Where to eat in the vineyards of Bordeaux

Right or left bank? From the Médoc to the Sauternes and the Saint-Émilion region, Bordeaux is full of amazing spots to marry gastronomy with oenology. Michelin-starred tables, revisited breweries and hedonistic monasteries—this is our selection for a gourmet getaway in the heart of the vineyards of the Bordeaux region.

La Terrasse rouge: the brewery spirit in the vineyard

At the table of Château La Dominique, in the middle of the Saint-Émilion vineyard, you can see the rosy side of life! Perched on the roof of the cellars, with walls covered in crimson, the restaurant opens its terrace onto the vast “swimming pool” of translucent pebbles with shades reminiscent of those of the wine. The vineyard is the ideal spot for a gourmet menu inspired by products from the South-West, featuring Marmande tomatoes, Landes chicken and Pauillac lamb. And to accompany the dishes, the wine list favours the right bank terroirs!
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Château Lafaurie Peyraguey: an ode to crystal and wine

At the Lalique restaurant at Château Lafaurie Peyraguey, First Grand Cru Classé Sauternes, the decorative nods to the wine-making process are subtle and genius. The ceiling, adorned with crystal-clear “sky of vines” lighting, reflects the Lalique heritage, and the refined dishes are inspired by local wines. Beyond the simple pairing of dishes and wines, chef Jérôme Schilling draws on the very essence of vineyards to invent new flavors: infusion of Sauternes to macerate foie gras or including the crushed grape must to soften the meats, the subtle aromas of the vineyard are served on a plate. Even in the desserts!
Château Lafaurie Peyraguey (External link)

Château Cordeillan-Bages: a hedonistic monastery

At the starred table of Cordeillan Bages, in Pauillac, you're welcomed into the hedonistic world of the Cazes family, owner of Château Lynch Bages since 1939. Everything is there: the decor, a 19th century Girondine chartreuse (monastery) dressed in blond stones and dinners that exalt and reinvent the best of the French tradition. The meals become something truly special under the leadership of chef Julien Lefebvre and alongside the wine list, 1,800 references long! As a digéstif treat, explore the lovely village of Bages for some gourmet shopping or take a bike ride through the Médoc vineyard.
Château Cordeillan-Bages (External link)

La Table de Plaisance: Michelin-starred voyage between land and sea

In the heart of the medieval city of Saint-Émilion, this Relais & Châteaux is the mecca for a culinary journey between land and sea. At the helm: Chef Ronan Kervarrec, holding two Michelin stars, combines the flavors of Aquitaine with the memories of his native Brittany, blending terroir and emotions to build inventive compositions. His creations are best enjoyed under the crystal chandeliers of the dining room, which sparkle above the room's refined decor. And, of course, this all pairs perfectly with the 700 wines on the menu, including the house's Pavie Castle.
La Table de Plaisance (External link)

La Chapelle: local and organic fare facing the Château Guiraud

“True gourmets & drinkers”: the motto of Nicolas Lascombes' restaurants is perfectly suited to his latest address, the first of a Premier Grand Cru Classé in 1855, the Château Guiraud, in the heart of Sauternes. Facing the house, between vineyards, century-old plane trees and wild herbs, the old chapel of the 18th century has been renovated in an elegant style, combining avant-garde furniture design and natural materials. In the center a large table invites visitors to share the pleasures of good food: everything is local, organic and is perfumed with the scents of the South-West and Gascony.
La Chapelle (External link)

Getting to the Bordeaux vineyards