosy armchairs; spaced out oak tables and chairs for a more intimate atmosphere; a bistro style bar and high chairs or, for the summer, a sunny terrace with a view of the Grand Théâtre.
For any information, please phone us @ 05 56 00 43 47 or complete the form below.