We are closed for visits and tours for the foreseeable future - sorry.
Do get in touch if you'd like buy some wine at the cellar door. We can always, ahem, leave it on the doorstep, or something.
On this page - though nothing is on offer at the moment:
- Cellar door sales
- French price list
- Visits and wine tasting
- New - picnic by the vines
- 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 picnics at Bauduc
- More on places to eat and amenities map
Cellar door sales
If you simply want to buy some wine, let us know what time you'd like to come.
Prices for our whites, red, rosé and sparkling wines range from €6.50 to €15 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're 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.
Visits and wine tasting
October to mid-April
By prior arrangement, Monday to Friday. During the close season there are fewer wines on offer for tasting, except for groups of 6 adults or more. A wine tasting costs €10 per person, usually for 4-6 wines.
Mid-April to September
Monday to Friday, by reservation only. From 14 April to 2 October 2020.
11am Guided tour in English
12pm Wine tasting of 6 wines
1pm Picnic lunch option
The tour and tasting costs €15 per person. Well behaved children €5. For the 12pm wine tasting only, €10.
New - picnic by the vines
We are now offering lunchtime picnics, from May to September, for €22.50 per person for a group of 2-4 or €20 a head for 5 or more. Must be booked at least a day ahead. We have been trialling these using our shaded picnic tables by the vines and everyone has enjoyed them. See below for details.
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 down in the yard under or near the tree by the old van. The tasting room is 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
- Catch the 10am from Bordeaux for the tour and tasting
- Catch the 11am for the 12pm hosted tasting at Bauduc
- Open for tastings after that with prior notice
- All visits must be booked ahead as places limited
After a tasting, Brits can order wine for home delivery: no heavy bottles to carry.
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.
Picnic by the vines
We now offer a delicious picnic for eating at our picnic tables at lunchtime, from mid-April to September. The full picnic costs €22.50 per person for a group of 2-4 or €20 a head for 5 or more. So far everyone has loved them, and note that places are limited.
We use two fabulous local suppliers and the picnics are prepared on the day, first thing. They have to be pre-ordered with us, with any changes to numbers by 4pm the day before.
Delicious charcuterie (finely sliced Serrano ham and a pavé-saucisson, plus a paté de campagne) two cheeses (Brebis from the Pyrenees and a local soft chèvre), sliced melon, two salads (fresh green salad and a special peeled tomato salad, both dressed), fresh much-better-than-normal baguette and an apple tart for a light dessert. A vegetarian option includes hummus with carrot and cucumber dippers (the minimum order being for two) in lieu of meats and paté - and the cheese for vegans. The menu will change according to the season.
Water, lime cordial, and coffee (optional, at the château, to finish). Wine at cellar door rates. And all the kit you’d need.
Parents with small children can bring their own stuff for the kids and we also have a picnic blanket for them if table places are tight.
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'.