The Sauternes vineyard is located near the Gironde, in the department with the name of this river, also belonging to the Bordeaux vineyards. Since Roman times, grapes allow the production of fine wines, which today are world renowned.

This communal appellation AOC type consists of five municipalities: Barsac, Bommes, Fargues and Sauternes Preignac, located on the left bank of the Garonne. This is the stronghold of Château d’Yquem.