[Wine Time] Open Days in Bordeaux Vineyards 2024

Published the 03/20/2024 in Useful Information

Between March and December, several wine estates organize open days - exceptional opportunity to taste the best wines and talk to producers FOR FREE! Oenology and gastronomy, regional products, and production secrets... authentic experience guaranteed!

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March 23 and 24 : Châteaux de la Presqu'île d'Ambès 

The Peninsula of Ambès, situated at the confluence of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, forms the estuary of the Gironde within the renowned wine region of Nouvelle Aquitaine. This territory offers a unique environment for vine cultivation, characterized by diverse landscapes and a climate conducive to the production of excellent wines.

Ambarès-et-Lagrave : Château Peychaud

Ambès : Château Sainte Barbe

Bassens : Château Muscadet

Saint-Eulalie : Château de Chelivette

Saint-Loubès : Château Aux Graves de La Laurence, Château Haut-Tellas, Château La Coucharde, Château de Gobineau, Château La Lande Saint-Jean, Château De Clauzet, Château de Bois Malot, Clos de Peligon

Saint-Vincent-de-Paul : Château Vincent 



April 6 and 7 : Châteaux du médoc

The Médoc is an exceptional wine-growing terroir. This internationally renowned terroir for its prestigious red wines is home to a multitude of renowned vineyards. Thanks to its gravelly soil, oceanic climate, and privileged geographical conditions, it provides a good environment to cultivate noble grape varieties, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Places that you can visit : Château d’Arsac, Château Lalaudey & Pomeys, Château Fonréaud, Château Ségur, Domaine les Sadons, Château Noaillac, Château La Tour de By, Château Larrieu-Terrefort, Cave La Paroisse, Château Laffitte Carcasset, Château Castera, Château Petit Bocq, Château La Bridane, Château Sémeillan Mazeau, Château Meyre, Château Mongravey, Château Les Barraillots, Château d’Agassac, Château du Moulin Rouge, Château Paveil de Luze, Château Bournac, Château Saint Ahon, Château Saïkouk, Château Loudenne, Château Tronquoy, Château Clarke, Baron Edmond de Rothschild, Château Branas Grand Poujeaux, Cave La Rose Pauillac, Château Le Crock, Château Chantelys, and more to discover.

Our recommandations

Marquis de Saint-Estèphe & Châtellenie de Vertheuil Réunis hosts an escape game and offers an exhibition of ancient tools.

Château La Cardonne hosts a temporary market of local producers and various exhibitions (photography, ceramics, calligraphy, painting, etc.).

Château Loudenne allows you to discover the production process of certified organic wines and relax with a boat tour around this magnificent estate.

Château d'Agassac hosts a dance party with a DJ set and numerous food trucks.

Château Desmirail has partnered with the Auto Retro association for the weekend to provide a free shuttle service.

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April 13 et 14 : Printemps des vins de Blaye // The Spring of Wines of Blaye

The Spring of Wines of Blaye is an annual celebration dedicated to promoting the wines of the Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux appellation. This event, held on the right bank of the Gironde River at the Citadel Square, offers visitors a unique opportunity to discover the diversity and quality of wines produced in this renowned wine region.

In addition to tastings, this event features a program of cultural activities and entertainment, allowing visitors to explore not only the wines of Blaye but also the cultural and gastronomic richness of the region.

What is organize

Wine Tasting: Head to the Citadel Square of Blaye to meet 100 winemakers ready to let you taste their creations and share their expertise with you.

Visit to the Clos de l'Echauguette: Be charmed by the Clos de l'Echauguette, decorated with colorful kites. The younger ones will also have the opportunity to participate in a kite-making workshop, where they can create their own model to take home as a souvenir of the Spring of Wines of Blaye.

Waiter's Race: Participants are equipped with a bottle and plastic glasses and must cross the finish line as quickly as possible without dropping their tray. 

