France: Bordeaux

Southern Médoc

Margaux, Listrac and Moulis
By Jane Anson

This Guide was last updated on 20 March 2010
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Château Paloumey

Address: 50 Rue du Pouge de Beau, 33290 Ludon Médoc
Tel: 05 57 88 00 66  Fax: 05 57 88 00 67
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 44:58:56N (44.98224)    Longitude: -0:37:52W (-0.63099) 

Very much geared up towards receiving visitors, Palmoumey is just off the main D2 road, but well rewards any visitor that makes the left-hand turn (it really is like this; châteaux that aren’t directly on the Route des Châteaux get about 40% fewer visitors!). There’s a good shop selling not only their wines, but books, jewellery and wine-related gifts, and some food available also. Painting and sculpture exhibitions are organised throughout the year. Also a member of les Medocaines (

Useful information: Open from 10.00-18.00 Monday to Friday, weekends by appointment. Tastings include an overview of grapes, vintages and appellations, or a workshop on wine aromas and grape variety blending. €6 for visit and tasting (2 wines, plus Sarments du Médoc chocolates), and an engraved glass is offered at the end of the visit. Blending workshop (minimum 8 people) €15. Harvest workshop plus lunch €30.


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