News – Château de la Dauphine

News from the Château

8 February 2018

Wine Spectator – James Molesworth

What a great day with this new score for Château de La Dauphine 2014 !
9 January 2018

Turnover in the cellar

It’s been now 12 months that 2016 vintage is ageing in our cellar. Ageing in barrels will help the wine to evolve by bringing more stucture with the wood tannins. Many aromas will also appear in the wine […]
4 January 2018


  All the team wishes you the very best for 2018 !  
30 October 2017

New GOLD BEST OF award for Château de La Dauphine’s GREEN TOUR

Created in Bordeaux in 2002, the Best Of Wine Tourism awards recognise outstanding sites in wine tourism in seven different categories every year. For the 2018 edition, there were more than 90 entries. The award ceremony was […]
30 September 2017


While the last plot is harvested, the winemaking has already started. In the winery, we opted for indigenous yeasts for the entire harvest; in parallel we are experimenting with eight barrels, to compare the indigenous yeasts with […]
20 September 2017

Harvest – PART I

The 2017 harvests began early at Château de la Dauphine on 14 September, due to the exceptionally hot month of June. Having escaped serious damage in the frost at the end of April, the vines flourished, producing […]
12 September 2017

Tic Tac

Grappes are slowly ripening … Harvest is soon to be !  
29 August 2017

A vineyard committed to sustainable practices

For several years now, Château de La Dauphine has demonstrated its respect for both nature and humankind with a variety of ethical and environmental initiatives. These fall into three broad categories: Environmentally-friendly practices: Encouragement of biodiversity Biological […]
17 August 2017

Bottling vintage 2015

After blending and fining, Château de La Dauphine 2015 is finally ready to be bottled this week. This is one of the greatest vintage of Bordeaux, by the quality and quantity and for us it is also […]
9 August 2017


Now that the fruits are here, the grapes are slowly ripening. From green, they turn black and get full of sugar with less acidity. Tanins and aromas are also developing. When everything will be ready, we will […]
5 June 2017


Despite the harsh frost that touched Bordeaux (and France) last month, we are lucky at La Dauphine with “only” 20% of loss. We are protected from natural disasters, as frost or hail, thanks to the river Dordogne […]
12 May 2017

La Dauphine on the West Coast of the US

After New York, La Dauphine flew to California in order to meet journalists and potential customers/distributors. It started in San Francisco with a presentation of Château de La Dauphine with different vintages during 2 masterclasses : one […]