Lots of regions, towns and villages in France are known for their wine, but Saint Emilion is still number one. Life here revolves around wine and everything in and around the vineyards has to be perfect.
Despite the numerous tourists Saint Emilion still keeps its village atmosphere. Of course one can taste (and buy...) wine at every streetcorner and there are lots of cafes and restaurants. The subterranean church is not as pretty as the one in Aubeterre sur Dronne but you can not have everything.