2016 - Upcoming Cheese and Wine pairing workshops
Saturday 30 January at 10.30 am
Saturday 27 February at 10.30 am
Saturday 26 March at 10.30 am
Saturday 30 Avril at 10.30 am
……. Every last Saturday in the month at 10.30am
or any other saturdays for a group of 8 persons minimum.
A guided tour of the cellars followed by a fun cheese and wine tasting session hosted by Th. Lafitte, a cheese refiner. Limited places. Price 18€. Approx 2 hours.
Booking : +33(0)5 57 96 56 20 or Our Contact form

2015 - Yet another Step towards Ecology
This year also shows a new step towards ecology. Château Carbonnieux has officially joined the first Bordeaux wine association for the EMS (ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System)
This association monitors environmental and cultural practices, the quality of work and also the safety of people. For us, being a member of such an association is a token of our eco-responsibility towards all those who place their trust in us.


Château Carbonnieux will be open all week-end for the open house days in Pessac-Léognan. Visitors will be able to enjoy visiting the cellars, tasting wine and oysters and looking at Mr Bono’s sculpture exhibition....
38 other châteaux south of Bordeaux will welcome those who appreciate this appellation.

Site Internet des Pessac-léognan

Château Carbonnieux is happy and proud to have received the Gold Best of Awards in the category “Architecture and Landscapes” in the competition for the Best of Wine Tourism. For this 13th event, 92 entries were registered, there were 20 nominees and 6 were awarded Gold trophies ( 1 per category)
Apart from the age of the château and its particular architecture and environment this award also recognizes the good work put in by our whole team throughout the year to make visitors more and more welcome.
The château is open to visitors all year :
Opening times: 9am to 12.30 and 1.30 to 5.30pm
Tel 05 57 96 56 20
Look the article

Best Of Wine Tourisme

Our oenologists are smiling.
This year the vegetative cycle of the vine progressed magnificently thanks to practically perfect weather conditions from the time when the first buds came out. A sunny spring resulted in a very homogenous flowering around 2nd June. A warm dry month of July could have produced signs of stress on the plants but a good fall of rain at the beginning of August revitalized the vine and led to ripening (color change) between 7th and 10th August .
The grapes, all varieties taken together, are in an excellent state of health and we will certainly be able to wait for the best qualitative criteria for harvesting .

- THURSDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2015 8.30pm
Last day of the festival Jazz&Wine
Steve Coleman and the 5 Elements
More information about Steve Coleman

THURSDAY 30 JULY 2015 8.30PM
“Musique en Graves” festival : “ Fantasia”
Tanonov, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, fantasy parts for violin, piano, cello
More information about Musique en Graves

- MONDAY 6 JULY 2015 8.30PM
“Les Festes Baroques” festival: “ Baillot , an adventurous heart”
Mozart, Haydn, Baillot... string quartet More information about Festes Baroques

Wine tasting is offered at the château after each concert.

This year Château Carbonnieux will once again be attending the Open House Days promoting Bordeaux white wines. Several châteaux in the Pessac-Léognan area are preparing to welcome you to their properties, to show you around the cellars, to let you taste their wines….
At Château Carbonnieux, there will be 2 Cheese and Wine pairing workshops hosted by Th.Lafitte, a cheese refiner at 11.30 am and 5.30pm (limited places, pre-booking only )
Further information: +33(0)5 57 96 56 20

Picnics are also planned in diverse estates (Booking necessary)
Further information: +33(0)5 56 00 21 90

MAY 30 & 31, 2015 – GRANDS CRUS WEEK-END
This year celebrates the 10th week-end of ‘grands crus’, a week-end rich in events centered around the grands crus (great wines) of Bordeaux. The wines from château Carbonnieux can be tasted in hangar 14 Quai des Chartrons in Bordeaux on Saturday 30th from 10.00am-5.00pm.
Please consult the site ‘ l'Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux’ for the full programme Union des Grands Crus website

MAY 2015 - “ le SANG de la VIGNE”
Shooting of the film “ le SANG de la VIGNE” ( The Blood of the Vine) starring Pierre ARDITI , Claire NEBOUT….
A part of Season 5 of the French police series “the Blood of the Vine” was shot at Château Carbonnieux. We were particularly pleased when the film crew and actors interrupted our daily routine and filmed scenes inside and outside the château.
To be seen in the coming episodes this winter on FR3.

May and September 2015 – NEW for the BICOLORES !
In May and September the « bicolores » (two-colors) tastings-tours, focused on the white wines at Château Carbonnieux and on the red wines at Château Haut Bailly, also suggest a lunch between the 2 tours. No reason you can't prolong this precious moment.

