Oh hi there!
Did I tell you??
I’ve moved again!
This time to a new house- a chateau - to be exact.
That’s one of the many chateaus here in Bordeaux. It’s actually the sister chateau of Lynch Bages.
So far since my arrival here to Bordeaux we’ve drove by countless vineyards.
It’s just how I imagined it would be – acres and acres of vineyards with chateaus in the midst of all of them.
We completely lucked out because although september is generally harvest time, it all depends on the weather as to when the grapes are harvested. The weather has been perfect for the grapes lately and it’s harvest time this week at many of the chateaus. We’ve been getting to see the harvesting as well as picking the grapes to taste.
cheval blanc – vineyard
Petrus – Vineyard
On Sunday [day 1] we stopped at the above chateaus to try their grapes then headed to the town of Saint Emilion for a quick peak.
Then had lunch at Chez Servais.
Tuna carpaccio with eggplant and tomato basil sorbet on top
Fresh fish with veggies
Raspberry Stuffed Chocolate with Mint Ice Cream
After lunch we went to Chateau Haut-Bertinerie for a tour of the chateau, some grape picking, and wine tasting.
Entrance to Vineyard
The green bucket is what they use to store their picked the grapes
Master grape picker right hereeee ;P
The whole process of making wine is actually very interesting. It’s basically a form of art because although all wineries have basically the same process, they all use various techniques and special techniques to make their wine unique.
Days 2, 3 and 4 will be continued tomorrow, hopefully! I’ve been getting up before 7am every morning and not getting back to the hotel until 11:30pm at the earliest so I’m trying my best to get post frequently!
It’s currently 2:30 am and wayyy past bedtime. My 6am alarm is going to be going off in no time.