Loudenne also has a fine history that spans over 300 years. Its illustrious past owes much to two British wine merchants, Alfred and Walter Gilbey. In 1875, these two lovers of life and of “the finer things” decided to make the property their home residence. Over 125 years, they built up the reputation of the vineyard and turned Loudenne into a place full of life and of unparalleled receptions.
The key to Loudenne is first and foremost its remarkable geographical location in the heart of the Médoc region and on the edge of the Gironde estuary. This 17th-century château is one of the few winemaking properties to have its own private dock. And from the moment you disembark onto the 326-acre property, you cannot help but be swept away by the beauty and magic of its magnificent grounds.
A few steps inside the halls of the château were indeed enough for me to understand that nothing here is ordinary, that everything here is a little different. Perhaps more refined and enigmatic. Like the English roses that have bloomed in the garden for hundreds of years, and whose scent still perfumes my memories.
Now co-owned by Moutai, the number one Chinese liquor company, and Camus, the largest family-owned and independent cognac producer, Loudenne has reclaimed its distinguished history and recreated its past splendor.