The Passion of the Vine Since 1669
“A blockbuster Fronsac, opaque red in colour, and with a very oaky nose that is sweet and intense...” – Decanter Magazine
Château Gaby is a blend of three grape varieties - Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon - grown on the clay limestone hills of the estate.
This wine is lovely in color: an intense red with bright tints. Hints of pretty, red fruit are complemented by flavors of black fruit in some vintages. Discretely woody undertones highlight the classy nature of this wine. Very ripe, very elegant flavors with slightly toasted and spicy hints linger on the finish. All the wines from Château Gaby pair well with buttery foods, sharp cheeses, roasted meats, and veal.
Ranked in the top 1% of all wines in the region by Vivino.
Awarded 91 points by Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast.
Awarded 90 points in 2014 and 92 points in 2016 by James Suckling.
Awarded 92 points by Decanter.
Gaby Cuvée is a blend of grapes selected from the best plots of property on the estate. The soil types are more complex, and the wine is made up of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.
This cuvée has a lovely deep color with bright tints. The bouquet is very elegant and multilayered with hints of spice and black and red fruit that delicately intermingle. On the palate, this wine is delicious and complex with round, silky tannins. It displays multiple layers, and is a very subtle, elegant wine.
Our 2008 vintage was awarded the #1 Bordeaux (out of 596 wines) in Le Grand Classement des Vins de Bordeaux.
More recently, the Gaby Cuvée was ranked 12 out of 1,000 Bordeaux wines, outranking wines ten times the price.
Awarded 92 points by James Suckling.
The Château Gaby vineyard produces such great quality grapes that we can create three tiers of excellent wine. Princess Gaby, our third wine, is a blend of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Well-balanced with elegant flavors and fine tannins, the wine tastes of transformation. Strong on the nose with red fruits and licorice notes, Princess Gaby softens on the palate with a long finish and traces of vanilla. To add complexity, Princess Gaby is aged in barrels used to make the award-winning Château Gaby.
Where To Find Us
Château Gaby is Bordeaux’s best kept secret. The estate is located in the Right Bank region of the Canon-Fronsac appellation in Bordeaux, France, where some of the regions finest wines are produced. For years, the wines from this appellation have been considered an insider’s secret, but recently their quality has attracted attention around the world. The wines are produced entirely from vines grown on the 40 acres of clay-limestone hills surrounding the Gaby Estate, hills on which wine has been in production since the 1660s. The creativity and expression of the wines that come from this esteemed estate is reflected in the quality; Château Gaby wines have been named among the best in the region.
Located just an hour’s drive east from the city of Bordeaux, Château Gaby is a jewel of the Canon-Fronsac appellation. Nestled on a hilltop overlooking the vineyards, the 18th century château is a stunning representation of the area’s long history of winemaking.
The first vines were planted on Gaby’s hills in the 1600s. Today, the estate produces some of the world’s finest Bordeaux wines. Lovingly restored in 2006, the interior of the château reflects the beauty of Bordeaux's countryside. The view from the chateau is spectacular and considered the most beautiful panoramic viewpoint in all of Bordeaux.
Visiting Château Gaby is like taking a trip into an impressionist painting, and is a must-see if visiting the area. Gaby is available for private events as well as day visits.
A native of the historic town of Saintes just north of Bordeaux, Damien Landouar is the winemaker and estate manager for Château Gaby. For more than two decades, Damien has dedicated his career to winemaking in the Bordeaux region. Damien has a degree in agronomy and completed post-graduate studies at Vayres Rural Institute to expand his knowledge of winegrowing, oenology and the wine trade. In addition to his work with the Château Gaby estate, Damien also manages three other estates for owner Tom Sullivan including Château Auguste in Entre-deux-Mers; Château Moya, a Castillon-Côtes-de-Bordeaux property; and Château Du Parc, a Saint-Émilion Grand Cru.
Hospitality at Gaby
Château Gaby’s team welcomes you throughout the year to discover its wines and cellar and share with you a moment of pleasure and wellness.
For 2 people
Duration: 1 hour
Tasting of one wine: Château Gaby
Should you want to stay,
THE MANSION OFFERS
7 bedrooms, living spaces,
pool table, terrace, swimming pool, tennis court, and park.