The history of the Carles Vineyards began in 1880 when the great aunt of Mr. Carles bequeathed the Château Panet to his parents. In 1949 Mr. Carles took over the reins of exploitation and developed his activity through the acquisition of properties. A true passionate winegrower, he will put his experience to the benefit of his properties to make the best, and produce wines of a high quality.
The Carles Vineyards are now composed of 4 castles in Saint-Emilion Grand Cru – including the Château Panet their maitresse property, and a castle in Pomerol. Since the early 2000s, the sons, Jérôme and Gilles, have taken over the vineyards. Since August 2016, they open a new chapter in the history of the Carles Vineyards with wine tourism.
Discovery Tour (in French)Private
We offer you a discovery tour of about an hour and a quarter, during which we will go to the vineyard to talk about the concept of "terroir", then we will explain the winemaking process in our vats and our recently renovated barrel cellar . This visit is followed by a tasting of two wines from the estate.
Discovery visit (in English)Private
We offer you a tour package in the form of a wine cellar, which has been recently renovated. The visit will be followed by a wine tasting session of two wines from the Carles Vineyards.
Visit of Scents (in French)Private
You can embellish the discovery tour with our "Scent Game" option: with the help of the box Nez du Vin, you will be introduced to the different aromas of red wine. You can then taste and analyze our wines!