Best of Gold for Wine Tourism
For art and wine lovers, a visit to Château Siran is a must! The estate belonged to the Toulouse Lautrec family until 1859… Its extraordinary Chai des Collections is a true invitation to travel, from Antiquity to the 19th century.
Every year, the Best Of for Wine Tourism competition rewards the most remarkable sites in the field of wine tourism. Already Best Of for Wine Tourism in 2015 in the “Architecture and Landscapes” category, Château Siran was awarded the Best Of Gold for wine tourism in 2017 in the “Art and Culture” category.
A guarantee of excellence, the Best Of for Wine Tourism competition officially distinguishes and recognises properties that pay particular attention to the conviviality of the visits, the guide’s ability to adapt to his clients and the warm welcome visitors receive at the estate.
In 2017, more than eighty-five applications were submitted. “Selection is becoming increasingly difficult with the real professionalisation of the sector”. Only seven Best Of Gold for Wine Tourism 2017 were awarded, including the one received by Château Siran in the “Art and Culture” category.
Owned by the Miailhe family for more than 160 years, Siran is a place steeped in history. A monumental gate opens onto this beautiful estate, once owned by the Toulouse-Lautrec family, ancestors of the famous painter. They had their coat of arms mounted on the façade of the Chartreuse, in the typical Bordeaux architectural style of the late 18th century.
Surrounded by a vast park with a pond, romantic and green, rich in flowers and fruit trees (hundred-year-old magnolias, Virginia tulips, cherry trees, apple trees, rose bushes …), Siran is a place conducive to biodiversity. A terrace installed on the roof of the cyclamen pavilion allows visitors to enjoy a panoramic view of the Margaux appellation vineyards.
This unique property also houses a beautiful collection put together by Brigitte and William-Alain Miailhe, comprising more than 300 objects related to wine and the arts of fire: old plates, Greek and Gallo-Roman amphoras, Jacquots and Bacchus pots, as well as an 18th century tapestry depicting a scene from the “Burgundian harvest”.
An artistic and architectural heritage that can be discovered through the various visits proposed by the oenotourism team and completed by the tasting of the estate’s wines. After the pleasure of the eyes, it’s the turn of the pleasure of the palate in this property in the Best Of Gold for Wine Tourism!