Friday, January 19, 2018

The Best German Red Wines - Deutscher Rotweinpreis 2017 (German Red Wine Awards 2017)/ Vinum

Picture: The Best German Red Wines - Deutscher Rotweinpreis 2017 (German Red Wine Awards 2017)/ Vinum (Photo: Vinum)

The annual German Red Wine Competition (Deutscher Rotweinpreis), organized by the international wine magazine Vinum, exists since 1987. At that time, German red wine accounted for only about 15 percent of German wine production. Today, we are well over 35 percent. And not only the vineyard area planted with red grapes has expanded dramatically, but also the quality has improved considerably. Today, German red wine can compete with any red wine in the world, I believe. As a result, German red wines are increasingly appearing in the international wine market. Of course, given its location, they tend to be not like the fruity red wines we know from warmer countries, but lean and more elegant, with a lot of finesse.

This year, over 1800 wines from about 500 producers were submitted for the competition. The wines were grouped into 8 categories.

Picture: Vinum

Particularly successful was the Pfalz, with 4 winners (Matthias Gaul/ Asselheim/ Spätburgunder, Mario Zelt/ Laumersheim/ Cuvées, Axel Neiss/ Kindenheim/ Frühburgunder and Weingut Bremer/ Zellertal/ Portugieser).

Baden has 3 producers among the winners (Thomas Seeger/ Leimen/ Blaufränkisch, Fritz Wassmer/ Bad Krozingen-Schlatt/ Merlot and Konrad Schlör/ Eiswein)

Und Weingüter Jürgen Ellwanger/ Winterbach and Christian Escher/ Schwaikheim (both Württemberg) won in the Neuzüchtungen category with a Zweigelt..

The Best/ Deutschen Rotweinpreis 2017

Spätburgunder/ Pinot Noir

Winner: 2015 Pinot Noir Asselheimer St. Stephan Fass 556 Weingut Matthias Gaul, Asselheim, Pfalz

2. Platz (4 Producers):
2015 Schlatter „SW“ Weingut Martin Wassmer, Bad Krozingen-Schlatt, Baden
2015 Spermen Großes Gewächs Weingut Thomas Seeger, Leimen, Baden
2015 Freinsheimer Musikantenbuckel Weingut Krebs, Freinsheim, Pfalz
2013 Pinot Noir Steinbuckel Großes Gewächs Weingut Philipp Kuhn, Laumersheim, Pfalz

Pictures: At Weingut Jürgen Krebs. See: Germany-South and Alsace 2017 Tour by ombiasy WineTours: Baden, Alsace, Pfalz and Rheinhessen

Lemberger

Winner: 2015 Blaufränkisch Spermen Großes Gewächs Weingut Thomas Seeger, Leimen, Baden

2. Platz: 2014 Hebsacker Lichtenberg Großes Gewächs Weingut Jürgen Ellwanger, Winterbach, Württemberg

3. Platz: 2015 Fellbacher Lämmler Großes Gewächs Weingut Heid, Fellbach, Württemberg

Cuvées

Winner: 2015 Trilogie Weingut Zelt, Laumersheim, Pfalz

2. Platz: 2015 „Felix“ Cabernet Franc & Merlot Weingut Fritz Wassmer, Bad Krozingen-Schlatt

3. Platz: 2012 „R“ Réserve Christian Bamberger, Bad Sobernheim, Nahe

Internationale Klassiker/ International Grape Varieties

Winner: 2015 Merlot Kenzinger Roter Berg Weingut Fritz Wassmer, Bad Krozingen-Schlatt, Baden

2. Platz (3 Producers):
2015 Cabernet Franc Réserve Weingut Matthias Gaul, Asselheim, Pfalz
2015 Cabernet Franc Weinmanufaktur Untertürkheim, Württemberg
2015 Syrah Réserve Collegium Wirtemberg, Stuttgart, Württemberg

