Sixth EAGE Shale Workshop

29 April - 2 May
Bordeaux, France
Call for papers

One day field trip on

"Geology and Bordeaux Wines (AOC Margaux and Saint Estèphe)"


Date: 2 May 2019

Timing: 7:30 - 19:00

Group: max 50 participants


Provisional programme:

1. A short presentation of the connection between the geology of the Gironde Department and the different Bordeaux Wine appellations (AOC). 

2. The Geology of the Quaternary fluvial terraces of the Garonne river and the Gironde Estuary and the relationship of the Medoc, Margaux and Saint-Estèphe AOC (Appellation of Controlled Origin) vineyards with these features will be demonstrated by field visits. Wine-tastings in two Châteaux, one in Margaux (Château des Graviers) and the other in Saint-Estèphe (Château Phélan Ségur) will show the impact of the geology on the character of the wine. 

3. A picnic lunch near the river. 


Price: € 75/person (incl. Travel by coach, Lunch, wine tastings) 

To register please send an email to Lara at Only workshop participants can register for this field trip.