Every Saturday in May and September
1st visit at 11:00 am
2nd visit at 2:30 pm
Booking and information : +33(0)5 57 96 56 20 ou info@chateau-carbonnieux.fr Tasting included in each visit – approx. 1 hour each – By appointement only
The 2 guided tours 14€
The lunch 25€
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January - February 2015 – The « TERRE de VINS » saga
It is customary for the magazine “Terre de Vins” to feature in each of its issues a great family from the world of wine. The Perrin family, owners of the Château Charbonnieux for three generations is delighted to have been chosen to start the ball rolling in 2015 for these sagas. A wonderful 8 -page article pays tribute to the work of the whole team.
Download the Article (pdf 9,3Mo)

Friday 8:30 pm, January 23rd 2015 – CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT
It is with great pleasure that the Château Carbonnieux is hosting a special new concert organized by the Crescendo Passion association staging two internationally renowned musicians; the great conductor Philippe Entremont (piano) and Julie Cherrier (soprano)
1st part : Two works by Mozart
2nd part : “La Voix Humaine “ (a lyric tragedy by Francis Poulenc, text by Jean Cocteau)
The concert will be followed by a wine tasting with the compliments of the Château.
Information and Booking available from:
la Machine à Musique
15 rue des Remparts à Bordeaux
+33 (0)5 56 51 10 70
or +33 (0)6 13 25 56 87


This year again, Saturdays in 2-Colors are back during the months of May and September. 2 tasting-tours, one at château Haut-Bailly about the red wines and one at château Carbonnieux about the white wines.
Les Bicolores are open by appointment at 11:00 am and 2:30 pm every saturdays.
Booking : +33 (0)5 57 96 56 20 (ask for Béatrice or Marie) or info@chateau-carbonnieux.fr
(Classic tasting tours possible at 9:30 am and 4:00 pm or any other days)
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Visites Bicolores

How do you pair your wine with your cheese? Red? Why not white? Old? Why not young?.... come play taste tester around our table to discover the best combinations with each type of cheese. Guided tour of the wine cellars followed by a pairing workshop presented by cheese refiners, Thierry and Veronique Lafitte. Limited seating: 12 persons Book in advance: 15€/per person. For information and reservations: Download the Flyer (pdf)

- Wednesday, July 16 at 8:30 pm – Closing of the festival of Festes Baroques « Faits de plume »
The vocal quartet, Le Plisson, performs fun and lively songs of the Renaissance, a sort of « galanteries », recited, sung, outfitted, acted and full of humor.
Program and reservation:
- Friday, August 1 at 8:30 pm – Closing of the festival Musique en Graves Château Carbonnieux, historic partner of this presigious festival, whose honorable presidents are M. Rostropovitch and M. Vengerov, hosts the concert entitled: Brahms, Bohemian Rhapsody.
Program and reservation:

Wine tasting offered at the end of the concerts.

Follow the vineyard through the seasons, the developing bud, man's gestures in the vineyard and in the cellar... this is the poetic work created by the workshop of Couleurs&Passions, whose most beautiful photos are shown in our degustation room till the end of the year.
All the photos were taken at Château Carbonnieux in the preceding 12 months.
Free to public access

Exposition Photos - Château Carbonnieux

In striving for perfection and improvement, we have reimagined the harvest room. Now the grapes will no longer pass by a system of conquet but instead on a vibrating conveyor belt to arrive in three brand new inerting wine presses. This new concept of the harvest room employs the most current technology that heads towards a better handling of the fruit and the extracted juice.

Exposition de Photos

Exposition de Photos

Combine the magic of the white wines of Château CARBONNIEUX with the nobleness of the french cheeses, this is what we suggest you to discover during this open day in Pessac-Leognan. 12 other estates open their gates this special day to let you enjoy visiting their cellars as well as tasting their white wines. Picnic possible on reservation.
Wines served at Carbonnieux :
Château Carbonnieux Blanc 2012 (grand cru classé)
Château Tour Léognan Blanc 2012 ( second wine)
Information : Website Syndicat Pessac Léognan

MAY 17 & 18, 2014 - WEEK-END des GRANDS CRUS (9th edition)
The Union des Grands Crus of Bordeaux offers a rare opportunity to dive into the world of the most prestigious chateaux of Bordeaux region during two exceptionnal days.
Wine-tastings, dinners in Châteaux, Vineyard tours, golf tournament.... a whole program to consult :
WebSite UGCB
Welcome to Carbonnieux ! +33(0)5 57 96 56 20

Tastings of the vintage 2013 are getting started.
For the professionals, wines of château CARBONNIEUX are to be dicovered from March 31 to April 4 at château Malartic Lagravière, Leognan ; For the media on site here at CARBONNIEUX.
It is possible to download the technical data about the vintage 2013 following this link : Download the Flyer (pdf)

MARCH 19, 2014 from 6:30 pm - SALON ART Di' VIN
Great names of Art associated with great names of Bordeaux Wines is the 8th "ART SALON Di 'VIN", a fair organized by the students of INSEEC business school.
Chateau Carbonnieux chose the sculptor Christophe CONAN as partner to participate to this public event. Let your eyes and your palate experiment this.

