The leading French winehouse reopens the doors to the estate housing the Barton & Guestier Food & Wine Academy.
Barton & Guestier (B&G) – the oldest winehouse still in operation in Bordeaux – announces the reopening of Château Magnol, the estate which hosts the B&G headquarters and the wine school “B&G Food & Wine Academy.” Barton & Guestier is pleased to welcome back guests after two years of closure with an impressive roster of new talents and renovated spaces.
“We are excited to celebrate our guests as we welcome them back to Château Magnol,” said CEO of BGPL USA, Carlos Varela. “We are pleased to promote the French ‘Art of Living’ that we share with our staff and the guests we meet from around the world at Château Magnol. We encourage guests to immerse themselves in the experience while enjoying training, wine dinners, and food and wine pairing workshops among other offerings.”
For the reopening, B&G welcomes a new talented team looking after the guests. Omar Barbosa, Education & Hospitality Manager, is a renowned Sommelier who was awarded Best Sommelier of Mexico in 2011 and 2013 and reached 23rd place in the Best Sommelier of the World 2013 competition in Tokyo, Japan. Omar developed a new training program including blending sessions, blind tastings and much more. Yann Orgebin, Executive Chef, has strong experience in authentic French gastronomy and was part of the famous Toques Blanches Lyonnaises while having his own restaurant in Lyon. Guests will experience premium cuisine paired with the winery’s portfolio of the finest wines from the main French winegrowing regions. Last but not least, Alicia Baron, Hospitality & Wine Tourism Assistant, is in charge of all client visits and working closely with Omar Barbosa.
The Barton & Guestier Food & Wine Academy was created back in 1989 and has welcomed and trained around 450 trade partners per year. During its two-year closure, B&G embraced the opportunity to complete renovations to the estate, including a reconstruction of the kitchen – often referred to as ‘the heart of the Château’ – revamped with modern equipment. Château Magnol, which is an 18th-century estate hosting the company’s headquarters, counts twelve comfortable rooms all outlined in French country-inspired interiors and offers numerous leisure activities including a music room, spaces to play pool and darts, pétanque, as well as a pergola in the garden for a relaxing meal or apéritif. A stay at the Château is combined with visits to Bordeaux City and other famous Growths in the region.
About BGPL USA:
The importer and marketer of Barton & Guestier, Patriarche and Listel brands, BGPL USA offers a comprehensive portfolio of French wines for the US market. Barton & Guestier is the oldest winehouse of Bordeaux, with three centuries of winemaking history and award-winning wines sourced from almost two hundred winegrowers in France. Based in Beaune, Patriarche is a Bourgogne winehouse specialized in the Charmat Method and Traditional Method sparkling wines as well as still AOC wines. Patriarche’s underground cellars, the largest in Europe, age 3 million bottles and welcome about 45,000 visitors each year. Listel is the maker of the best-selling rosé wine sold in France. Social Media: @bartonguestier_france, @veuveduvernay, @listelusaofficial; Website: www.bgpl-usa.com