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Our winery partners

We choose chateaus with great care, those who share our philosophy and with whom we’ve developed maintained a special relationship over the years. You’ll always receive a warm welcome in these magical places for a truly unforgettable experience. With each of our chateau partners, we create original activities intended for you to discover the fabulous ‘terroirs‘ of Bordeaux vineyards and learn the secrets of how to make remarkable wines!

Saint Emilion

Château Troplong Mondot

Not far from the village of Saint Emilion, is Château Troplong Mondot, located at 110 meters on the highest point of this world renowned appellation. Founded in 1700, this winery now expands up to 45 hectares, producing 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc. The prestige of their Grand Cru Classé wines is matched with a welcoming atmosphere, abundant foliage, 17th century château and charming limestone walls. The team prides themselves on staying committed to preserving the biodiversity and free spirit that has made Troplong Mondot what it is today. We work with Château Troplong Mondot for their dedication to creating a personal and memorable experience for all their visitors. Enjoy a premium gourmet lunch under a grapevine canopy watching the horse-drawn carts working the vineyard.

NEWS! Château Troplong Mondot is reopening their Michelin Star restaurant in 2020!

 

Château La Croizille

This is just one jewel in the crown of this family owned estate’s dynasty. However, what makes Château La Croizille so exceptional, is its generational dedication to innovation and excellence. This state-of-the-art winery boasts an impressive cellar that uses both traditional and modern winemaking processes. Their infamous Grand Cru Classé blend of Merlot (up to 70%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (approx. 30%) is unique as grapes are harvested separately according to their ripeness for maximum yield. Quench your thirst whilst picnicking amongst the vines, and learn why Château La Croizelle has endured since the 1800s.

NEWS! Château La Croizille has a deluxe reception hall and restaurant, with a superb panoramic view of the vines.

Médoc

Cos d’Estournel

Entering the Saint-Estephe appellation of the northern Médoc region, you’ll find Cos d’Estournel, a jewel of exotic architecture and world class wines. This second growth estate consists of 100 hectares perfectly exposed to the elements, producing 2/3 Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as plots of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Inherited in the late 17th century by Louis Gaspard d’Estournel, a man passionate about winemaking and Indian culture, Clos d’Estournel is tantalizing both for the eyes and the palate. It is a place where French tradition blends with modern art, culture and innovation.

NEWS! Bordeaux Wine Trails will be offering private getaway tours at Cos d’Estournel soon!

Pessac-Léognan

Château Haut-Bailly

Going as far back as the 1400s, the historical evolution of Château Haut-Bailly is impressive. Rising to fame in the 17th century, and eventually classified as a Grand Cru estate in the 1950s, Château Haut-Bailly earned its place in the international marketplace acclaiming the most sought after reds of the Pessac-Léognan appellation. Ancient vines are embedded in a unique soil, made up of gravel and sandstone petrified with the remains of prehistoric fossil shells. The years of producing claret have given way to Cabernet Sauvignon blends with Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.

NEWS! Only a lucky few get to try Château Haut-Bailly’s rare rosé, a pale pink wine of limited vintages.

Château Carbonnieux

Château Carbonnieux was one of the first vineyards to produce wine in the south of Bordeaux. The prestige of its heritage is thanks to the benedictine monks who cultivated the vines from as early as the 13th century! Known more for their white wines but also renowned for their reds, Château Carbonnieux has been a prominent part of history, with connection to the Sultan of Constantinople, Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution.

It has changed hands over the years, been restored and expanded. It is this gracious travel across time, as well as a rich terroir of ancient sediment upon 92 hectares of vines yielding white and red wines varieties including Sauvignon (65%), Semillon (35%), Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (30%), Cabernet Franc (7%) and Petit Verdot (3%).

NEWS! The benedictine monks exported their wine to America. Thomas Jefferson visited Château Carbonnieux in 1797 during an official tour in France.

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