Dine in the best Bordeaux châteaux for food, with the winners of the Bordeaux Best of Wine Tourism restaurants category...
Bordeaux châteaux restaurants
Château de La Dauphine, Fronsac – Wine Tourism Restaurants winner
The important thing at Château de La Dauphine is to arrive hungry – although, please take note, reservations are necessary. There is a range of different food and wine combinations on offer here, including a picnic on the hill or lunch by the infinity pool. All options include a guided tour and tasting of Dauphine wines. Fingerfood cookery classes or wine and savoury cupcake pairings are also available. Owned for 15 years by Guillaume Halley, who oversaw a transition to biodynamic farming, the château was recently taken over by the Labrune family. Jean-Claude Labrune has vowed to continue Halley’s good work.
Château de La Dauphine, Rue Poitevine, 33126 Fronsac. 05 57 74 06 61 www.chateau-dauphine.com
Château de Candale, St-Emilion – Wine Tourism Restaurants runner up
L’Atelier de Candale is the restaurant at Candale and its menu changes daily, depending on what produce is best from the market. The lunch menu, available Tuesday – Friday offers three courses for under €20.
Château Haut-Bailly, Léognan – Wine Tourism Restaurants runner up
At Haut-Bailly, instead of a restaurant there is a private table option which can be reserved for groups of four to 15 people. Menus are seasonal and designed around the estate’s wines. Includes one vintage of La Parde Haut-Bailly and two vintages of Château Haut-Bailly, as well as a visit of the property and an aperitif with Champagne.
Tonnellerie Nadalié, Ludon-Médoc – Wine Tourism Restaurants runner up
As an alternative to château dining, barrel-maker Tonnellerie Nadalié has opened Brasserie Le 1902. Visitors can book lunch and a visit to the cooperage. Set menus starting from €18.
99 Rue Lafont 33290 Ludon-Médoc. 05.56.69.80.45. www.le1902restaurant.com