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Chateau La Dominique

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Delicious wines. A wine tourism destination to savour

The wines of Chateau La Dominique are excellent. Visits are well-curated, with the emphasis on wine... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
MDavies007
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Berkshire
Fabulous architecture, friendly staff, tasty wine

The famous architect Nouvel designed the winery expansion, there is a restaurant and terrace on top... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
John M
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Modesto, California
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Iconic winery of Saint-Emilion with a new cellar designed by Jean Nouvel, and a panoramic restaurant, La Terrasse Rouge.
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1 Lieu Dit la Dominique, 33330 Saint-Emilion, France
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Saint-Emilion is no longer a "sleepy" region in France that's frozen in time. Some of the world renowned wineries are competing to offer visitors a unique and intriguing wine experience. Jean Nouvel has created a stunning and clever piece of bold modern "signature" architecture for...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2017

I bought into a foodie's blog about La Dominique. We did not take the tour but here is our lunch experience: We lunched on the terrace, which had large umbrellas the waiter promised to open if we became too warm. Pros Rolls were delicious with...More

2  Thank kaychaney
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

We just have a great time with the spanish lady who show us the Chateau and teach us about the wine in a fab taste! The view in the restaurant is breathless!! Amazing!!

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Reviewed September 18, 2018

Had visit to chateau and wine tasting .We then had gourmet lunch courtesy of daughter and hubby for my birthday. It was excellent in every way.

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Reviewed August 8, 2018

The wines of Chateau La Dominique are excellent. Visits are well-curated, with the emphasis on wine tourism rather than wine production, with some emphasis on the architecture, culture and art of the estate. An enjoyable visit for wine amateuers, with a guided tasting at the...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2018

The famous architect Nouvel designed the winery expansion, there is a restaurant and terrace on top of the winery. Views are fantastic from the terrace. The tour is well done, our guide was knowledgeable and spoke good English. My only complaint would be the tasting...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We were able to book a tour in english with a few days notice. Quite a striking set up - modern architecture which contrasts with the other Chateau’s in the region. Our tour guide was very informative taking us from the vineyards to the winery...More

1  Thank TheTouringWineLover
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Our guide was excellent and she did a great job of explaining the process. This place combines the new and the old. The Château no longer exists and there is a very modern addition designed by the architect of the Chicago Bean sculpture. A fantastic...More

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Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

We had a very pleasant visit including wine tasting with the incredibly talented Claudia. This is a must do on any visit to this part of France. The building is an exquisite blend of old and new, and the wine is equally exquisite. Beautifully appointed...More

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Management response:Responded June 27, 2018

Dear Maz53124, We thank you very much for your kind comments. They will be forwarded to Claudia who had the pleasure to welcome you. We hope that you can get a chance to taste our cuisine on another occasion, Best regards,

Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

We visited this Chateau with friends and October appears to be a good time for a visit. Our guide spoke French and English and was very knowledgeable. The modern architecture is probably not to everyone’s taste but provides a welcome contrast to the more traditional...More

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Management response:Responded June 27, 2018

Dear David, We warmly thank you for those compliments and hope to see you again at La Dominique. Best regards,

Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was outstanding. We were given the only available table (make sure you book a table with a view if the weather is nice) and had 3 magnificently prepared courses each. We chose different things on the menu and all 6 dishes were beautifully...More

1  Thank Karmen H
Management response:Responded October 28, 2017

Dear visitor, We are getting back to you about your experience at our winery. About the tasting, French Law doesn't allow us to serve more than tasting sips if we don't have the alcohol licence for it. Our restaurant has the licence so we can...More

Reviewed October 20, 2017

We visited there the last week of September which coincided with harvest season. Despite the recent reviews we really had agreat time. First we had lunch then we came back for dinner the next day. Defintly gotta have the Sauterne wine with the Fois Gras....More

Thank Shawn-Weston
Management response:Responded October 22, 2017

We are really glad you loved your experience at La Dominique. Hoping to see you there another time !

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Dear Treebranch, The Classic Tour always includes our Château La Dominique, Grand Cru Classé. Don't hesitate and come and visit us in Saint-Emilion, Amandine
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