If you are looking for a getaway in the vineyards around Bordeaux, this tasting day will make you spend an unforgettable time discovering 3 exceptional domains: Reignac Castle, Pipeau Castle and Villemaurine Castle.
In one day, you will discover the terroirs of the Entre-deux-Mers and Saint-Emilionnais, hilly hills with clay-limestone subsoils.
On the program: visit of the cellars and tasting of 8 great wines.
From 75.00 € per person
Visit of Reignac Castle and tasting of 4 wines
Lunch at the village of Saint-Emilion
Visit of Château Pipeau and tasting of 2 wines
Visit of the Villemaurine castle and tasting of 2 wines
Direction Entre-deux-Mers for the visit of the castle of Reignac, a magnificent property rewarded by the most prestigious award of wine tourism, the Best of Wine Tourism 2015 and 2016, and whose legendary wine outclasses the greatest wines during blind tastings. You will walk in the vineyards with the owners to discover their exceptional terroir.
The authenticity of this castle, its cellar, its landscapes, its charm, its incredible tower and its green park will leave you the memory of an exceptional moment.
The tour ends with a tasting of 4 wines: Reignac blanc, Château de Reignac, great wine of Reignac and Balthus.
Then head to the picturesque village of Saint Emilion. If the wine region of Saint-Emilion is exceptional, it is thanks to the great variety of its terroirs.
Thus, the variety of its wines is explained by a remarkable geological diversity (limestone soil, clay-limestone, gravelly and sandy) and a microclimate perfectly suited to viticulture.
Once arrived, you will have lunch in the village of Saint-Emilion (menu with 3 courses excluding drinks). You will then discover a small family farm of 25 hectares known for four generations for the quality of its wines grown in respect of tradition and soil. Welcome to Château Pipeau, at the foot of Saint-Emilion, to taste the first wine and the second wine of the wine estate. Before leaving these beautiful hilly and vine covered landscapes, we invite you to visit the Villemaurine castle and its underground quarries dug in the clay and limestone plateau of Saint-Emilion.
Château Villemaurine has an unsuspected network of careers that you will explore in an original way. Accompanied by a guide and his lantern, nestled in a plain, you will sink into the depths of careers that extend over 7 hectares and 4 levels under the vineyards of the castle.
Thanks to lighting and unusual sounds, the visitor will learn both the geology of the limestone soil of the great wines of Saint-Emilion, listen to the legend of the monk Emilion founder of the village, discover the work of the quarrymen, travel through the region.
History of the domain from the eighth century to the present day. Finally, you will discover the monolithic cellar where the great wines of the castle are aging, as well as the technical installations of the property.
The visit ends with a tasting of two wines from the Château Villemaurine.
Return to your accommodation at the end of the day.