Château Coutet, Saint-Emilion
Château Coutet, located less than 1 mile from the renowned village of Saint-Emilion, has been in the same family for over 400 years. For all of this time the vineyards have been worked as naturally as possible and no chemicals have ever been used to treat the vines, giving a rare purity to the wine and enabling a wide variety of flowers and fauna to flourish, including some exceptionally rare orchids and tulips.
The vineyards cover 12 ha and are all grouped together, ideal for organic winemaking. Surrounded by some of Saint-Emilion’s most distinguished Grand Cru Classé wineries, Château Coutet is also in the enviable position of covering three distinct terroir.
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec are planted in the vineyards, and they are cared for and nurtured manually for the most part, with the help of a working horse in some of the vine plots.
The winery is regularly selected by the world’s leading wine guides and has won a host of awards over the years including gold medals at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, gold and Best Bordeaux Red Wine at Mundus Vini, and silver at the International Wine Challenge and Concours Féminalises de Beaune wine competitions. The 2019 vintage of the Château Coutet Saint-Emilion Grand Cru chosen for the Gourmet Odyssey Adopt-a-Vine Wine Experience was selected in the 2023 Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France wine guide, with a rating of 93/100. "The 2019 vintage has a full flavour, a smooth body, and good depth.”
Adopt a vine at Château Coutet and get involved in making your own wine with the Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience.
The famous Bordeaux region is France’s largest wine producing region, accounting for some 25% of the country’s wine output. Most of the wine made is red, but there are also some very good white wines to be found, especially the sweet wines of Sauternes. The climate is characterised by hot summers and relatively mild winters thanks to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean.
Within the Bordeaux wine producing region, you can adopt vines in Saint-Emilion at Château Coutet. Saint-Emilion, located 30 miles to the east of Bordeaux, is a picturesque village and home to one of the most famous and prestigious wine growing areas, the world’s first vineyard landscape to be awarded World Heritage Status by UNESCO.
The Winemakers Welcome You...
In the 15th century, the sieur François Coutet gave his name to the château, and in 1601, the winery was owned by the mayor of Libourne, Thomas d’Augereau, who was married to Marie David. Ever since then, for over 400 years, Château Coutet has been owned and managed by the David Beaulieu family.
Today, the winery is run by the 13th and 14th generations. Alain heads up the wine-making side of things and manages the winery with his brother, Xavier. The 14th and latest generation have more recently joined the team with Adrien who oversees the commercial side of business, and Mathilde, Matthieu and Raphaëlle who actively participate in the working of the winery.
As well as wine-making the family is passionate about preserving the natural environment and history of the estate.
Bordeaux Mérignac airport is the closest, and is just 30 miles / 50 km away, taking about 40 minutes by car.
This airport is well served from destinations throughout Europe, with airlines such as Aer Lingus, Air France KLM, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, easyJet, flybe, Helvetic airways, Iberia, Norwegian Airlines, Ryan Air and Vueling all flying to Bordeaux.
The distances and times below are estimated using GoogleMaps from the city centre to Château Coutet, 33330 Saint-Emilion. For information from other destinations, please click here.
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|Price||Name||Address||Distance to Winery|
route de Castillon, Lieu dit du Bois de l'Or (D670), 33330 Saint-Emilion
+33 (0)5 57 25 25 07
|2,5km / 1,5m|
5 La Gomerie, 33330 Saint-Emilion
+33 (0)5 57 24 68 85
|1,5km / 1m|
|80-150€||Auberge de la Commanderie||
2 rue Porte Brunet, 33330 Saint-Emilion
+33 (0)5 57 24 70 19
|3km / 2m|
|90-125€||La Petite Madeleine||
6 Lieu dit Saint Jean de Béard, 33330 Saint Laurent des Combes
+33 (0)6 67 68 23 52
|5km / 3m|
|95-130€||Les Chambres d'Ovaline||
2 place Bouqueyre, 33330 Saint-Emilion
+33 (0)6 60 42 70 69
|2,5km / 1,5m|
|100-225€||Hôtel Palais Cardinal||
place du 11 Novembre 1918, 33330 Saint-Emilion
+33 (0)5 57 24 72 39
|3km / 2m|
|200-350€||Château Hôtel Grand Barail||
route de Libourne (D243), 33330 Saint-Emilion
+33 (0) 5 57 55 37 00
|8km / 5m|
|385-600€||Hôtel de Pavie||
Place du Clocher, 33330 Saint-Emilion
+33 (0)5 57 55 07 55
|2km / 1,5m|
Near By Attractions
- Saint-Emilion & Bordeaux – Wander the cobbled streets of Saint-Emilion, visit the medieval sites and climb the 68m high church tower to take in the fantastic view of the surrounding vineyards. Or visit the chic World Heritage city of Bordeaux, home to great shopping, fine gastronomy, and elegant architecture.
- La route des vins – Drive along the Route des Vins, and take in the impressive château and rolling vineyard landscapes around Saint-Emilion that are a classified UNESCO world heritage site. Or venteure further afield and visit the famous wineries of Pomerol, Sauternes or Margaux.
- Spa – Pamper yourself at one of the regions many spa resorts, or stay on theme by trying Vinotherapy, the latest trend in spa treatment that uses the anti-oxidant properties of grapes to relax you and reduce ageing of the skin.
Saint-Emilion tourist office: www.saint-emilion-tourisme.com/uk
Bordeaux Tourist Ofiice : www.bordeaux-tourism.co.uk
Château Coutet on the television!
Watch the clip of Château Coutet (French language only) that recently appeared in the famous French television programme, “Des Racines et des Ailes”, and learn about how the winery works organically in the vineyard, using the same techniques used by the David-Beaulieu family for the past 400 years.
You will also discover the fascinating story of the Cuvée Emeri, a bottle of wine dating back to 1750 that was found in the cellar at the winery, making it one of the oldest bottles of wine in the world! The winery is recreating this wine as closely as possible, including using hand blown bottles closed by a glass stopper, as with the original bottle.