LA FAIENCERIE : 32 rue de la faïencerie – 33000 Bordeaux - 06 73 29 89 34
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FEBRUARY 2014 – A new website is born
Welcome to​ our family wine world... Like a showcase to discover the different wines of the PERRIN Family, a new website is now online :
with Château Carbonnieux grand cru classé, La Croix de Carbonnieux, Château Tour Léognan, Château Haut Vigneau et Château Lafont Menaut.

DECEMBER 13, 2013 at 6:00 pm – Macaroon & Wine pairing Workshop
It's NEW ! Upon simple reservation, château Carbonnieux offers a complete tour of its cellars with the owner followed by a food & wine pairing workshop with its classified growths white and red and various macaroons especially conceived by Sabrina Gommée.
A moment to savour and enjoy and an occasion to share with your friends or family: 12 people. 20€/pers.
Information and reservations : 05 57 96 56 20 (or page « contact us »)
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All week-end long, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Château Carbonnieux will be opening its gates to welcome you for a guided tour around its cellars followed by a free tasting of its prestigious classified wines and second wines.
A food & wine tasting workshop with foie gras and other specialties from Maison ANDIGNAC will also be included this day. Amateurs are welcome...
Flyer to download (pdf)

DECEMBER 1st – A new label for the white wine
A new generation of Perrins at the head of château Carbonnieux has brought fresh inspiration to the property... The legendary white wine's label will change from the recently bottled 2012 vintage.
To allow you appreciate it in advance here’s a preview:
Une nouvelle étiquette pour le vin blanc du Château Carbonnieux

NOVEMBER 2013 - First assessment for 2013 vintage
2013 will be a good vintage despite the spring weather !

We started harvesting highly aromatic Sauvignon Blancs on the 16th of september (12 days later than in 2012). Everything had to be done quickly to preserve the true taste of the fruit. Indeed, satisfactory maturity indicators and capricious weather led us to harvest all varieties with no interruptions. On the one hand in the vineyard the harvest teams were reinforced and on the other hand in the winery we installed a second reception line which helped to gather perfectly healthy grapes.
Like all late vintages, 2013 is favorable to the elaboration of very fine white wines. Especially as the low yields (-30% compared to 2012) allowed us to harvest grapes at their optimum maturity and then fermentations took place in excellent conditions.
For our red wines, after 3 to 4 weeks of vatting, the quality of our various plots promise a vintage similar to the great classics of Bordeaux (2008 type) with fruit, structure and length in mouth.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2013 – the HARVEST finally starts
The first blow of shears is finally given this morning with 2 to 3 weeks late compared to the average in recent years. The hot and dry summer was not enough to make up the vegetation delay due to the cold and rainy spring. The vineyards of Château CARBONNIEUX escaped the hail passages that hit unfortunately many winegrowers in our region. Harvesting requires attention at all times and especially this year to choose every day the land plot which has reached the best maturity.
Harvests 2013 Château Carbonnieux beginning 16th of september

SEPTEMBER 2012 - the BICOLORES saturdays are back !
In addition to the week, visits and tastings are also open on Saturdays during the month of September. Bicolores special tours are scheduled on Saturday at 11 am and 2:30 p.m.
In these visits, Château Carbonnieux speaks specifically about vinification of white wines and Chateau Haut-Bailly speaks about vinification of red. We suggest lunch at La Forge Restaurant, in Léognan or Le Pistou Restaurant, in Martillac.
Information and appointment with Béatrice or Mélanie
Phone number : +33 (0)5 57 96 56 20 /info@chateau-carbonnieux.fr
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JULY 2013 - 3 CONCERTS at Carbonnieux

- On Thursday, July 4 at 8:30 p.m. during the festival of FESTES BAROQUES EN GRAVES ET SAUTERNAIS.
A musical show entitled les caractères de la danse will be held on works of Rameau, Rebel, for soprano, violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord...
Details and booking here

- On Wednesday, July 31 at 8:30 p.m. The festival RENCONTRES MUSICALES INTERNATIONALES DES GRAVES
takes you through des Variations sans frontière autour des musiques juives (Variations without border around Jewish music),
Details and booking here

- On Friday, August 2 at 8:30 p.m. To close its festival, the RENCONTRES MUSICALES INTERNATIONALES DES GRAVES
leads you among les virtuoses d'Est en Ouest (virtuosos from East to West)...
Details and booking here

A tasting of our wines will be offered at the end of each concert.