Barrel Rollers: Watch members of the Club des Rouleurs de Barriques de Lussac Saint-Emilion maneuver with skill this traditional object full of history.

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20th et 21st of april : Lalande en Pomerol

Lalande en Pomerol is renowned for its distinguished red wines, making it a favorite among wine lover for its elegant and balanced productions. The vineyards benefit from an exceptional terroir, characterized by soils rich in clay and gravel, as well as a favorable climate conducive to the development of Merlot and Cabernet Franc grape varieties. The wines are distinguished by their fruity expression, finesse, and harmony, making them wanted on the international wine scene.

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4th et 5th of mai : Saint-Emilion

Saint-Émilion is an essential reference in the world of wine. Famous for its red wines, this region benefits from exceptional terroir and ancestral winemaking savoir-faire. The vineyards of this region, mainly cultivated with Merlot and Cabernet Franc grape varieties, produce wines of remarkable quality thanks to clay-limestone soils and a favorable climate.

Beyond its wine reputation, Saint-Émilion captivates with its unique cultural heritage, illustrated by its picturesque medieval villages, the history behind its castles, and its troglodyte caves carved into the rock.

 Places that you can visit : Château Balestard La Tonnelle, Château Béard la Chapelle, Château Beaulieu Cardinal, Château Beaurang, Château Beauséjour, Château Bernateau, Château Bernon Bécot, Château Cantenac, Château Champion, Château Chéreau, Château Clos Saint-Emilion Philippe, Château Corbin Michotte, Château Coudert, Château Coutet, Château Cruzeau, Château de Candale, Château de la Grenière, Château de Lescours, Chateau du Barry, Château du Bois Dumas, Château Fonrazade, Château Grand, Corbin-Despagne, Château Grand Destieu, Château Guibeau, Château Haut Saint Clair, Château Haut-Bonneau, Château Haut-Fayan, Château Haut-Jamard, Château Haut-Piquat, Château La Fleur Cravignac, Château La Grâce Dieu Les Menuts, and more to discover.

Our recommendations :

Bardet Vineyard: A captivating vineyard for wine and series enthusiasts, offering exquisite tastings and immersion in an enchanting setting.

Mauvinon Vineyard: A family-owned and committed estate, providing an authentic wine experience that combines tradition, passion, and environmental respect. An unlimited cheese bar is also set up for this weekend.

Château La Croizille: To have a good time, a comedy show is organized on Saturday from 8 pm within this idyllic setting.

Château La Rose Beauséjour: Explore the estate on an electric scooter.

More information to come.


11th et 12th of mai : Côtes de Bourg "Tous Ô Chais"

The Côtes de Bourg region is a picturesque territory, bordered by the Dordogne and Gironde rivers, offering an idyllic setting for the production of quality wines. The vineyards of Côtes de Bourg benefit from a diverse terroir, composed of clay-limestone and clay-gravelly soils, as well as a microclimate conducive to the cultivation of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec grape varieties. The wines are distinguished by their generous, fruity, and elegant character. They reflect the expertise and passion of local winemakers, who perpetuate an ancestral winemaking tradition.

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1st et 2nd of june : Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux 

The Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux region is renowned for its viticultural heritage and quality of its wines. Located along the Garonne River, this appellation benefits from exceptional terroir and a microclimate conducive to grape cultivation.

The vineyards of Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux spread across clay-limestone and clay-gravelly soils, providing ideal conditions for the cultivation of traditional grape varieties of the region, such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc.

