Lake Zurich to the French countryside: La Réserve to open two European châteaux
Michel Reybier, founder of La Réserve, has announced the opening of La Maison d’Estournel this European summer and La Réserve Eden au Lac Zurich later in the year.
“My wish is that each of my guests, well-known or unknown but always acknowledged, should feel at home while being elsewhere; that they may share in an art of living with extreme refinement and delightful moments.” – Michel Reybier
A country château for lovers of wine and history
Michel Reybier, founder of La Réserve , has acquired the house of the founder of Cos d’Estournel – formerly Château Pomys – and is reopening the French property as a country residence. Due to reopen this European summer, the refurbished hotel is surrounded by vineyards and centuries-old grounds, and boasts 14 rooms, a restaurant, library and tasting room.
La Maison d’Estournel is located next to the Saint-Estèphe property and was already a hotel when acquired by Cos d’Estournel’s current owner, Michel Reybier, in 2017.
Michel Reybier’s own personal home, La Chartreuse, is on the same estate. Both are located on Saint-Estèphe hill to the north of the Médoc region, where the Grand Cru-classified Château de Cos d’Estournel spans 91 hectares of grapes that have been vinified since the days of Napoleon Bonaparte.
La Chartreuse adjoins the main château, offering an indoor pool and hammam, as well as patios overlooking the garden to bask in the morning sun and ornate fireplaces to settle before in the evenings.
In keeping with this vision, a Home Family Manager is on hand to attend to your every need, from organising delectable meals prepared by a private chef to arranging behind-the-scenes experiences of the winemaking process.
Timeless lakeside escape in Zurich
In October 2019, La Réserve Eden au Lac Zurich will be reborn after several months of refurbishment under the creative eye of Philippe Starck. The building, first opened on the shores of Lake Zurich more than a century ago, will host 40 rooms and suites, two restaurants and a bar, and bright, sophisticated rooms with views across the water.
The only five-star hotel on the shoreline, it is also a short meander from the designer boutiques of Bahnhofstrasse, a range of cultural attractions such as the Museum of Art and the Opera House, and the wine bars and galleries that make up this vibrant neighbourhood.