Painter from Bordeaux, Gilles SARTHOU is renowned for its paintings around 3 main themes : Animal portraits, old cars, marine landscape. Come discover this original painter who will show his artworks during the whole summer in our tasting room
Free entrance Monday thru Friday 8:30-12:30 and 1:30-5:30 pm,
plus on Saturdays in May and September
Exposition de peintures de Gilles Sarthou - Château Carbonnieux

Like every year, chateaux CARBONNIEUX and HAUT-BAILLY open their gates every Saturdays in May for amateurs and curious who would like to enjoy a tasting tour on the know-how to make white wine at Carbonnieux and red wine at Haut-Bailly.
11:00 am et 2:30 pm Bicolore tour
9:30 am et 4:00 pm Classic tour
Appointment or information : +33(0)5 57 96 56 20 or info@chateau-carbonnieux.fr
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APRIL 2013 – La Croix de Carbonnieux Rosé
A new colour is born for the 2012 vintage.
Our second wine La Croix de Carbonnieux exists now not only in 2 but 3 colours : Red, White and Rosé. This fruity wine is full of freshness and vivacity on the palate.
Enjoy a tasting while coming on site at Ch. Carbonnieux.

APRIL 2013 – VINTAGE 2012
This is the time when the 2012 vintage is revealed to the public. To help you, here are the technical data (follow the link below) about the wines crafting at château CARBONNIEUX this last year.
In a nutshell, « The White wines are excellent, Bordeaux is going to amaze with its White. The Red wines of Cabonnieux offer a wonderful quality also but lower volumes, due to a severe selection at blending » annouces Philibert PERRIN, co-owner of the estate.
Click here to see the informations

APRIL 9,10,11, 2013 – PRIMEURS 2012 with UGCB
Château CARBONNIEUX and other estates from the « UNION des GRANDS CRUS de BORDEAUX » present the 2012 vintage, white and red, en primeur to all wine professionals.
By invitation only, at Château Olivier in Léognan, France.
More information : +33(0)5 56 51 91 91 or email: contact@ugcb.net

Château CARBONNIEUX as well as the other estates from the appellation Pessac-Leognan present the 2012 vintage, white and red, en primeur to all wine professionals.
By invitation only, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Château Olivier in Léognan, France.
More information : +33(0)5 56 00 21 90 or email: contact@pessac-leognan.com

MARCH 1, 2013 - The classification of GRAVES is 60 years old
The 16 classified growths of Graves, chaired by Eric Perrin (co-owner of château CARBONNIEUX) celebrate this year their 60th anniversary. To share this event, 8 prestigious dinners are organized around the world, New York, Paris, London, Brussels, Hong Kong ...
More information : http://www.facebook.com/LesCrusClassesDeGraves?fref=ts

From 10.30 a.m. to 6.30p.m., the wines of Pessac-Leognan are in the spotlight at the Hotel Mercure Thalassa Regina & du Golf Biarritz.The estate owners of Pessac-Leognan and Chateau CARBONNIEUX in particular invite wine professionals and connoisseurs to discover their Red and White crus.
More information : +33(0)5 56 00 21 90 or email:contact@pessac-leognan.com

The diagnosis of the "SME" procedure, which should lead us to the ISO 14001 certification, has been completed for a few months. Many recycling processes had already been installed on the estate, but today this has been generalized thanks to dedicated bins, absolutely all waste is now collected to best limit their environmental impact.

FEBRUARY 11, 2013 – ENA, Strasbourg, France.
Our famous National School of Administration (Ecole Nationale de l'Administration) which trains the highest officials of the country, received a delegation of great winemakers from Bordeaux for a wine-tasting evening at its headquarters in Strasbourg.
Château Carbonnieux introduced the students to its 2004 and 2008 Red vintages.

JANUARY 9, 2013 – Les Apostrophes de La Sauque
Chateau Carbonnieux is the place chosen by Mr Frédéric Chassagne, Director of High School La Sauque at Martillac to present his annual event : les Apostrophes de la Sauque.
The historian and writer Dominique Lormier of Bordeaux, one of the best specialists in military history, will give a public lecture, followed by a time for sharing around a glass of wine.