Châteaux that you can visit :  

Beguey : Château de Birot, Château Reynon

Cadillac : Château Fayau

Cambes : Domaine de Saint Amand

Camblanes-et-Meynac : Château Brethous, Domaine du Tasta

Capian : Château Suau, Château de Potiron, Domaine de Darbalot

Cardan : Château du Payre

Gabarnac : Château Faugas

Haux : Château Lamothe de Haux

Langoiran : Château La Peyruche, Château Langoiran

Latresne : Château Pascot

Laroque : Château Peller Laroque, Château Vieille Tour

Loupiac : Château du Cros, Château Grand Peyruchet, Château Dauphiné Rondillon

Monprimblanc : Château Garbes Cabanieu

Omet : Château La Bertrande

Rions : Château Carsin, Château Haut Rian, Château Petit Guillot, La Bastane, Château Réaut

Sadirac : Château Farizeau

Saint Germain de Graves : Domaine du Cheval Blanc

Saint-Loubès : Château Haut Tellas

Saint Maixant : Château Mémoires, Château La Prioulette

Sainte-Croix-du-Mont : Château du Pavillon, Château La Rame

Tabanac : Château Renon

Verdelais : Château Charreau

Nos recommandations de visites : 

* Château Vieille Tour offre la possibilité de visiter sa propriété familiale et percer tous ses secret tout en vous baladant en vélo éléctrique. 

* Château Réault 

* Domaine du Cheval Blanc

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To be define : Châteaux de Tursan

The region of the Châteaux de Tursan, bordered by the hills of Chalosse and the Landes forest, offers an enchanting setting for the production of characterful wines.

The vineyards of Châteaux de Tursan benefit from a diverse terroir, consisting of sandy-clay and clay-limestone soils, as well as a temperate oceanic climate conducive to the cultivation of traditional grape varieties such as Tannat, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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To be define : Crus Artisans de Médoc

The distinction of the Crus Artisans of Médoc, located in the famous wine region of Médoc, in Gironde, is a guarantee of quality and authenticity. These family-owned wineries perpetuate an ancestral tradition and produce excellent wines, reflecting the unique terroir of the region and the expertise of generations of winemakers.

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7th and 8th of septembre : Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux

The Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux region, located near the town of Saint-Émilion, is renowned for the quality of its red wines, which rival those of its famous neighbors. The vineyards of Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux benefit from a privileged terroir, with clay-limestone soils and sun-exposed hillsides, ideal for cultivating Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon grape varieties.

The wines of Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux are distinguished by their fruity character, elegance, and balance. They reflect the expertise and passion of local winemakers, who perpetuate a centuries-old winemaking tradition.

The program

Hiking on foot, bike, mountain bike, or horseback

Musical entertainment

Gourmet market

Tastings with the appellation's winemakers in idyllic settings

Playful workshops for children

Pastry workshops

More information to come.


To be define : Premières Côtes de Bordeaux


The Premières Côtes de Bordeaux region is renowned for its production of high-quality wines. These vineyards, spread across sun-exposed hillsides, benefit from a diverse terroir composed of clay-limestone and clay-gravelly soils, ideal for the cultivation of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc grape varieties.

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19th and 20th of october : Graves et Graves supérieures

The Graves and Graves Supérieures region is renowned for its long viticultural tradition and the quality of its wines. Located along the Garonne River, this appellation benefits from a diversified terroir, with soils of gravel, sand, and clay, conducive to the cultivation of grape varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, as well as whites like Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon.

More information to come.


26th and 27th of october : Fronsac, Canon Fronsac

The region of Fronsac and Canon Fronsac is renowned for the quality of its red wines. Nestled on the banks of the Dordogne River, this appellation benefits from an exceptional terroir, characterized by clay-limestone soils and sun-exposed hillsides.

The vineyards of Fronsac and Canon Fronsac produce elegant and balanced wines, primarily made from Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon grape varieties. These wines are distinguished by their aromatic richness, tannic structure, and ability to age gracefully.

More information to come.



9th, 10th and 11th of november : Sauternes, Barsac

The region of Sauternes and Barsac is world-renowned for its exceptional sweet wines. Established along the banks of the Garonne River, this appellation benefits from a unique microclimate conducive to the development of Botrytis cinerea, also known as "noble rot," essential for the production of high-quality sweet wines.

