The history of Haut-Bacalan traces back to 1726. It situates in the prestigious town of Pessac. In 1726, Charles Louis of Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, acquired with his colleague Sarrau de Boynet from the Bordeaux Academy of the domain. Charles Louis sold the property in 1748 to Mr Bacalan.
The estate covers an area of 30 hectares. Tradition and ancestral ways of farming apply to respect the terroir. The minimum plantation density is 6500 vines/ha. The authorized yield is 48 hl/ha for the whites and 45 hl/ha for the reds. They plant Cabernet-sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Carmenere. For white wines, their grape varieties include Sauvignon, Semillon and Muscadelle.
If you love to explore different wines, you must plan your next trip to this vineyard. They invite you to the outside of the castle and its vineyard. A guide will tell you about the history of the estate from the very beginning. Then, there is a tour to the cellars. You will get to see the stages of winemaking and how they produce their premium wines. You can also taste several wines there. If you savor the flavor, you can also buy the wine at the property. Make sure you book your visit in advance and make an appointment, so they are ready to welcome you.
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Services / Facilities:
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Monday : 8:30 - 12:00 / 13:30 - 17:00
Tuesday : 8:30 - 12:00 / 13:30 - 17:00
Wednesday : 8:30 - 12:00 / 13:30 - 17:00
Thursday : 8:30 - 12:00 / 13:30 - 17:00
Friday : 8:30 - 12:00 / 13:30 - 17:00
Saturday : 8:30 - 12:00 / 13:30 - 17:00
Visits and tastings by appointment only