On the occasion of Vinexpo 2015, the Great Wine Capitals Global Network and the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be hosting a conference with the objective to give an overview of the various wine tourism activities and performances in the Networks member regions.

Château de Rouillac

Le château de Rouillac, ancienne propriété du célèbre Baron Haussmann, propose un lieu idéal pour des séminaires d’entreprise. Dans ce lieu chargé d’histoire, des prestations modernes et haut de gamme attendent les professionnels. Depuis la terrasse, les participants profitent d’une vue imprenable sur la chartreuse du 17ème siècle et ses installations équestres, qui abritent chevaux de trait et de course qui s’entraînent chaque jour.

Château de Rouillac

Château de Rouillac, which formerly belonged to the famous Baron Haussmann, is an ideal venue for corporate seminars. This estate full of history features the sorts of top-level modern services expected by professionals. Participants have an outstanding view of the 17th century manor house and its stables with draught horses and race horses that train every day.

Bordeaux is an historical wine region. Grapes have been grown and wine made here since Roman times, but rooted in the past does not mean stuck in it. There is a long history of innovation here; introducing new aging techniques to produce the ‘New French Claret’ in the 17th century, solving challenges such as mildew with the Bordeaux mixture in 1878 or the introduction of stainless steel tanks in the 1960’s. This spirit of innovation continues today.

Clément Fayat opened introduced this sleeping beauty to the 21st century in 2012 by commission the architect Jean Nouvel to create a new technical cellar for the property. He then handed the keys of the estate to his sons for them to carry the project forward, and they have. Finished in 2014, this shinny, red cellar is now a beacon for visitors lost amongst the vines of Pomerol and Saint Emilion and a Best Of Wine Tourism Gold winner for architecture.

By Wendy Narby


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The Great Wine Capitals Global Network will hold its 18th annual general meeting from November 5 through 9 in Valparaiso and the Casablanca Valley in Chile.The Great Wine Capitals Global Network will hold its 18th annual general meeting from November 5 through 9 in Valparaiso and the Casablanca Valley in Chile.

The 15th Best Of Wine Tourism Night revolved around awards given to the best wine tourism activities in the Bordeaux region in 2018.  

21 trophies were handed out, including 6 gold ones.  The ceremony took place on the 17th of October at the Bordeaux Gironde Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  The next challenge for the “Golden Best Of" award winners is to compete for a "super" International Best Of Wine Tourism award on the 9th of November in Valparaiso, Chile.


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