The vineyards of Sauternes and Barsac produce wines of unparalleled elegance, primarily made from the Sémillon grape variety, complemented by Sauvignon Blanc and a small amount of Muscadelle. These wines are distinguished by their aromatic richness, notes of honey, apricot, and spices, as well as their balance between sweetness and freshness.

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16th and 17th of november : Sainte Croix du Mont

Sainte-Croix-du-Mont is located near the town of Sauternes, in the same department. Both appellations, Sainte-Croix-du-Mont and Sauternes, are famous for their sweet wines produced from the Sémillon grape variety, with the particular influence of noble rot due to the microclimate of the region. Although close to each other, they represent distinct wine appellations with their own specific characteristics and terroirs.

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23rd and 24th of novembre : Journées Gourmandes Loupiac et Foie Gras

The Gourmet Days of Loupiac and Foie Gras are an essential gastronomic event that celebrates the delights of the Loupiac region. This weekend highlights the perfect combination of Loupiac sweet wines and foie gras, emblematic of French cuisine.

During these two festive days, visitors have the opportunity to taste a variety of Loupiac wines, renowned for their sweetness and aromatic richness, paired with the finest foie gras from the region. It's a unique tasting experience where sweet and savory flavors harmoniously blend to offer a true feast for the taste buds.

In addition to tastings, the Gourmet Days of Loupiac and Foie Gras often feature entertainment, culinary workshops, cooking demonstrations, as well as the opportunity to meet local producers passionate about their craft. It's an ideal opportunity for gastronomy enthusiasts to discover and appreciate the culinary treasures of the Loupiac region.

More information to come.


To be define : Pomerol

Pomerol is a prestigious wine appellation nestled on the right bank of the Garonne River. This small region produces some of the most wanted and exclusive red wines in the world.

The vineyards of Pomerol are primarily planted with Merlot grapes, complemented by Cabernet Franc and, to a lesser extent, Cabernet Sauvignon. The unique terroir of Pomerol, characterized by clay-rich soils rich in iron, imparts wines with unparalleled structure, depth, and complexity.

Pomerol wines are distinguished by their elegance, fruit concentration, and silky tannins. They offer a rich aromatic palette, with notes of black fruits, truffle, licorice, and undergrowth.

More information to come.


To be define : Madiran et Pacherenc du Vic-Bihl

Madiran and Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh are two renowned wine appellations located in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in the Occitanie region, in the southwest of France.

Madiran is renowned for its powerful and structured red wines, mainly made from the Tannat grape variety, complemented by Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyards of Madiran benefit from a unique terroir composed of clay-limestone soils, which impart the wines with their robust character and aging potential.

Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh, on the other hand, specializes in sweet and liquorous white wines. These wines are primarily made from the Petit Manseng, Gros Manseng, and Petit Courbu grape varieties, harvested late to concentrate sugars and aromas. The vineyards of Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh benefit from a particular microclimate influenced by the proximity of the Pyrenees, which promotes the development of noble rot and gives the wines their rich and complex character.

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15th and 16th of décember : Pessac-Léognan

Pessac-Léognan is a prestigious wine appellation renowned for its elegant red wines and exceptional dry white wines. The vineyards of Pessac-Léognan are planted on deep gravel soils, rich in minerals, which impart the wines with their distinctive character. The main grape varieties used for red wines are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, while white wines are primarily made from Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

The red wines of Pessac-Léognan are distinguished by their structure, aromatic complexity, and aging potential. They offer aromas of ripe red fruits, blackcurrant, licorice, and tobacco, with fine and elegant tannins.

The white wines of Pessac-Léognan are renowned for their freshness, liveliness, and aromatic richness. They exhibit notes of citrus fruits, exotic fruits, white flowers, and vanilla, with a silky texture and a persistent finish.

More information to come.

On the occasion of the Open Days, thechateaux offer visits but also various and varied activities: presentation of the work of winegrowers, biodiversity trails, music, food trucks... Everything is there to have a good time!

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