Green initiatives are popping up all over the vineyards of Nouvelle-Aquitaine! Here you’ll find a handful of ideas for places to visit where you can enjoy down-to-earth experiences that are sure to “pick” your curiosity.
In the Medoc, the train journey to the Rose Pauillac wine-growers' cooperative is the perfect start to an immersive ecological adventure in the world of wine – thanks to a sound and light show held in the heart of the cellars! A blend of the imaginary and the real, the vines reveal all their secrets here as young and old alike look on in amazement.
The Quai Cyrano wine bar in Bergerac will also wow oenophiles at the same time as tickling their taste buds. And for good reason, too! The bar welcomes visitors to its vault or terrace overlooking the Dordogne, where they can enjoy a tasting of AOC wines produced locally and from organic, biodynamic or integrated agriculture.
When it comes to wonderful views, Maison Martell (which boasts a long-standing commitment to the environment) also makes a strong impression with its cocktail bar towering over the town of Cognac from the roof of the historic venue. When the weather is fine, visitors can enjoy the roof top with a glass of cognac in their hand and their head in the clouds.
Do you love wine and are a fan of slow tourism? Well, the island of Oléron has everything going for it! After a getaway on foot or by bike, the Chapia wine bar is the perfect place to enjoy a glass. Drinks include the Oléron spritz, a cocktail made from Cognac liqueur flavoured with orange, and other wines and spirits from Nouvelle-Aquitaine, including Pineau d'Oléron.
For a luxurious, peaceful and eco-friendly getaway, head to the Hotel Parc Beaumont in Pau! Geared towards good practices, the hotel is an ideal starting point for escaping into the vineyards just next to Jurançon. There are over 60 estates around and about where you can discover the appellation’s dry and sweet white wines.
If you feel the call of nature, Domaine Mouguy welcomes family and friends to the Basque Country. On the agenda you’ll find a donkey ride where you can take in the beauty of the terraced vines of Irouléguy. This great breath of fresh air is followed by a tasting by the glass of vintages from the property.
Across the entire region, the countless sustainable approaches emerging from the earth create memories that will also stand the test of time!