Domaine de Fompeyre
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- Minbar in room
- Indoor pool
- Room service
- High-speed internet in room
- Swimming pool
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30.5 Km - Sunny day again - Barsac to Bazas Shorter distance with a later start we make our way through the Barsac and Sauternes area of Bordeaux. Although it is only 10AM we find ourselves at the lovely Chateau Haut-Bergeron where we had bought 6 bottles of their 2010 for shipment when we were in St Emillion. We get a tour of their facilities and …
... the tables were being blown over with the glasses breaking rather worryingly.
We left and headed south again to have lunch on the banks of the Dordogne, which after the rain of the previous day wasn't the gently flowing river it normally is but a muddy and fast flowing.
By then it was getting late and we drove to our next stop in the small village of Auros, near Langon. We are staying in a old village house, which was an ...
... showers and sun for the four days we were there. Unfortunately you cannot harvest in heavy rain, as the water logically dilutes the grapes and thus the wine, which is not conducive to an excellent final product. At this vineyard, each picker harvests a piquet, or section of the vine, into two small buckets, which are then emptied into bigger bins and transferred to the chai via trailer. People don't lie when they say it's back breaking work, particularly for ...
A lazy day planned around the Gite, Anne went for a run in the morning. I finished reading the book I borrowed from the Gite (so it can be returned before we leave) and I spent the rest of the afternoon thinking about how I'm going to get all the wine we've bought in the car! Amazingly it all fits and there is still space for our luggage! Last night in the Gite and a lovely meal to celebrate a great week away. Even ended the night playing ...
Today we went to Bordeaux and what a lovely place it is. We parked on the outskirts and caught the tram in, then walked around a few of the monuments for a few hours, with a lunch break of course. Climbed to the top of the tower (260 steps) where the views of the city were good. Walked down the side of the river and through a couple of parks before heading back towards the tram and back to the Gite. A long day, but we'll definitely go back there ...