A mini wine retreat in the Medoc where the living is easy

Vineyard-surrounded boutique hotel La Maison d'Estournel is on a pretty estate in wine-soaked Bordeaux's Haut-Médoc region.


The former home of a renowned 18th-century vintner, this 14-room stay is fit for modern royalty. Survey your estate from your in-room bathtub, sample the grown-on-site varietals with a guided tasting, peruse the library for a well-worn volume to tote out onto the terrace and dine like kings and queens in the mod-French restaurant. Admire the hotel's art collection, borrow a book - we suggest a cookery or wine-themed one - to read on the terrace or wander through the bountiful gardens.

Be our guest at this beautiful mansion - the once-upon-a-time home of Louis Gaspard d'Estournel, former owner of the eponymously named Cos d'Estournel vineyards. A modern fairy tale of a stay, it's been warmly renovated and decorated with velvet chairs and original artwork. The rolling vineyard views take centre stage and there's a pretty alfresco terrace to lounge like the local bourgeoisie with a bottle of Bordeaux until it's time for your artfully arranged mod-French dinner.Lather (in your in-room bathtub), rinse (with another glass of wine), repeat.

Key features

  • Standard wine tasting
  • Exceptional wine tasting
  • Cellar visit
  • Vineyards visit
  • Wine for sale on property
  • Wine shipping available
  • Casual dining
  • Accommodation available
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