Renovation and extension of the Marquis De Terme cellar:
In 2012, to develop its professional activity in terms of wine as well as wine tourism and events, the Sénéclauze family called on Didier Lefort and his architecture firm DL2.A to set up two tasting rooms of 122m2 can form only one and an air-conditioned wine cellar exhibiting the most beautiful vintages of the vineyard.
In 2017, production having grown considerably, the Sénéclauze family once again called on Didier Lefort for a project whose completion schedule spanned three years: in 2017, creation of a 60m2 store, in 2018 , 10m extension of the barrel vat, in 2018, creation of a 160m2 hall and in 2019, start of work on a new restaurant and its kitchen, housed in the former mansion of the estate, located on the north wing.
Called "Au Marquis de Terme", the restaurant has just opened its doors under the July sun with Chef Gregory Coutanceau at the piano, well known for his local cuisine.
Spread over two floors with a total area of 392 m2 including an extension of 80 m2 for the creation of the kitchen, it accommodates no less than 180 place settings, to which are added in the summer season 40 place settings on the terrace.
Its particularity is that it is accessible from both the east and west sides. On the east side, an elevator provides direct access to the first floor, while on the west side, the restaurant opens onto a magnificent garden terrace with views of the entire property and the vineyards.
The ground floor, more used at midday with a show kitchen, a bar and a large terrace, is more like a contemporary brasserie.
Upstairs, the restaurant, under the framework, with a more refined atmosphere, with its private dining room, offers a spectacular view of the "Margaux" vineyards.
The decoration of the whole is essentially contemporary with the light contribution of old pieces, in relation with the wine and the castle: old paintings, bust, walls of colored decanters contrast with modern furniture and lighting, some of which are the creation of DL2.A
Photographer : Geraldine Bruneel