The first records of a vineyard lying between Saint Emilion and Pomerol, relates to the 16th century.
One of the property owners, Dominique Glenne, left his name to the chateau. A subsequent owner, merchant Henri Greloud, added the definite article “La” to the name in the mid-19th century. Apparently, he wanted the chateau name to sound like a Caribbean Island of La Dominique.
The transformation of Chateau La Dominique is linked to the Fayat family acquiring the chateau in 1969. The Fayat family also owns a large construction business as well as Château Clément-Pichon in the Médoc and three properties in Pomerol.
From a small family winery, the chateau has transformed to a state of the art winery with impressive architecture and one of the best restaurants on the Right Bank, La Terrace Rouge, with unforgettable views on vineyards, Pomerol, and the famous Chateau Cheval Blanc.
La Terrace Rouge was created by Nicolas Lascombes, a well-known local restaurateur. The menu highlights gastronomy of the Southwest France.
Chateau La Dominique will make a great stop on your Bordeaux wine tour, if you would like to admire modern architecture by Jean Nouvel, and enjoy lunch on a sunny terrace with a glass of Chateau La Dominique, or one of the other 250 wines on the wine list.
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