Deutsche Klassiker

Winner: 2015 Frühburgunder „Vogelsang“ Weingut Neiss, Kindenheim, Pfalz

2. Platz: 2014 St. Laurent Dalsheimer Bürgel Weingut Müller-Dr. Becker, Dalsheim, Rheinhessen

3. Platz: 2015 Frühburgunder Neuenahrer Weingut Burggarten, Heppingen, Ahr

Unterschätzte Rebsorten/ Underrated Grape Varieties

Winner: 2015 Portugieser Weingut Bremer, Zellertal, Pfalz

2. Platz: 2015 Trollinger Divinus Weinkonvent Dürrenzimmern, Württemberg

3. Platz (2 Producers):
2014 Portugieser Divinus Weinkonvent Dürrenzimmern, Württemberg
2012 Schwarzriesling Alte Reben Weingut Manz, Weinolsheim, Rheinhessen

New Varieties

Winner (2 Producers):
2015 Zweigelt Goldreserve Weingut Escher, Schwaikheim, Württemberg
2014 Zweigelt Hades Weingut Jürgen Ellwanger, Winterbach, Württemberg

3. Platz: 2014 Zweigelt Korber Sommerhalde „Goldadler“ Weingut Zimmerle, Korb, Württemberg

Edelsüß/ Noble sweet

Winner: 2016 Spätburgunder Weißherbst Beerenauslese Weingut Konrad Schlör, Reicholzheim, Baden

2. Platz: 2016 Muskattrollinger Rosé Eiswein Weingut Bernhard Ellwanger, Großheppach, Württemberg

3. Platz: 2016 Muskattrollinger Rosé Eiswein Weingut Graf Adelmann, Steinheim-Kleinbottwar, Württemberg

Schiller-wine - Related Postings

Wine Tasting at Weingut Bernhard Huber – Germany-South Wine Tour by ombiasy (2014)

Visit: Winzerhof Thörle in Saulheim, Rheinhessen – Germany-North Wine Tour by ombiasy (2014)

Weingut Chat Sauvage – Bourgogne in the Middle of the Rheingau: Meeting Chat Sauvage’s Winemaker and General Manager Michael Staedter, Germany

Tasting and Tour with the Pinot Noir Legend Paul Fürst, Weingut Rudolf Fürst in Bürgstadt, Franken – Germany-East Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2015)

Germany's Best Pinot Noir Wines - BerlinSpätburgunderCup 2013/2015

The New Germany: Red, Sparkling and Dry - Tasting at the American Wine Society 2016 National Conference in Los Angeles, USA, led by Annette Schiller

The New Germany – Red, Dry, Sparkling: German Wine Society Tasting, led by Annette Schiller, at Restaurant Old Europe in Washington DC

Vineyard Tour, Cellar Tour and Tasting with Rainer Schnaitmann at Weingut Rainer Schnaitmann in Fellbach, Württemberg – Germany-East Wine and Art Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2015), Germany

Tasting at Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz in Siebeldingen, Pfalz – Germany-South by ombiasy WineTours (2015)

Cellar Tour and Tasting at Weingut August Kesseler in Assmanshausen, with Winemaker Simon Batarseh – Germany-North Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

Tasting at Weingut H.J. Kreuzberg in Dernau, Ahr, with Ludwig Kreuzberg and Frank Josten – Germany-North Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016

Vineyard Tour, Cellar Tour, Lunch and Tasting at Weingut Fürst Hohenlohe Oehringen in Oehringen–Verrenberg, Württemberg – Germany-East Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

Cellar Tour, Tasting and Dinner with Kilian Graf von Bentzel-Sturmfeder, Weingut Graf von Bentzel-Sturmfeder in Schozach, Württemberg - Germany-East Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

Germany-South and Alsace 2017 Tour by ombiasy WineTours: Baden, Alsace, Pfalz and Rheinhessen

