France: Bordeaux

Southern Graves and Sauternes

Home of the great sweet whites - dry whites and reds too
By Jane Anson

This Guide was last updated on 11 May 2010
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Château Gravas

Address: 6 Gravas, 33720 Barsac
Tel: 05 56 27 06 91  Fax: 05 56 27 29 83
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 44:35:30N (44.59167)    Longitude: 0:19:51W (-0.33076) 

They have really embraced wine tourism at this friendly, family-run Barsac property. During the visit, you can see a video of the year in the vines, and how the noble rot grapes are harvested. There are also regularly-changing art exhibitions, plus a variety of other events, from jewellery and fashion exhibitions to local food fairs. Always worth checking their website for event updates.

Useful information: Open daily (weekends also) 10.00-12.00, 14.00-20.00. Free tour and tasting, and groups up to 50 people. Appointments not necessary for individuals, but if possible for groups. English spoken.


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