Producer Profile: Visiting Saint-Emilion's Château Bernateau and the welcoming Lavau family

We came across a wonderful vineyard near Saint-Emilion, in Saint-Etienne-de-Lisse called Château Bernateau. Surrounded by beautiful landscapes of rolling vines that have been honoured by the World Heritage designation, this small domaine has been family owned and operated for the past eight generations. We had the pleasure of meeting Karine Lavau, who together with husband, Pierrick, own and operate the vineyard along with its sister domaine Château Tour Peyronneau. The two vineyards are farmed organically, and are classified as Saint-Émilion Grand Cru producing some delicious wines.

One of the things that made a mark on me is Karine's passion and enthusiasm not only for producing wine, but for enabling people to learn about what her family is so proud of. The family is very warm and welcoming and offers personalized tours and tastings on the property. This is evident by all the great TripAdvisor reviews that they have received.

Check out this video of Pierrick Lavau to learn more about the property and the wines.

We are also excited to announce that Chateau Bernateau now carries our Wine Check luggage. So the next time you visit them you can not only sample, but take your favorite bottles home!

Have you been to the Bordeaux wine region of France? What are some of your favourite winery visits?

Chateau Bernateau, Bernateau, Saint-Etienne-de-Lisse, France +33 05 57 40 18 19