Are you a wine lover ? Then a trip to France is all you need !
There are so many interesting and peculiar wineries and vineyards to explore, on top of the most prestigious ones.
Of course, it is difficult to travel overseas under the tough epidemic times. Thus, we've selected 7 beautiful French wineries for you this week, taking you on a visual trip to French wineries!
Château de Meursault
Château de Meursault owns of the largest vineyards in Burgundy, with as much as 65 hectares, all located in Côte de Beaune, Burgundy.
Located in the Champagne region, in Reims, the Ruinart house is distinguished by an ancestral property- the chalk cellars. In 2015, the chalk cellars were classified as the UNESCO World Heritage List as a natural monument.
The castle was founded by a linen merchant, Nicolas Ruinart, the nephew of the famous winemaker Dom Thierry Ruinart. At first, this sparkling wine was given only as a commercial gift to customers who bought cloth.
In 1791, the founder, Louis Gaspard d'Estour, named the estate after himself and the land he inherited. The winery now covers 91 hectares, all located in the village of Saint-Estèphe on the left bank of Bordeaux, and was classified as a second growth in the 1855 Médoc classification.
Despite of the wine, the winery is well-known for its castle. After passing through the exquisite carved gate, the majestic castle with its Indian-styled pagoda is revealed. The oriental elements such as the elephant ornaments are perfectly intergrated in the design of the castle.
Château de l'Engarran
Château de l'Engarran is located in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the south of France. The winery was built in 1638 and later renovated in the style of the architecture of Louis XIV. The fence added during this period is now classified as a French historical monument.
Château de Berne
In the heart of Provence, a path winds its way through forests and olive groves to enter the Château de Berne. This ancient winery satisfies all the reveries of wine tourism lovers.
The vineyard is adjacent to a five-star hotel with a Michelin-starred restaurant. Between the Veldon Gorge and the Bay of Saint-Tropez, a mountain and a river, the Château de Berneis is an expression of the art of living in Provence.
Château de la Chaize
Château de la Chaize is the largest winery in the Beaujolais, a beautiful wine region south to Burgundy. It is notable for its magnificent design.
This ancient castle was built by the royal architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart and the painter-architect Thomas Blanchet of the Saint-Pierre Palace, and was eventually inaugurated in 1676. Its gardens were designed by André Le Notre, the chief landscape architect to King Louis XIV.
Located in the village of Pauillac in the Bordeaux wine region of France, Château Pedesclaux dates back to the early 19th century, when it was founded by Urbain-Pierre Pedesclaux, a wine merchant.
The beauty of the winery is not only reflected in the old castle, but also in the modern style of the glass architecture. Wouldn't it be wonderful to sip wine under the stars, draped in moonlight!
Wish you could go on this amazing and wonderful journey! We can't wait to take you there and experience the wonderful world of French wineries for real!
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