Special Bordeaux Wine Event Arrives June 13

You’re invited! Join us in honoring the region of Bordeaux with a special collection up to 63% off. The next WTSO Bordeaux Wine Event will be Thursday, June 13, 2024. This curated selection is perfect for both an exploratory sipper and experienced wine collector! On top of everyday savings, receive a $10 discount at checkout when you purchase 6 bottles from this top-rated wine collection.

Read on to learn about the history of Bordeaux wines and what makes them so special, in addition to getting a sneak peek of some of the featured bottles from France’s most prominent wine appellations within Bordeaux. 

Grand Cru Classé of Médoc and Graves

In 1855, a Bordeaux Wine Official Classification was developed after Napoleon III inquired to select the best Bordeaux wines for presentation at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. “Left Bank” wines selected from Médoc estates and one from Graves were graded in ascending order from Fifth to First Growth. Initially, there were only four First Growth wines: Château Lafite, Château Latour, Château Margaux, and Haut-Brion. After years of persistent petitioning, Château Mouton-Rothschild was promoted from Second to First Growth in 1973, the most famous change to the classification. Today, the list has evolved to include 61 red wines produced in one of the following appellations: Saint-Estèphe, Pauillac, Saint-Julien, Haut-Médoc, and Pessac-Léognan. All five major black Bordeaux grape varieties are permitted in the wines, but Cabernet Sauvignon features prominently in many of the best blends.

  • Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac 1st Cru Classe 2020
  • Château Meyney Saint-Estèphe 2018

Grand Cru Classé of Graves

Between 1953 and 1959, France’s Institute National des Appellations d’Origine enlisted a jury to classify the top wine estates in Bordeaux’s Graves region. The classification includes both red and white wines, with all the châteaux residing in the appellation of Pessac-Léognan. 

  • Château Pape Clément Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé 2021
  • Château de Fieuzal Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé 2018

Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Émilion

A century after the Médoc wines were ranked, France’s Institut National des Appellations d’Origine developed a classification system for the Merlot-centered “Right Bank” wines of Saint-Émilion in 1955. Since then, the list is updated approximately every decade or so and contains three levels. In ascending order, they are: Grand Cru Classé, Premier Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé (B), and Premier Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé (A).

  • Château Figeac Saint Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé 2020
  • Château Faurie de Souchard Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé 2019
  • Château Canon Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé 2017


While there is no official classification for Pomerol wines, some of Bordeaux’s most coveted bottles hail from this small, unassuming “Right Bank” region. As in Saint-Émilion, Merlot takes center stage here, providing the base for distinctive reds with marvelous aging potential. Vineyards cultivated on elevated, gravelly clay parts of the plateau tend to yield the best quality grapes. Château Petrus consistently fetches the highest prices among all Bordeaux wines, but many other top producers within the appellation offer a classic tasting experience for far less. 

  • Château Petit-Village Pomerol 2017
  • Château Beauregard Pomerol Bordeaux France 2015

Never-Seen-Before Wines & Vintages Added

You won’t want to miss the latest additions to WTSO’s wine selection. More than a dozen new wines released for this exclusive one-day event! Enjoy additional discounts on this limited inventory of wines from prominent Bordeaux appellations.

  • Phelan Segur Saint-Estephe 2017
  • Château Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac-Leognan 2017
  • Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac 2015
  • Château Branaire Ducru St Julien 2012
  • & More!

We hope to see you on June 13 for this one-day Bordeaux Wine Event! Looking for more wine previews? Email us directly at [email protected] or download the free WTSO app!

*Promotion is sponsored by Wine Marketing Group. Cannot be combined with certain codes, discounts, or promotions. Void where prohibited.


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