Chateau Siaurac at Neac is an impressive 18th Century Chateau in its original state and is built round a cobbled courtyard with the main building opposite the grand entrance. It has been occupied by the same family since 1890. Neac is bordered by Pomerol and St. Emillion, both of whose church spires are visible from the grounds.
The chateau has vineyards in each of these these appellations in addition to (the largest) in Neac, planted with three grape varieties, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. They produce 6 labels including a St. Emillion Grand Cru Classe. The chateau divide them into 2 groups of 3 – Great Wines and Early Drinking Wines. All are impressive. The tour and lunch for €38 consists of a visit to the vines, the cellars and the very impressive cave and the chateau itself. Lunch is ‘gourmet’ self service and includes various delicious items. The price includes the tasting of the three “Early Drinking” wines.
The lunch, weather permitting would be on the manicured lawns of the chateau. The grounds are set out in classic English style with grand trees introduced by an ancestor of the family and include Redwood, a 300 year old Green Oak and numerous Maples and wonderfully aromatic Larches. If the weather is inclement there is a light and spacious dining room.
A visit not to be missed and easy to make a day of it since charming St. Emillion 8 km away (and the tourist season is close to ending!) www.chateausiauracandco.com
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