Germany-North Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours: Quintessential German Riesling and the Northernmost Pinot Noir
 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Schiller's Favorite Seafood Restaurants in Arcachon and Cap Ferret (Bassin d'Arcachon/ Bordeaux)

Pictures: Christian and Annette Schiller at Pinasse Café and Chez Hortense in Cap Ferret

The Bassin d'Arcachon is a bay of the Atlantic Ocean on the southwest coast of France, located just a few kilometres away from Bordeaux. The bay covers an area of 150 km² at high tide and 40 km² at low tide. Just south of the entrance is the Great Dune of Pyla. Nearly in the middle of the bay is a very particular island: L'île aux Oiseaux (Isle of the Birds).

The Bassin d’Arcachon is one of the most beautiful regions in France. This region is a perfect mix of the earthy traditions of the Landes region and the seaside joys of the Atlantic coast of France. It has a special atmosphere with stunning landscapes and culinary traditions.

Pictures: The Bassin d'Arcachon

There are many seafood restaurants around the Bassin d'Arcachon, ranging from basic oyster shacks to Michelin-starred restaurants.

Oyster Banks

From the Pinasse Café, for example, you have a gorgious view of the oyster banks in front of Pinasse Café. You can even go there when the water recedes.

Pictures: Oyster Banks

Arcachon

Arcachon is a well-developped beach town with colorful cookie cutter houses straight out of a airytale.

Pictures: Arcachon

Arcachon boasts a casino and many restaurants. Here are my favorites.

Cafe de la Plage/ Restaurant Chez Pierre/ Sushibar

1 boulevard Veyrier Montagneres 33120, Arcachon

Pictures: At Cafe de la Plage/ Sushibar

Pictures: Restaurant Chez Pierre

Restaurant Diego Plage

2 boulevard Veyrier Montagneres, 33120 Arcachon, France

Pictures: At Restaurant Diego Plage

La Brasserie des Marqises

Rue Roger Expert, 33120 Arcachon, France

Pictures: At La Brasserie des Marqises

L'oyster Bar

Marche Municipal | Blvd. Général Leclerc - Banc n 17, 33120 Arcachon, France

Pictures: L'oyster Bar

There are 2 Michelin-starred restaurants:

Le Patio

10 bd de la Plage, 33120 Arcachon

Le Skiff Club

1 av. Louis-Gaume, 33260 La Teste-de-Buch

Cap Ferret

Cap Ferret is a narrow strip of land between the Bay of Arcachon and the Atlantic Ocean where numerous no frills wooden oyster shacks line the beach (cabanes de pecheurs). The menu simply lists different kinds of oysters and their prices. It’s here that a large part of France’s 130,000-ton oyster harvest is produced. Cap Ferret is a fishing village with numerous oyster and seafood places.

Picture: Cap Ferret

I like the Village of L' Herbe very much, with l’Hôtel de la Plage (Chez Magne) and several cabanes de pecheurs.

Pictures: L'Herbe

Hôtel de la Plage (Chez Magne)

Village de L'Herbe, 33950 Lège-Cap-Ferret

Pictures: Hôtel de la Plage (Chez Magne)

Lefooding.com: Tenu pendant cinquante ans par deux cousines un peu acariâtres, l’Hôtel de la Plage (Chez Magne) fait partie du folklore du cap Ferret. Nicolas Lascombe, qui gère désormais cet ancien repaire de forestiers (1860), l’a laissé dans son jus avec confort sommaire et douches collectives. Ça fait partie du charme, comme la terrasse face au Bassin, absolument divine. Chambres à 75 € : pas cher !

gillespudlowski.com: Un mythe, comme aux îles. Dans un village d’ostréiculteurs et de pêcheurs qui évoque Saintes ou Saint-Barth: c’est l’hôtel de la Plage à l’Herbe. Cette adresse fameuse du Ferret, reprise avec entrain par une série d’investisseurs amis du Cap et de la maison, dont Nicolas Lascombes du Bouchon Bordelais, ne fait plus hôtel.  Mais, elle accueille, chaque jour sauf le lundi, pour des dînettes relaxes dans une ambiance d’auberge de toujours. Marion Natalis anime désormais le lieu avec le sourire.

