Did someone say ‘Vin’ ?

I am sure you have probably found yourself saying at one point or another, I really would like to know a bit more about wine ? Yes, is that you ?

If so, look no further we are here to get you started. Book your holiday at Les Grands Pins and make the most of  what is on offer here from going to the beach and visiting historical  sites to surfing the waves and learning about wine!


If you want to improve your wine knowledge, you are going to have to brush up on your wine varieties.  The red wine grape varieties commonly used in the Bordeaux wine region for are merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. Carménère, malbec and petit verdot are used in smaller quantities. In white wines you will find the following grape varieties : sémillon, sauvignon blanc and muscadelle primarily.


These are the main classifications in Gironde. Don’t foget that even if your wine does not fall into one of these, it does not mean it is not a good wine. There are literally thousands of fantastic wines to discover here :

The 1855 classification

The Graves classification

The Saint-Émilion classification

The Crus Bourgeois du Médoc classification

The Crus Artisans classification



Did you know that if you come on holiday to Yelloh Village Les Grands Pins, you really are not far away from the Medoc wine making area of Bordeaux ?
The area covers approximately 5,700 hectares of declared vineyards, constituting 34.5% of the Médoc total, annually producing on average 300,000 hectolitres of wine. We have teamed up with a wonderful chateau in the Medoc, where you can enjoy a tutored wine tasting. Book your tickets at the Info Kiosk in our Village Square at Les Grands Pins.

There are so many red, white, sweet and sparkling wines to try!


Why not start your wine learning journey at our very own bar (Surfer’s) here at the campsite where our bar manager, Christophe, and his team will be delighted to tell you more about the wines on offer. Or pop into our supermarket and pick up a lovely bottle of something to enjoy on a sunny evening on your terrace at your cottage or on your pitch. Our staff in the supermarket will be happy to help you choose the perfect tipple to go with your meal.



After trying out the wines at our bar and in the supermarket and having enjoyed a wine tasting at Chateau Paloumey, you can continue your wine discovery in Bordeaux itself! Bordeaux is a culturally rich, historical city well worth a visit. While you are there, take time our to visit the famous wine museum cité du vin in Bordeaux and take yourself on a wonderful, interactive visit there to enrich your knowledge. You can also book a table here in one of their two restaurants :, we hope we have given you a few ideas to start your discovery or enrich your knowledge of the wonderful world of French wine! Come to Les Grands Pins in Lacanau for your next holiday and return home with a wealth of wine knowledge, which will make you your friends’ designated wine chooser for sure at your next get together!