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today at Giscours

séverine bouchet & denis uteau
Cellar Worker & Cellar Master
Present the giscours winery

The Giscours winery is where the magic happens, and where a new vintage
with a unique personality is born every year. It is the symbol of our expertise, combining tradition with innovation.

The Skawinski winery, a historic building

An imposing building with shutters in a red reminiscent of Basque homes, the Giscours winery is adjacent to the Château and opposite the Old Stables.

It bears the name of Pierre Skawinski, who was hired by Jean-Pierre Pescatore, the new owner who acquired Giscours in 1847. He completed major work and made considerable improvements to the buildings and the vineyard. Thanks to him, the estate’s wines improved in both quality and style, earning Château Giscours its Third Grand Cru Classé classification in 1855.

The Vat House, home to the Giscours Winery The Vat House, home to the Giscours Winery
The Vat House, home to the Giscours Winery
of life

A place that develops with the seasons

Split into various spaces, the building has two vat houses devoted to winemaking – one for wines under the Margaux appellation and another for the Haut-Médoc appellation.

It also plays host to wine maturation, as there are more than 1,500 barrels in the vast cellar. We work with some ten different coopers, who supply us with French oak barrels every year.

At the heart of this temple to winemaking, Denis and his team strive every day to create, nurture and enhance our wines. During the harvest, the winery is a hive of activity: sorting is performed, and tractors loaded with grapes are constantly arriving and leaving. Then comes vinification, separation, maturation, and bottling. It is impossible to be bored in the Giscours winery.

From Vine to Winery
Who participates in the life of the vat house?
Séverine BOUCHET & Denis UTEAU
Séverine BOUCHET & Denis UTEAU

The men of Giscours are the worthy heirs of this tradition, which is inseparable from the great wines of the Médoc. A young and dynamic team has been able, for several years, to combine this ancestral know-how with the most modern techniques: permanent care given to the vineyard throughout the seasons, hand harvesting which is the object of all the attention, plot selection constantly refined thanks to important investments in the vineyard...


What experiences would you
like to have in Giscours?

La Table de Giscours
La Table de Giscours
La Table de Giscours
In the dining room of Château Giscours, enjoy a private lunch or dinner....
Private Tour and Wine Tasting at Giscours
From 60 / pers.
Private Tour and Wine Tasting at Giscours
Private Tour and Wine Tasting at Giscours
From € 60
From 2 to 8 persons maximum
Languages: French, English
Duration of the visit: 1h30

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