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Château Fleur Cardinale

Best Of, Vignobles et découvertes

The Decoster family took over Château Fleur Cardinale in 2001. Since the very beginning they have worked and lived at the wine estate. With the help of the team that was in place, the estate was awarded the rank of Grand Cru Classé in 2006. The property today covers 23.5 hectares (58 acres), and the vineyard is in the process of conversion to organic farming. The château is the winner of a "Best Of Wine 2022" in the discovery & innovation category.

Whether you love hearing about the story of an estate, or are keen on learning all the technical side; whether you just want a cellar tour with a difference, or perhaps just a nice time to share with your family, we have chosen to offer you a customised and private tour to suit your taste, taking into account what you already know or don’t know.

We welcome you into the intimacy of our world.


Tour « First encounter » :
Look forward to a poetic and sensorial first experience at Château Fleur Cardinale.
Come and discover our unique philosophy and enjoy a timeless moment in our company.
Find out all about our wines in a tasting of our Second Wine, Intuition de Fleur Cardinale, and our Grand Cru Classé, Château Fleur Cardinale.
And look forward to the opportunity of exploring more, on another occasion, with other tours and tastings at the estate.

Duration: 45 minutes
€18 per person
Non-privatised tour and tasting

Tour « An overall view » :
An overall view of our estates’ wines through the tasting of one vintage : Château Fleur Cardinale, Intuition (the Second Wine) and their cousin Château Croix Cardinale.
Three similar vinegrowing approaches that produce wines with different expressions.
This tasting brings to light the rich variety of our terroirs and the subtle art of blending.

Duration : 1 hour 15 minutes
€25 per person
Private tour and tastings

Tour « The passing time » :
Château Fleur Cardinale in three nuances.
This tasting offers visitors the chance to discover several vintages of our First Wine.
Taste the influence of the weather conditions on each vintage, and understand what the vigneron sought to bring out according to each climatic context.

Duration : 1 hour 15 minutes
€35 per person
Private tour and tastings

Tour « Explorating with the family » :
We are eager to welcome every member of your family and offer them an enriching and fun experience. Through the eyes of children, you can learn about the work carried out in the vines throughout the four seasons. But where do you come in?
Their special adventurer’s card enables you to visit the estate while you follow them in their tasks.
At the end of the circuit you can relax and enjoy tasting our wines, while the children finish their games with a fruit juice.
What about teenagers, you may ask? Well, we take very good care of them too.

Duration : 1 hour 15 minutes €25 per adult
€10 for children from 4 to 12 years old; €15 for teenagers from 13 to 17 years old
Private tour and tastings

Tour « The art and practice of tasting » :
Two wines selected from different vintages –one an old one and the other more recent, served from a decanter and paired with a dish.
An opportunity for visitors to take full advantage of our lounges and the panoramic terrace.

Reservation at least 24 hours in advance
Duration : 1 hour 30 minutes
Package price of €270 for groups (1 to 10 persons)
Private tour and tastings

Wine and pastry : a matter of balance
Pairing red wine with pastry desserts at the end of a meal is often difficult, even though, on an individual basis, their flavours are perfectly balanced. To take up this challenge, Château Fleur Cardinale has created an innovative tasting workshop called “Wine & Pastry, a matter of balance” in collaboration with Chef Rudy Pein (Les Desserts de Rudy).
A workshop has been set up which firstly includes a one-hour tour of the cellars in order to learn how balance is created in a wine, from the vineyard to the cellars. The learning experience continues in the company of Chef Rudy Pein with the tasting of two yummy creations made especially for the Château.
First, try Lorea, an amazing, delicious ‘minute’ bite that reveals a fresh, fruity note which pairs beautifully with our Intuition de Fleur Cardinale 2019, the Second Wine of Château Fleur Cardinale.
Then finish in style with Oreka, a harmonious mix of organic 74% dark chocolate from Madagascar with organic Madagascar vanilla, atop a crunchy almond and vanilla biscuit. With its lovely delicate, light creamy texture and subtle hints of spice, it is the perfect pairing for our Grand Vin: Château Fleur Cardinale 2015.

Tour and tastings : 2 hours
€85 per person
Non-private workshop, from 2 to 10 persons, booking on demand.


Sustainable approach

The Château Fleur Cardinale is on the process of converting to organic farming. It also has the Confirmed level on the CSR certification.

Practical information

  • Handicap accessible

  • French, English

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Château Fleur Cardinale
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