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Approximate number of times larger Bordeaux is than the Napa Valley, making it one of the largest fine wine regions in the world. The region covers some 279,000 acres, encompassing sixty-five appellations. Bordeaux (the name means “along the waters”) lies along the path of three important French rivers—the mighty Gironde Estuary, plus the two large rivers that feed it, the Dordogne and the Garonne.

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