Welcome to Saint-Emilion
One of the most-visited wine villages in Bordeaux’s Right Bank, Saint-Émilion has been a popular destination for oenophiles for centuries, if not millennia. Grapes have been cultivated here since Roman times, and the region’s heritage earned it UNESCO World Heritage Status in 1999. Today, Saint-Émilion is known for its Merlot-based blends, and its top-rated Grand Crus can go for hundreds of dollars a bottle, if not more. Visiting wineries for tastings tops the things-to-do list, as does wandering the charming village and spying landmarks like the Monolithic Church (and its lofty bell tower).