Well-known are the cabanes Chez Boulan and La Cabane d'Hortense.

Chez Boulan

2 rue des Palmiers, 33950 Lège-Cap-Ferret

Lafourchette.com:  Ambiance cabane de pêcheur. Terrasse à l'abri des regards avec vue sur la dune. Une atmosphère idyllique pour déguster des fruits de mer fraîchement ramassés et des poissons fraîchement pêchés. Chez Boulan c'est une ambiance bistrot simple et décontracté ou on mange bien et où on oublie vite que le temps passe. Une adresse pour pratiquer le Carpe Diem en toute tranquillité !

Picture: Chez Boulan

La Cabane d'Hortense - Les Youkas

Rue des Tamaris, 33970 Lège-Cap-Ferret

La Cabane d'Hortense, dégustation d'huîtres du Bassin d'Arcachon et du banc d'Arguin, terrasse les pieds dans l'eau au Cap-Ferret face à la dune du Pilat.

Pictures: La Cabane d'Hortense

lefooding.com: Pour ses 77 ans, Chez Hortense, la baraque à moules-frites la plus people du Cap-Ferret, s’est offert une cabane à huîtres face à la conche du Mimbeau. Le standing (grande terrasse parasolée avec ponton et vue sur la dune du Pyla, bel intérieur en bois blond, vraie cheminée, déco brocantée…) est heureusement préservé, comme le suivi qualité assuré non-stop aux heures d’ouverture : huîtres familiales du banc d’Arguin – petites laiteuses (9 € les six), bonnes grosses quatre-saisons (21 € la douzaine) ; crevettes roses ou dodus bulots mayo (8 €) de la poissonnerie Lucine ; super pâté au foie et à la gorge de porc (6 €) ou terrine au porc noir de Bigorre de la ferme Vignécoise à Saint-Lary (7 €). Et pour arroser tout ça, deux options : graves blanc Château Graville-Lacoste (20 € la bouteille) ou bordeaux rosé Château de Chelivette (3,50 € le verre).

Chez Hortense is also a famous restaurant.

Restaurant Chez Hortense

Avenue du Semaphore, 33950, Lege-Cap-Ferret, France

Picture: Lunch at Chez Hortense in Cap Ferret, with 4th Generation Owner Bernadette Lescarret

Paris Match: Face à eux, les plus belles vues : l’île aux Oiseaux, le banc d’Arguin, la dune du Pilat. Et, pour lieu de rendez-vous, Chez Hortense, une institution. On n’y respire pas seulement l’iode mais aussi l’Histoire. Au départ, il y eut Hortense Lescarret, qui ouvrit l’établissement à la fin de la Première Guerre mondiale. Depuis, quatre générations se sont succédé, dont la dernière représentante est Bernadette, sans aucun doute une des femmes les plus connues de la commune. Impossible de la louper, dans une robe à fleurs multicolore. Auprès d’elle, François et Olivier, ses deux fils, et Frédéric, son neveu. Midi et soir, la terrasse affiche complet. Les tables sont réservées dix jours à l’avance.

Pictures: At Chez Hortense

lexpress.com: Bernadette Lescarret, la patronne de Chez Hortense. Qui ne connaît pas Chez Hortense n'est pas... du bassin d'Arcachon ! Cette institution de Cap-Ferret a vu quatre générations d'habitués se succéder. Aux fourneaux, les troisième et quatrième générations des Crampé oeuvrent de concert : Bernadette Lescarret, 60 ans, ses fils François, 35 ans, en cuisine, et Olivier, 30 ans, en salle, ainsi que son neveu Frédéric, 40 ans. C'est en 1914 qu' Hortense Crampé (grand-mère de Bernadette) rachète avec son mari l'hôtel-restaurant de la pointe de Cap-Ferret. Attaqué par l'érosion, l'hôtel s'effondre en 1936. Pour rouvrir à quelques mètres de là deux ans plus tard. On y sert moules, huîtres rôties au foie gras et poissons grillés, dans une atmosphère familiale.

