If you’re familiar with the Great Wine Capitals blog you will know that a winery can win awards in several categories for their excellence in wine tourism. Château Agassac is one of these lucky properties as, since the beginning of these awards, they have won several of them – and this year is no exception with their recognition for Best Of Wine Tourism for their restaurant: La Table d’Agassac.

The current journey time of 3 hours 14 minutes to Paris by TGV will be reduced to 2 hours in July 2017. With 20 direct roundtrips per day , a train will depart for Paris hourly throughout the day, and every half hour at peak times, with trains leaving earlier and later in the day. Bordeaux St Jean station already receives more than 11 million passengers a year and is linked to the city centre in just 10 minutes via the tram.

The main programs that have been set up over the years will be described, among which the Best Of Wine Tourism contest, and their impact explained on the local wine and tourism industry.
By way of illustration, Napa Valley, Rioja and McLaren Vale wine regions will provide example of good practices in terms of building up a wine tourism destination.

Catherine LEPARMENTIER DAYOT, Managing Director, Great Wine Capitals Global Network
Connor BEST, Education Manager, Napa Vintners Association (Napa)
Jennifer LYNCH, McLaren Vale Grape Wine & Tourism Association (Australia)
Ana LÓPEZCANO LAMARAIN, Public Relation and Communication, Bodegas Muga (Rioja, Spain)

Click here to register!


Chateau Marquis de Terme walked away with the top award for the Global Gold Best Of Wine Tourism in Bordeaux at the end of 2016. Their original 'Best Of' win was for Innovation in Wine Tourism. They have really embraced wine tourism since their renovation with the arrival of director Ludovic David in 2009. They have an open door policy with receptions rooms for groups and different tours including food and wine tastings for wine tourists.

A special wine tour is dedicated to Best Of Wine Tourism wineries and offers to experience the “Best Of” wine tourism in Bordeaux!

The Supervisory Board of Vinexpo SAS, which met on 6 April 2017, has appointed Christophe Navarre, Chief Executive Officer of Moët Hennessy, as its new President.

Château Siran dates from the 17th century ideally situated for wine tourism, just fifteen minutes from Bordeaux, on the famous Margaux gravel terroir. Surrounded by the great growths of the appellation, it takes its name from the 15th century Lord Guilhem de Siran. After renovation in 2013, the Château reopened its doors with wine tourism in mind.

Chef Julien Lefebvre brings a fresh culinary perspective.

As of February 2017, Julien Lefebvre will oversee Château Cordeillan-Bages's restaurant and all catering for the group Famille JM Cazes including Café Lavinal, located just steps from Cordeillan-Bages, in the village of Bages.

After a short drive from Bordeaux, join the most prestigious amateur tournament that combines the passion for golf and the magic of great Bordeaux wines...

Two-day tournament in team of 2 players at the Golf du Médoc Resort
Welcome cocktail and evening with Médoc Winemakers
Evening at Médoc's chateau wine estate
Prizes for best scores 2 days cumulative
Exceptional prize giving in Médoc wines
2 polo shirts per competitor
2 airline tickets offered by Air France
5 gift vouchers (200€ each) offered by TUI

For further information on the tournament, inscription, program and so on, don't hesitate to visit the Drives du Médoc website !

May 20, 2017 to May 21, 2017

The 12th edition of the Weekend des Grands Crus will take place in Bordeaux on May 20th & 21st 2017

Do not let your wine enthusiast clients miss the opportunity to take part in an extraordinary & unique experience: The Grand Tasting of some of Bordeaux's most famous names!!!

For over 10 years, the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux offers to wine lovers from all over the world an exceptional weekend during which you will have the privilege to taste some of  Bordeaux’s best Grands Crus Wines! On Saturday May 20th, experience the ‘Grand Tasting’ - a rare & unique opportunity to taste over 100 Bordeaux Grands Crus under the same roof.

This tasting, usually reserved for wine trade professionals, offers French wine lovers the opportunity to meet Chateaux owners who will present their 2014 vintage plus another vintage of their choice for a tasting. In the evening, take part in an exclusive Grand Cru dinner and share your emotions with these Grand Cru owners in one of their châteaux. A different wine will be served with each course in order to show the diversity of Bordeaux Grands Crus. On Sunday May 21st, choose between a selection of excursions into the vineyards of Bordeaux which include a special lunch or let us plan a private experience for your guests!

Possibility to extend your stay in our beautiful region with more exclusive private touring: wine, dine, art de vivre, culture...Bordeaux has it all!

For further information, don't hesitate to visit the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux website !

For more details, please contact :
Bordeaux Excellence
[email protected]
Tel: +33 (0)5 56 44 27 68


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