100 great wines from Bordeaux and 10 Champagnes to sample in the magnificient Palais de la Bourse, on the banks of Bordeaux river. Château CARBONNIEUX will be happy to welcome you at its table during this unique event in Bordeaux.
More information here
Booking here

GRAND TASTING is a wine tasting open to the public which includes fine wines from all over France and abroad, being held in the prestigious Carrousel du LOUVRE.
You are invited to sample the wines of Carbonnieux at stand n°65 with Philibert PERRIN.
More information here

NOVEMBER, 2012 – CARBONNIEUX, movie set
The British bank Arbuthnot Latham chose Château Carbonnieux and its vineyard as the setting to shoot their 5 new promotional films. A film crew has occupied the premises for a few days. Some employees including Philibert Perrin (owner) have even become actors for a few hours ...
Beautiful images ... here

OCTOBER 2012 – First assessment for the harvest
After a rainy Spring and an early cool Summer , it seemed that the year 2012 would be difficult in working the vineyard. The blossoming was slowed and the veraisons had a staggered start, but fortunately everything went back to normal thanks to the warm and anticyclonic climate that occurred from mid-July until the end of the harvest. Picking white grapes began quietly on September 4 by Sauvignon to be completed by semillons on September 24. After a one week break (rain), the red harvesting started under the sun and at the peak of maturity on October 1st for the Merlot.Then, the risk of deterioration of the weather forced to strengthen teams to pick up quickly the last Cabernet Sauvignon until October 17. In the cellar, the purchase of a new destemmer gave a perfect result in the selection and handling of berries.
An excellent grasp of the work on the vines, a perfect climate control and the very promising first juices allow us to say that the 2012 vintage at CARBONNIEUX is able to achieve a very nice surprise ...

In September, month of harvesting but also of visiting, Château CARBONNIEUX, associated to Château HAUT-BAILLY, will open its doors on Saturdays to visitors who want to learn more about elaborating and tasting white wines (at Carbonnieux) and red wines ( at Haut-Bailly).
Special Bicolore program
on Saturdays of September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.

9:30 – usual tasting tour at Carbonnieux
11:00 a.m. – 1st « bicolore tour » (Carbonnieux-blanc or Haut-Bailly-rouge)
2:30 p.m. – 2nd « bicolore tour »( Haut-Bailly-rouge or Carbonnieux-blanc)
4:00 p.m. usual tasting tour at Carbonnieux
Usual tasting tours on the other days of the week.
Programme classique les autres jours de la semaine
information and booking
Phone number : +33 (0)5 57 96 56 20 / email : info@chateau-carbonnieux.fr
We suggest lunch at La Forge Restaurant, in Léognan or Le Pistou Restaurant, in Martillac.

2 concerts will be given in our grand reception hall, « la salle des Pressoirs » :

- on Monday, July 9 at 8:30 p.m. during the festival of FESTES BAROQUES EN GRAVES ET SAUTERNAIS. The show is entitled A DUE CORI and played by the company GRIMALDI. Dancers and lute players will compete in a musical and poetic joust...
information and reservation on : website

- on Friday, July 13 at 8:30 p.m. for the opening of the RENCONTRES MUSICALES INTERNATIONALES DES GRAVES,
Maxim VENGEROV will take us with his Stradivarius in a REVERIE TO INFINITY on works of HAENDEL, BACH, and BEETHOVEN.
information and reservation on : website

A tasting of our wines will be offered at the end of the concert.

From June 1 to September 30, 2012
– FAUGAS EXHIBITION, watercolor painter

Arnaud FAUGAS, famous watercolorist from Bordeaux, in love with his city and the world of wine, has agreed to hang his paintings in our tasting room throughout the summer.
You can enjoy this beautiful exhibition on simple demand on site…..
From Monday to Friday, 8:30 - 12:30 and 14:00 – 17:00
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PHILIBERT PERRIN presents the 2011 vintage
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Sat 12 & Sun 13 May 2012 – WEED-END of the GRANDS CRUS de BORDEAUX
The most prestigious wine estates of Bordeaux are pleased to share their passion throughout this exclusive week-end and suggest a great tasting, numerous tours in their vineyards and wineries, wonderful dinners, a golf tournament…. Château CARBONNIEUX will be open for visits & tastings on the saturday 12 by appointment ( +33 (0)5 57 96 56 20 ).
Get the program on http://www.ugcb.net/?page=wga

Sat 5, 12, 19 and 26 May 2012 – the BICOLORES are back (red and white tours)
Chateau CARBONNIEUX and HAUT-BAILLY open their doors every saturday in May (in addition to the usual visits) for fanatics or just curious who would like to enjoy a tour & tasting and learn more about the art of winemaking white and red wines.
Information and booking - +33 (0)5 57 96 56 20
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April 2012 - ISO 14001
To confirm its commitment to the environment, Chateau CARBONNIEUX applied for certification to ISO 14001. First SME audit in April. Stay tuned.

from April 2 to 6, 2012 – TASTING en PRIMEUR
This spring week will be dedicated to the 2011 vintage in Bordeaux. The wine professionals ( wine merchants, brookers, dealers, sommeliers...) will be allowed to discover CARBONNIEUX 2011 vintage attending (by invitation only) the tastings en primeur which takes place at Château de Fieuzal on April 2 with the other wines from Pessac-Léognan, and on April 3, 4 and 5 with the others wines from « Union des grands crus de Bordeaux ».
This CARBONNIEUX vintage will also be unveiled for the press on April 5, at châteaux Smith-Haut-Lafitte, Pic Caillou, Olivier, Haut-Berger and Malartic Lagravière.

