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Chateau de la Riviere
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Traveling in late October, we found most wine chateaux were closed. A friend had recommended this place, so when we passed by the driveway we decided to give it a try. Sure enough, the retail shop was open, leading to a small purchase and enjoyable conversation with the woman who worked there. We discovered that you can get a room here, which, given the spectacular nature of the chateau and the breathtaking view, must be superb. The chateau itself is huge, with lovely grounds (including the Lady’s Bath, a spring fed private stone pool nearby). There are evidently cavernous cellars, which we missed the opportunity to see (a doorway into the hillside was open but we dared not venture in on our own lest someone close the door). We saw the chapel and the armory. Venturing up a wide stone circular staircase we seemed to be in someone’s private quarters, so we quietly retraced our steps. We definitely put this on our list of special places to stay at a future date.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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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
Thank PilotMichael
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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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Thank Joanne H
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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
Thank Dave P
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Additional Information about Chateau de la Riviere

Address: La Riviere, Fronsac, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Gironde > Fronsac
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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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