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Le Chai au Quai

7 quai Camille Pelletan, 33350 Castillon-la-Bataille, France
+33 5 57 40 13 31
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Laithwaites bargain wine sales

Interesting tour, explanation and tasting of Laithwaites French wines with brilliant explanation by... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Dodswoa
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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INTERESTING

During our stay in Saint Emillion we visited Le Chai au Quai. We found our visit very interesting... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
20Eileen2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Welcome to the beautiful, 19th-century Le Chai au Quai. Fully renovated in 2011, it stands majestically on the banks of the Dordogne river, right next door to the renowned region of Saint-Emilion. A spurious, political dividing line separates the two. The building you are standing in was once where the barrels, coming down river in flat-bottomed boats (gabares), were stored. Today it's our 'winemaking headquarters' - a working winery, with gleaming stainless steel vats and stacks of the finest oak barrels to craft our special 'homemade' wines. Some are more traditional - special cuvées of Bordeaux we've sourced through our network of contacts and rescued from being blended away. Our winemakers Jean-Marc Sauboua and Mark Hoddy give these their customary TLC to lend them a real boost of quality, then proudly bottle them under Le Grand Chai label. We're equally boastful of our more innovative wines, which break appellation rules in the quest to make the very best ... and as a consequence, they are labelled as simple table wines. These are unique bottles of outstanding quality, which challenge some of the finest classics. We are open all year round for visits. So, if you come and visit us, we'll ensure a welcoming party for every occasion!
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22 Jan 2018
“Laithwaites bargain wine sales”
7 Oct 2017
“INTERESTING”
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7 quai Camille Pelletan, 33350 Castillon-la-Bataille, France
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Interesting tour, explanation and tasting of Laithwaites French wines with brilliant explanation by Simon. Really happy to buy quite a few bottles and delighted to see that they not only tasted great but were all a massive bargain compared to Laithwaites uk prices. Good claret...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

During our stay in Saint Emillion we visited Le Chai au Quai. We found our visit very interesting. The Staff were very friendly and extremely helpful . We had the opportunity to chat to the Winemakers and sample some of the wines. We were given...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Booked a tour of the house and vineyard and were taken on a very interesting and informative tour by the lovely Bridgette. She clearly enjoyed her work and her enthusiasm for the winery was evident and contagious. Tried various wines and were not hurried or...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This is part of the Laithwaite wine empire. Although it was signposted from the main road through Castillon it was still a bit challenging to find. We didn't know what it looked like and drove past this large building on the quayside twice - I...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2014

We pitched up at the door just after 14.00 to see the Laithwaite wines and and how they were being made. We were lucky enough to be shown round by Marc Hoddy who was completely brilliant, showing us the red and white wine cellars and...More

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