There’s no better place to experience the mystique of Bordeaux than here, where some of the world’s greatest wines find their home. Whether you visit, or stay for a lifetime, these events will fuel your passion.
SEPTEMBER 12, 2015
Le Marathon du Médoc
This unique marathon starts from Pauillac, and takes in the prestigious vineyards and châteaux of the Médoc.LEARN MOREFEBRUARY 14, 2015MARCH 7, 2015MARCH 21, 2015
MARCH 28 - 29, 2015
Médoc Portes ouvertes
As you follow the châteaux itinerary, the winegrowers will present recent vintages, local gastronomy, and all the charm of Médoc during the 2015 Médoc spring Open House event.LEARN MOREMAR 31 - APR 1, 2015
Wine industry professionals are invited to enjoy a preview tasting of the 2014 vintage Bordeaux wines.LEARN MOREAPRIL 4, 2015
Bordeaux , France
Best of Bordeaux Bus
On Saturday, set off to discover the Bordeaux vineyards and 2 Best of Wine Tourism sites.LEARN MOREAPRIL 10 - 11, 2015
Bourg, Blaye , France
International Wine Challenge
Attention all wine producers, tasters, consumers, and distributors: Take part in the oldest of the major international wine competitions.LEARN MORE
APRIL 11, 2015APRIL 11 - 12, 2015
Printemps des vins de Blaye
In 2015, the 21st annual Printemps des Vins de Blaye will be even more festive and fun!LEARN MOREAPRIL 25 - 26, 2015
Lalande de Pomerol , France
Portes ouvertes Lalande de Pomerol
The Lalande de Pomerol châteaux open their doors so that you can discover their wines in a unique setting.LEARN MOREMAY 1 - 3, 2015
Saint-Emilion , France
Portes ouvertes Saint-Emilion
Enter and explore a unparalleled terroir in this area reserved especially for the wines of Saint-Émilion, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, Lussac Saint-Emilion and Puisseguin Saint-Émilion.LEARN MORE
MAY 9 - 10, 2015
Côtes de Bourg, France
Portes ouvertes Côtes de Bourg
Again this year, at the 22nd annual Open House event, discover the châteaux of the Côtes de Bourg during an exceptional weekend!LEARN MOREMAY 23, 2015
The Médocaine, the biggest sports-cycling event in the Gironde vineyards, deep in the Médoc! Discover the Médoc terroirs and enjoy sampling wonderful Grands Crus.LEARN MOREMAY 23 - 24, 2015
Portes ouvertes Cadillac
During the Pentecost holiday weekend, the Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux winemakers hold their Open House event, with plenty of surprises in store!LEARN MOREMAY 24, 2015
Sauternes , France
Come be a part of the biggest spring event held by the Sauternes and Barsac appellations, the Sauternes Marathon, hosted since 2011 by the winemakers of these two regions.LEARN MORE
MAY 27, 2015
Come celebrate philosophy and discuss the theme of Power in the vineyards of Saint-Émilion.LEARN MOREMAY 30 - 31, 2015
Bordeaux , France
Grand Amateurs Weekend
The Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux is pleased to invite you to another exceptional Weekend des Grands Crus. Dinners at the châteaux, vineyard tours, and a golf tournament make for a unique and lively weekend.LEARN MOREJUNE 14, 2015
A walk through the Entre-deux-Mers vineyard with 7 breaks for fine food and music, hosted by the winemakers of Caves de Rauzan Grangeneuve.LEARN MOREJUNE 27, 2015
Bourg Wine Tourism Rally
The Côtes de Bourg appellation launches its major Wine Tourism rally: come one, come all!LEARN MORE
JUL 1 - AUG 31, 2015
La Compagnie des Deux Rives offers boat trips with onboard tastings!LEARN MOREJUL 1 - AUG 31, 2015
The Maison du Vin offers you a delicious cocktail of jazz-rock music and tastings of wines from the Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux appellation.LEARN MOREJUL 1 - SEP 30, 2015
Ateliers de l’Eté
This 2-hour introduction to the wines of Bordeaux is held every day in the summer months!LEARN MOREJULY 2 - 5, 2015
24 heures du swing 2015
Enjoy every hour of this festival with its broad lineup of regional and international artists covering the full spectrum from swing to jazz fusion.LEARN MORE
JULY 14 - 29, 2015
Les grands crus musicaux
