Set in a former orangery, modelled on an ornamental, 18th-century glasshouse, La Grand'Vigne restaurant invites you to savour the chef's brilliant, well-grounded cuisine. On fine days, it is possible to enjoy lunch or dinner in the sunshine, on the terrace overlooking the lake and the vine-covered slopes.
Chef Nicolas Masse has developed close relationships with local fishermen, livestock breeders, and market gardeners on the Atlantic coast and in the Graves countryside, who supply him with seasonal produce.
We invite you to stop along the quiet roads from the ocean to the vineyards, share his discoveries, and benefit from the excellent advice of Guillaume Carpel, our restaurant manager, and Aurélien Farouil, our head sommelier.
La Grand'Vigne Restaurant
La Table du Lavoir serves delicious, unusual, bistro-style food with the finest seasonal products.
In the center of the room, the wash house, that has since been rebuilt stone by stone, pay tribute to the winegrower's wives who used to come here to do the washing in the 19th century.
The roof structure was built with 18th century beams recovered from cellars at Château Lafite-Rothschild, and the glass door can be opened, weather permitting to enjoy meals on the covered terrace. Meat roasting in the huge period fireplace releases delicious smells while clients read menus written on antique laundry beaters. The unmatched cutlery, purchased by weight, sits atop traditional and antique tablecloths.
Since Nicolas Masse’s cuisine is deeply anchored in the Aquitaine region, the wine bar ROUGE is the reflect of the South-West “terroir”. Foie gras and traditional canned food, wine confits and Iberian hams can be enjoyed at the tasting bar or taken away. The wide Bordeaux wine selection is displayed on the walls. The vast terrace invites guests to enjoy sunny days, making the place warm and relaxed.
"In order to start experiencing pleasure, all it takes is to talk about it" said the great oenologist Emile Peynaud...
The French Paradox Bar opens onto the wine cellar where 1,200 precious bottles are stored. The cosy atmosphere, club armchairs and wooden floor, invite guests to enjoy a great collection of old Armargnacs, Cognacs, Whiskies...
The enchanting Tour de la Dégustation, ("Tasting Tower") overlooks Les Sources de Caudalie and the vineyards of Château Smith Haut Lafitte. A lounge with a half-British, half-Cuban feel is the ideal place for relaxing and enjoying the exceptional view of the vineyard.
At Les Sources de Caudalie, bottles are served and appreciated respecting the traditional "French wine-tasting art". The cellar holds 16,000 bottles from the most attractive wine producing regions in the world. The Head Sommelier Aurélien Farrouil knows every nook and cranny, and monitors the development of each magnificent wine.
Graves great growths are served by the glass in perfect condition, thanks to the Enomatic wine dispenser. A choice of 16 red and white wines features the crème de la crème of this prestigious appellation.