Blog

NEW IN 2020 2020

Château Malromé is opening its doors to visitors again with two new guided tours. A new and updated guided tour of the painter Toulouse-Lautrec's apartments is available, thanks to our acquisition of some of his original works, now on display in a dedicated room. In another first, the guided tour of the vineyards now includes a visit to our historic vat-house and cellars to let you in on our inside secrets to winemaking.

Guided tour of the historic wing:

The history of Malromé is marked by the story of Countess Adèle de Toulouse-Lautrec, who acquired the estate in 1883, and her son, the famous painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Henri would set up his studio there each summer, where he found the peace and quiet that he needed to inspire his artistic creations. Malromé became his refuge and he died there on 9 September 1901.

Living in the golden years of the Belle Epoque, Lautrec was a participant and chronicler of Parisian brothels and nightlife. He left behind a prolific body of artworks which are presented in detail to visitors in this guided tour of the late 19th-century aristocratic interior. In a first, exclusive original works and photographs allow a glimpse into the private life of the painter. Round off the visit in a room dedicated entirely to his childhood sketches and numerous lithographs.

Guided tour of the vineyards:

Conscious of its heritage, Château Malromé uses a sustainable approach to winegrowing in order to produce its great Bordeaux wines. The estate offers two wine ranges of which the Bordeaux Supérieurs regularly receive awards. For the first time, Château Malromé is opening the doors of its historic vat-house and cellars to satisfy the curiosity of wine enthusiasts and the general public.

Our guide will let you in on all the inside secrets of our winemaking process as she takes you through the fully renovated vat house and ageing cellar. The perfect opportunity for us to tell you the story of the historic vineyard over the years, peppered with anecdotes on the life of painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who was a great lover of wine himself. Did you know that he had wine specially delivered from the Malromé estate to his home in Paris?
End your guided tour with a commented tasting of the white, rosé and red wines produced on the estate. A sensory experience that helps you explore the visual cues, aromas and flavours of each wine.