My last school trip of the year was spent visiting beautiful chateaus over the course of three days in Bordeaux. We spent our days up bright and early beginning with tours of the estate, vineyard, and cellars followed by tasting. We were even lucky enough to have lunch at two lovely chateaus. We began our visits with Chateau Guiraud followed by lunch at the estate.

chateau guiraud


After our delicious lunch we toured Chateau d’Yquem followed by a tasting of their 2005 Sauternes.



We ended our first day at Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte.DSC_1563DSC_1567DSC_1572DSC_1575We ended our night with dinner at the hotel and a nice bottle of 1979 Chateau Margaux. The next morning, our first stop was Chateau Cos d’Estournel. DSC_1601DSC_1590DSC_1604

Next we arrived at Chateau Montrose. How amazing is their barrel room?!DSC_1611DSC_1615DSC_1620Our next stop was Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron for a visit and tasting followed by lunch.DSC_1625


We ended our second day at Chateau Lafite Rothschild.DSC_1667DSC_1675DSC_1676We ended our night with dinner at L’Envers du Decor. This was my second time visiting. They have a great wine list but also some of the best creme brule I have ever had. IMAG1327img_20150930_194729

Our last day began at Chateau Teyssier for a short tour and tasting.

Next stop was Beau-Sejour Becot.DSC_1694DSC_1696DSC_1701We stopped for a little break and a beautiful lunch at Lodgis de la Cadene in St. Emilion. DSC_0005DSC_0007DSC_0008DSC_0012We ended our trip with a tasting at Chateau Valandraud and some free time in St. Emilion before heading back to Paris.





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2 thoughts on “Bordeaux

  1. Thanks for photo tour. Your pictures make the food look amazing. The vineyards fabulous and the “castles” , a place i want to be. Great work. Keep it up!

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