Pictures: Langoustines, Oysters on the Half Shell and Moules avec des Frites

eveningstandard: Book (and book you must) into Chez Hortense for dinner for the quintessential Cap Ferret experience. A favourite since it opened in 1938, it’s located near the Pointe du Cap Ferret and in the summer it opens up to the elements and spreads its tables outside. Huge piles of garlicky mussels and salty French fries are the order of the day here – expect big, comforting portions.

lefooding.com: A façade with green stripes, a big terrace under the awning and grapevines on the pergola, with a view of the Arcachon Bassin and in the distance, the Pyla dune…. If the dishes that have given this classic Cap Ferret establishment its reputation were a little disappointing the day we went (overcooked mussels and greasy fries), the fish was in excellent shape. Presented whole (wild turbot and bass for two to four people, €37 a head), they return to your table cooked to perfection, just like the grilled portions for solitary diners (salmon, red mullet, tuna and wild meagre…). Preceded, as an appetizer, by whelks, shrimp with a spicy sauce, tuna tartare or langoustines with mayonnaise, and followed by a puits d’amour with strawberries and whipped cream, extolled by a gesticulating Bernadette, Hortense’s granddaughter. The wine selection is respectable, with lots of Bordeaux wines, without feeling chauvinistic (Pessac-Léognan blanc Château Brown for €45, Chablis from Aegerter for €36); wines by the glass €4-8. À la carte €46-66. Reservations necessary.

Le Bouchon du Ferret

2, rue des Palmiers, 33950 Lège-Cap-Ferret

Belongs to the Nicolas Lascombe group.

gillespudlowski.com: C’est l’événement du Cap Ferret, créé par un trio de talent: Damien Boulan, ostréiculteur et mareyreur de la poissonnerie éponyme et qui ouvre son cabanon à la dégustation d’huîtres en face, Nicolas Lascombes, qui fait florès avec sa Brasserie Bordelaise à Bordeaux, enfin Marion Natalis dont on reparlera très vite et qui vient de reprendre le mythique hôtel de la Plage à l’Herbe. Leur grand bouchon/brasserie relax et savoureux, plein de gaîté, fait merveille à deux pas du phare, face au Bassin et au cœur du quartier des pêcheurs.

Pictures: Le Bouchon du Ferret

Pinasse Cafe

2 B avenue de l Ocean | Cap Ferret, 33970, Lege-Cap-Ferret, France

My favorite is the Pinasse Cafe. See: Lunch at Pinasse Café, Cap Ferret - Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Pictures: Lunch at Pinasse Café

Schiller’s Favorites

Here is a complete list of Schiller's Favorites:

Europe

Germany

Schiller's Favorite Wine Taverns in Meersburg, Lake Constance, Baden, Germany
Schiller's Favorite Wine Bars in Frankfurt, Germany
Schiller’s Favorite Wine Taverns in Würzburg, Franken, Germany
Schiller’s Favorites: 2 Legendary Wine Taverns in Würzburg – Juliusspital and Bürgerspital
Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars and Wine Taverns in Freiburg, Baden, Germany
Schiller's Favorites: Frankfurt Apple Wine Taverns that Make their own Apple Wine
Schiller's Favorite Winemakers in Sachsen (Saxony), Germany
Schiller’s Favorite Winemakers in the Saale-Unstrut Region, Germany
Schiller’s Favorite Wine Taverns in Trier, Germany
Schiller's Favorite (Wine-) Restaurants in Deidesheim in the Pfalz, Germany
Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in Frankfurt am Main, 2014, Germany
Schiller's Favorite Wine Bars in Berlin, Germany
Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in Frankfurt am Main, 2013, Germany
Schiller's Favorite Apple Wine Taverns in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Schiller’s Favorite Wine Taverns in Mainz, Germany

