Château Caillou

Sauternes • Barsac • Bordeaux

AOC • Grand Cru Classé


Visit & Wine tasting

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 Persoon
Selecteer de gewenste datum in de kalenderbeschikbaarheid.



Deelnemers : Van 2 Naar 20 Mensen


Visit & Vertical Tasting

Discover the history of our family estate as well as the fascinating characteristics of the Sauternes and Barsac « terroir », the appellation which procuces the most famoust sweet wines in the world. After a private tour, you will have the opportunity to taste 3 of the most legendary vintages of Château Caillou and capture the beauty of the evolution of Sauternes wine over time.



30€ per Persoon
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Deelnemers : Van 2 Naar 20 Mensen

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Onze geschiedenis

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.

Onze wijnen

Achternaam Verkoopprijs Gids Smaakprofiel Veroudering potentieel
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 Caillou5 à 10 €A boire dès à présent
Les Bulles de Caillou10 à 15 €A boire dès à présent



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FURET Cecilia - 2020/09/14
Visite dégustation

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

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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