Tradition Passed Down from Mother to Daughter
Château du Payre is located in Cardan, east of Bordeaux on the bank of the Garonne River. It was bought in the year 1881 and continually handed down to the next generation from mother to her daughter. Currently, Valérie Labrousse is the owner and manager of Château du Payre.
Specific Features of Château du Payre Wines
Covering 35 hectares, their vineyard plots comprise of several varieties of soil- sandy clay, clay loam and grave clay. This is one of the factors that influence the quality of their wines. The climate in the region, which includes moist summer, mild winter and highland climate also contributes to the exotic taste of their wines. Due to these climatic conditions, their vineyard comprises of merlot grapes, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and malbec for their red and rosé wines. The winery also has sauvignon blanc, sémillon grapes and muscadelle for their white wines. They evoke a rich history with a great deal of variety in their collection of wines. Certified by Terra Vitis, the French National Federation setting eco-friendly standards for winemakers, ensures that Château du Payre will have well tended vineyards to contiue to pass on to the next generation.
Wine Tours and Tastings Amongst this Historical Setting
Château du Payre has hosted both local and international visitors to experience the guided tours carried by Valérie. Visitors tour the vineyard, winery, barrel cellar, bottling room and the best part wine tasting. The guided tour lasts for 45 minutes. If you want to stay longer, there are guest rooms with vintage style furniture and beautifully carpeted rooms. All of their rooms are wine-themed, which extends the experience form the vineyards and cellars to your room.