Bordeaux Specials, Bordeaux Wine Tourism, Food & Wine

Lazy Sunday in Bordeaux? Great Châteaux that are ‘open all hours’

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After breakfast on the quayside market in Bordeaux (fancy oysters and a glass of white wine?) head off to the vineyards for a visit and tasting and some of Bordeaux’s most famous châteaux that are open all hours (but make sure to pre-book!). Take your choice between St Emilion, Medoc, Graves and Sauternes!

St Emilion with its pretty cobbled Streets is always a great destination.

ST EMILION OPEN AT WEEKENDS AND SUNDAYS

Fonplegade – very complete tasting including a Pomerol and tour

Guadet – taken underground the Streets of the medieval village by the owners themselves

de Ferrande – high up overlookign the Dordogne Valley with range of old vintages (at excellent prices) visit the gallery of square limestone caves behind the Church too

de Pressac – beautiful views over the valley on St Emilion’s eastern border overlooking Castillon

St Emilion Tourist Information

The Medoc too has some first rate châteaux that are ‘open all hours’

MEDOC OPEN AT WEEKENDS AND SUNDAYS

Pontet Canet – Grand Cru Classé Pauillac biodynamic and superb (take a golf buggy around the unusual looking vineyards)

Lynch Bages – see how they used to do it in the 1800s and eat next door at the Café Lavinal

Lanessan – great example of a wonderful Haut Médoc, great value, old vintages and a mecca if you are into horses!

SAUTERNES OPEN AT WEEKENDS AND SUNDAYS

This region has probably the widest choice of châteaux to visit at the weekend. Check out Tourist Info site

Guiraud

Rayne Vignaud

Haut Peyraguey

de Myrat

GRAVES OPEN AT WEEKENDS AND SUNDAYS

Smith Haut Lafitte

l’Arrivet Haut Brion

Haut Lagrange

Pape Clement

d’Eyran

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Wine bod living in Bordeaux whose passion is finding authentic wines and getting them to your doorstep

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