France

Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in St. Emilion, France - An Update
Schiller’s Favorite Seafood Places in Bordeaux City, France - An Update
Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in Bordeaux City - An Update
Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars and other Wine Venues in Chablis, France
Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in Beaune, Bourgogne
Dinner at a Bouchon - Chez Paul - in Lyon: Schiller’s Favorite Bouchons in Lyon, France
Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in Beaune, Bourgogne, France (2015)
Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in Bordeaux City, France (2015)
Schiller’s Favorite Restaurants, Brasseries, Bistros, Cafes and Wine Bars in Paris, France
Schiller's Favorite Seafood Places in Bordeaux City, France
Schiller's Favorite Wine Bars in Bordeaux City, France, 2014
Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in St. Emilion, France
Schiller’s Favorite Restaurants, Brasseries, Bistros, Cafes and Wine Bars in Paris, 2012 France
Schiller's Favorite Wine Bars in Bordeaux (City) (2012), France

UK, Spain, Austria, Hungary, Italy

Schiller's Favorite Wine Bars in Venice, Italy
Schiller's Favorite Winebars in London, UK
Schiller’s Favorite Tapas Bars in Logroño in La Rioja, Spain
Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in London, 2012, UK
Schiller's Favorite Wine Bars and Other Wine Spots in Vienna, Austria
Schiller's Favorite Wine Bars in Budapest, Hungary
Schiller’s Favorite Spots to Drink Wine in Vienna, Austria (2011)

USA

Schiller's Favorite Wine Bars in Washington DC, USA (2017)
Schiller's Favorite (Seafood) Restaurants in Rehoboth, Delaware, USA
Schiller's Favorite Oyster Bars and Seafood Places in Seattle, Washington State, USA - An Update
Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in Seattle, USA - An Update
Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in Austin, Texas, USA
Riesling Crawl in New York City – Or, Where to Buy German Wine in Manhattan: Schiller's Favorite Wine Stores, USA
Schiller's Favorite Oyster Bars and Seafood Places in Seattle, USA (2013)
Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in New York City, USA (2013)
Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in Seattle, USA (2013)
Schiller's Favorite Wine Bars in Washington DC, USA
Schiller’s Favorite Crab Houses in the Washington DC Region, USA
Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in New York City, 2012, USA
Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in Charleston, South Carolina, USA (2013)
Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in San Francisco, USA
Schiller's Favorite Wine Bars and Other Places Where You Can Have a Glass of Wine in Healdsburg, California

Asia

Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in Singapore
Schiller s Favorite Winebars in Beijing, 2014, China

Africa

Schiller's Favorite Restaurants in Dakar, Senegal, West Africa
Schiller's Favorite Wine Bars in Dakar, Senegal, West Africa
Schiller's Favorite Wines of Madagascar
Schiller’s 12 Favorite Restaurants of Antananarivo, the Capital of Madagascar 

Total Immersion in Bordeaux: World Class Wines and Exquisite French Gourmet Cuisine - Bordeaux Tour 2017 by ombiasy WineTours, France (Published and Forthcoming Postings)

Total Immersion in Bordeaux: World Class Wines and Exquisite French Gourmet Cuisine - Bordeaux Tour 2017 by ombiasy WineTours, France

Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2015), France

Bordeaux Wine Tour 2013 by ombiasy

Bordeaux Wines and their Classifications: The Basics

Tour and Tasting at Château La Mission Haut-Brion, Appellation Pessac-Léognan, Cru Classé de Grave - Bordeaux Tour 2017 by ombiasy WineTours, France

Dinner with a View: At Restaurant L’Estacade in Bordeaux City - Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in Bordeaux City - An Update

