Château Olivier Pessac Leognan…

I visited this chateau during the open doors week-end. It’s located just outside the city, in a beautiful wooded park. The driveway is just outstanding, you’ll feel like royalty driving through. The chateau itself dates back to the 11th-12th century. It’s said that the ‘Black Prince’ would come here to hunt during the middle ages. Now renowned as a Grand Cru Classé de Graves, it’s … Continue reading Château Olivier Pessac Leognan…

The Bar à Vin (Wine bar)…

In the centre of town opposite the tourist office you will find one of the most well-known wine bars of Bordeaux. It’s located on the ground floor of the Bordeaux Wine Council headquarters in a beautiful and rather unusually shaped 18th century building. The inside is as original as the outside with stunning stained glass windows, low tables and armchairs. During the summer there is … Continue reading The Bar à Vin (Wine bar)…

La Cité du Vin (Wine Museum)…

The Cité du Vin is one of the best and probably the most recent attraction in Bordeaux. It’s very modern with headsets to go around without a guide unless you want to know about the architecture which is a guided visit. You need patience as when it’s busy you must wait for the explanations which switch on per person. It’s not just about Bordeaux wines … Continue reading La Cité du Vin (Wine Museum)…

Day in Saint Emilion…

Saint Emilion is a beautiful medieval village 30min drive from Bordeaux. It’s well-known for red wine but what a lot of people don’t know is that there’s Europe’s largest medieval monolithic church hidden under the village. The Saint Emilion Underground Visit (Monolithic church, hermitage of Emilion, Trinity chapel, the catacombs) This visit is a must for everyone visiting the village. The visit consists of 4 … Continue reading Day in Saint Emilion…

Open Week-end in the Medoc…

The 8th and 9th of April 2017 was the open doors week-end in the Medoc vineyards. Throughout the year each wine growing region (pessac leognan, graves, medoc etc) open their doors so you can visit the estate and taste wines that you might not have had the opportunity to before. The visits are often given by their personal guides or the wine makers themselves, generally … Continue reading Open Week-end in the Medoc…

Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion…

When you visit Bordeaux I would highly recommend you stop by at Chateau Les Carmes Haut-Brion which is easily accessible from the town centre by Bus,Tram or Taxi. I took the visit with Sylvie in French but she also speaks English and German. The visit was really interesting as Sylvie knows what she’s talking about and shares it in a way that even if you’re … Continue reading Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion…

Chateau de Montaigne…

Visit of the famous tower of the philosopher Michel de Montaigne and a visit of the main Chateau plus wine tasting. The tower dates to the 16th century however the main chateau dates to late 19th century rebuilt after a fire in 1885. Language: French however most probably avaiable in english during the season. Guided visit of 16th century tower: 45min really interesting Guided visit … Continue reading Chateau de Montaigne…

Château Pape Clement

Alexandra was a great guide, smiled the whole time and answered all questions. The visit starts outside with an explanation of the historic side. Then the visit takes you around the cellars and explains the wine making process. French guide: Alexandra. Visit in French. Possibility in other languages. Tram B stop (Pessac centre). Bus 4 stop Le Monteil. The chateau offers a range of rates … Continue reading Château Pape Clement