Happy New Year!
Looking back over last year makes us terribly excited for the year to come. Last year we saw two of the amazing wine estates nearby open up opportunities for visitors to tour the gussied-up châteaux and vineyards. It's really thrilling to be able to get a better insight into what makes this region so special to the world of wine.
Phélan-Ségur has a wonderful program of tastings, vineyard walks with their chef, and luncheons. At the Phélan-Ségur harvest last year, we were lucky to be able to see the harvest operation, hear about the new investments and ideas they are bringing to their winemaking, do a vertical tasting of their wines, and join a sumptuous lunch for wine négotiants from Bordeaux.
The other estate to make big changes is Cos d'Estournel, which opened a beautiful boutique inn and restaurant called Maison d'Estournel in the Château Pomys in St-Estèphe. Worthy of the write-ups it's getting, Maison d'Estournel is a gem of flawless hospitality. We love dropping in for a cocktail and a snack either in the library or on the lawn patio overlooking the famous vineyards and plan to go back lots this year.
Here's hoping in this new year you will be able to join us on some of our adventures.