Château Loudenne

Saint-Yzans-de-Médoc, France

Loudenne is a charming winery with a 350-year-old history, enriched by the contributions of two British merchants: Alfred and Walter Gilbey. In 1875, these connoisseurs of the finer things in life chose Loudenne as their French residence. The strategic location of the Loudenne port allowed them to ship wines by sea to London and distribute them globally.

The Gilbey family, followed by the company they established, dedicated 125 years to building the vineyard’s reputation, transforming Loudenne into an iconic destination for hospitality and entertainment. The château, known locally as “Le Chateau Rose” due to the color of its walls, was originally constructed in 1670 by a Bordeaux noble family.

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As of March 2022, Château Loudenne has returned to French hands. Wine enthusiasts Sophie and Christophe Gouache, owners of Château Bellerive in Valeyrac, have taken up the reins of Château Loudenne with the aim of establishing it as the ultimate benchmark for Médoc wines worldwide. Their vision is to reposition Loudenne as a symbol of glamor and modernity.

The estate’s idyllic location amidst nature transports visitors back to the romantic ambiance of the Roaring Twenties. Loudenne proudly embodies this identity, combining the elegance of traditional craftsmanship with the innovation of modern techniques. The meticulous care given to the wines reflects the château’s distinct personality and is evident in its environmentally conscious practices. In 2022, the vineyard obtained Organic Agriculture certification, while it has held the highest level of the High Environmental Value certification since 2017.

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Loudenne’s exceptional terroir, coupled with the ideal climate that prevails in the region, ensures the production of exceptional fruit, yielding wines that rank among the “greatest Médocs.” Furthermore, the estate’s splendid location on the edge of the Gironde River adds to its enchanting appeal, making it an essential destination for wine lovers seeking a gourmet experience infused with warmth and conviviality.

Immersing oneself in the unique atmosphere of Loudenne is akin to stepping into the vibrant past, where centuries of winemaking tradition blend seamlessly with contemporary aspirations. The Gouache family’s stewardship promises to build upon this legacy, offering visitors a memorable journey through time and taste.

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Whether it’s a leisurely stroll through the picturesque vineyards or an intimate wine tasting experience, Château Loudenne invites guests to indulge in the splendor of Médoc wines and savor the art of shared moments and conviviality.

Château Loudenne stands as a testament to the rich heritage of winemaking and hospitality in the Médoc region. Its history, combined with the dedication of the Gouache family, ensures that Loudenne will continue to be recognized as a beacon of excellence, offering wines that embody the essence of Médoc and a haven for those seeking an enchanting wine experience.

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Château Loudenne Wines

  • Médoc

    Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec

  • Rives de Loudenne Médoc

    Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

  • Bordeaux Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc

  • Les Jardins Bordeaux Rouge

    Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

  • Les Jardins Bordeaux Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Muscadelle

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