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“Castle, caves, great wines”

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Chateau de la Riviere
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Magnificent castle located in the Fronsac Appellation next to Saint Emilion. Extraordinary castle rooms available for overnights. Huge estate. Excellent wines ate great prices. Underground caves that meander for miles and miles and miles. The caves were dug for the limestone blocks to build the castle. Definitely a unique experience you must not miss.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Having tasted Château de la Riviere in a restaurant, we set off to order a case directly from the Chateau. On arrival we headed straight to the Boutique and spoke to a lovely lady named Anne, who gave us a tasting of their white wine, as well as the red that we had already tried. The white wine was something of a surprise; it was amazing. She was very helpful and knowledgeable about the estate, and quickly found out the details for shipping to the UK while we decided what we wanted to order. Unfortunately we didn't have time to look around the grounds, but what we saw was truly stunning. What an amazing location! I see that the chateau also offers accommodation, which would be a good choice for anyone looking for a relaxing break exploring the Fronsac area.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is just a review of a visit to the winery.

We spent 7 days in this region of France and Riviere was by far our favorite Chateau to visit. Amazing tour, just breath taking property and chateau. The quarry is miles and miles of underground wine storage with graffiti from hundreds of years ago.

Note - this was not our favorite wine to taste but our favorite Chateau experience.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Katie V
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a wonderful place to tour but somewhat south of mediocre to taste. The tour of the wonderful quarry/ caves was special and makes the trip worthwhile. The caves were actually used by the French resistance during ww2 and you can actually feel that vibe in the caves. The wine tasting was not very good. We tasted the rose' which was pale and too fruity! Then we had the 2015 second label that was not as good as some of the local farm wine we had earlier. Finally the first level wine was a 2007 that was too light got and shallow. It is sold through trader joes and I will not spend any time looking for it. Go for the tour, not the Wine!

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Chateau de la Riviere is a large structure, reached via a very long driveway. There is a hotel complex in the old building, which has splendid views of the valley. There is a pool where the ladies used to dip their toes in the fresh spring that runs through the property. The highlight is the tour of the caves, formed from the old quarry. There is a large dining room, small dining room, remnants of the French Resistance, and more bottles than you care to count (though only from the 1960's on). The tour guide was very charming, and the experience ends with a tasting opportunity.

Stayed: September 2016
Thank Anna H
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Additional Information about Chateau de la Riviere

Address: La Riviere, Fronsac, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Gironde > Fronsac
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Fronsac
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Chateau De La Riviere Hotel Fronsac

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