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The largest barrel cellar in the Médoc

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Tour of the barrel cellar and museum

Visit the largest barrel cellar in the Médoc and its museum

Our barrel cellar is a real place of wonder that will appeal to all your senses!

Sight, with the harmony of the cellar’s volume, colours and geometry. Smell, with the very characteristic fresh smells of oak mixed with those of wine. Sound, with masterful acoustics similar to a cathedral. Touch, with the oak wood at hand to be gently touched. And finally, Taste, with the tasting of 3 selected wines that concludes this tour.

 

The museum is located on the terrace leading to the cellar. It presents old tools used in the past in the cellars. The centerpiece is a collector’s barrel, made from Morat oak (the last specimen from Colbert’s plantations in the Tronçais forest), displayed alongside various tools. In the walls, there are niches containing valves, bungs, augers, pipettes… The tools on display bear witness to the history of our winegrowing families. Two hanging displays made up of the staves and the head of a barrel show how the wine penetrates into the thickness of the oak. A perfect illustration of the exchanges between wine and oak during ageing!

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Location

In Gaillan-en-Médoc

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Hours

  • Every day, including Sundays and public holidays.
  • From September to June without booking.
  • In July-August: Monday to Friday, tours start at 10 a.m., 11.30 a.m., 2.30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5.30 p.m., and continuously at the weekend and on public holidays.
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Price

Free, no booking required*

* depending on the health measures in force, numbers may be limited and booking may be required

Tour of the bottling line

Take a look behind the scenes of our cooperative cellar

Our bottling line is up to the same quality level as our cellar. From bottling to packaging, there is only one step! Our line has a capacity of 6000 bottles/hour. The quality of the equipment and the skills of our oenologists, supported by all the technical staff, guarantee bottling in our cellars under the best possible conditions of hygiene and quality.

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Location

In Gaillan-en-Médoc

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Hours

Tuesdays at 2.30 p.m., in July and August only.

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Price

Free, but booking required

Registration

Please book at least 24 hours in advance, otherwise we will not be able to honor your visit.

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