BORDEAUX: HARVEST AT THE CHATEAU, A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE
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FROM € 1800 PP
We invite all wine lovers, or simply those with a real thirst for new experiences, to discover a whole new dimension in the world of wine. At the gates of Bordeaux, worldwide capital of wine and an 18th century architectural gem, with many of its monuments listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you will have the incredible opportunity of going right into the heart of 2 renowned winemaking estates, while participating in the development of their famous nectars and getting to know a process which has been passed down through the generations.
During the harvest period, the passionate landowners, will open the doors of their château to you, and allow you to share in, over the course of a day, the birth of their new vintage. You will take part in the daily life of their estate by participating in the wine workshops.
Berry tasting, harvesting, sorting the grapes, tasting the estate’s wines…you will not miss out on any stage of the wine making process.
A relaxed, fun and friendly Bordeaux oenological getaway.
HARVEST DAY IN BORDEAUX
We invite you to enjoy an unforgettable experience in Bordeaux, worldwide capital of wine. Situated right in the heart of vineyards, at the edge of Bordeaux, Luxury, calm and romance await you in a superb 19th century Château-Hôtel, with a beautiful view of the Garonne from the terrace and the lounges. From your arrival, allow yourself to be swept up in the warmth of this family hotel and make the most of its fantastic comforts.
Today you will participate to an experience unlike any other. During this period of intense work, 2 passionate landowners invite you to discover another dimension to the world of wine, in a simple and authentic atmosphere. Find out the secrets of their world through dynamic and passionate workshops.
The morning will be spent entirely in the vineyard where you will learn how to taste the berries before participating in the grape harvest, armed with your scissors. You will follow the journey from the grape to the cellar, as well as the sorting of the grapes and the analysis.
A winemaker’s lunch will be served on the premises, then, you will discover, upon arrival at a second winemaking domain, how the winemaking process of red wines is carried out: fermentation of skins, soaking, fermentation, blending process.
You will be introduced to “must-tasting” (the juice of an unfermented grape) and then to bottled wines from the estate.
BORDEAUX GRAVES APPELLATION GRAND CRU CLASSE PRIVILEGED VISIT
Today, let’s go to the edge of Bordeaux to discover the Pessac Léognan appellation vineyards, which produce red and white wines on over 1400 hectares. You will be amazed by the beauty of many of the Châteaux in this area, some of which are classified as Historical Monuments.
You will have the privilege of being welcomed into the storehouses of a “Grand Cru Classé” of Graves Appellation, in the family since 1929. The estate, of which only the tower survives, was built in the 12th century by the Montesquieu ancestors, before entering into the family and being approved by the 1929 red vintage, served at Buckingham Palace in 1936.
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YOU’LL LOVE TO KNOW
Château Ausone and the Latin poet
The poet Decimus Magnus Ausonius was born in 310 in Bordeaux. His poetry was one of the first to celebrate Bordeaux and its wine. By the end of the 16th century, there was little doubt that its most imposing estate, Lucaniacum, was located on the site of what is now Chateau Ausone.
With the Vauthier family watching over the seven hectares of vines in small terraces since 1690, the Château Ausone is the smallest of the four Saint-Emilion first growths, its wines being among the most sought-after in the world.
Château GAZIN: a family vineyard in Pomerol
Acquired by Louis Soualle at the start of the 20th century, Château GAZIN, the largest of the best Pomerol growths with a 26.26 ha vineyard, is still run by his descendants who represent the 5th generation of owners.
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