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.

Château de Reignac is a familiar name in the 'Best Of' family. Ideally situated in the Entre deux Mers, halfway between Bordeaux and Saint Emilion, the property is firmly on the wine tourism map.

Constant innovation means they previously won the 'Best Of Wine Tourism' award for Innovation in 2016 and now they have done it again with another Gold award in 2018 and a World 'Best Of' award for their innovative experience.

Saint Emilion is a hot spot for wine tourism; this beautifully preserved medieval village receives over one million visitors every year.

An event dedicated to Bordeaux's wines and Nouvelle Aquitaine

Equipped with a Tasting Pass, visitors are invited to taste the regions's wines, and to talk about them with producers and wine merchants. Eighty appellations will be represented in pop-up wine bars set up along a three-kilometre winetrail on the banks of the Garonne.

There will be numerous festivities during the five-day event: exhibitions, concerts, firework displays every day, a food village, and visits to châteaux.

Bordeaux wines and legendary sailing ships

After Liverpool and Dublin, the Tall Ships Regatta, an event that brings together some of the largest and most beautiful and sailing ships in the world, will arrive in the Port of the Moon on 14 June. The ships will be open to the public for free tours every day and will return to the high seas on 18 June in the middle of the day.

Bordeaux wines are food wines, showing to their best advantage with food that softens their tannins and flatters their aromas. Lucky then that the food and restaurant scene in Bordeaux is thriving with new chefs and well established ones opening new restaurants or taking over famous names. This trend has now been confirmed by a slew of stars in the 2018 Michelin star awards.

Chateau Castera is in the North of the Medoc, past the appellation of Saint Estèphe. It is worth the trip. As you travel north, there is a change in the feel of this region and a change in the soil. Mixed in with the famous Medoc gravel, you will start to see clay and some sand - this explains why many of these wines have a higher percentage of merlot, giving them an approachable elegance.

The Château de Reignac, awarded international Best Of winner for 2018, has invented a new conception in wine tasting: a world tour of International Best Of Wine Tourism winners. April 6, the tasting will take place at the Château, and will be duplicated in other member cities of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

What does the instagram feed of a wine lover look like? Bottles will feature strongly of course but how about fantastic architecture:  a wonderful chateau, barrel cellar or tasting room?  An amazing view?  Beautiful gardens? Quirky design and art? Bordeaux has all these instagram opportunities and more. Here is a selection of a few go-to locations to create your own Bordeaux feed.


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