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Chateau Lafite, Pauillac

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Sip some of the most famous wines in Bordeaux at Chateau Lafite, a winery and estate owned by the Rothschild family since the 19th century. The winery is renowned for producing some of the world's most expensive red wines--mainly Cabernet Sauvignons and a few Merlots. The estate offers a genuine and sincere atmosphere, a welcome change from its often pretentious and gimmicky counterparts. In fact, you could say they have nothing to sell: the wine can't even be bought on site. The vintages are aged for 18 to 20 months, yielding approximately 16,000 cases annually. Tour the picturesque estate with a knowledgeable guide at the helm; learn about the winemaking process and history of the house, and, of course, get some expert advice during the wine tasting. Advance online reservation is required, so book early to avoid missing out. Make Chateau Lafite a part of your Pauillac vacation plans using our Pauillac itinerary builder.
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  • We felt extremely lucky to have been able to get in to Ch Lafite for a tour but emailed well in advance and were able to secure a visit. I'm sure being the middle of December helped but I'm not compla...  more »
  • If you are a wine lover and planning to take a trip to Bordeaux, you should try to email them ahead of time for a private tour. Please do not expect to see souvenirs or shops, this over 200 years old ...  more »
  • We enjoyed the facility, of the first growths it was one of the more interesting storage cellers. You can peer into the caves and it feels almost like Hogwarts! Has a nice old world charm to it.  more »
  • Superb from the outside, wish I could have done the tour and tested the wines!
  • Gorgeous Chateau, unforgettable aroma
  • Very nice visit on french heritage. Myself, Patrick KALITA, being specialized in the renovation of ancient heritage, castles and manors, whole France, I sculpt the arms of Diane de Poitiers on the banks of the castle of Chenonceau, visible on or Patrick Kalita renovation of ancient heritage, particularly appreciate the scope
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  • Hello, I worked several years for the field as a harvester and I only keep good memories of each of my seasons spent in the teams of this wonderful Castle. Staff framing one might think or even staid Lout is also generous that wine is good! An pti particular nod to Michel and Sandrine who juggle everything also clothing between rigour and professionalism that kindness and relaxation! Strongly my return to the Castle, which incidentally is also my holiday stay!
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  • Great host!
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