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Not to be missed in St.Emillion

We ventured out on bikes from the town, and came across this Chateau. It was not on our map from... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2015
Vancouver, Canada
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Worthwhile for a down to earth visit!

As opposed to large chateaux tours, Michel took us into his life as a St Emilion winemaker. We... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2015
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Aug 17, 2015
“Not to be missed in St.Emillion”
Jun 22, 2015
“Small interesting & very worthwhile”
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D243 Saint-Christophe-des-Barnes, 33330 Saint-Emilion, France
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Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

We ventured out on bikes from the town, and came across this Chateau. It was not on our map from the tourism office, nor mentioned. Most vineyards require a reservation, but a sign read open. We rolled into the driveway and were greeted by Michel...More

1  Thank frites87
Reviewed June 22, 2015

A group of ten friends on a petite tour de France in microlight aircraft, managed to call in here following a recommendation. Micheal the owner welcomed us without fuss or ceremony and spent several hours telling us the vineyards' history with regard to his family,...More

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Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

As opposed to large chateaux tours, Michel took us into his life as a St Emilion winemaker. We visited with Frederic of rendezvous au chateau yours (also worthwhile!). Michel made us feel welcome and before we knew it our tasting turned into two bottles! We...More

Thank keyrouse
Reviewed January 31, 2015

My partner read about Chateau Franc Laporte online, and thought it would be a great smaller production/authentic winery to visit as opposed to the many grand Chateaus we visited during our stay in St Emilion. He was indeed correct! Michel takes you through his home...More

2  Thank EF88
Reviewed August 20, 2014

Had a hunch this would be a special visit, and it was worth hunting down. Michel Rollet takes you through his family-owned property, shows you the vines, and gives an ample tasting. A retired professor-turned-wine-maker, he loves his craft and sharing his passion with others....More

2  Thank StompyChi
Reviewed January 2, 2014

We travelled to Paris, Bordeaux and Saint-Emilion in early November 2013 and had an amazing time. The highlight for us was the Saint-Emilion wine tour where we saw three different wineries and were toured around the medieval town. Of the three wineries, Chateau Franc Laporte...More

1  Thank rachelk2014
Reviewed November 12, 2013

During November of 2012, my husband and our couple friends joined us in Bordeaux. We decided to book a private wine tour with Frédéric Borliachon of Rendez Vous au Chateau. Chateau Franc Laporte was our favorite stop of the day! It was highly obvious that...More

1  Thank Msedjo
Reviewed August 4, 2011

Firstly, here is the location of this vineyard on Google Maps as I struggled to find an address after we left, but manage to find them again after a bit of searching! http://bit.ly/nZ1TbN We went to St. Emilion to take in the beautiful scenery, hoping...More

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