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Itinerary 4

Grand Châteaux in Sauternes

5 essential visits

Departure Exit 2 PODENSAC

Arrival Exit 3 LANGON

29 km

Travel time 35 minutes

Characteristics

  • A world of enthusiasts
  • Gourmet Pause
  • A golden know-how
  • Grand Châteaux and magical dales, a bucolic escape

Viewpoint of Pierre from the Sauternes, Graves and Landes of Gironde Tourism Office:

“Explore and discover our wines of gold and you’ll be amazed by the richness of their aromas and their subtle balance.”

Exit 2 PODENSAC
1
5,6 km | 8 min

CHATEAU DE MYRAT

Discovering architectural jewels

Meet at the elegant family charterhouse of Château Myrat, 2nd Grand Cru Classé of Sauternes of the 1855 Classification, directly with the charming proprietor in Barsac, Slanie Ricard de Pontac. A particularly bucolic discovery between architecture, nature, and oenology.

 

2
12 min | 8,8 km

CHATEAU LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY

Magical sensory moments

Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, 1er Grand Cru Classé of Sauternes is nestled in the heart of the magical dales of the Sauternes area, neighboring Château d’Yquem.  In the historical cellars is housed a Lalique crystal barrel, a unique art object in the world, created for the 400-year anniversary of the property. 

 

3
5 min | 3,6 km

MAISON DU SAUTERNES

Opening doors into the vineyard

The Maison de Sauternes, located in the heart of the village, offers a large range of Sauternes and Barsac appellation wines as well as gourmand and artisanal products.  This is the ideal stop to fill your suitcases with Sauternes souvenirs!

 

4
1 min | 850 m

CHATEAU GUIRAUD

#foodlover #biodiversity

Château Guiraud, 1er Grand Cru Classé of Sauternes in 1855, apart from its exceptional site, offers a visit that is both singular and anti-conformist.  This visit could be notably symbolized by its organic philosophy that is applied in the vines, in the wine and in the magnificent vegetable garden.

 

5
3 min | 1,4 km

CHATEAU D’YQUEM

#renownedchateaux #goldenlandscapes

Château d’Yquem, the unique and only Sauternes that is classified “Cru Supérieur » is the jewel of the appellation. Apart from inspiring dreams around the world, the chateau, with its medieval allure, allows one to travel back in time with its round and square towers and its crenellated stone walls. 

 

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