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Great French Wineries

Posted by gen On February - 24 - 2012

Some Terrific French Wines- “Cellar Tours Favorites”

We are often asked by our clients to include the “best” wineries in their tours (we organize wine tours in France, among other destinations), and this is of course can mean many things. It can mean most expensive, most marketed and famous, most widely sold in your area, so forth. Visiting a winery should leave a lasting impression and be a memorable and cherished experience, this is our philosophy.

The criteria we use when choosing the wineries are not only that they make great wines (that is a given), but that the hospitality is stellar and truly warm, or there might be a terrific architectural icon, or wines might also be organic/ bio dynamic, you might be able to have a private lunch with the owner, and we might be able to organize fun activities like wine blending classes, so forth.

So herewith are some of our favorite wineries in France:

1. Chateau Kirwan, Margaux

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2. Chateau Angelus, St Emilion

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3. Chateau Coutet, Sauternes

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4. Chateau Haut-Bailly, Pessac Leognan

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5. Domaine Couly-Dutheil Winery, Loire

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6. Chateau La Lagune, Médoc

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7. Champagne Mailly

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8. Domaine De Noiré Winery, Loire

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9. Larmandier-Bernier, Champagne

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10. Domaine de la Charmoise, Henry Marionnet, Loire

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Check out more of our recommended French Wineries Here.


2 Responses to “Great French Wineries”

  1. Burger says:

    Another enjoyable post to read…….thanks for sharing.

  2. I love your little piece about the champagne domaine, Mailly. It’s really worth spending a day or two in Champagne to visit the chateaus and do some tastings and touring. For Reasonable rates and good info, we found http://localfoodandwine.yolasite.com.

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