St. Émillion

On Sunday I visited St. Émillion, famous for its wines and long and complex history (it is named for a monk who settled there in the 8th century).  It is an UNESCO World Heritage Site, so the all of the history (including old vineyards scattered through the town) is impeccably preserved.  The AOC St. Émillion is incredibly well regarded and is the home to such famous wineries as Château Cheval Blanc and Château Ausone.

All the green? Yeah, those are vineyards.

Vineyards situated amongst the Roman ruins of the town

My guess would be that around 80-90% of the shops in St. Emillion are wine shops (and really, I’m not exaggerating).

2 thoughts on “St. Émillion

  1. Love the photos, Alissa! Looking forward to following your journey. Watson interviews start soon here! Be well, Steve

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