Château Hourtin-Ducasse

L’ Ampélo or The Ampelography


13 reviews 4.5
25,00 €

per person

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before.

About the experience


2-10 persons

9 tastings
Instant booking Oenological workshop
Available in: French,  English,  German
To tell you about and share our wines, we wanted through this visit, to give you access to a key moment in the construction of a vintage: the blending. We start by taking a sample of the wine en primeur, blended, from the barrels together, then a sample of the wine of each non-blended variety that we have matured in barrels separately. Then, in the heart of our barrel cellar, we taste them, 1 by 1, with their berries, to compare the richness and contribution of each. You will thus know why Bordeaux is so attached to the blending of several grape varieties in its wines. Then, we go to the Wine Bar to taste 3 other vintages around a local plate; we continue with a lovely thirst-quenching wine, our rosé, Les Roses de Marie, then with noGGIN, a spirit drink reflecting the freshness of the garden; both are made from grapes grown on our land. An experience rich in information and flavors.

What's included

Tasting of 9 wines

About the host

Treatments with plant infusions, grassed vines, energy independence thanks to our photovoltaic panels, shearing and natural fertilization with our Landes sheep, blue tit and bat nest boxes, lightweight glass bottles for a reduced carbon footprint, blind blending, alcoholic fermentations in barrels, music therapy... and new experiences every year. Why do we do this?
First, we are convinced that we are improving the quality of our wines; the last 35 vintages have received 147 awards. Secondly, we want to protect the richness of our terroir for a future that will continue to tell the story of the excellence of Haut-Médoc; our choices are related to this. Finally, we wish to leave to our 7 children a quality environment which will allow them to blossom fully in these marvelous professions of the vine, on a planet as healthy and generous as possible.
And then, for us, to receive people in the vineyard is to make them love our wines as much as we love them by sharing our convictions but also the truth of our daily life... and our wines. See you soon!

Things to know

Cancellation: Full refund of the experience if cancellation takes place up to 24 hours before the start of the experience.
Tasting: No alcohol tasting for underage children.

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Where is the experience located?

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3 Route de la Chatole, Saint-Sauveur, France

Reviews of L’ Ampélo or The Ampelography
13 reviews 4.5
These reviews were translated by Google Traduction, they might contain errors.
Felicia Flag us
7 months ago

Very lovely place with focus on caring for the land and biodiversity💚 the Ampelography was interesting with lots of tasting and getting to know the grapes and this place. I’m so glad we got to this, it was right up our alley!

Helen Flag fr
10 months ago

Very impressive, instructive, personal and independent. We liked it very much. We haven't been able to buy any wine yet because we cycled from Switzerland to Bordeaux. But you're welcome to catch up.

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Anja Flag us
10 months ago

Highly recommended. We learned a lot about wine. Super prepared tasting. We really liked the ambience of the test room. Tasty little things were handed out, information received to read. Definitely a special experience!

Michael Flag us
a year ago

One of the most interesting and informative cellar door experiences we have ever had, across a number of countries. Highly recommend - and the wine was so interesting that we are having some shipped to New Zealand. An inspiring experience.

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Yann Flag fr
a year ago

Very nice experience, well thought out and explained … enough to take the time to discover and savor various things!

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Reply from Château Hourtin-Ducasse :

Ravis de vous avoir reçus et que la visite (et les cannelés !) vous ait plu. À bientôt pour les portes ouvertes ?

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