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Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

33650 Martillac, France
+33 5 57 83 11 22
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Wedding Drums

A wedding ceremony on the grounds of Chateau SHL. Superb. The angels brought out the sunshine this... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gary S
Hong Kong
via mobile
Expansive estate well maintained

We approach the chateau from the road and the there was a red carpet down, but I fear not for us... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bromley, United Kingdom
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The Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Grand Cru Classé de Graves, is both one of the oldest Bordeaux wine properties and one the most pioneering in its approach to the terroir, the quality of its wines and in its insatiable efforts to meet the connoisseurs' satisfaction. For 25 years now, Florence and Daniel Cathiard have inspired SHL a momentum toward nature called "Bio Precision". The quality of the red and white first and second wines grows constantly in the eyes of the national and international critics and the grand vin enthusiast witness it every day as the doors of the underground cellar, the new 100 % gravity operated vat room, the renovated cooperage and the positive energy Stealth Cellar are open all year long, upon appointment.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
33650 Martillac, France
+33 5 57 83 11 22
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wedding ceremony on the grounds of Chateau SHL. Superb. The angels brought out the sunshine this weekend and we had a charming experience. Fresh air, crisp blue skies, blurred fantasy sunset and memorable moments of every step. Excellent wines from the Chateau.

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We approach the chateau from the road and the there was a red carpet down, but I fear not for us. The hole estate is impressive. The cellars are beautifully laid out and vast. The guided tour by the guide who spoke excellent English was...More

Thank Joe9069
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Just outside the city of Bordeaux you can visit Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, which offers fabulous vineyard views, walking paths, restaurant, café, hotel and spa. A visit to this Chateau worth.

Thank KaterinaBouza
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Having just popped into the boutique on a previous visit, this time we booked a proper visit and tasting. It turned out that there were just the two of us with a guide, which truly made this special. We were shown the workshop where the...More

Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Château Smith Haut Lafitte is a stunning place to visit whilst in the Bordeaux region of France. We were lucky enough to be given a tour of the vineyard after spending a wonderful evening right next door at Les Sources de Caudalie. Not only...More

Thank SuzyTurnerBlog
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a private tour of this winery with a long history. Investments have been made to the grounds and vineyards to modernize the facilities but the original charm and beauty have not been compromised. Look for the original art work all around, some sculptures placed...More

Thank Mario L
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Very informative tour about their method of wine production followed by great wine tasting. Would return in a heat beat :D

Thank Mrs_E_Scott
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Beautiful wine, food and location. This is a wonderful place to stay or simply have a meal. The food is typical of the region and excellent. The staff are very professional.

Thank Gpy14
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Having eaten at Rouge at the Les Sources de Caudalie a few days earlier we already knew some of the wines, but when a host at another winery recommended another of their wines to us, we wanted to return to buy some! Although we hadn't...More

Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful chateau. Lot of good spots for pictures, landscape is awesome and they have a lot of sculptures. Their wine is great, both reds and whites, both Gran Vin and Second Wines. Tour was very pleasant! One curiosity, they are one of the few...More

Thank marcelolima83
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