Bordeaux Fête le Vin
“Bordeaux Fête le Vin”, one of the largest wine festivals in the world, a biannual event taking place in Bordeaux since 1998.
Every two years, the banks of the Garonne are inviting wine lovers to five unforgettable days of events all dedicated to discovering the wines of Bordeaux and its region, Nouvelle Aquitaine. But “Bordeaux Fête le Vin” is much more than a wine celebration! Visitors will be able to enjoy many events like visiting the beautiful tall ships, daily fireworks and music concerts.
This event allows you to taste wines from more than 80 appellations from Bordeaux and the Nouvelle Aquitaine region and offers a great opportunity to meet the many of the winemakers and other professionals from the domain. While the event is free, to taste the wines you will have to buy the “Pass Dégustation” that will cost you 21 euros. You can use the pass for the whole event (5 days).
Brussels will be the guest of honour in 2020. A programme celebrating Brussels' creativity and conviviality will be offered to visitors, based on gastronomy, comic strips and the presence of Philippe Geluck, the famous creator of Le Chat. And of course, a dozen tall ships in the Port de la Lune will be open to visitors and some will offer cruises on the Gironde. Among them, the Belem, the Thalassa, the Kruzenshtern or the Shtandardt?
One of the most interesting events accompanying the Bordeaux wine festival is the Grand Crus Weekend that will take place on June 16-17. This event organized by the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux aims to create an international meeting of wine lovers. Created in 1973, the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux is a group of 134 top châteaux based in the finest appellations in the Gironde including the Médoc, Graves and Pessac-Léognan, Sauternes, Barsac, Saint Emilion and Pomerol. Together they have developed an international tasting programme covering 15 countries and 65 cities each year.
The highlights of this weekend will include tasting wines from over 120 Grand Crus and meeting different chateaux owners as part of pre-organized dinners in these châteaux.