Explore the Château de Monbazillac 



Explore the Château de Monbazillac 

In the Périgord, in the heart of the Dordogne, the Château de Monbazillac awaits you. Here you can discover the incredible wines of Monbazillac, as well as the history of the fairy-tale like 16th-century château, which overlooks the sweeping vistas of the Dordogne valley.  

1. An ideal location 

Classified as an Historic Monument, the 16th-century Château de Monbazillac is emblematic of the Dordogne region. Just 10 minutes from Bergerac and one hour 40 minutes from Bordeaux, it is in the heart of the Périgord Pourpre wine-growing region, where visitors will find no shortage of cultural, historical and gastronomic delights. 

The Château de Monbazillac in the heart of the Dordogne, © Dordogne Libre

2. New visitor route 

Guests can learn about the creation of Monbazillac wines, from vine to wine, via the visitor route which has undergone a complete makeover. Here you will discover the secrets and specificities of the golden nectar of Monbazillac, and enjoy a real immersion in the heart of the largest sweet wine vineyard in the world. Monbazillac offers videos, audio, light shows, puzzles and animations, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience. 

The new visitor route helps guests learn all about the wines © Dordogne Libre_Stéphane Monserant

3. Three-tiered approach 

Discover the new three-step tour that combines history, culture and the art of tasting. You will start with a visit to the museum, which is dedicated to Monbazillac wines, then you will discover the château where you will explore its unique architecture and, last but not least, it’s time for a tasting !

A three-step tour will reveal the secrets of Monbazillac, © Dordogne Libre_Stéphane Monserant

4. Tastings to suit everyone 

With Monbazillac’s different tastings, you’re sure to find the one that suits you. For novices, visits end with wine tasting overlooking the castle. Meanwhile, novices and experts alike will appreciate the guided tasting of three wines by a professional in the Aroma Pavilion. 

Enjoy a guided tasting © Dordogne Libre_Stéphane Monserant

5. Contemporary art exhibitions 

The castle organises two contemporary art exhibitions each year in collaboration with the cultural association ‘Les Rives de l’Art’. For more than 15 years, many renowned artists have exhibited their works at the castle. The roster of paintings, sculptures and performance videos make this age-old monument vibrate with modernity. 

Contemporary art exhibitions are held twice yearly, © Dordogne Libre_Stéphane Monserant

6. Events and entertainment throughout the year 

Events and entertainment punctuate the life of the château. Open-air concerts, theatre evenings, treasure hunts, cooking workshops for children and adults… The estate delights in helping visitors of all ages create lifelong memories to treasure. 

The estate hosts events throughout the year © Dordogne Libre_Stéphane Monserant

7. A gourmet gift shop  

The estate’s new shop offers a selection of wines and local products, perfect for taking home as gifts or to enjoy for yourself. Not sure which wines to choose or what the best food and wine pairings might be? A team of friendly sales consultants is on hand to answer all your questions. 

Leave time to visit the gourmet gift shop, © Dordogne Libre

8. A professional team at your disposal 

The passionate team at Château de Monbazillac loves to help visitors discover the secrets of the site and its wines. Whatever type of visit you’re planning, you’re guaranteed a warm welcome and programme tailored to suit you and your interests. 

A team of professionals are on hand to ensure a great experience © Dordogne Libre

9. Meet the winegrowers 

From July 15 to August 31, it is possible to meet cooperative winegrowers who will explain their job and discuss current issues around biodiversity and the environment. It’s a real insider’s view of the world of winemaking. 

In summer, you can meet the winegrowers

10. Dine in the restaurant 

Round off your trip with a visit to the château’s restaurant, where you can enjoy a meal and soak up the fantastic views of the valley. It is open every lunchtime from June to October and offers local cuisine accompanied by wines produced by the Monbazillac cellar.

For more information, visit chateau-monbazillac.com 

Dine in the restaurant amidst stunning views

Lead photo credit : Learn all about wine at the Château de Monbazillac, © Dordogne Libre

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