Amazing gardens in the Graves & Sauternes vineyards

The vineyard of Bordeaux is rich of very beautiful and very old gardens. Their story is long, often made by several generations of men and women. They carry part of the memory of the vineyard with their detours, their surprises and their long perspectives.

Discover the old gardens in the Graves

When approaching them, observe the hierarchy of spaces, the deep link that unites these gardens to the culture that surrounds them: the vine. The gardens presented were selected by a jury. It is made up of members of the Horticulture Society of Gironde, horticultural professionals and specialized journalists.

Château Raymond-Lafon - Sauternes

1972. Designers : Francine and Pierre Meslier

A succession of small gardens each adapted to prevailing weather all of which blend harmoniously with the buildings on the wine estate. Many rare plants and palm trees can be found which are carefully chosen to cohabit with a collection of swans, peacocks, ducks and other birdlife.

OPENING

Visit of gardens and cellar by appointment only. Wine tasting is possible on site.

CONTACT

Famille Meslier - Château Raymond-Lafon - 4 au Puits - 33210 Sauternes

Tel. +33 (0)5 56 63 21 02 - Fax +33 (0)5 56 63 19 58

Mail : famille.meslier@chateau-raymond-lafon.fr

Website : www.chateau-raymond-lafon.fr

Jardin Raymon Lafon - paon  

Château Malleret
Graves

18th century. 1990. Designers : MM. Auriat and Bergé

The park and chateau are situated near to Bordeaux on the banks of the Garonne river in the heart of the Graves vineyard and an area classified as ZNIEFF (Nature Zone with Ecological, Flora and Fauna Value) and Natura 2000. With an attractive view of the river, the garden is divided into numerous ‘green rooms’ and boasts magnificent trees, a potager garden, ponds and fountains as well as peacocks.

Opening

Visits without appointment: 9.30am – 12.30am / 2pm – 5pm. July : every day (except the weekend of the 13-14). September : every day except weekends from the 7/09. Visits by appointment: all dates and hours possible. Open for Heritage Day.
Admission : Single 5€ Groups (+ 10 people) 4€ -14 years – free.

Contact

SCI du Domaine de Malleret - MM. J.Jacques Auriat et Pascal Bergé - 1104 Chemin de Malleret - 33140 Cadaujac

Tel. : +33 (0)6 85 85 88 67

Mail : pascal.berge3@wanadoo.fr

Jardin Château Malleret  

Château Malartic-Lagravière
Grand Cru Classé de Graves – Pessac Léognan

1997. Designer : Arnaud Pean

Adjacent to the vineyard at Chateau Malartic Lagravière, cru classé in Graves, the gardens stretch to the east and west providing a luxuriant green backdrop to the chateau. The main entrance and the magnolia lawn lead to the chateau which in turn opens onto the parasol pine lawn and four small gardens evoking the cycle of the four seasons.

Opening

Visits by prior arrangement only.

CONTACT

M. Alfred Alexandre Bonnie - 43 av. de Mont-de-Marsan - 33820 Léognan

Tel. : +33 (0)5 56 64 75 08 - +33 (0)5 56 64 99 66

Mail : malartic-lagraviere@malartic-lagraviere.com

Website : www.vignobles-malartic.com

Chateau Malartic-Lagravière  

Parc du Domaine de Grenade

1859. Designer : Buhler brothers

English style garden developed by the Buhler brothers for the Carayon-Latour family. The largest rhododendron collection in Europe (40 hectares). A discovery trail through a 153 hectares park allows the visitor to admire an arboretum, water features and wander through the forest.

Opening

Open from April until September every day from 10am to 6pm. Audio-guided visit on the tourist train available on reservation and/or during specified days. Restaurant open every lunchtime, and for groups with reservation for lunch and dinner.

contact

Domaine de Grenade - 33650 Saint-Selve

Tel. : +33 (0)5 56 78 50 40

Mail : contact@domainedegrenade.com

Website : www.domainedegrenade.com 

Domaine de Grenade  

Chateau Pape Clement

1587. Designer : Pierre Daunard. The park was ras redesigned during the 19th and 20th centuries

This ancient mansion located in the heart of Pessac Leognan dates back to the 13th Century and takes its name from Bertrand de Got who became Pope Clement the 5th in 1305. The park boasts a magnificent Lebanese cedar dating from the French revolution and recently 7 olive trees from the Priorat region in Spain were added to the collection alongside many fine palms and mature trees. You can also observe hives which produce honey sold on the property.

Opening

Free visit of the garden.

A shop sells Bernard Magrez ‘wines from the Cotes du Roussillon to the classified growth of Graves, the honey of the property. Admission according to visitor category: novice, connoisseur, wine taster, wine collector.

Open since monday to friday from 11h to 6h00p.m.

contact

Chateau Pape Clément - 216 rue Nancel Penard - 33600 Pessac

Tel. : +33 (0)5 57 26 38 38

Mail : chateau@pape-clement.com

Website : www.pape-clement.com

Château Pape-Clément  parc de jour paysage