We recently visited Bordeaux and wanted to visit a Chateau reachable by public transport. We found Chateau Fonplegade online and decided to combine a day trip to St-Emilion town with a visit to this Chateau. It was a great decision.
We easily booked our visit by email and even changed at the last minute due to a train strike. The Chateau is only 10 minutes easy walk from the train station. We chose the 30 Euro, 90 minute tour and tasting option in the morning. This started with a private tour around the vineyard which was great fun and educational. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. We then went on a mini tour inside the Chateau and learnt about how they make their wine and about some of the experimental techniques they are trying. It was very interesting. We then tasted 3 red wines and a Rose.
The Chateau itself is absolutely beautiful inside and very modern following recent renovations. We highly recommend this tour and had a lovely morning. It was then just a 20 minute walk up to St-Emilion amongst the vineyards!
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