March 19, 2012 – Eric PERRIN President
Since this Monday, Eric PERRIN, owner and comanager of Château CARBONNIEUX, has become president of « union des Crus Classés de Graves ». He succeeds Jean-Philippe Delmas (Ch Haut-Brion) for a period of three years. Antony Perrin, his father had also held the position from 1981 to 1988.

March 4, 5 and 6, 2012 – PROWEIN Düsseldorf, Germany
International Trade Fair for Wines and Spirits open to the professional and non professional public. Eric and Philibert PERRIN will welcome you on the stand of maison DUBOS to share glasses of Château Carbonnieux White and Red and also château TOUR LEOGNAN White and Red.


December 3 & 4, 2011 – OPEN DAYS in PESSAC-LEOGNAN
All along this special week-end, CARBONNIEUX and numerous other estates open their « gates » to let you enjoy visiting, tasting and buying the wines of their prestigious terroir. It's the good time to think about your gifts and dinners before the holiday season.

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November 20, 2011 – ACCABAILLES
The Accabailles evening event, marking the end of the harvest, had taken place at Chateau Carbonnieux last year, the 2011 edition was held at Château Fieuzal, the group of CRUS CLASSÉS from PESSAC-LEOGNAN appellation were very pleased to welcome 250 french and foreign star chefs to taste the 2009 vintage and enjoy a dinner under irish influence.

November 19 & 20, 2011 – DECANTER FINE WINE ENCOUNTER (open to the public)
To appreciate the most famous wines from all around the world, Rendez-vous at the DECANTER Fine Wine Encounter which will take place at Landmark Hotel on Maylebore Rd, LONDON.
Philibert PERRIN will welcome you on CARBONNIEUX stand, to taste Château CARBONNIEUX Red and White, Château TOUR LEOGNAN Red and White and Château LAFONT-MENAUT White.

October 2011 – Oenofoss
Strange name for a supply full of finesse.

Last summer, Château CARBONNIEUX purchased a new eonological analysis device. This high technology device determines all chemical features of wine with accuracy, at any time of its making. This analyser brings us a high autonomy and reactivity on the choice and timing of the work to do in the vineyard or the cellars.
Oenology is improved.... so is wine....

To end the harvesting period, a wonderful piano recital will be welcomed at Château CARBONNIEUX thanks to « Musica con anima ». The pianist, Dana CIOCARLIE will perform on pieces of MOZART, SHUBERT, CHOPIN, LISZT and after the intermission, DVORAK, SCHUMANN, WAGNER-LISZT, ENESCU.
Concert at 8:30 p.m.
Booking and information : +33(0)6 84 24 22 67
Ticket : 30 €

In September, month of harvesting but also of visiting, Château CARBONNIEUX, associated to Château HAUT-BAILLY, opens its doors on Saturdays to visitors who want to learn more about vinification and tasting of white wines (Carbonnieux) and red wines (Haut-Bailly).
Visits by appointment only. On September 10, 17, 24 and October 1st.
11 a.m. – 1st visit
2:30 p.m. – 2nd visit
Phone number : +33 (0)5 57 96 56 20
We suggest lunch at La Forge Restaurant, in Léognan and Le Pistou Restaurant, at Martillac.
Usual tasting tours at 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or on the other days of the week.


First picked grapes of the 2011 vintage !
The harvest started exceptionnally early this year. Only 2003 (heatwave) and 1893 vintages started at the same date and were the earliest recorded. High temperatures and sunny days of Spring explains this abnormal maturity. Fortunately, risks of drought and water stress linked to low rainfall in April May and June, were avoided thanks to frequent and abondant summer rains.

Several concerts will take place in “ la salle des Pressoirs “, our reception room at Carbonnieux :
- on Tuesday, July 5 at 8:30 p.m. during the festival of “Baroque Festes in Graves and Sauternes”, we welcome Bruno Helstroffer for improvisations of various composers (Kapsberger, De Visée, Castaldi …) and plucked strings on theorbo (type of lute).

