On the banks of the Dordogne

On the banks of the Dordogne

If you drive from the city of Bordeaux to Saint-Émilion, on a bend of the river is this beautiful château with history. It is a family estate where they produce a classic wine. The vineyard, divided into plots around the house and winery, lies on a beautiful terroir of clay on deep pebbles along the waters of the Dordogne. It is the ideal soil to express the silky body and fullness of great Merlots.

HOW MUCH: €4,770,000

Become a wine farmer in Bordeaux?

This place is looking for a new owner to look after it. Our columnist lja Gort has already been provided for, but perhaps another Dutchman has ambitions to become a winemaker in Bordeaux? All assets are for sale, including trademarks, operational facilities, equipment, furnished buildings and vineyards. Should you not want to dedicate yourself to wine production, outsourcing management, winemaking and distribution is possible, the broker told WINELIFE.

Other architects

First, let's talk about the unique place. The castle has a wide view over the Dordogne River, with which the world's most famous vineyards quench their thirst. It was built in the 17th century, but the hammer was also taken in hand in the 18th and 19th centuries for necessary expansion and renovation by successive owners. Why do you still need modern shiny architecture, as we showed before in this edition, when you have such an inviting building? We think it has a Roman-Mediterranean look to it; we envisage an atrium and an elongated swimming pool.

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