The Bordeaux vineyard is full of wine estates each one more captivating than the last. Nowadays, most of them put in place wine touristic activities to enable amateurs to discover more closely their stories. However, the Bordeaux vineyard gather different appellations with distinctives features.
Discover what you can do in the Graves vineyard of Pessac-Léognan.


What are the features of the Pessac-Léognan appellation?

At the edge of Bordeaux, wine estates of this appellation are famous for their gravelly soil. Indeed, this type of soil gives a defined style to the wines. The appellation gathers Grand Crus Classes de Graves such as Château Malartic-Lagravière. And, wines produced in this vineyard are essentially red wines among few whites. Admitted since 1987, Pessac-Léognan appellation is well known in the whole world and wine tourism there is well developed too.

Where to start when we are a beginner?

Most of the time, you will find a classic visit of the vineyard, followed by a wine tasting of two or three wines. These types of visits enable you to learn more about the Bordeaux vineyard, but not only… In point of fact, it is a way for you to discover the history of the vineyard, the wine cellar, the production method, before learning how to taste a wine. For instance, the Château Smith Haut Lafitte offer a complete tour of their property followed by a tasting of their Grand Vin in both colours. How to start nicely for a first visit !

Would you like to know more about the vineyards?

If you want to increase your knowledges on Pessac-Léognan Wine Estates, you will find visits in harmony with your expectations. For exemple, the Château Malartic-Lagravière suggests a visit discovering grape varieties. In other words, you will be able to know more about the grape varietal and terroir of the Château followed by a comparative tasting.

Would you like a snack?

There is for everyone’s tastes! If you are not only a wine lover but also a food lover, book a workshop wine-food pairing. Indeed, matching a Graves wine with cheese, chocolate or other dishes is an excellent way to discover the wines of this appellation. For that, you can try the gourmet visit in Château Léognan, which offers you to spend a friendly moment around a glass of wine and a mixed board of charcuterie and cheese. Or, you can also book the cheese workshop at Château Malartic-Lagravrière; during which you will taste a selection of 3 red and white wines matching 3 ripened cheeses of the region.

Would you prefer an original visit?

Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte (Pessac-Léognan)

Additionally, more and more Wine Estates go further in their wine touristic approach and put in place original activities. It is a way to respond to every client’s needs. Then, if you are part of this category of customers, you can book the imaginative visit of Château Léognan, which suggest a carriage ride in the vineyard before the wine tasting.

And finally, if you don’t like to be guided, and you prefer to savour a glass of wine peacefully around a board of charcuterie and cheese, you can go to Château Smith Haut Lafitte. An afterwork rooftop aperitive is organised from 6pm to 8:30pm with a musical atmosphere open-air and the sunset on the vineyards view…

Now you hold all the cards to go for a walk in the Pessac-Léognan vineyard !

 

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