Visits to wineries in France
France is without a doubt one of the world´s richest countries in culture, landscapes, gastronomy and above all wine production.
The French can be proud of their wines, reds, rosés, whites, known in all corners of the world, and also take pride in their Champagne, which is delicate, elegant and distinguished. Without a doubt, it is a country that has a lot to offer in this field.
Below we are going to learn a little more about wine cellars in France.
Some of the best wineries to visit in France
Lynch-Bages Wine Cellar
Château Lynch Bages is located right next to Pauillac, and it owes part of its name to the old village of Bages, which for centuries was the home of generations of wine growers.
In this wine cellar we encounter wines as exclusive as Château Ormes de Pez, Domaine des Sénécheaux, Château Villa Bel-Air or Domaine Lóstal Cazes, as well as a very special extra virgin olive oil.
Château Margaux Wine Cellar
Located in the Region of Bordeaux and specifically in the Medoc area, we have this beautiful winery, Château Margaux. The estate became inhabited around the twelfth century but it didn´t produce wine until the sixteenth century.
Currently this wine cellar produces some the most expensive wines in the world, some of which are: Grand Vin, Pavillon Rouge, Pavillon Blanc, Margaux
Maison Mumm Wine Cellar
Now we go to the extremely well-known Champagne Region to visit the Mumm winery.
Located in this region since 1827, but with a past tied to wines for two centuries, Maison Mumm is without a doubt a benchmark in the region.
Among some of its Champagnes we find: Mumm Cordon Rouge, Le Miléssimé 2006, Mumm Victory and some other limited editions.
Maison Joseph Drouhin Winery
This wine cellar is located in the Burgundy Region and it has been in the hands of the Joseph Drouhin family for more than 130 years and today it is headed by the family´s fourth generation.
It is known for its delicate and distinguished wines, whites as well as reds, most notably wines such as Bonnes Mares Grand Cru or Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
Château Smith Haut Lafitte Winery
Now we will look at Château Smith Haut Lafitte, located in the Bordeaux region. The estate dates back to the seventeenth century founded by the DuBoscq family and currently the grapes produced are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillón, Sauvignon Gris, elaborating famous wines such as: Château Smith Haut Lafitte Red 2012, Château Smith Haut Lafitte white 2012, Les Hauts de Smith Red & White
Some experiences in the wineries of France
If the options for visiting different wine cellars in France are vast, the chance to enjoy activities directly related to viticulture are just as wide.
Here are some experiences that can be enjoyed:
- Stay in a Relais Château such as the Château Cordeillan-Bages, owned by the Lynch Bages Winery.
- Enjoy amazing cooking classes with local products, also in Lynch Bages
- Learn about and delve into the world of Champagne with guided visits to the Mumm Wineries
- Private visits with wine tastings of the four great Millésimes in the Smith-Haut Wineries
- Enjoy a unique cocktail or reception in the wine cellars or Mumm´s Moulin de Verzenay
- Wine-pairings with nuts and chocolates especially created for tastings with the Smith-Haut wine cellar wines
Everything is ready for an unforgettable experience in the wineries of France. Pack your bags and relax. We´ll take care of the rest!