Château Faugères, Grand Cru Classé, cultive de manière naturelle et durable un terroir de 37 ha en AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru. A la superbe chartreuse du 18ème siècle du château s’est ajouté en 2009, un chai monumental, conçu par l’architecte international Mario Botta qui a su créer, sur le plateau face au château, une œuvre magistrale, une véritable Cathédrale du Vin parfaitement intégrée au paysage.
Wine has been made at Château Haut-Garrigue / Terroir Feely for several years in a way devoted to protecting the environment. The vineyard has received organic and biodynamic certification. This estate full of history (the main building dates from the 18th century), with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, offers visitors a chance to see how wine can be made sustainably during a tour of the cellars, tasting, self-guided walking tour, opportunity to make their own wine, staying on site, etc. Everything is done in a spirit of sharing, learning, and friendliness.
Located in the heart of Pessac-Léognan appellation, twenty minutes from Bordeaux, this vineyard was already famous in the 17th century and currently has 50 hectares of vines. Bouscaut has recently finished a far-reaching renovation of the château and built a new barrel cellar decorated with staves. Two rooms overlooking the cellars were set aside to offer visitors numerous wine related activities: matching wine and food, blending different grape varieties, "gourmet days", etc. … A boutique was recently opened as well.
Château Carbonneau is a 50-hectare family estate with 20 hectares of vines. It is ideally situated near the Dordogne, between Saint-Emilion and Bergerac on the slopes of the Sainte-Foy Bordeaux appellation. The impressive 19th century château has five bedrooms and a luxury table d'hôte of international reputation in a beautiful green setting. It is approved by Gites de France and rated "4 épis". Guests can take advantage of a large swimming pool or enjoy walking around vast grounds with a magnificent glasshouse, one-of-a-kind in the Gironde department.
Owned by Charles de Montesquieu in the 18th century, Château Saint Ahon is a listed "remarkable monument". Located at the gateway to the Médoc, 20 minutes from the city of Bordeaux, the château has set up an entertaining wine-themed circuit, Les Jardins de Mirabel, especially designed for families. Visitors can explore this at their own rhythm to admire the vines, flora, and fauna while gleaning information from panels and taking a fun quiz (suitable for people of all ages).
The new Vines and Wines Museum at the Maison des Vins de Cadillac is housed in La Closière, an attractive 18th century manor house. Visitors can take advantage of an informative and entertaining tour perfectly adapted to families. The exhibition is dynamic, educational and interactive. If features panels (in French, English and braille), scale models, an "olfactory piano", winemaking tools, different-size bottles and activities for children. If visitors desire, the tour can end with a tasting of regional wines, including sweet white ones, as well as a look at the boutique.
Winegrowing at Château Faugères, a Grand Cru Classé, is natural and sustainable. This 37 hectare estate, entitled to the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru appellation, boasts a superb 18th century manor house and an amazing new cellar built in 2009. This was designed by the internationally famous architect Mario Botta; who created an altogether impressive building, a veritable cathedral of wine perfectly integrated into its natural surroundings on the plateau opposite the château.
"We, at Château Paloumey, are very proud to have received this international prize in the Art & Culture category. This is a great honour that Great Wine Capitals recognized our passion for “art & wine pairing” along with our team’s continuous efforts for excellence in hosting people and promoting Bordeaux wines & vineyards. We want to extend our congratulations to all Best Of winners from around the world; this is a real pleasure to share this commitment in making visitors’ experience unique".