Do you want a return to the land, to nature, in the middle of all this turmoil? Come and take a break in the garden.
We will welcome you in the courtyard of the estate and then take you to the table that will be exclusively reserved for you, in the heart of the vineyards, in the garden or under the awning. We will offer you our “glasses” of the day (1 glass of wine to choose from 3 vintages of Château Hourtin-Ducasse or 1 glass of our rosé Les Roses de Marie) and our “planchettes” of the day:
– Pig & Co with Grenier Médocain, bull sausage, wild boar pâté…
– Open Sea with smoked trout, tuna rillettes, smoked sardines…
– Germaine with quail eggs, raw vegetables, dip…
A tablet will be at your disposal to know everything about our domain: treatments, fermentations, everything in progress… in clear, all our differences. And at your request, it is with great pleasure that we will tell you a little more about the 2018 vintage, the 2019 or 2020 vintage, our new experiences… (as you know, we love to talk about our wines!). So, this is YOUR break!
After a guided tour in the cellars where we will introduce you to our techniques of accompanying the vines, winemaking and maturing, we will sit around a plate of local products (sausages, cheeses, cannelés…) and taste four of our vintages, including the En Primeur wine that we will sample together from the barrels. We will compare the character of each other. To finish, our two beautiful freshnesses, Les Roses de Marie and noGGIN.10€ per person
If the weather permits, while strolling through the vineyards, we will focus on our grape varieties as well as on the techniques of conservation agriculture. Then, sitting between two rows, around a plate of local products, we will taste four vintages, including the En Primeur wine previously taken from the barrels. We will compare their personalities. Then, Les Roses de Marie and noGGIN.10€ per person
To understand everything about our grape varieties and our blending and maturing techniques. We will take together in the barrels a sample of the En Primeur wine, blended, and a sample of the wine of each unblended variety that we have kept and matured in barrels separately. With their bay, we will be able to compare the wealth and contribution of each one. We will then stop by the Wine Bar to taste 3 other vintages around a local plate as well as Les Roses de Marie and noGGIN.18€ per person
4 rows of our vines are yours! During 2 hours, with a specialist in the work of the vine, according to the needs of our vines, we will tell you, show you and all together give to the vines the care they deserve (carrassonnage, acanage, pliage, épamprage, effeuillage, relevage, tressage, ramassage…) in order to better understand the why and how of the care that we decide to take daily at our vines. After this hard work, we will have lunch together with local specialties to enjoy a well-deserved rest, between 2 rows of vines if the weather permits or in the cellar. We will taste our rosé, Les Roses de Marie, then 3 vintages of château-hourtin-ducasse. You will choose your favorite; the bottle will accompany our meal. noGGIN will close our lunch with some homemade cannelés.50€ per person
If the weather permits, between two vine rows, if not under the canopy, you will start by tasting 3 wines of Château Hourtin-Ducasse to choose the bottle that will accompany your picnic. The table is provided with table runner, linen napkins, glasses and cutlery.
At your wish, we could prepare you our picnic basket full of local products (sausage, grenier from Médoc, salmon, cheese…). With picnic basket, + 10€ per person.