We are closed for tours, tastings and picnics for the foreseeable future due to Covid-19 - sorry.
You are welcome though if you want to buy some wine. Or if you're a regular customer, come and say hello.
On this page:
- Cellar door sales
- French price list
- New - Bordeaux to Bauduc Express
- Créon market on Wednesday
- Recommended by Victoria Moore, the Telegraph
- Local restaurants
- Directions and map
- More details on express coach from Bordeaux
- More on places to eat and amenities map
Cellar door sales
If you want to buy some wine, do get in touch. We can sometimes open a bottle or two if you want to try before you buy but more in-depth wine tastings are not really on offer at the moment due to Covid-19. (Preparations can be made for larger group visits on request, and ask Gavin for a quote.)
Prices for our whites, red, rosé and sparkling wines range from €8 to €16 per bottle at the cellar door and for pre-orders from our Calais depot. For orders placed at the Château to be delivered in the UK (for example, if you've flown over with hand luggage only), prices will be at the sterling rates shown on this site because of higher duty in the UK, plus shipping and delivery.
New - Bordeaux to Bauduc Express
A new weekday express coach service runs from the centre of Bordeaux to Créon, with a handy stop here at the end of Rue Bauduc - NB the stop is called Créon Gendarmerie. The Bordeaux-Créon 407 runs every hour on the hour from each end, and more frequently from 6am-9am and 4pm-7pm, Monday to Friday only, 6am to 10pm. Bordeaux to Creon takes 35-40 minutes. A return ticket costs just €3.60. See below for more details.
Click here for the 407 timetable.
Créon market on Wednesday
There is an excellent market in Créon less than a mile away every Wednesday morning from 8.30am, if you want to combine the trip.
Recommended by Victoria Moore, the Telegraph
Don't take our word for it. Here are five Bordeaux châteaux to visit, as picked out by the Telegraph's wine correspondent: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/france/aquitaine/bordeaux/articles/bordeaux-wine-guide/
See below for ideas on where to eat locally. Note that last orders for lunch in many restaurants is 1.45pm. Further afield, Bordeaux and Saint-Emilion are both 30 minutes away by car, excluding parking up time, so do let us know at the start if you need to leave in good time.
We are 15 miles SE of the city of Bordeaux, at the end of Rue Bauduc, Créon 33670. You should find this on Google Maps, GPS etc. Come down the tree-lined drive and go straight ahead, past the pond, and you can park near the old van. The tasting room is there on the right hand side. If we're not there, call or text us as above.
New - Bordeaux city to Château Bauduc Express
There's a new express coach service from the centre of Bordeaux to Créon, with stop at the end of Rue Bauduc. The Bordeaux-Créon 407 runs Monday to Friday, every hour on the hour from each end, and more frequently from 6am-9am and 4pm-7pm. Bordeaux to Creon takes 35-40 minutes. Each journey costs just €2.
- Every hour on the hour from either end
- More frequent during rush hour
- €2 one way, €3.60 return, tickets onboard
- Three stops in the centre of Bordeaux
- Smart new coaches, Wifi and USB ports
- 35 minute journey, limited stops
- Créon Gendarmerie stop by Rue Bauduc
- 10 minute walk to the vineyard
- We can collect you if you text ahead
The three stops in Bordeaux city
- Place de la République, 407 in front of the big colonnaded building (5 minutes walk from the Cathedral)
- Rue Victor Hugo, Musée d'Aquitaine (near Rue St-Catherine)
- Rue Victor Hugo, Porte de Bourgogne on the quais by Pont de Pierre
Click here for the pdf of the Bordeaux-Créon 407 timetable.
Local places to eat
We recommend a good local restaurant in the main square in Créon, called La Table (tel. +33 5 56 42 98 40). La Table, which has a large garden out the back, is open from 12 noon to 1.45pm, except Mondays, and for dinner. Opening hours change according to the seasons so do check. There's a sandwich bar next to La Table, a creperie, and a good café called La Tasse qui fume, all in the square.
There's a new Bistro Regent off the roundabout opposite Carrefour heading away from the town (see below). It’s a popular chain of restaurants offering a good value steak and chips formula. Modern, tasty and efficient - and open until 2.15pm for lunch. If you're with kids, you may want to know there's a 'McDo' on the edge of the town near Carrefour.
If you're heading to the famous wine village of St-Emilion or the fabulous city of Bordeaux, allow half an hour's drive, plus time to park up.
If all you want is a snack, we have two excellent, large boulangeries (bakeries) within a mile of us:
Le Fournil de Créon is near the end of our road, and is open from 7am to 8pm, 7 days a week. In the morning, you can choose from a selection of sandwich fillings and styles of bread.
We also use Maison Catarino, not far away and with similar opening hours, and the sandwiches and salads are excellent. We recommend that you buy sandwiches before our 11am tour, not after, as they often sell out.
Here is a map of Créon showing these and other places of note, taken from our farmhouse guide, 'the local area'.