City swallows first growth

hautbrionsat2
In case you thought that fighting urban sprawl was something limited to California, Chateau Haut Brion has been fighting it for decades too. In fact it is entirely surrounded by the city of Bordeaux.

Thanks to the satellite imagery of Google, we can now have a look for ourselves. In the image above, Ch. Haut Brion is the largest vineyard, separated by the N250 (Avenue Jean Jaures) from La Mission Haut Brion. Below the train tracks is the top of Ch. Latour Haut Brion.

These may be the closest vineyards to the city center although others have also been engulfed including Ch. Pape Clement and Ch. Picque-Caillou. Click here to check out the terroir for yourself. Take a look at the Google map of the area and zoom in and out and see satellite or hybrid views.

Thanks to GoogleMapsMania blog for the tip about Google’s Western European maps going live!

feedchklt tags: | | |

pixel

2 Responses to “City swallows first growth”


  1. Hey there,
    WOuld you be able to recommend the best appetizers for a wine tasting, so that the aroma of the good does not clash with the wine?
    I would appreciate any info you can send my way :)
    Thank you~


  2. Hi Vanessa,

    Drop me a line and I’ll send you some ideas.

    -Tyler


winepoliticsamz

Wine Maps


Classes

My next NYU wine classes: NYU

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

See my op-eds in the NYT
"Drink Outside the Box"
"Red, White, and Green"

Highlights

Monthly Archives

Categories


Blog posts via email


@drvino








Wine industry jobs

quotes

One of the “fresh voices taking wine journalism in new and important directions.” -World of Fine Wine

“His reporting over the past six months has had seismic consequences, which is a hell of an accomplishment for a blog.” -Forbes.com

"News of such activities, reported last month on a wine blog called Dr. Vino, have captivated wine enthusiasts and triggered a fierce online debate…" The Wall Street Journal

"...well-written, well-researched, calm and, dare we use the word, sober." -Dorothy Gaiter & John Brecher, WSJ

jbf07James Beard Foundation awards

Saveur, best drinks blog, finalist 2012.

Winner, Best Wine Blog

One of the "seven best wine blogs." Food & Wine,

One of the three best wine blogs, Fast Company

See more media...

ayow150buy

Wine books on Amazon: