The chateaux of the Bordeaux Appellation of Pessac-Léognan (33 Gironde, Nouvelle Aquitaine) throw open their doors (Portes Ouvertes) to visitors for the weekend of 7 – 8 December 2019.
34 Chateaux will be open. The appellation famously includes Chateau Haut-Brion, a Premier Cru Classé (First Growth). Other wines in the appellation include Château Smith Haut Lafitte and Chateau Pape-Clément. The appellation is situated to the south of the city, along the river Garonne, and represent the oldest wine-growing region of Bordeaux. This was originally part of the area classified as “Graves” and the best vineyards have deep, gravelly soils (hence the name “Graves”
For more info on the Bordeaux wine Open Doors weekend at Pessac-Leognan see : www.pessac-leognan.com
You can stay at the B&B at Chateau Pape-Clément – one of the top wine Chateaux, surrounded by 60 hectares of vineyards. Part of the Chateau was built in the 16th Century and there is garden and a terrace
Pessac-Léognan regards iself as the birthplace of Bordeaux wine, with records going back 2000 years and is of course home to oneof the major fine wines of Bordeaux: Château Haut-Brion – Grand Cru Classé 1855. The appellation is the closest to the city of Bordeaux and runs south-west from the City Centre.
The” Bordeaux Wine Route” in Graves and Sauternes (la Route des Vins de Bordeaux en Graves et Sauternes) is situated at Bordeaux city’s doorstep, on the left bank and an hour from the Atlantic Ocean beaches. The Graves and Sauternes vineyards represent the birth place of the Bordeaux region. Throughout the year, winemakers welcome visitors, with or without an appointment , and offer them the opportunity to taste and discover the best of their production in the three different colours of wines: red, dry and sweet whites. Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Sauternes and Barsac are famous appellations which allow the wine route to uniquely offer a diverse and rich experience to the visitor – see more
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