Bordeaux Wine Festival 2016
In just a matter of years, Bordeaux Fête le Vin has become the leading European wine tourism event.
On this occasion, 10 cities will be the festival's guests of honour:
The 7 cities in the network of Great Wine Capitals (GWC): Bilbao, Cape Town, Mainz, Mendoza, Porto, San Francisco and Valparaiso as well as the cities having held "Bordeaux Fête le Vin" festivals for several years: Hong Kong, Quebec and Bruxelles.
Meeting Winemakers and Négociants
In a 2 kilometre-long villag set up along the Garonne River, the hundreds of thousands of visitors expected will have the chance to meet winemakers and négociants as well as taste their wines with a "pass" by following a genuine itenery to discover the different Bordeaux wine appellations: Bordeaux, Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge, Rosés de Bordeaux, Bordeaux Blanc, Entre- Deux-Mers, Crémant de Bordeaux, Côtes de Bordeaux, Sweet Bordeaux, Médoc et Graves, Saint- Emilion – Pomerol - Fronsac.
Aquitaine wines, "Les Grands Marques de Négoce" partner négociants (Baron de Lestac, Cordier, Millésima, Mouton Cadet) and the Bordeaux Wine School with its initiation sessions, will greet visitors and wine lovers in their completely revamped pavilions.
Food village and entertainment
Several tourism or insitutional pavilions (Bordeaux City Hall, Convention and Tourism office of Bordeaux Métropole, Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Aquitaine Regional Council, Gironde Tourism) and a "food village", open to regional producers, will extend the walking tour.
The festival wouldn't be complete without its wide range of entertainement over the 4-day period, in particular a nightly sound and light show projected onto the majestic facades of the Palais de la Bourse, followed by firewords set off over the river. Not to mention vinyard tours departing from the festival site (vineyard pass).
Just a stone's throw from the heart of the wine festival, and regonisable at a distance thanks to its spectacular and iconic architecture, the Cité is sure to contribute to consolidating Bordeaux's reputation as a world wine capital.
Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Bordeaux Métropole
12 Cours du 30 Juillet