- on Friday, July 22 at 8:30 p.m. concert « BRAHMSIANA » during the “Rencontres Musicales Internationales des Graves” (International Meetings of Music in the Graves region) on works of Brahms et Semionov.

See details and bookings on each website.
A tasting of our wines will be offered at the end of the concert.

from JUNE 1st to AUGUST 31st 2011 - Ch. CONAN sculptures exhibition
In association with the agency ART&COM and the sponsorship « 1 château pour 1 artiste », various works of Christophe CONAN, a famous sculptor from Bordeaux, are exhibited in our cellars for the 3 summer months.
This exhibition entitled Living Nature, is a poetic experience on the "Creation " and the animal world in particular. Through his very personal observation of nature, Christophe CONAN dissects diversity, duplications and mutations of the species.

MAY 2011 - The "BICOLORES" (two-colour events)
The month of May will again be devoted to the "BICOLORES" theme. Château CARBONNIEUX will offer tours and tastings (Saturdays included) mostly focused on white wine, and Château HAUT-BAILLY, our neighbour, will offer tours and tastings on red wine.
Every Saturday, on the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th of May, visitors will also be able to enjoy lunch on our lawns between the two visits.

Anne LANDAIS will exhibit her photographs throughout the month of May, during "the BICOLORES" events (see news update above).
While you taste our wines, you will be able to admire beautiful pictures devoted to the "Sea, River, and Harbour" theme. Anne LANDAIS, a renowned photographer from Nantes, was awarded the 1st prize in the Public Works Picture Trophies for 2010.

Château CARBONNIEUX, as a member of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux, will be delighted to welcome great-wine lovers who will be spending this exceptional week-end in Bordeaux.
site Union des Grands Crus

Vine growing, vinification and ageing techniques have made huge progress thanks to oenology research. Each year, these techniques allow us to modernize our work methods in the vineyard or in the cellar, to obtain top quality wines.
This year, we reduced the size of our stainless steel vats (from 250 hl to 150 or 200 hl) to focus more closely on plot-by-plot management (each plot of vines therefore has a specific vat) and on the low yields we aim for in the vineyard, so as to preserve nature and obtain juices of optimal quality.

We have almost finished pruning our vines, removal of vine shoots and repair work (mending of posts, wires, vine training...) is being carefully completed, and folding will be finished in time for the vineyard to be ready for the first buds. As is the case each year, we are dreading the risk of frost in April, this year in particular, as the Easter full moon (the most risky period) will be late, at a time when all the buds will already be out.

Winter 2010-2011 - Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux Missions
As a member of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux, Château Carbonnieux will be present in many cities around the world this winter, in order to present the 2007 and 2008 vintages.
October: London and Moscow.
November: Merano (IT), Brussels, Zurich and Paris.
December: Mission to Asia (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Seoul, Tokyo)
January: Mission to North America (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, New York)...

December 4, 2010 - dinner and wine-tasting during the PESSAC-LEOGNAN Open Days FULLY BOOKED
Some forty PESSAC-LEOGNAN wineries will take part in the Open Days during the weekend of December 4 to 5.
Château Carbonnieux will be organising a dinner and tasting open to the public in its vat room on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4th, which will provide a unique opportunity to discover the many estates of the Appellation while enjoying gourmet dishes in a convivial atmosphere.
Price: € 60 (limited seating available). Registration and payment with the Syndicat Viticole de Pessac-Léognan - 1, cours du XXX Juillet – 33000 BORDEAUX. Tel.:+33 (0) / Fax: +33 (0)

As is the case each year, the GRAVES CRUS CLASSÉS are delighted to welcome star-winning chefs from leading restaurants and “Relais et Châteaux” hotel owners during the ACCABAILLES evening event.
On November 21st, Château CARBONNIEUX will have the honour of hosting the event.
We will welcome Alain DUTOURNIER (2-star chef at the Carré des Feuillants in Paris) whose talent will be the driving force of a prestigious dinner.

SEPTEMBER 6, 2010 - Beginning of the HARVEST...
The harvest started on Monday, September 6, with the earliest-ripening white plots.
Rainfall was rather low in June, July and August. Daytime temperatures were slightly above seasonal averages, alternating with rather chilly nights. Weather conditions were therefore extremely conducive to optimal grape ripeness. Grape health is excellent and promises an excellent harvest.

July 30, 2010 at 8:30 pm - “the Schumann tales Concert”
In its superb vat room, Château Carbonnieux will have the pleasure of welcoming the 11th International Musical Encounters of the Graves, for the closing concert of the festival. The concert is a tribute to Schumann, with various pieces for piano, alto, clarinet, quintet...
Concert: € 20 / € 12 (reduced fee) / free for spectators under 18.
Wine tasting offered by the château.