This festival of classical music and grand cru fine wines features leading international virtuosi in the stunning surroundings of the region's top wine-producing Châteaux.LEARN MOREJULY 17 - 19, 2015
Saint-Emilion Jazz Festival
Now in its fourth consecutive year, this heady, fascinating festival combines wine and jazz in the medieval town of Saint-Émilion.LEARN MOREJULY 18, 2015
Les barricades de Saint-Macaire
Enjoy the day-long tasting of wines from the Côtes de Bordeaux Saint-Macaire appellation in the company of local craftsmen and producers at the heart of the old town.LEARN MOREAUGUST 1, 2015
Côtes de Bourg, France
La Nuit du terroir
The young winegrowers of the Côtes de Bourg invite you to the Nuit du Terroir 2015. So come and enjoy all the wonderful wines and food on offer at this night-time market.LEARN MORE
AUGUST 7, 2015
Music and Cook and Wine
The winegrowers of the Médoc welcome lovers of wine and style for a jazz concert with wine tasting!LEARN MOREAUGUST 20, 2015
Le Bal des Graves
White wine meets oysters... with dancing - very ginguette!LEARN MOREAUGUST 22 - 23, 2015
Les Balades en Cadillac
Two whole days of festivities and street music, dance and art to celebrate the famous American car and (re)discover the wines of Cadillac - Côtes de Bordeaux.LEARN MOREAUGUST 28 - 30, 2015
Foire aux vins et aux fromages
An amazing series of workshops at the École du Goût taste institute, with the AOC winegrowers of Sauternes-Barsac, Graves and Côtes de Bordeaux St Macaire.LEARN MORE
The bus will also take you to two Best Of Wine Tourism sites: Château Vieux Mougnac (Bordeaux Supérieur red) and Château de Pressac (Saint-Emilion Grand Cru).
The bus will also take you to two Best Of Wine Tourism sites: Château de la Dauphine (Fronsac) and Château Siaurac (Lalande de Pomerol).
The bus will also take you to two Best Of Wine Tourism sites: Château d'Arche (Sauternes) and Château de Rouillac (Pessac-Léognan).
Come discover or rediscover all we have to offer during our traditional open house.
Events include guided tours, tours of the Jardins de Mirabel, fun itineraries for the family, strolling at your leisure beside the vineyards and in the château woods, an entertaining quiz and playground, tastings of our wine and a painting exhibition.
Tours and tastings are free all weekend.
Theme: 2014 vintage
The host châteaux are:
Château Smith Haut Lafitte - Graves and Pessac-Léognan
Clos Fourtet - Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
Château Petit-Village - Pomerol
Château de Lamarque - Médoc, Haut Médoc, Moulis & Listrac
Château Dauzac - Margaux
Château Léoville Poyferré - Saint-Julien
Château Lynch-Moussas - Pauillac & Saint-Estèphe
Château La Lagune – Sauternes and Barsac
The bus will also take you to two Best Of Wine Tourism sites: Château Gruaud Larose (Saint-Julien) and Château d'Agassac (Haut Médoc).
Over 5,000 wines from 38 countries are tasted at Bourg (Bordeaux - France) by nearly 800 experienced professionals and savvy wine-loving consumers.
Château de Castelneau / Château Lestrille
In 2015, the 21st annual Printemps des Vins de Blaye will be even more festive and fun!
Don’t miss this exciting Open House event with 80 winemakers in the Citadelle on Saturday and Sunday, 11-13th April, 2015!
Events include introductory wine-tasting presentations, discovery workshops and a cooperage demonstration.
Mark your calendars now for the weekend of May 1st so you can attend the Saint-Émilion Portes Ouvertes open house event. A very special experience, when winegrowers from Saint-Emilion, Lussac Saint-Emilion and Puisseguin Saint-Emilion open the doors of their chateaux from Friday to Sunday, May 1-3, 2015.
Again this year, at the 22nd annual open house event, discover the Côtes de Bourg chateaux over the course of a one-of-a-kind weekend:
100 châteaux open to event participants, tasting workshops at the Maison du Vin, a treasure hunt, hiking or mountain bike outings, and more.
Come one and all!
Like its mega-marathon big sister, the mountain-bike Médocaine is all about merriment and costumes. A memorable opportunity to combine sports activities with another kind of recreation in a land known for its beauty and flavours.
