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.
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.
Price range: €295-€450
Located in Saint-Hippolyte about 10 minutes drive from Saint-Emilion, Chateau de Ferrand is a new jem of Saint-Emilion.
Château de Ferrand’s story began in the early 18th century. Elie de Bétoulaud, the founder of the chateau, wanted to pay a tribute to King Louis XIV. He built Ferrand to remind the elegance, eccentricity and joy of Versailles.
In 1977, the chateau changed its hands for the first time. Baron Bich, who co-founded multi-national ballpoint pen co BIC, purchased the chateau.
Today, his daughter, Pauline Bich Chandon-Moët and her husband Philippe Chandon-Moët manage this Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe chateau.
The estate has undergone beautiful renovation in 2020 and now offers five elegant guest rooms with views of famous Saint-Emilion vineyards.
During your stay, do not miss an opportunity to have lunch or a dinner prepared just for you by the local chef and served in the dining room of this 18th-century manor house.
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 Bordeaux 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 19th-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 at the chateau.
Price range: €152-€338
Clos des Jacobins takes its name from the Dominican monks who lived on the outskirts of the Saint-Emilion village and produced their wine.
Today, you can stay at a Grand Cru Classe vineyard, owned by Magali and Thibaut Decoster who are the proprietors of 4 excellent wineries in St. Emilion and of the restaurant L’Atelier de Candale.
Great views, excellent French breakfast and complimentary tasting of property wines are among the perks of staying at Clos de Jacobins.
Price range: €129-€173
Le logis de Valandraud is set in a vineyard, a 10-minute drive from the centre of Saint-Emilion, is perfectly located to visit both the village and discover the multiple wineries of the region.
Bedrooms are simple but was comfortable and tastefully decorated.
Do not forego the wine tasting of this renowned Saint-Emilion wine house.
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: €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: €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: €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: €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.
When you stay at the winery, you can visit the facilities and a taste 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.
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Hi, my name is Polina. I am a sommelier and a wine tour guide in Bordeaux, France.
I organize private Bordeaux wine tours.