Bordeaux wine is made by more than 8,500 producers, with an average production of over 700 million bottles per year, ranging from everyday table wine, to some of the most expensive and prestigious wines in the world. Besides wine, Bordeaux is also intoxicating for its culture, architecture and gastronomy.
Les Sources de Caudalie
Set amongst the vineyards of Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Les Sources de Caudalie offers luxury accommodation, spa treatments, relaxation and the opportunity to visit some of the most famous Bordeaux wine producers in the world, who can be found less than an hour’s drive from the estate. If you are happy to stay local, Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Grand Cru Classé de Graves, is open for guided tours every day (by appointment). The entrance to the Chateau is just 200 meters from the hotel.
Complementing the wine tasting, activities at the hotel include golf (the estate grounds contain a three-hole golf course), swimming, cycling, jogging, tennis and fitness. Or, you may prefer to use the facilities in the Vinotherapy Spa offering exclusive treatments with a grape-theme and the delights of a natural hot spring water. For dinner, choose from the 2* Michelin ‘La Grand Vigne’ or the more casual ‘Table du Lavoir’ offering regional cuisine in a beautiful beamed room.
Golf: The estate grounds contain a three-hole golf course, or for more of a challenge, enjoy the ‘Medoc Golf Pass’ offering three courses in the famous wine region: Golf de Margeaux, Lacanau Ocean and Golf du Medoc
Facilities: Wine tours, cooking classes, wine tasting lessons, indoor/outdoor pools, bike hire, small Fitness Centre, Tennis Court, jogging trail, panoramic cigar bar
Each trip is tailor-made and many different sized groups can be accommodated, but as an example: Prices start from £4,245 (low season) per person based on four adults flying by Citation CJ2 from Bristol to Bordeaux and staying for 2 nights in a Junior Suite. Transfers from Bordeaux Airport and Breakfast are included. Other aircraft and departure airports are available.