Château Vénus is the perfect name for this wine estate in the Graves area of the Bordeaux wine region. It describes the love of winemaking, the land and the love between the family that owns it. Even the owners’ name Amart sounds like the French word for love—amour.

Emmanuelle and Bertrand met as students, he of winemaking and she the wine trade. Bertrand comes from generations of prize-winning winemakers. After several years perfecting their knowledge in the USA, they returned to France, eager to apply it. They chose this vineyard in the heart of Bordeaux where productive was already in full swing. They say the quality of the terroir was central to their choice along with the popularity of Bordeaux wines.

The vineyards of Chateau Venus fall under the Graves appellation. The soil in this region is mostly gravel, along with clay and sand. Winemakers like this because it provides good drainage. The region has a maritime climate. The forested areas of Gascony give protection from less kind weather from the Atlantic.

The vines are clustered together in one area measuring 9 hectares. The main grape they grow is Merlot but there is also Cabernet Sauvignon. These are typical varieties for Bordeaux reds. Therefore, for white wines they grow Sémillon and Sauvignon blanc. However, for the reds the Amarts use two different methods of production. For the Apollo they harvest the grapes by hand, and then put them directly into barrels for 6 months. For the Chateau Venus they use temperature-regulated vats.

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Services / Facilities:
Reduced Mobility Access available Reduced Mobility Access
Not Organic Producer Organic Producer
Resaurant Unavailable Has Restaurant
Hotel Accommodation Unavailable Has Hotel
Kids Activities available Kids Activities
Pets Allowed Pets Allowed
Bus Parking Available Bus Parking
Appellation:
AOC Graves
Wine Types:
Red Wine, White Wine,
Grape Varieties:

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc

Location:
Château Venus Air, Illats, France See it on map
Visiting Hours:

Monday : 9:00 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 18:00
Tuesday : 9:00 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 18:00
Wednesday : 9:00 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday : 9:00 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 18:00
Friday : 9:00 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday : 9:00 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday: Closed

Christmas week: Closed

Spoken Languages: English Français

Our Wine Experiences

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Fly over Graves and Sauternes appellations at Château Vénus

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3 Pertigues Lieu dit Brouquet, Illats, 33720

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Fly over Saint-Emilion at Château Vénus

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3 Pertigues Lieu dit Brouquet, Illats, 33720

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Fly over the Arcachon Bay at Château Vénus

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3 Pertigues Lieu dit Brouquet, Illats, 33720

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