Bordeaux

Clément Fayat opened introduced this sleeping beauty to the 21st century in 2012 by commission the architect Jean Nouvel to create a new technical cellar for the property. He then handed the keys of the estate to his sons for them to carry the project forward, and they have. Finished in 2014, this shinny, red cellar is now a beacon for visitors lost amongst the vines of Pomerol and Saint Emilion and a Best Of Wine Tourism Gold winner for architecture.

By Wendy Narby

 

You know the saying: you're getting old when the policemen are younger than you. In wine we say the same for wine makers. If you still have an image of Bordeaux being the domain of an older generation, take another look!

Bordeaux is the perfect romantic venue: the scenery, the chateaux, the wine, the food, and the waterways, all grounded in history, leave you spoilt for choice.

Perfectly placed just half an hour from the city of Bordeaux, yet in the heart of the vineyards of Pessac Léognan, Château Le Pape is an ideal central base from which to discover the Bordeaux vineyards.

The Great Wine Capitals Global Network will hold its 18th annual general meeting from November 5 through 9 in Valparaiso and the Casablanca Valley in Chile.The Great Wine Capitals Global Network will hold its 18th annual general meeting from November 5 through 9 in Valparaiso and the Casablanca Valley in Chile.

The 15th Best Of Wine Tourism Night revolved around awards given to the best wine tourism activities in the Bordeaux region in 2018.  

21 trophies were handed out, including 6 gold ones.  The ceremony took place on the 17th of October at the Bordeaux Gironde Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  The next challenge for the “Golden Best Of" award winners is to compete for a "super" International Best Of Wine Tourism award on the 9th of November in Valparaiso, Chile.

There are many reasons why Château Fourcas Hosten was nominated for, and subsequently won, the Best of Wine Tourism Gold award for Sustainable Wine Tourism practises. The underlying reason is the ambition of the owners to put sustainability at the very heart of the property, not just in the vines but also in the buildings and the people - and it is this human factor that the team is keen to share with visitors to this 18th century estate.

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