The 2019 international ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ awards were announced during a gala dinner at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens on November 8. The ceremony marked the end of the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Great Wine Capitals in Adelaide, South Australia. The international award winners were chosen from among the ‘Best Of’ winners from each Great Wine Capital. This year, there were 384 entrants and 62 local award winners worldwide. Château Smith Haut Lafitte won the International Best Of Wine Tourism awards for Bordeaux!


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

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.

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The first wine based UNESCO Heritage site, Saint Emilion has to be one of the most romantic and authentic places in the Bordeaux region. This perfectly preserved medieval village with its tiny lanes and many restaurants is famed for its red wines. You might not know that they also make a sparkling wine here – Crémant de Bordeaux.

June 18, 2020 to June 21, 2020

Launched in June 1998 to support the urban transformation of the city and the quays, the event quickly gained wide support. The friendly and festive atmosphere of the event seduced the public and the world of wines. The success has grown over the years. From 150 000 visitors in 1998, we have reached 600 000 visitors on the 20th anniversary.

When the success of the association of wines and ships became obvious, we decided to repeat the performance. Therefore, a dozen tall ships will welcome you in Bordeaux for the Wine Festival in June. For four days, Bordeaux will again be the capital of wines and ships!

On the docks, over 1 200 winegrowers represent all designations of Bordeaux, they tell you about their wines and… invite you to taste them.

Icons of the Festival: the glass and its holder that can be carried around your neck after buying the Tasting Pass.

The Village is open to all and the access is free from Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th
(11am-11 :30pm) and Sunday 21st (11am-11pm). A great fireworks spectacle will take place from Thursday to Saturday at 11pm.
The Tasting Pass is essential to discover and taste the quality and diversity of Bordeaux and New Aquitaine wines.
It gives you access to:
- 1 tasting glass and glass holder
- 11 tastings: 1 tasting in each pavillon + 1 “favorite” tasting
- 1 workshop to the art of wine tasting at the “Pavillon de l'Ecole du Vin de Bordeaux”
- others advantages (full listing in spring)


April 10, 2020 to August 30, 2020

Wine: drink of gods, drink of mens

For its new temporary exhibition, the Cité du Vin explores Antiquity and traces the evolution of wine’s role in Graeco-Roman civilisation. The divine nectar, wine is also the drink of earthly banquets shared by men eager to get closer to the gods. Foremost among them is Dionysus, born of the love of Zeus and a mortal. He is the wandering god who discovers the vine and teaches men the art of making wine.
Nearly fifty works (ceramics, sculptures, paintings) produced by the greatest artists of their time will reveal the mythology linked to wine and its ritual consumption during ancient festivals and banquets.

3 contemporary creations at the heart of the exhibition

At the invitation of the Foundation for Wine Culture and Civilisations, street artists MonkeyBird, Delphine Delas and Rouge will each create a monumental figurative work, echoing the ancient works exhibited. Fully integrated into the exhibition tour, these installations will present a contemporary reading of major myths that have rarely been represented (the myth of Ampelos, Dionysian festivals and Dionysos’ travels around the world).

The Foundation for Wine Culture and Civilisations wanted, once again, to engage with today’s artists by offering exclusive creations (original works by matali crasset and Jérôme de Gerlache were specially designed for Mind-blowing! When art and design take on glass last year) and thus offer visitors a new look, a new interpretation, for an ever more exceptional experience. “We wanted to bring the modern look of contemporary artists face to face with ancient works, to show how ancient myths can still inspire today’s artists,” says Marion Eybert, temporary exhibitions manager at the Cité du Vin.


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You could be forgiven for thinking that ‘La Place de Bordeaux’ describes one of the many beautiful 18th century squares in the city, but it is, less romantically, the term the wine trade uses for the unique way Bordeaux wine is sold.

The Graves region is considered the cradle of fine wine making in Bordeaux, the site of some of the oldest vineyards of the region. Just south of the city, it is also the perfect place to choose as a base from which to discover the wineries and châteaux of Bordeaux.

Winter is a great time to visit Bordeaux. The mild climate means the weather is rarely too cold and the local seasonal food is delicious and warming; think cepe mushrooms, duck roasted over vine clippings and delicious wine.


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