Moët & Chandon, Mercier, Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot, Krug, Ruinant, Hennessy, Château Cheval Blanc, Château d'Yquem : across the world these rames are synonymous with prestige, savoir-faire passed clown from generation to generation, and the inimitable genius of French wine production. These illustrious producers, who together comprise the LVMH and Moët Hennessy groups, have rot only succeeded in making the best cognac, champagne, Sauternes; or Saint-Émilion, but have dedicated themselves since they were founded to cultivating an environment in which these exceptional French products car be fully appreciated. To this end, these legendary institutions have acquired or constructed magnificent estates near their vineyards, in order to entertain in style. Visitors are often treated to a meal-expertly prepared by the château's chef-comprising dishes that subtly complement and ultimately intensify the experience of tasting the sought-after libations. Stunning countryside surroundings and parks, beautiful architecture and interior design crafted by eminent designers and architects, traditional decor often coupled with contemporary art, and a welcoming atmosphere all play an essential role in entertaining guests. This volume is a unique invitation to discover the magic of these handsome residences, and the institutions behind them. Each château provides tasting notes from its cellar master as well as a recipe from a specialist chef that features or perfectly complements the wine or spirit, to accompany the reader's visit of these distinguished and celebrated vineyards.