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Tasting at Château Hourtin-Ducasse

Activity - Holidays & weekends in Saint-Sauveur

Tasting at Château Hourtin-Ducasse - Activity - Holidays & weekends in Saint-Sauveur
Local flavours

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The Château Hourtin-Ducasse vineyard, located next to Pauillac, produces a Haut-Médoc. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, two former owners, Mr. Hourtin and Mr. Ducasse, gave the wine its name. In 1976, Michel Marengo bought it and now manage it with his wife and their 7 children.

The vineyard stretches on 25ha cultivated using conservation agriculture techniques that take advantage of the biodynamie and the biological agriculture methods. « Beside our determination to preserve the richness of our terroir and to respect the environment, we believe that we will that way improve the quality of our wines”. While revealing the purity of the fruit, their wine is characterised by his elegance and balance. The last 32 vintages have received 132 awards.

Ready for a walk in the vineyards of Haut-Médoc ? Come and visit us at home ! To tell and share our wines, we welcome you at our Wine Bar, in the middle of the barrels, or, if the weather allows it and if you prefer, in the middle of our vines. Sitting around a plate of local products, we will taste several vintages to allow you to compare your feeling on the different expressions revealed by the magic of our terroir. Will you be seduced by the length of 2011, the aromatic complexity of 2014, the elegance of 2016 ? Anyway, everyone has his own preferences, but all have fun ! Depending on the season and availability, we will continue with a nice thirst wine, our rosé, Les Roses de Marie ; and finally, we will introduce you to our latest creation, noGGIN, a spirit that reflects the freshness of the garden.

Rates

Tasting at Château Hourtin-Ducasse
1h30 - 1 person
8 €

Contact

Château Hourtin-Ducasse
+33 5 56 59 56 92
+33 6 73 37 43 43
Languages spoken:

Practical information

Participants' profileAll ages
Good to knowAccessible to people with reduced mobility
In detail

L'Apéro… in the chais (up to 32, upon appointment, 8 € per adult, 90mn)

After a guided tour in the cellars where we will tell you how we take care of our vines and wines, we will sit around a plate of local products (sausage, grenier from Médoc, cheese…) and taste 4 of our vintages, including the En Primeur wine that we did prepare together from the barrels. We will compare the character of each other. To finish, 2 nice fresh flavours : Les Roses de Marie, our rosé, and noGGIN, our spirit drink, both made from grapes grown on our terroir.

L'Apéro… in the fields (April to October) (up to 20, upon appointment, 8 € per adult, 90mn)

If the weather allows it, while strolling through the vineyards, we will focus on our grape varieties as well as on the techniques of conservation agriculture. Then, sitting between two rows of vine, with a plate of local products, we will taste 4 vintages, including the En Primeur wine previously taken from the barrels. We will compare their personalities. To finish, 2 nice fresh flavours : Les Roses de Marie, our rosé, and noGGIN, our spirit drink, both made from grapes grown on our terroir.

L'Ampélo or The Ampelography (up to 10, upon appointment, 15 € per adult, 90mn)

… to understand everything about our grape varieties and our blending and maturing techniques. We will take together from the barrels a sample of the En Primeur wine and a sample of each single grape wine. Thus, having also a berry of each grape, we will be able to compare the richness's and contributions of each one. Then at the Wine Bar we will taste 3 more vintages with a plate of local products and 2 nice fresh flavours : Les Roses de Marie, our rosé, and noGGIN, our spirit drink, both made from grapes grown on our terroir.

Establishment policy

BookingRecommended
PaymentCredit card, cheque, bank transfer, payment via PayPal accepted, cash

Opening times

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08h00 - 17h00
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10h00 - 17h00
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Monday
08h00 - 17h00
Tuesday
08h00 - 17h00
Wednesday
08h00 - 17h00
Thursday
08h00 - 17h00
Friday
08h00 - 17h00
Saturday
10h00 - 17h00
Sunday
10h00 - 17h00

Places of interest nearby

Church of Saint-Sauveur (1.9 mi)
Castle Puy Castéra (2.5 mi)
Castle Pichon-Longueville (2.6 mi)
Castle Lafite Rothschild (2.7 mi)
Tourist Office of Pauillac (2.7 mi)
Marina of Pauillac (2.8 mi)
Church Notre-Dame (2.8 mi)
Church Saint-Laurent (3 mi)
Tourist Office of Saint-Laurent-Médoc (3.3 mi)
Island Saint-Louis (4.1 mi)

Events nearby

Last nameDescriptionDateCity
Médoc marathon
A festive marathon amid the châteaux and vines!On 7 september 2019Pauillac (2.7 mi)
Bordeaux International Show Jumping Contest
An unmissable sports events for all horse-loversFebruary 2020Bordeaux (23 mi)
Soöruz Lacanau Pro
One of the oldest professional surfing competitions in EuropeAugust 2019Lacanau (24 mi)
Bordeaux Métropole Marathon
A night-time marathon, unique in France, through the vineyards and the city of BordeauxOn 27 april 2019Bordeaux (26 mi)

Restaurants nearby

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Château Cordeillan Bages
French cuisine90 € Pauillac (2.4 mi)
Sancho
Spanish18 € Pauillac (2.7 mi)
Le France-Angleterre
French cuisinePauillac (2.7 mi)
Le Saint-Julien
French cuisine55 € Saint-Julien-Beychevelle (3.4 mi)
Le Saint-Seurin
South-West22 € Saint-Seurin-de-Cadourne (5.2 mi)
La Citadelle
French cuisine17 € Blaye (7.8 mi)

Outings nearby

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Bouclettes
Cycling itineraryEasy1h30Saint-Fort-sur-Gironde (16.5 mi)
Laubardemont Canal
HikeEasy1h00Sablons (34 mi)

Accommodation nearby

Last nameAccommodation typeRateCity
Château Cordeillan-Bages
Hotel260 € to 650 € per nightPauillac (2.4 mi)
Logis Hotel de France et d'Angleterre
Hotel80 € to 134 € per nightPauillac (2.7 mi)
Camping Municipal Les Gabarreys
Campsite1550 € to 1850 € per day (2 pers / tent / car)Pauillac (2.9 mi)
Logis Hôtel La Citadelle
Hotel115 € to 143 € per nightBlaye (7.9 mi)
Chai crann piorra
Vacation rental330 € to 385 € per weekSaint-Genès-de-Blaye (8 mi)
The Pavilion Sandrey
Bed & breakfast90 € per double roomMoulis-en-Médoc (8.1 mi)
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