A stay in Bordeaux and its surroundings is always a great opportunity to taste its grands crus. Saint-Émilion, Pauillac or Margaux are all names well known to wine lovers and accompany aperitifs and other gastronomic moments with family and friends. But beyond the pleasure of tasting and tasting these precious beverages renowned throughout the world, a Gironde getaway is also a great opportunity to stroll through the vineyards, admire the castles and buildings that make up the estates and exchange views. with professionals on ancestral practices. Bordeaux and its surroundings are a land of choice for wine tourism enthusiasts, and the pleasure of the palate is undoubtedly added to the pleasure of the eyes.
Meet the most beautiful Bordeaux estates and Bordeaux wines
There are Bordeaux estates that we hardly present any more. Château Pichon-Longueville and Château Margaux topped the list. And why not go and discover lesser-known places, but just as prestigious. Head to the Château du Tertre to discover a thousand-year-old property which dominates an area of 52 hectares. Bought by a Dutch businessman in 1997, investments have helped restore its nobility and Bordeaux wines offered are world renowned as were classified in 1855 as a 5 th Grand Cru of Margaux. The property is simply sublime and the place offers refined guest rooms, with the added bonus of a sumptuous swimming pool in the garden.
In Saint-Emilion Castle Fonplégade is an elegant building of the XVIII th century taking place in the heart of an area of 18.5 hectares. The owners worked tirelessly to revitalize the vines and restore the monument as well as the cellars. Surrounded by ancient Roman furrows, one also discovers a fountain of XIII th century, which gave its name to the castle, which served to quench the thirst of the pilgrims in the past. Regarding wine, the hosts are proud to be among the first to have established organic farming on the legendary right bank of Bordeaux.
Located to the south-west of the Saint-Estèphe appellation, Château Lafon Rochet cannot leave anyone indifferent with its bright yellow face. Visitors are always welcome to discover the building and the cellars of a family estate, and to participate in a tasting. It is here in the Médoc, in one of the most prestigious estates in the world, that two wines are offered. One is made from the oldest vines on the estate and the second is more affordable, so that the pleasures of wine are available to everyone.
Now head for Château Siaurac, also located on the right bank of Bordeaux, between the municipalities of Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. It is after passing through an alley of old trees that we discover a magnificent castle of the XIX th century standing in the middle of an area of 46 hectares. There is also an orangery, a log with the XVIII th century and a romantic 15-hectare park where you can stroll. Round and supple fruity wine, full wine with notes of black cherries and spices, the wines produced call for joyful meals to come around red meat, and delight the most demanding palates.
A picnic with Bordeaux wines at Bourran park
What could be more authentic in Bordeaux and its surroundings than to settle down on a pretty blanket in fine weather with delicious things to eat and good wine? Direction for that the commune of Mérignac and the park of Bourran. Created by the landscaper Le Breton in 1884, its 18 hectares reveal a very beautiful castle, which also hosts the Higher School of Teaching and Education, and whose surrounding spaces are a wonderful place for a picnic. picnic with family or friends. There are indeed exotic species, a lake dotted with islands, a bridge that is most bucolic and birds bring the place to life. You can also discover all the botanical richness of the park by taking the dedicated route.
After having made a generous salad, a cake and having taken the care to buy some Bordeaux canelés, the picnic can be accompanied by a Château Peyrabon for red lovers, a Clos des Lunes “Lune d ‘ argent “for fans of dry whites or a sauterne for the aperitif or dessert for those who appreciate the sweetness and the sweet touch of mellow white wines from Bordeaux.