Each year in September and October, grape harvest time marks the beginning of a season of festivities, discoveries and renewal for all vineyard lovers. Here is a selection of 10 properties for a celebration of castles and their harvests.
Classified as a Sauternes Premier Grand Cru, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey invites guests to travel through time from the Middle Ages to the Belle Époque. The estate, owned by Lalique Group, includes a two-Michelin-star restaurant and a five-star hotel showcasing works by the iconic glassmaker.
In the north and south of Portugal are two wine estates: Quinta Nova is built on three centuries of history; Herdade da Malhadinha Nova is more than one hundred years old. Two contrasting terroirs; two distinct identities. Yet both are facing up to the challenges of climate change.
Guests experience wine tourism at more than 250 Relais & Châteaux properties, 60 of which produce wine. On these estates, "sense of place" takes center stage where terroir and passion collide to produce some of the world's most interesting wines, all done with sustainability at top of mind.