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Wine Tours in Pessac-Léognan

Pessac-Léognan is a wine growing area in the region of Bordeaux and one of the appellation d’origine controlee (AOC). Unlike other appellations in the South West of France, Pessac-Léognan is as famous for both red and white wines.

During your stay at camping Le Vieux Port, why not take a day trip towards Bordeaux and visit a famous vineyard. Here we list our 4 favourite vineyards in the area.

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

Smith Haut Lafitte’s 78 hectares of vines grow on a thick layer of Gunzian gravel. This estate has been totally renovated by Daniel and Florence Cathiard. The improvements they made in viticulture and winemaking have brought the estate to the peak of perfection. The chateau has its own weather station and coop, and owns also a unique Vinotherapy Spa, luxury hotel ‘Les Sources de Caudalie’ and two restaurants. Tours of the estate are available all week by emailing visites@smith-haut-lafitte.com

Le Sartre

Le Sartre is located between three giants of the Pessac-Léognan appellation, it was a well-known estate in the 19th century. Rediscovered by the Perrin family, owners of Carbonnieux, the 90 acres estate of first-rate terroir is now managed by Antony’s sister Marie Jose Leriche. Under her supervision, a motivated team with the state-of-the-start facilities and techniques is striving for excellence and spares no efforts in the vineyard and the cellar to produce classical wines in the great tradition of the first growths of the appellation.

Chateau La Louviere

Steeped in history, which can be traced back 7 centuries, Chateau La Louviere is located 14km south of the majestic city of Bordeaux. Andre Lurton purchased the estate in 1965, before the Pessac-Léognan appellation was created, and is a founding member. The estate was classified as a historical monument in 1991. The white wine it produces comes from the Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grape varieties. It is quite a complex wine, dry and fruity. The red wine is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot – a full bodied, firm wine, aromatic to the nose. It combines power and elegance, which are enhanced with age. Tours of the estate are by appointment only, open Monday to Friday, email lalouviere@andrelurton.com

Chateau de France

This ancient property once belonged to the Montesquieu family. It owns 40 hectares located on one of the most highest slopes in Léognan and has excellent sunny exposure. Winemaking here makes use of both traditional and modern methods, it is this that wins awards for Chateau de France in competitions. Including Silver Medal for their 2006 Chateau de France Red. They produce an excellent range of Reds under the names of Chateau de France, Chateau Coquillas and le Bec-en-Sabot; and Whites, Chateau de France, Chateau Coquillas. Tours and tasting by appointment – email contact@chateau-de-france.com

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