WELCOME TO CHÂTEAU LA CARDONNE
At Château La Cardonne something quite special awaits you.
We welcome guests daily to discover the philosophy and spirit behind one of the médoc’s finest cru bourgeois wines.
You will visit the château, walk among the vines, explore our spectacular underground cellar, and taste the secrets of our terroir while admiring the panoramic view from our tasting room.
Visit “THE SECRETS
OF OUR TERROIR”
You’ll soon be walking through parcels of manicured vines. Entering the magnificent barrel cellar, then descending 10m below the vines to visit the extraordinary underground cellar. And finally, you’ll be tasting our finest wines in our spectacular tasting room with panoramic views over the vineyard.
Duration 1h – 7 € per adult
Tasting 2 wines
Monday to Saturday
starting at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.
Visit “EXPLORING WITH
OUR CELLAR MASTER”
You’ll soon be discovering the vineyard and its grape varieties. Sharing the secrets of developing a vintage with our barrel master and winemaker, and tasting our finest wines as they mature. Going underground into our extraordinary cellar below the vines, then finishing your adventure with a vertical tasting overlooking our magnificent vineyard.
Duration 1h30 – 15 € per adult
Vertical Tasting 3 wines
Wednesdays, starting at 10:30 a.m.
*For a group of 10 people maximum. Free entry for children. Visit in French, English and Chinese. Children will be served delicious grape juice.
The locals refer to our extraordinary underground cellar, as the ‘Cathedral’. Hidden ten metres beneath the vines, the ceiling unfolds like a succession of waves symbolizing the passage of time, and a natural spring water river runs through its heart.
With little temperature variation, and perfect humidity, we age no less than two million bottles, that slowly appreciate the benefits of time. All the vintages remain underground for the time necessary to soften their tannins, and develop their aromas.
After five to ten years in darkness and silence, each bottle leaves the vineyard, destined to be enjoyed by wine lovers in over 30 countries around the world.