If the Ciron has emerged from its mattress, the Sauternes castles have emerged from their torpor. It’s that they don’t sleep and are decided to make guests profit from a terrific discovery and to accompany them of their first deconfinite steps.
So Jean-Jacques Dubourdieu at Château Doisy-Daëne in Barsac determined to open on Monday, after having suffered hail on one other of his properties at Clos Floridène, he didn’t really feel down. For him the wine tourism season has began once more, it’s open all week, in addition to this weekend, “will probably be 7 days every week as quickly as June arrives”.
Guests will have the ability to uncover a beekeeping backyard, a vegetable patch inside the property, after all the cellars and the brand new store within the vaulted cellars of Doisy-Daëne», Jean-Jacques Dubourdieu from the Château Doisy-Daëne.
One other fortress already on the bridge, Rayne-Vigneau in Bommes : “We’ve been engaged on our reopening for every week and we’ve got opened since Monday morning at 10 am”, specifies the director Vincent Labergère. “We tried to find out all of the important factors or these presenting a danger of contamination, after all there’s hydro alcoholic gel and masks obtainable, And we recognized the 6-7 aisles of the cellar the place the visits happen and the place historically individuals have a tendency to the touch the barrels, we’re going to inform individuals to remain on an alley that can be totally different for every go to; visits solely by appointment … Moreover, I had our picket tasting counter vitrified, in order that we may disinfect it often, after which we’ve got a glass cleansing protocol. We’re going to open 7 days every week and supply the whole lot we historically supplied. “
This weekend of deconfinement, additionally it is an concept put ahead from final week by David Bolzan, director of the Lafaurie-Peyraguey fortress:“ it's the concept of saying: we’re a rustic of vineyards, it's time to get some recent air, get some recent air, see greenery moderately than a balcony reverse… C it’s good to return and uncover our castles that are on the roadside, you possibly can admire them by automotive and are available and go to them, from 18th to 19th century architectures and even earlier than… ”
All these castles are three quarters of an hour from Bordeaux, wealthy and assorted in walks, they are going to be open this weekend between Sauternes and Barsac with a personalised welcome however not overcrowded ” David Bolzan, director of château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
And David Bolzan to proceed: “Many Bordeaux and Girondins don’t essentially know Sauternes and this wine area, in comparison with Saint-Emilion and the seashores on the coast the place there’s a danger of being crowded. There we are able to stroll safely by automotive, on 10 km2, and we welcome to the property. As a precaution, “We could have distributors of hydro-alcoholic gels, and inside a marking to maintain the distances and a sporting of the masks really useful, and obligatory for the workers. It’s free entry and visits by appointment, within the vineyard as within the wine library, it is vitally ethereal … We will purchase wine but additionally eat with packed lunches to remove ready by the star chef Jérôme Schilling. “
Patrick Lamothe, from Château Haut-Bergeron can also be getting ready to open a bicentennial fortress for this Sauternes household on Saturday: “ Haut-Bergeron is above all a household enterprise, 9 generations of winegrowers since 1820… We have been going to rejoice our bicentenary in June, however this isn’t going to occur, it’s postponed to summer season or to autumn; Haut-Bergeron, there are additionally 40 hectares of Sauternes in four municipalities: Sauternes, Preignac, Bommes and Barsac. 80 totally different plots which give heterogeneity within the basement which can also be extraordinarily fascinating: mild soils that we share with the Yquem plateaus, more durable on Peignac and in Barsac, a very good acidity and nervousness within the wines. 2/three in four municipalities and 1/three in Barsac. The visits can be free and by appointment… ”
Girls should not forgotten with these girls of Sigalas Rabaud, Premier Cru Classé of Sauternes : “Sure, we’re open this weekend”, explains delighted Laure by Lambert Compeyrot. “We arrange a distancing protocol, barrier gestures and with very exact glass washing. We’ve additionally adopted the “peaceable keep” constitution for our visitor rooms. It’s doable to lease the 5 rooms on the similar time, subsequently it’s a privatization of the charterhouse with use of the kitchen and a cleansing girl deliberate: “be at residence in a 1er cru labeled of Sauternes” …
Château Guiraud, Premier Cru Classé of Sauternes has additionally been open since Monday “With very strict situations and make appointments 48 hours upfront to reassure everybody ” specifies its director Luc PlantyHe’s about to obtain in response to a longtime protocol and a “Most of 6-Eight individuals. The information will put on a masks and gloves and for guests sporting a compulsory masks. The barrier gestures really useful by the federal government must be revered. The glasses can be washed and sterilized at + 70 ° C. The go to will final 1h30, go to to the cellars, the backyard and fragrant crops and tasting of three wines. “
In Saint-Aubin-de-Cadelech in Dordogne, Muriel Landat-Pradeaux is the seventh era of winemakers, winemakers current since 1818. An space of 30 hectares, situated between Eymet and Issigeac, briefly 10 kilometers south of Montbazillac.
