The Wine and Vine Museum
Upon visiting the Wine and Vine Museum you will embark on a voyage of discovery in the Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux region. The superb 18th-century chateau that houses the museum is steeped in history !
In the 19th century the whole Bordeaux vineyard was ravaged by phylloxera, a disease transmitted by an insect.
It was in the extensive grounds of his château that Georges Barthelemy Cazaux-Cazalet installed the annexe of the region’s first school of viticultural sciences.
It was here that professionals and aspiring winegrowers were taught the techniques of grafting that are still used all around the globe today, and which allowed the eradication of the disease.
VISIT THE WINE AND VINE MUSEUM
This fun activity retraces the history of the local vineyards and explains the passionate enthusiasm of this noble profession, that of winegrower.
Get to know the professionals who produce our wines thanks to the know-how and the traditions handed down from their ancestors.
The Wine and Vine Museum is modern yet tastefully integrated into the prestigious historic atmosphere of the chateau.
In general a visit lasts around 30 minutes but there is no time limit, so take all the time you need to discover :
- the rich historical heritage of our landscaped appellations
- our different terroirs
- the life and work of a winegrower, a profession full of enthusiasm
- the different tools used for the care of the vines
- the harvest, a critical period in the year of the winegrower
- how grape-juice becomes wine in the cellar
- bottling at the property, a guarantee of quality
- how barrels and corks are made
- the art of wine-tasting
- the exhibition of ancient viticultural tools
- the different sizes of bottles and their names
Following your visit to the museum put your sense of smell to the test by trying to identify, on our ‘olfactory piano’ the different aromas present in our wines. It’s not as easy as you might think !
OUR MUSEUM, WINNER OF AN INTERNATIONAL BEST OF WINE TOURISM AWARD
The Maison des Vins in Cadillac received its « International Best of Wine Tourism Award« in Florence (Italy).
This award recognizes the quality of our hospitality and the interest of the visit for tourists.
Out of 398 candidates, eight others from 5 continents were also honoured by the award.
The Maison des Vins has also received the award for its original wine-related activities and workshops for visitors.
TASTE THE WIDE RANGE OF WINES FROM CADILLAC CÔTES DE BORDEAUX
You will be surprised upon tasting the ‘five nectars’ of our magnificent region in the friendly atmosphere of our bar. The fruitiness and the structure of our reds and the freshness of our white wines will certainly know how to seduce your taste-buds.
In our shop you will find a wide selection of over 50 wines produced in our region with every attention to the long-standing traditions of the appellation.
Visits and tastings
Free entry for individuals
Group (from 15 people) : 3.50€/ person
Information posters in French, English, and Braille
Just 30 kms from Bordeaux, accessible via the A62 motorway and the D10 road
Numerous activities and accommodation possibilities nearby
You can pop in to see us or, if you prefer, write to us at the following address :
Maison des Vins de Cadillac
D10 Route de Langon
33410 – CADILLAC
Opening times of the Maison des Vins in Cadillac:
Low season (September to April): Monday to Friday, 9 to 12.30 and 2 to 5pm
High season (May to August): 7/7, 10.30 to 1pm and 2.30 to 7pm
You can also phone us at : 05 57 98 19 34, send us an email : firstname.lastname@example.org.