Pied-à-terre: Château Saint Georges

Located atop Côte Pavie (Pavie Hill), between Montagne and St. Emilion in the southwestern part of France, sits the quaint little pied-à-terre, Château Saint Georges.

Château Saint Georges - St. Emilion, France | ©Tom Palladio Images

Saint Georges is more than just an elegant castle, it’s also a tiny village just a few miles north of Saint-Emilion proper. The estate’s 12-acres of vineyards lie just to the south of the village and run as far as the Barbanne river. Château Saint Georges produces some of the Bordeaux region’s fine red wines, highly-prized and celebrated for aging well in the bottle.

Chateau St. Georges - St. Emilion, FranceChâteau Saint Georges - St. Emilion, FranceChateau St. Georges - France | ©Tom Palladio Images

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Borsalino w/ props SMALL | ©Tom Palladio Images


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Tom traded his hometown St. Louis Cardinals' baseball cap in the United States for a Borsalino and he now hangs his "capello" in the Puglia region of southeastern Italy. A veteran print and broadcast journalist, with well-worn passports that have got him into and out of 50 countries and counting, Tom fell in love with the "Bel Paese" years ago. As he notes, "I'm inspired by the beauty I find in all things that are very, very old, and reliving history, or at least meandering along the travertine and cobblestone that were laid down over a thousand years ago and just looking up and marveling at what occupies the space still today, really gets my 'Vespa' running." Tom has a good eye behind the lens and is a graphic storyteller, but he'll let you decide as he keeps his camera batteries fully charged and the posts flowing from his creative hideaway in the hills overlooking Ostuni. You can also follow his dispatches via TravelingBoy.com and Anthology Magazine Ireland.


    1. Tina — The chateau was actually closed by the time I got there, at a little after 4:00 p.m. I wanted to sample the wines and maybe buy a bottle or two. Had I gotten inside, sampled the brew, then maybe I’d share these frames with the staff. Oh well, c’est la vie!


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