We were very fortunate to coincide our holiday with harvest time. And one morning, the owner, Martin Krajewski, gave us a tour.
From the grapes in his vineyard, he makes red, white and rosé wine. And we were there on a day when his team were harvesting red grapes.
Above and below you can see some images of the process…from starting to hand-pick early in the morning, to transporting the grapes to the winery where they were then quality checked, before being crushed and transferred into large vats.
I was totally fascinated and it made me really appreciate how much effort and thought goes into wine-making…plus how so many different factors can impact on each year’s vintage.
Below are some pictures from around the winery and in their shop…
Our accommodation was absolutely stunning. We stayed in ‘Le Studio’ which has recently been converted from the old chateau stables.
But it’s much, much more than the name ‘studio’ suggests…it has two storeys which include two bedrooms (one with an en-suite), a separate shower room, kitchen and living area.
If you’d like to see some images of the inside, simply visit the Holiday Lettings website. As you’ll see, the whole property has been beautifully decorated in neutral tones, with colourful modern art adorning the walls.
Sitting outside on the terrace was one of my favourite spots…in particular when we were watching the sun go down behind the vines, whilst enjoying a glass of the chateau’s rosé…
Of course, I couldn’t write a blog post without including some flowers (!), so here are some shots from within the chateau grounds…
We all absolutely loved our stay at Chateau de Sours…it’s a rural idyll and a place where you can really escape from city life.
It’s also the perfect location for exploring the Bordeaux area, as you’ll have seen from all the places we visited in last week’s blog post. It’s only half an hour from Bordeaux airport and fifteen minutes from the enchanting town of St Emilion.
Huge thanks to Martin and his wife Nicolette for making our stay so enjoyable…
P.S. If you would like to try Chateau de Sours wine, they have wine merchants and distributors around the world…simply take a look at their website for details. In the past, we’ve ordered our rosé from one of their UK distributors, Private Cellar.
(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)