Bordeaux Wine Week, a meeting place for epicureans and wine professionals, will capitalize on the success and complementarity of existing events while initiating new synergistic events for the general public as well as for professionals from around the world.
Bordeaux Wine Week will offer, in a variety of forms, a cultural, festive, tourist, oenological, economic and scientific program that will promote the richness of the terroirs of the wine planet and the environmental approaches taken by the vineyards of France and elsewhere.
The Cité du Vin, Bordeaux
Discover the program:
- From the 15th of April, the ‘Picasso, the effervescence of shapes’ exhibition hosted by the Cité du Vin. The role of wine in the artist’s work will be celebrated for the first time through 80 works of art from the Picasso museums in Barcelona and Paris along with private collections.
- From 16 to 19 June, the Bordeaux Grands Crus weekend, organized by the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux. It will offer the opportunity to discover 120 Bordeaux Grands Crus through tastings, visits to properties and dinners at the chateaux and in Bordeaux.
- On 20 and 21 June, the ‘Act for Change’ symposium will propose a series of conferences hosted by renowned international speakers addressing ‘Wine in 2030’ at the Cité du Vin. The symposium will deal with developments linked to climate change by focusing on three, highly practical themes – production, consumer expectations and marketing issues. You can download the program here.
- On 22 and 23 June, the WOW! Meetings will gather French and overseas industry members in Hangar 14 for a new raft of business meetings dedicated to sustainable wines and spirits, both organic and those certified as part of an environmental scheme.
- From 23 to 26 June: ‘The Bordeaux Wine Festival’ (Bordeaux Fête le Vin) organized by the CIVB (Bordeaux wine marketing council) and the Bordeaux conurbation tourist information and convention office (OTCBM), both of them co-organizers of Bordeaux Wine Week. A full-fledged, open-air wine route featuring the appellations will be rolled out along the Bordeaux quayside offering tastings of Bordeaux and New Aquitaine region wines, most of them produced organically or certified under an environmental scheme. ‘The Bordeaux Wine Festival’ experience will also take place on Thursday 16 June, ahead of the main event, in restaurants and at wine merchants, to music in concert venues or in pop-up riverside cafés.
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