In France, the Château d’Arsac won the international Best of Wine Tourism 2006 award as the best French wine tourism site. In San Francisco (USA) at the end of 2005, the Great Wine Capitals Global Network* awarded 8 international prizes to estates which provided an outstanding welcome for visitors.
Château d’Arsac, the French winner
The Château d’Arsac : Owned by arts patron Philippe Raoux, the Château d’Arsac is a place where wine and art go hand in hand. From the Chai Bleu to the glass roof of the castle via works by internationally renowned artists dispersed through the park and the vines, the estate lives and breathes art.
In 2005, The other French candidates were: Château du Grand Mouëys, Château Loudenne, Château Giscours, Maison des Vins de Bordeaux, and Château Kirwan. 39 properties world wide were nominated in the 2006 “Best of” awards. All the holders of 2006 “Best of national” awards given locally by the 8 member cities in the Great Wine Capitals Global Network, i.e. 39 outstanding wine tourism sites, took part in this international side of the competition.