Pauillac Tourism and Wine Office
The tourist office is located just 100m from our establishment. If you plan to fill your cellar there, parking is provided at the foot of the building to make things easier.
The Chateau only receives visitors from Monday to Friday by appointment, made at least 1 month in advance. Visits are primarily intended for wine professionals, buyers and collectors. Closed in August and between Christmas and New Years.
Lafite Rothschild chateau
1er Grand Cru Classé. The chateau takes its name from the de la Fite family, from the 17th century it fell into the hands of the Ségur family.
Baron James de Rothschild acquired Château Lafite in 1868, his heirs still own it. The winery produces one of the most prestigious and famous Bordeaux wines in the world.
This family property, 5th Grand Cru Classé in 1855, will surprise you with its charisma and the typicity of its wines which are among the jewels of the Saint-Estèphe appellation. The Tesseron family, owner of the estate, has been working for several generations to produce each year a wine of the quality recognized by all amateurs.
Chateau Cos d'Estournel
This temple dedicated to vines and wine created by Charles Gaspard d'Estournel, classified 2nd Grand Cru Classé in 1855, is undoubtedly one of the jewels of the Saint-Estèphe appellation.
Its unique setting, its designer cellar will leave you with the most memorable memories and the different visit options will delight all knowledgeable connoisseurs.
In this 5th Grand Cru Classé of Pauillac in 1855, refinement, elegance and conviviality will be at the rendezvous.
The property acquired in 1970 by Baron Philippe de Rothschild, has over the years regained all its letters of nobility through the work of enthusiasts who believed in the potential of this cru.
In 2011, the property's facilities were completely redesigned, with a single objective, to improve again and again, this already so charismatic Grand Cru.
Chateau La Tour Carnet
This Haut-Médoc, of high caliber, classified in 1855 among the 5th Grand Cru Classés, does not lack surprises for both connoisseurs and neophytes.
Its building with a very medieval allure, conceals many hidden treasures.
The wines, because here the wines are combined in red (Grand Cru) and white (Bordeaux appellation).
This Saint-Julien with the elegance so characteristic of its appellation will surely delight you with its accessibility and its undeniable balance.
The property managed for several generations by the Maroteaux family, produces each year a great wine (classified in 1855) and a second resolutely Saint-Julien, of a beautiful freshness.
Of course, as everywhere else in Médoc, we compose, here also with the vintages which are all different to always obtain optimum results.
This Grand Cru Classé of Pauillac, will surprise you with its decidedly unique choices in Médoc.
Indeed, for several years the property has been evolving towards biodynamics and new winemaking methods!
The objective: to improve again and again the quality of a wine, already from the most beautiful terroirs of the appellation.
This traditional, artisanal Pauillac cru is distinguished by a unique process in its aging, which makes it a unique Pauillac, which will logically find its place in all cellars.
Born in 1848 from the parcelling out of the Domains of the Mac-Carthy family, Château Haut-Marbuzet experienced the beginning of its glory in 1952, when Hervé Duboscq became its owner.
It continued in 1988, when his son Henri bought Château Mac-Carthy, enclosed in his terroir.
It was completed in 1997, when the renovated vineyard reached the ideal age.
From then on, these two magnificent estates became one. The Mac-Carthy brand was used to market wines from the youngest vines.
In 1962, Léo Chanfreau, wine grower in Algeria, returned with his family to Metropolitan France. He then visited many properties and then fell in love with Fonréaud.
Everything has to be redone: the vineyard has only 17 hectares of very old vines and the venerable wooden vats of the vat room were doomed to destruction.
Léo enthusiastically embarked on this new challenge.
He replanted the vines, built the concrete vat, which are still in use today, and undertook major work in the castle, including the South wing, which he rebuilt stone by stone.
Victim of a tractor accident in 1970, he left his work unfinished.
His father, Marcel, Chanfreau, who resides at Château Lestage, then took over until Jean, then a child, decides to come and settle in Listrac as soon as he finished his studies as an agricultural engineer.
Although the Bages terroir has been visible in the archives since the 16th century, its great wine history begins in the 18th century.
From 1749 to 1824, it was owned by Thomas Lynch, son of the citizen of Galway (Ireland) John Lynch, established in Bordeaux as a merchant.
Thomas Lynch manages the land wisely and produces excellent wines, then known under the name of “Cru de Lynch” and soon classified among the fifth crus of the prestigious classification of 1855 for the Universal Exhibition of Paris.
Embark aboard a speedboat for a guided tour of the history of the Vauban estuary and lock. A stop in Blaye will enable you to discover, during a guided tour, the underground passages of the Citadel.
This walk is proposed every Friday.
The island of Patiras
The Gironde estuary, the largest in Europe, has a series of islands. These islands have had multiple functions over time. Each was occupied by a micro company. Opposite Pauillac, Patiras, which is said to have arisen in the Middle Ages, had a wine vocation, sheltered from phylloxera. Today turned off, the lighthouse proposes from the top of its hundred steps, a beautiful view of the estuary. The refuge next to the lighthouse, recently inaugurated, offers careful restoration in an architectural setting that highlights the environment in which it is located. Embark departing from Pauillac to Patiras and discover its nature and its history. From May to October, a commented stroll on the Garonne aboard a panoramic boat is proposed. Discover the natural landscapes of the estuary during the stopover on the island of Pâtiras. If you wish, you can also enjoy lunch at the refuge.
Wine museum in art of Château Mouton Rothschild
Created by Baron Philippe de Rothschild and his wife Pauline, inaugurated in 1962 by André Malraux, this museum displays paintings, porcelains, ceramics, glassware, ivories, bronzes, sculptures, goldsmith's work and other tapestries.
Three millennia of precious objects relating to wine are brought together there. The visit is included with the discovery of the cellars.
Cave of Artigues
Overlooked by a statue of the Virgin, this replica of the Grotto of Lourdes was built by the Demoiselles Averous in the 19th century.
Owners of a vineyard in Pauillac, it is said that each year the Demoiselles Averous exchanged a barrel of their wine for a barrel of holy water from Lourdes in order to water the vine.
Village of Bages
In the heart of the Pauillac vineyard, an entire old hamlet has been restored by Jean-Michel Cazes - owner of Château Lynch Bages which was awarded Best d'Off d'or and Best of Tourism International which it is backed by.
The village, dedicated to the art of hospitality in the Médoc, proposes its bistro, its bakery-delicatessen, its shops and its bicycle workshop arranged around the central square.
Cellar tours but also numerous events are organized throughout the year.