Top Wineries to Visit While in France
France is known for terrific cuisine and remarkable wine. It would be very worthwhile to visit some of those significant places in France. In fact, there are some great wineries to visit in Pomerol and in the Saint-Emilion regions of France. Some regions produced different wines than others and each has their own uniqueness that makes them the success that they are today. If you are a wine fan, especially a French drink fan, then make an effort to travel to one of these wineries when you travel to France next.
Chateau La Dominique
The first suggestion is in Saint Emilion region, it has been around since the 1700s and is near the border. La Dominique is located close to the border of Pomerol and Saint Emilion. The vineyard is 29 hectares and produces mainly Merlot (over 80%), but also does produce some Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a progressive vineyard that employs the best and latest modern technology. They underwent a renovation in 2013 and have been trying to produce more Cabernet Franc. This would certainly be a very interesting winery to visit.
Located in the Saint-Emilion region is a great winery to visit. This beautiful vineyard is a must if you are in the area. There are tours that you can take in which the wine making process is explained. The tour has received good reviews. The wines that are made in this place have received excellent reviews.
Chateau Laniote, another winery in the Saint-Emilion region, is another good place to visit. This winery is 12 acres in size and has been in the same family since the winery was first established back in 1820. There is a tour option with wine tasting at this locale. The winery certainly produces delicious-tasting premium wines.
In the Pomerol region, the Chateau des Annereaux is a well-known, famous winery. This establishment has been owned and operated by the same family since the 15th century. What is also really terrific and admirable is that the owners changed to using strictly organic farming methods after 2006. The soil of the vineyard is of a very high quality and comprises of earths dating back to the quaternary geological period. Wine from this place has been described as having an elegant aroma, and subtle, yet lovely fruit flavor and taste. You can book a tour and wine tasting at this winery.
Chateau de Sales is also in the Pomerol region. This Chateaux is found in Bordeaux. It has been a family owned and operated winery since 1464. The property is 90 hectares in size, of which 47.6 hectares are the vineyard. This is actually the largest winery in the Pomerol region. They offer a nice affordable tour and wine tasting. You can also buy your preferred drinks on the property itself.
Chateau Haut-Goujon is a much smaller winery than Chateau de Sales, at 18 hectares in area. An informative tour is given which includes a look at the winery and vineyard along with a wine tasting afterwards. This winery produces 9 different types of wine, including various vintages such as a Merlot, Cabernet and vintage freedom.