Harvest Report 2018: Chateau de L’Orangerie


It’s Harvest Time in France!

And it’s going swimmingly for Chateau de L’Orangerie in Bordeaux, Export Manager Colin Sheriffs tells us.

The wine harvest started at 5:00 a.m. on Monday, September 3rd at Chateau de L’Orangerie. (This grueling work is clearly not for those who want to sleep in!)

“We are indeed very happy with quality of grapes we harvested,” says Sheriffs, “and we look forward to the wine which will result from them.”

Check out the photos from the harvesting of Chateau de L’Orangerie’s first Sauvignon Blancs!




You’ll recall the Chateau de L’Orangerie winemaking property dates back to 1790, and back eight generations of the Icard family. Located south of Bordeaux, in the heart of Entre Deux Mers, the vineyard has 250 acres of chalk and clay soil over a sandy clay subsoil. Boasting a beautiful up-to-date winery, the winemakers practice sustainable agriculture.

David Milligan Selections is proud to bring you Bordeaux Superieur and Bordeaux Blanc from Chateau de L’Orangerie.

The vines used to make are 30 years old, and it’s a mix of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The Bordeaux Blanc is made with Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes. The 2015 vintage was named a Best Buy by Wine Enthusiast and given 89 Points.

We can’t wait to taste the new vintage. And for you to taste it, too. Chin Chin!