Friday, March 17, 2023

7 Generations of Women providing Grand Vin De Bordeaux #Winophiles

In celebration of National Women's Month our French Winophiles group was asked to share French wines by Women Winemakers.  I found this lovely bottle of White Bordeaux that made by Château Haut Guillebot, a winery that has been passed down through 7 generations of women winemakers.

White Bordeaux
Gwendolyn of Wine Predator invited us to join her in celebrating. Reading her invitation post  you will see that she also asked us to feature women who used sustainable practices.  I could not find any information on the growing practices for the White Bordeaux by these women winemakers but I did find information that their Vin Rouge is sustainable grown.  Since most Old World wineries, especially those passed down through the generations, use Old World growing practices that were sustainable, I am sharing this wine with you today.

Here is the story of Château Haut Guillebot as found on their website.....

"This family estate has been passed down from generation to generation since 1790. We produce red, white and rosé Bordeaux Wines, with the names below: Château Haut Guillebot & Château Montet.
This transfer of know-how and passion has been made by women to women for 7 generations. Over the years, each women has improved the production tool, extended the Estate, … Marie Christine, current owner, has succeeded her mother, Eveline in 2006. The domain counts today 57 hectares of vines. She manages both the vineyard, the cellar and the sales. She tries hard to offer to her customers fine and elegant wines, in short feminine wines!"
Book and Wine

I sipped this wine as I was reading a novel set in the USA during the 1960's about the struggles of a female scientist who is struggling to make it in a man's world.  She ends up hosting a cooking show because cooking and wine making are really nothing more than science.

I will be sharing more with you about this novel when I post my Cook the Books article.  While you are waiting you may want to head to your local wine store and see if you can find a bottle of wine from Chateau Haut Guillebot then stop by the library on the way home and pick up this novel.  I can't think of a better way to spend an evening than curled up in front of the fire with a good book and a good bottle of wine.

This White Bordeaux is very nice.  Made of 80% Sauvignon grapes and 20% Semillon it is smooth and bright, perfect as an appertif but also very enjoyable when paired with food.

Casserole and wine

I enjoyed it with a simple casserole starting with leftover chicken.  There was some science to this recipe that I will share with my book review so stay tuned.

The French Winophiles will be gathering for Twitter Chat to discuss the Women Winemakers of France and their Wines on Saturday morning at 11 AM ET.  All are welcome to join in the discussion.  You will find us by following #Winophiles.

Here are some of the topics we will be discussing......


  1. I still haven't read the book. Looking forward to starting it soon.

  2. Yes, if the reds are grown sustainably then likely the whites are also. I'm glad to see the shift in Bordeaux. Thanks for participating.

  3. Seven generations of women winemakers - that's so cool!


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