The schedule includes the biggest classic car rally, themed tours, tastings, various workshops, exhibitions, vintage car outings, and exploration of fascinating historic sites…
After crossing the vineyards and cellars of the most famous names in sweet wines, participants and spectators will gather on the beautiful Château Filhot grounds to learn about the region and its wines, guided by the winemakers.
Speakers, philosophers, scientists, architects, geographers, and artists propose solutions and answer the audiences’ questions over twenty presentations, gatherings, workshops, and debates centered on the theme of Power.
An unparalleled opportunity to taste more than 100 Grands Crus in a single location set deep within the Bordeaux region. This tasting, usually reserved for press and distribution professionals, is your chance to talk with representatives from the various estates and taste two vintages of each of these great wines, the 2012 vintage and another of your choice. An unmissable event for avid appreciators of the great wines of Bordeaux.
The winemakers of Caves de Rauzan Grangeneuve are hosting a 6-kilometer walk through the Entre-deux-Mers vineyard with 7 breaks for fine food and music! The work of 120 volunteer winegrowers makes this an unforgettable day out. This year, La Récréation Gourmande de la Cave will be offering an even more impressive experience to mark its 10th anniversary.
The Côtes de Bourg appellation launches its major Wine Tourism rally: Come one, come all, and learn about the appellation in a unexpected and unusual way that’s athletic and uninhibited! The Côtes de Bourg have plenty of surprises in store for you!
Sign up with your crew before 31 March, 2015, to win three bottles on starting day!!
From 6:30 to 7:30 every Saturday evening in July and August, La Compagnie des Deux Rives runs a boat trip with a tasting of Côtes de Bourg wines hosted by a local winemaker.
Subject to a minimum of 20 people, the cost is €18 for adults (no charge for children under 12).
From 6 pm every Thursday this summer, the Cellier des Vignerons in the Citadel of Blaye will be serving up a delicious cocktail of jazz-rock music and tutored tastings of wines from the Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux appellation led by a local winemaker.
Every day throughout the summer (except Sundays and public holidays), the Bordeaux Wine School offers its 2-hour introductory Bordeaux wine tasting workshops where you can learn the recognize the varieties, how to taste wines, and how to describe the tasting experience.
With its broad lineup of regional and international artists covering the full spectrum from swing to jazz fusion, and now in its second year, the festival runs from July 2 to 5 in Monségur.
From July 14 to 29, this international festival will bring together some of the world's leading virtuosi for 9 concerts in the stunning surroundings of the region's top wine-producing Châteaux.
Music and Saint-Émilion wines in perfect harmony.
For this very special event, a winegrowers’ village will be set up in Gaudet Park. There, the Saint-Émilion Maison du Vin will host a pop-up wine bar, offering daily tastings of many different wines, available for purchase at winegrower prices. All the pleasures of the senses brought together in one place...Saint-Émilion!
Enjoy a day-long tasting of wines from the Côtes de Bordeaux Saint-Macaire at the heart of the old town. The day includes tastings, wines to buy, craft exhibitions, musical walks, wine workshop, sophrology therapy... and more.
First run in 2012, and encouraged by the success of last year's event, the young winegrowers of the Côtes de Bourg invite you to the Nuit du Terroir 2015. Open until 2 am, this night-time market is an invitation to taste the wines and food produced by these young growers. From the produce of oyster growers to livestock farmers, there's every reason to eat here, and there's live music throughout the market.
This jazz concert with wine tasting starts at 5:30 pm in the gardens of the Maison du Tourisme et du Vin in Pauillac. Food is available, and includes barbecued steak, oysters, cheese and cannelé custard pastries. The concert is free.
Les Vins de Graves invite you to their traditional waterside ball; a very special moment of every summer when the white wines of Graves are enjoyed with seafood from Arcachon in the chic, informal atmosphere of a traditional guinguette where food, wine and dancing meet.
Two whole days of festivities and street music, dance and art to celebrate the famous American car and (re)discover the heritage and vineyards of Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux. Many estates will be opening their doors for visits, tastings and evening music.
Come and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Langon Wine and Cheese Fair! Demonstrations by around a hundred winegrowers, cheese makers and food producers from all over France will be on offer, to the sound of bandas and a brass band!
Every year, around 9,000 runners compete in what has become the longest marathon in the world. This international marathon is famous for its party atmosphere with large numbers of runners in extravagant costumes. The route is packed with music, tastings of Médoc wines, oysters, steaks and more. The theme of the 31st Médoc Marathon is: The Médoc Marathon dresses up to the nines for its 31st!