Schiller’s Favorite Seafood Places in Bordeaux City, France - An Update

Bordeaux - En Primeur, Negociants, Courtiers, the Quai de Chartons and the Place de Bordeaux – A Short Introduction

How Does the Negociant System in Bordeaux Work? Tour and Tasting at Millésima - Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Saint Emilion Wines and their Classification, Bordeaux, France

Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in St. Emilion, France

Bio in Bordeaux: Cellar Tour, Vineyard Tour and Winepairing Lunch at Chateau Beauséjour and Château Langais, AOC Puisseguin-St.Emilion, with Owner/ Winemaker Gérard Dupuy - Bordeaux Tour 2017 by ombiasy WineTours

Tour and Tasting at Château Cheval Blanc, Appellation Saint-Emilion, Premier Grand Cru Classé A - Bordeaux Tour 2017 by ombiasy WineTours, France

Tour and Tasting at Château La Conseillante, Appellation Pomerol, with GM/ Winemaker Marielle Cazaux - Bordeaux Tour 2017 by ombiasy WineTours

Tour with Dany Rolland: Château Le Bon Pasteur in Pomerol – Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Tasting with Joël and Sandrine Duffau at Château La Mothe du Barry and Château Les Arromans in the Heart of the Entre-Deux-Mers Region - Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Visiting and Tasting at Château Climens, with Owner Bérénice Lurton, Bordeaux, France

Lunch at Restaurant Claude Darroze, 1 Star Michelin, in Langon, with Jean-Charles Darroze - Bordeaux Tour 2017 by ombiasy WineTours

Visit: Château de Chantegrive, Appellation Grave, with Owner Marie-Hélène Lévêque - Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Schiller's Favorite Seafood Restaurants in Arcachon and Cap Ferret (Bordeaux)

Visiting an Oyster Farm at Arcachon Bay, Bordeaux: Raphael Doerfler at Earl Ostrea Chanca - Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Lunch at Pinasse Café, Cap Ferret - Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

The 5 Premiers Grands Crus Chateaux en 1855 of Bordeaux, France

What is a Bordeaux Cru Bourgeois? France

Tour and Tasting at Château Brane-Cantenac, Appellation Margaux, 2ième Grand Cru Classé, with Owner Henri Lurton

Tour, Tasting and Lunch at Château Kirwan, Appellation Margaux, 3ième Grand Cru Classé, with Owner Natalie Schyler - Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Visit and Tasting at Château Poujeaux, Appellation Moulis-en-Médoc, Cru Bourgeois, with Winemaker Christophe Labenne

How a Barrel is Made: Visit of the Cooperage Berger & Fils in Vertheuil, with General Manager Simon Grelier – Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Tour and Tasting at Château Lafon-Rochet with Owner Michel Tesseron – Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Tour and Tasting at Château Montrose, Appellation Saint-Estèphe, 2ième Grand Cru Classé

Tour, Barrel Tasting and Family Dinner at Château Le Reysse, Vignobles Paeffgen, Appellation Médoc, with Owner/ Winemaker Stefan Paeffgen 

Tour and Tasting at Château Léoville Poyferré, Saint-Julien, 2ième Grand Cru Classé, with Didier and Anne Cuvelier

Tour and Tasting at Château Pichon-Longueville Baron in Pauillac - Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Lunch at Château Pichon-Longueville-Baron with Chef à Domicile Bernadet Damien - Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Tour and Tasting at Château Beychevelle, Appellation Saint-Julien, 4ième Grand Cru Classé, with General Manager Philippe Blanc

Visit and Tasting: Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte, Pessac-Léognan, Grand Cru Classé – Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2015), France

Tour and Lunch at Château Malartic-Lagravière, Graves, Appellation Pessac-Léognan, Grand Cru Classé

Tour and Wine Dinner at Château Haut-Bailly, Graves, Appellation Pessac-Léognan, Grand Cru Classé - Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France