“I formally reopen on Monday, to date we’ve got been in drive, II may have left the shop open, however I most popular to attend. This Monday and Monday to Friday, together with Ascension Thursday, will have the ability to go to the property, style wines and store on the retailer. “
Clearly, this reopening can be accomplished below the mandatory safety situations throughout this era of coronavirus epidemic which isn’t over: “There are going to be barrier measures to be revered with placement of hydroalcoholic gel, a way of path within the vault, a bodily distance of 1 meter between individuals, and organising plaster on the bottom on the retailer and counter stage. ”
We’re additionally going to make use of single-use glasses, Bergerac-Duras wine glasses, a brand new glass that we’re going to swallow and that we are going to not contact, the customer will depart with it, will probably be his personal glass “, Muriel Landat-Pradeaux Domaine du Siorac
“All these visits to the property can be by appointment, by reservation, to make sure that we don’t have giant teams, not more than 10 individuals on the similar time …
We’re wanting ahead to seeing guests to our winery once more, we’re an appropriate space, within the countryside, individuals who dwell within the metropolis will have the ability to benefit from the nice outdoor, biodiversity and the setting. “
And environmental query, this 30 hectare winery, 100,000 vines, is in its third 12 months of conversion to natural farming. It additionally affords by reservation a go to the winery with “all terrain electrical trots” : “These are walks of 5 to 7 kilometers relying on the extent of hikers, with the reasons of the information Nicolas”
As to geocaching, it’ll restart in early June, “is the precept of a linked treasure hunt with a Terra Aventura cell phone software, with a 7.5-km strolling route and seven puzzles to resolve… “
The opposite good shock is the preparation of picnics to remove, by reservation: we put together them with all of the hygiene guidelines associated to the covid, we’ve got picnic tables obtainable within the winery and we are able to style a bottle or grape juice for kids…
So this can be a nice concept for going out and going for the Périgourdins or these lower than 100 kilometers from their residence: “we’re 50 kilometers from the border of the Girondin division, so it’s accessible, even for individuals from Lot-et-Garonne, Charente and naturally Dordogne. “
The Domaine du Siorac was awarded a 2019 Wine Tourism Trophy by the Périgord Departmental Tourism Committee.
Château Daisy-Daëne in Barsac: open weekdays and weekends by appointment at 0556629651
Château Rayne-Vigneau in Bommes: open 7 days every week by appointment and the following weekend at 0556766405
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey in Bommes: open this weekend Saturday and Sunday, go to by appointment at 0524228016
Château Haut-Bergeron in Preignac: open Saturday by appointment at 0556632476
Château Sigalas-Rabaud in Bommes: go to Saturday and Sunday by appointment at 0557310745
Château Guiraud in Sauternes: go to Saturday and Sunday by appointment 48 hours earlier than on 0556766101
Domaine du Siorac in Saint-Aubin-de-Cadelech: go to from Monday to Friday by appointment at 0553745290