July 23, 2010 - the Tour de France
Nothing to do with wine, but we had the good fortune this year to see the TOUR de FRANCE cycling through the CARBONNIEUX vineyards during the 18th stage from Salies de Béarn to Bordeaux (198 km) and to take part in this very popular event, without moderation.

June – July 2010 – growth in the vineyard...
… Suckering, leaf removal, replanting, crop thinning… We started in mid-June with a team of seasonal workers, in order to air, thin clusters or regulate the excess of certain vine plants, with a constant focus on obtaining the best possible grapes at harvest time.

May and September 2010 – “BICOLORES” discoveries (discover wine in two colours)
This year, Châteaux CARBONNIEUX and HAUT-BAILLY again offer wine-lovers the opportunity to discover their estates and wines every Saturday in May and September (as well as on weekdays).
Carbonnieux will welcome guests for visits and tastings on the theme of white wines and Haut-Bailly will focus on red wines. The LE PISTOU restaurant in La Brède, as a partner of these special discovery days, has created a TWO-COLOUR menu that visitors can enjoy between the two visits. Visit times: 9:30 – 11:00 - 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
By appointment: +33 (0)557 965620

December 2009 – January 2010 BLENDING of the 2009 vintage
With the contribution of Denis Dubourdieu (oenology professor at the Institute of Vines and Wines), the first tasting of the different plots started this month, showing the makings of a great vintage. 2009, both in white and in red, seems very promising.

December 2009 – January 2010 BLENDING of the 2009 vintage
With the contribution of Denis Dubourdieu (oenology professor at the Institute of Vines and Wines), the first tasting of the different plots started this month, showing the makings of a great vintage. 2009, both in white and in red, seems very promising.

5-6 December 2009: Open weekend for PESSAC-LEOGNAN
Each year, the châteaux of the Pessac-Léognan appellation open their estates and their cellars during the first weekend in December. Carbonnieux welcomed 1,500 visitors who enjoyed a complete tour, with tasting of 4 wines: Tour Léognan and Carbonnieux in red 2007 and white 2008, as well as the possibility of buying wines directly from the estate.

November 2009 ASIA MISSION of the Union des Grands Crus Classés de Bordeaux
Eric PERRIN travelled with a delegation of approximately 80 classified growths to present the 2006 vintage in white and in red on the Asian continent. Tastings started in Beijing and continued in Canton (China), Shanghai (China), Seoul (Korea), Osaka and Tokyo (Japan). Eric noted an increased interest for the wines of our region in these countries. As an appropriate finishing touch to the trip, a small prestige delegation, including Carbonnieux, opened a new chapter of the Commanderie du Bontemps du Médoc, des Graves, du Sauternes et de Barsac in Manila (Philippines).

Wine Fairs
Carbonnieux 2007 and also, perhaps, 2006, can be found in white and in red in leading hypermarkets.

October 2009 – Quality survey
On a given plot of Sauvignon blanc, we divided the juice from the harvest into three batches. The wine in each batch was made differently. The first batch was made in traditional Bordeaux barrels (225 L), the second in 400-litre barrels, and the third in casks (5 000 l = 50 hl ) in order to judge the impact of the wood on the varietal expression of sauvignon blanc. Based on the results obtained during ageing and at the end of the ageing process, we will draw conclusions for our future vinification.

September 2009 – “BICOLORES”(Two-colour) weekends
During the harvest, Château Carbonnieux and Château Haut-Bailly again organised open days throughout the month. Guests enjoyed a one-hour visit and tasting (on the theme of winemaking) and access to the boutique.
Contact Béatrice at +33 (0) 557 965620 - beatrice.arnaud@chateau-carbonnieux.fr

August 2009 – Beginning of the harvest
This is the moment of truth. The harvest started on Thursday, August 27, with the ripest white plots, and continued in optimal conditions. The harvest was sunny and the grapes healthy. The first juice appears to be very promising.
(See: 1pm news on TF1 – August 27, 2009))

Summer concerts at Carbonnieux: (Open to the public)
- Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 8:30 pm: Festes Baroques (Baroque music festival)
"Virtuoso Sonatas, diminution and improvisation in Italy".
Martillac Tourist Office +33 (0) 556 784772
A tasting of our wines will be offered at the end of the concert

-Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 8:30 pm: Rencontres Musicales Internationales des Graves (International Musical Encounters)
"A Toute Suite" from the Baroque period to the present day.
Within the framework of the 10th anniversary of the festival.
A tasting of our wines will be offered at the end of the concert.

Château Carbonnieux Chemin de Peyssardet F-33850 Léognan - Tél:+33(0)5 57 96 56 20 - Fax: +33(0)5 57 96 59 19