Pomerol is home to 130 mostly small wineries including the famous Petrus and Chateau Le Pin.
Given the size of the wineries, there is not always a wine tourism operation. However, there are select few excellent Pomerol wineries that gladly accept visitors. Consider them when planning your Bordeaux wine tour.
Chateau Petit Village is right across the street from Chateau Beauregard.
The estate was founded in 1785.
The first wine of the estate, Chateau Petit Village is notable as it has the highest proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon in Pomerol, where Merlot is the main grape variety.
In 2020, the chateau was purchased by the same families that own Chateau Beauregard.
Besides the traditional guided tour and tasting, the chateau offers you special experiences such as tasting of young wine from a barrel, vertical tasting of Chateau Petit Village, and tasting of old vintages.
If you want to learn more about this Pomerol chateau or include it into your Pomerol wine tour, click on this link.
A visit to Chateau Gazin is a real treat.
First, you will be given a very informative personal tour including a generous tasting by one of the chateau owners.
Second, the wines are one of the best in Pomerol. The chateau is located in the most prestigious part of Pomerol near Petrus. In 1969, the Bailliencourt family sold 5.5 hectares of vines to Petrus.
Finally, the scenery is just breathtaking.
You will remember the labels of Chateau Gazin by the Tampliers cross. Between the 12th century and the French Revolution the chateau belonged to the knights of Saint-Jean of Jerusalem, Rhodes and Malta (the Tampliers).
The Bailliencourt dit Courcol family owns the chateau from 1918, when it was acquired by the great-grandfather of the present owners.
Please note that there is no boutique on the premises, in case you plan to buy some bottles.
See more information and booking details for Chateau Gazin here.
Chateau Tailhas is the first chateau you will see when entering Pomerol from Bordeaux.
Here, you will get to meet Luc, the owner who is very passionate about his wines and has a great sense of humor. Luc belongs to the 3rd generation of the Nebout family at Tailhas. They purchased the estate in 1932.
Today, Château du Tailhas vineyard covers 11 hectares on the southern slopes of the Pomerol plateau planted with Merlot (80%), Cabernet Franc (10%), and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%).
Visit this family winery if you are looking for genuine authentic experiences in Pomerol.