VISITS AND TASTINGS
NOTHING BEATS A TASTING!
Come discover Jade Vineyards’ wines at our new cellar in Saint-Hippolyte. Château Fleur de Lisse is perfectly located a few miles from the village of Saint-Emilion, at the heart of a Unesco-listed world heritage landscape. We have created an authentic yet modern environment here where we practice organic and biodynamic grape growing. We have three options to suit all visitors: a relaxed tasting, a vineyard and cellar visit and finally a real exploration. Bonus: all our tours are family friendly. You choose!
CHRONIQUE DU VIVANT
Until 30th September, Barthélémy Toguo is presenting a set of 12 amphoras specially made for the Château Fleur de Lisse. On this raw material, identical to the one we use to mature our wines, he projects his imagination. His chronicles of life magnify nature. A key figure in contemporary art, his works can be found in numerous collections, including the Musée National d'Art Moderne (Paris), the Tate Modern (London) and the Museum of Modern Art (New York), to name but a few.
THE JADE EXPERIENCE
This is perfect for wine enthusiasts who are looking for a behind the scenes tour. Learn about our philosophy, methods and the wine ecosystem that we hold dear… Step into the winemaker’s shoes, in the company of our Fleur de Lisse ambassador, as you discover the terroir. You will examine both the vine and the soil. In the winery you learn about the work and challenges involved with winemaking and aging. This is an exclusive visit: it varies with the seasons, schedule and work of the winemaker.
Ruby red hue, black fruit aromas, melted tannins? Whether you're an experienced wine lover or a curious newcomer, let us guide the awakening of your senses! After a tour of Château Fleur de Lisse's chais, this workshop will introduce you to the specific vocabulary and essential steps of wine tasting. White and red wines are then tasted through an interactive process. Another approach to the basics of tasting!
WINE TASTING AND MORE
Want to get to the essence of our wines? Sit down at our tasting counter and take part in a commented presentation of our organic and biodynamic vineyards. Your host will use interactive maps for you to discover the main aspects of our terroirs. While discussing the topics, taste two wines that are emblematic of our know-how in Saint-Emilion and Bordeaux. With or without reservation, during boutique’s opening hours.
“IN OUR NATURE” TOUR
The tour begins in the vineyard, where you get a 360° view of the winery. Discover the natural cycle of the vine, organic and biodynamic vineyard practices in the company of our Fleur de Lisse ambassador. Then visit the cellar to find out the winemaking and aging processes that transform grapes into wine. Finish with an expert-led tasting of four of our vintages. This special, sensory introduction to our wine makes for a truly enjoyable experience.
WINE & CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP
Come and discover the close relationship between great wine and chocolate during a workshop that will give your palate a real treat! What to expect? We’ll explore the stages of transformation of grapes into wine and cocoa beans into chocolate, the concept of terroir and blend common to both, the precise vocabulary of tasting and, finally, the subtle alliance of flavors. Whether you are simply curious or an experienced chocolate lover, come and share our passion.
COOKING CLASS AT THE CHATEAU
The best cuisine is the one to be shared! Take part in a friendly class gathering seasonal products and essential chef's techniques to cook a bistronomic meal together with passionate gourmets! Our olive oil and great wines are featured in recipes that you can reproduce at home. The culinary experience with the chef is followed by lunch. You get to enjoy your morning’s work and learn about food and wine pairings. Enjoy!
TELL ME ABOUT VINE AND WINE
Live the adventure of the grape, from the vine to the glass... That's what this brand new tour offers! Designed for young and old alike, it allows visitors to discover the vine through puzzles and anecdotes, research and stories, to get to know the land through a sensory workshop and to experience the great adventure of turning grapes into wine. The visit ends with a tasting: juice for the children and wine for the parents! Fun and intergenerational, it will not leave anyone indifferent.
GROUPS AND SEMINARS
The Jade Vineyards team welcomes you year round. Discover our unique cellar and share our passion.
Group visits: Château Fleur de Lisse can welcome groups of up to 40 people. Organizing a seminar? We have two options for your professional meetings (up to 12 people): Château Fleur de Lisse for a modern setting and Château l’Etampe for a more intimate, luxury option.