Château Margaux, France
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Bordeaux’s Chateau Margaux is one of the most prestigious wine producers in France. Though its history dates back to the 12th century, it wasn’t until the 1570s that the grounds were used as a vineyard.
The beautiful chateau itself wasn’t built until the 19th century but it’s already become a French historical monument, as well as a monument to the French winemaking tradition. Chateau Margaux wines are known throughout the world and have a price to match their reputation. In 2011, bottles of Margaux ranged from $225 to $2,400. One even holds the honor of being the most expensive bottle of wine ever broken: a bottle of the 1787 vintage, alleged to have been owned by Thomas Jefferson, and insured at $225,000.
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