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Located in the northwest part of Saint-Emilion, next to the Pomerol appellation, Château La Dominique has been a well-reputed estate for many years. Bordered by prestigious neighbours in a "cultural landscape" designated a UNESCO world heritage site since 1999, this 29-hectare estate is extremely well-situated. A Saint-Emilion grand cru classé, La Dominique has never stopped reinventing itself. For instance, an avant-garde cellar designed by world famous architect Jean Nouvel was housed in the traditional 18th century château in 2013. The vat room is now an integral part of the historic building, perfectly illustrating the estate's desire to respect the past while keeping up with the times. After renovating the vineyard and modernising the winemaking facilities, the Fayat family felt that it was also important to make Château la Dominique a place for social interaction, tastings, etc., and opened a convivial restaurant there.

La Terrasse Rouge, Château La Dominique's rooftop restaurant, offers magnificent views over the vineyards.

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Nearly 50,000 people visited La Dominique in 2017. The château is open every day from April to October (10 am to 7 pm) including weekends and public holidays, and Tuesday to Saturday (10 am to 6 pm) from November to March.

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Discovery tour

Advance booking highly recommended 15€ / per person

Group visit lasting one hour presenting the estate's history, architecture, and cellars, with a tutored tasting of two wines.

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By appointment only 25€ / per person

Tailor-made private tour ending with a tutored tasting of three wines.

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VIP tour

By appointment only 30€ / per person

Exclusive 90-minute tour, including a tasting of four wines in La Dominique's private cellar. Option: a trip back in time with benchmark vintages that helped to establish Château La Dominique's reputation.

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By appointment only 35€ / per person

Private 90-minute tour with a tasting in the château cellar focusing on wine and food matches.

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By appointment only 35€ / per person

After a detailed visit of the estate, introduction to the art of blind tasting with three wines in Château La Dominique's private cellar.

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Young Winetaster Tour

By appointment and only during French school holidays. 10€ / per children, 15€ / per person

An enjoyable experience for both children and parents, with a 30-minute tour and a joint initiation into the mysteries of winetasting.

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"Discovering La Dominique also includes an introduction to the art of wine tasting and helps people understand more about wine culture."



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Discover the three key stages of tasting with four wines from Vignobles Fayat.

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Introductory wine tasting workshops taught by a recognized professional in the château's private cellar to give visitors a deeper understanding of how to taste wine.

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