An excursion in the Saint-Emilion

Chapter 6) Around Saint-Emilion 

You come to visit Bordeaux and you wish to discover the vineyard? Trust Bordeaux Top Growth and live a memorable experience! For half a day, walk around Saint-Émilion and discover the magnificent landscape that surrounds you. 

Château Tailhas

Meet your driver-guide at the Bordeaux Tourist Office ! Start your Wine Tour by visiting Château Tailhas, Grand Cru Pomerol. The origin of the name of this Castle was in 1289. It was when Edward I (then King of the English and Aquitaine) set the border between Pomerol and Saint-Emilion at the level of the river “Tailhayat”. Since 1932, the Château has been held by Philippe Nebout’s family. The vineyard covers more than 11 hectares. On the edge of Saint-Émilion, the estate meets sustainable and reasoned criteria and practices. Thanks to this Wine Tour, discover a beautiful residence of classic style. At Château Tailhas, mix passion for wine and history!

After visiting Château Tailhas and tasting its wine, take your tour guide to Château de Pressac, Grand Cru Classé de Saint-Émilion. 

Château de Pressac

Included in the Saint-Émilion Grand Cru appellation, Château de Pressac covers more than 42 hectares, including 36 hectares of vines. Dominique and Jean-François Quenin have owned this Château since 1997! Located in the commune of Saint-Etienne-de-Lisse, the Château overlooks the Dordogne by 80 metres. Discover an exceptional setting! The medieval gate of this castle attests to the long history of this estate.

Indeed, the Château de Pressac was founded in the Middle Ages. From the 18th century onwards, the vassal de Montviel planted a very noble grape variety from Auxerrois in its vineyards. In the 20th century, the new owners carried out numerous works to rehabilitate the residence and restore all its splendour to the Château and its vineyards. The Chai was completely renovated in 1999. In 2012, all these efforts will pay off. Indeed, during the new classification of Saint-Émilion, the Château de Pressac was promoted Grand Cru Classé de Saint-Emilion ! 

 

 

So finish this Wine Tour by visiting the medieval village of Saint-Émilion. Let yourself be seduced by the atmosphere and the magic of the place. 

With Bordeaux Top Growth, discover prestigious châteaux and enjoy a true gastronomic journey through our terroir. 

So you too book your Wine Tour to spend a day discovering Bordeaux’s vineyards: Bordeaux Top Growth