Château Caillou

Sauternes • Barsac • Bordeaux

AOC • Grand Cru Classé

Group tour and wine tasting

Tasting tour

Our family will be delighted to share with you the experience and knowledge that was passed down from one generation to the next. The private tour of our vineyard and cellar will end with a tasting of our 3 Sauternes wines, including the Grand Cru Classé.

 

 

 

10€ per person
  •   1 hour
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Participants : From 2 to 20 Persons

Group tour and wine tasting

Family-Friendly Wine Tour

A fun visit for parents and children! Throughout our explanations, your little ones (and apprentice winemakers) will be able to learn while having fun thanks to mini games and visual aids. While the adults will taste 3 Sauternes wines, the children will be able to do as the grown-ups and drink a local grape juice. A notebook filled with games especially designed by our team will be at their disposal for a quiet time during the tasting.

25€
  •   1h30
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Tasting

Old vintages tasting

We invite you to discover the history of our family property and to understand the complex characteristics of the terroir of Barsac and Sauternes, an appellation that produces the most famous sweet wines in the world. After a private tour of the estate, a vertical tasting of 3 legendary Château Caillou vintages will allow you to capture the beauty of the evolution of Sauternes wines over time.

35€ per person
  •   1 hour
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Our historie

Château Caillou is classified as a « Second Grand Cru Classé » of the famous 1855 classification of Sauternes and Barsac. But first and foremost, Château Caillou is a family estate since 1909 !

In 1909, Joseph Ballan buys the Château at auction. His only daughter, Reine Ballan, continues her father’s work with great passion and devotion, with her husband Joseph Bravo by her side. Their daughter, Marie José, already quite involved in Château Caillou, becomes the owner in 1997, as well helped by her husband. Today, we, Sébastien and Jean-Noël Pierre, are proud to represent the fourth generation of vintners and owners of the family.

Château Caillou is situated on the high plateau of Barsac, where is gathered the most ancient and renowned estates of the appellation. Our terroir is quite rich : clay-limestone subsoil, covered by a bed of red sand and dotted with small rocks called « graves » on the surface. We produce wines that are reflecting the terroir of Barsac : great freshness and minerality, delicate aromas, and most importantly less opulent and heavy compared to the typical Sauternes wine.

Among the 18 hectares (44,5 acres) we tend, 13 hectares (32 acres) are surrounding the Château, protected by old stone walls. We produce our Sauternes and sparkling wine only with Semillon, and we keep the freshness of our Sauvignon Blanc for our dry white wine. Our vineyard is conducted in sustainable agriculture, and we are currently working to acquire the High Environmental Value Level 3 label.

Whether you are a wine lover or a beginner, we will welcome you at the estate with great conviviality and authenticity. All our visits are private to ensure a true moment of sharing and complicity.

Our wines

Last name Sales price Guide Taste profile Aging potential
Château Caillou30 à 40 €Complexe et liquoreux15 à 30 ans
Les Erables de Caillou20 à 30 €5 à 10 ans
Les Tourelles de Caillou10 à 15 €1 à 5 ans
Le Vin Sec de Caillou10 à 15 €A boire dès à présent
Les Bulles de Caillou10 à 15 €A boire dès à présent

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Reviews

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Andrea Lluch - 2021/09/10
Visite pédagogique

Fantastic family-friendly tour and tasting with Sebastien! Chateau Caillou was incredibly thoughtful in including little ones with a special activity book, their own grape juice \"tasting\", and an interactive smell guessing game. Would highly recommend for any wine-loving parents who want to taste with children in tow!

Belrhiti Mahdi - 2021/08/03
Visite dégustation

On a apprécié la visite, qui s\'est très bien passée. Nous remercions la personne qui nous a fait visité. Elle a été très accueillante et agréable. La dégustation était aussi très intéressante et surprenante. Merci pour votre accueil.

LUCAS - 2021/07/20
Visite pédagogique

Merci pour la visite et les échanges… La petite visite du potager pour les enfants à beaucoup plu ! Les bretons

PRO - BOSTON WINE Jim Flowers - 2021/03/19
Visite dégustation

Ce fut un très agréable moment que nous avons passé au domaine Caillou. Accueillis et guidés par M. Sébastien PIERRE, ce dernier est très clairement passionné par son métier et donc passionnant. Nous avons appris avec plaisir beaucoup de choses sur le vin et plus particulièrement le Sauterne (logique dans la région !). Si vous devez passer dans la région, n\'hésitez pas à vérifier les disponibilités de visite, ça vaut le détour !

FURET Cecilia - 2020/09/14
Visite dégustation

Super visite conviviale et très bon sauterne ! A refaire et à recommander !

COUDOIN SYLVIANE - 2020/09/04
Dégustation de vieux millésimes

Great family estate, great experience, great value!

Pavillon Villemaurine - 2020/08/25
Visite dégustation

Une visite très agréable dans un cadre familial, un savoir-faire et une authenticité fortement ressentie. Un vin délicieux , je recommande la visite à quiconque s’intéresse à Bordeaux, au Sauternes, ou souhaite simplement passer un bon moment éducatif et dégustatif. La visite n\'est d\'ailleurs pas chère pour la dégustation et la visite proposée.

Vander Meiren jessy - 2020/08/13
Visite dégustation

Visite très intéressante, très beaux vins

Pericard Regis - 2019/10/14
Visite dégustation

Merci pour l’accueil et la dégustation extraordinaire

roudil gilles - 2019/10/09
Visite dégustation

Great tasting, very personal, extremely informative. Wonderful wines and beautiful vines. Loved the tour. Thank you Sandy!

planos antonio - 2018/07/25
Dégustation de vieux millésimes

highlight of trip. Visit was extremely pleasant and having our guide be the fourth generation of Monsieur Caillou - very impressed

PARTALIS TASOS - 2014/08/06
Visite dégustation

Sebastian is Avery nice guy with passion for good sauternes and he produce already much good wines!Thanks a lot for the hospitality!

Kléber Flugel - 2014/07/30
Visite dégustation

Very nice tour, i would recommend to anyone into sauternes wines.

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