Where to Stay at a Vineyard Near Bordeaux? Part 1. The Right Bank - Saint-Emilion and Pomerol
I have been working as a Bordeaux wine tour guide for some time and have visited hundreds of Bordeaux wineries.
If you are planning to stay at a vineyard near Bordeaux, here is my list of the best accommodations at Bordeaux wineries with a focus on quiet, authentic places with great wine. There are various options between cottages, hotel rooms, independent apartments at a winery, and luxury accommodations.
I have listed the approximate nightly room prices with tax included that were offered at the date of this article, however, please confirm the offers directly with the properties. Tourist tax, breakfast, and other services may be extra. Click on the chateau name for more information.
Keep in mind that some chateaux may have a restaurant on-site, while others don’t. In that case, you will need a car to move around.
Check out videos of some of these chateaux on my YouTube channel.
Price range: €145-€225
You will be staying at a winery founded in the late 18th century. The current winery facilities date back to the 19th century when the famous round-vat room was built.
The renovation works at this beautiful Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe chateau were finished in the spring of 2020.
The castle was transformed into five gorgeous suites and guest rooms with views of world-famous vineyards. The entire ground floor is a common space with a dining hall, billiard room, and a music salon. The chateau is beautifully decorated with classic and modern art.
Don’t miss a visit to the winery and a tasting of some of the best wines of Saint-Emilion. I found the team of Vignobles K, the company that owns the winery, to be particularly welcoming.
Price range: €230
Dating back to the 11th century and the Order of the Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, this beautiful Gironde chartreuse was purchased by two well-known French families, Moulin and Cathiard, and fully renovated in 2014.
As the owners do not live and the chateau, they decided to convert it into five guest rooms. My favorite feature is the romantic terrace overlooking a mot with water lilies and a garden with a Templar knight cross.
This Pomerol winery is one of the most impressive in the region. With its state-of-the-art cellar room and vat room, it produces excellent quality wines.
The winery is conveniently located on the border of Pomerol relatively close to the highway that will make driving to Bordeaux and through the region easy.
Price range: €165-€225
Chateau Tour Saint Christophe, located on one of the highest places in Saint-Emilion within only 10 minutes drive from the town.
The apartments at Château Tour Saint Christophe have an exceptional panoramic view on the vineyards of Saint-Emilion and the stone terraces.
I am quite a fan of the wines at Chateau Tour Saint Christophe and their tasting experience.
Price range: €175-€295
Stay at one of the 4 beautiful guest rooms or a luxury wooden cottage (cabane) at this Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe winery.
The best about staying at this Bordeaux vineyard on a hill is the amazing views. Imagine soaking in a swimming pool overlooking miles of world-famous vineyards.
You also get to see the secret of the chateau – the long underground galleries dug in limestone rock over 8 centuries.
Nice breakfast served on the terrace is included.
Animals are welcome for a small extra fee.
Price range: €148-€290
Château Fombrauge dating back to the 15th century is the largest Grand Cru Classé winery of Saint-Emilion with a vineyard stretching over 143 acres.
Stay at historic Bordeuax chartreuse of local nobility surrounded by a gorgeous French-style garden.
The two large suites and one guest room are decorated in a classic luxury style and look like they never changed from the Sun King’s era.
The common areas are very impressive – the large reception room, a Louis 13th-style dining room, and the billiard room.
Price range: €286-€510
Located in the vineyards next to the Dordogne River and about 2 miles from the village of Saint-Emilion, this luxury hotel inside the 19t-th century romantic castle with a park.
Among other luxury amenities, the hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool and a spa center featuring a sauna and a hammam.
There is a gastronomic restaurant with a beautiful terrace right in the chateau.
Price range: €160-€370
The wines of Chateau Troplong Mondot are at the top of the Saint-Emilion hierarchy. The vineyard is located on the highest hill in Saint-Emilion. What a view!
When staying at the chateau take a walk through the vineyards and observe the entire area from the chateau heights.
The winery is following a sustainable farming approach. Horses are often seen working the land.
At Chateau Troplong Mondot you can stay in a house, at an apartment, or at guest rooms.
Definitely, this is one of the most prestigious winery stays in the world.
And the wines are fantastic!
Price range: €137-€287
The chateau is a classical castle on a hill with breathtaking views of the Dordogne river and the vineyards of Fronsac.
Driving up to chateau through a forest is one of the most romantic experiences.
There is an open-air swimming pool on the property.
Price range: €147-€167
The chateau is near Lussac, about twenty minutes drive from Saint-Emilion in the middle of quaint wine country. This is a small private place away from crowds.
The views from the rooms and even from the bathrooms are unbeatable. An outdoor terrace is so inviting for an apero with a glass of Lussac Saint-Emilion.
Enjoy your stay in Bordeaux!
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