The first château on the list is Beychevelle. It is everything you would expect of a grand French castle: stunning architecture, a prestigious family name and an intriguing history. With its impeccable gardens, beautiful flower beds and 90 hectares of vineyards, the chateau is a beauty and its wine making is legendary- with its harvest still carried out by hand.
Slightly further north along the D2, you will come across Château Leoville Barton- bought by an Irish family who originally moved to France in the 18th century. One of the descendants, Hugh Barton, lived a particularly interesting experience concerning the French revolution and his temporary imprisonment!