An escapade in the vineyards
Chapter 5) On both sides of the Garonne river
Take advantage of the sunny days to discover the Bordeaux vineyard. With Bordeaux Top Growth, embark on board and let yourself be guided through the vineyard. Through the Médoc and Saint-Émilion, immerse yourself in the atmosphere and magic of the place. Take advantage of this privileged setting to refine your knowledge of wine and the region.
Start your Wine Tour with a visit to Château Prieuré-Lichine. It is a 4th Grand Cru Classé of the Margaux appellation. The Château located in the commune of Cantenac. Founded by the monks of Vertheuil, it was in the 15th century that the first wines appeared. The Château will long devote itself to mixed farming. But it is in particular in the XVIIIth century that the vine will become very important. From then, the estate’s wines developed and acquired an important rank, enabling the Bordeaux administration to classify the wines of Prieuré in the category of the 3rd Growths of the parishes of Margaux and Cantenac. After years of work and improvement, the wine of Prieuré enters in 1855 in the category of the 4ème Grands Crus. 1951 is a major year for the Château since the “Pope of wine” Alexis Lichine takes the head of the estate. Two years later, the Château adopted its name and became Prieuré-Lichine.
Today, the Ballande group manages the estate. Based on the castle’s strong history, the current owners aim to constantly evolve the castle. Looking to the future, Château Prieuré-Lichine enchants with its experience and the quality of its wine. Through this visit, discover an exceptional Castle!
Restaurant Chez Carlos
Take a break and eat at Carlos’ Restaurant located in Saint-Germain de la Rivière. A true gourmet getaway, this restaurant offers you a moment of relaxation and also of gustatory pleasure. In an exceptional setting with a superb view over the river, taste copious and authentic dishes respecting local and regional products. Relax and leave well satisfied to discover the vineyards.
After this short gourmet break, your Bordeaux Top Growth chauffeur-guide will take you to Château Soutard for a visit and tasting. With a strong history, Château Soutard has dazzled by its magnificence for over 5 centuries. At the end of a majestic alley, me Castle comes out of land and you can discover a resplendent domain. With its beautiful 18th century facade, let yourself be seduced by this impressive mansion. In 1699, Jean Couture bought the property and his daughter built the Château in 1741.
Over the years, Château Soutard devoted itself entirely to the vine and became the first to plant vines “in rows”. In 206, the AG2R La Mondiale group bought the Château and wanted to give it back its splendour.
The estate is an emblematic Château of Saint-Émilion. With great knowledge, the Château stands out for its excellence and quality. The vineyard extends over more than 30 hectares. It is located in the heart of the limestone plateau of Saint-Émilion. Château Soutard use traditional, reasoned cultivation methods and ensure the greatest respect for the soil and the vines. When you visit Château Soutard in Saint-Émilion, forget your daily life and let yourself be seduced by this unique place.
Terminez ce Wine Tour par la visite du village médiévale de Saint-Émilion. Laissez-vous emporter par l’atmosphère et par la magie des lieux.
Avec Bordeaux Top Growth, découvrez des châteaux prestigieux et profitez d’un véritable voyage gastronomique à travers notre terroir.
Vous aussi réservez donc votre Wine Tour pour passer une journée à découvrir le vignoble bordelais : Bordeaux Top Growth