Château La Tour Carnet is one of the oldest Bordeaux wine producers in the Médoc. It is also one of the few Bordeaux estates to have a moat and drawbridge. Some parts of the building, including the round tower, date back to the 11th century.
The story of La Tour Carnet is identified with the history of France. Named after the medieval squire who unfailingly helped his Lord to resist the French monarchy at the end of the Hundred Years War, Château La Tour Carnet played a major role in the revolution of Medoc vineyard.
The quality of its wine is rewarded by the entry in the classification of 1855 Grands Crus. The diversity of its soils and the constant search for perfection make this Haut-Médoc an exceptional wine.
Since purchasing the estate in 2000, Bernard Magrez has returned the estate’s Château, cellars and 311 hectares to their glory days, combining cutting-edge technology with traditional savoir-faire. In the words of the previous caretaker of this national monument, Marie-Claire Pèlegrin, it is Bernard Magrez’s mission here to “cut the diamond.
The Château also offers luxury accommodation. A stay at La Tour Carnet in one of the two stately period suites, Michael de Montaigne and La Boetie, will take you on a journey through time. As will the royal breakfast, dinner and tasting of exceptional vintage, creatively mastered by a dedicated chef, and served by a butler in the majestic dining room.
Wine lovers can enjoy tours of the Château, and learn about the history of this genuine medieval castle, its vineyards and unique terroir. They can visit the wine storehouses, explore the cellar that houses the oldest vintages and find out more about vinification. Tours will conclude with explanatory wine tastings of the Château's wines.
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Tour of the estate, the vat house and barrels cellar. Pairing with 3 wines from the Bernard Magrez selection including Château La Tour Carnet red wine with chocolate
Tues and Thurs: 10:30am; 2 hours
Discovery of the vineyard, vat house and barrels cellar followed by a wine tasting of 3 wines.
English: Mon: 11am and 3.30pm; Tues and Wed: 2pm and 5pm; Thurs: 3.30pm; Fri, Sat and Sun: 10am, 2pm and 5pm.
French: Mon: 2pm and 5pm; Tues: 3.30pm; Wed: 11am and 3.30pm: Thurs: 2pm and 5pm; Fri, Sat and Sun: 11am, 3.30pm.