happenings

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.

FEBRUARY 6 - 7, 2014 / Bordeaux, France
Blaye au comptoir à Bordeaux

Come and learn the art and science of degustation. The first drink will be free! The list of the restaurants is available on the Blaye au comptoir website.

FEBRUARY 8, 2014 / Bordeaux, France
Best of Bordeaux Bus

The bus will take you to 2 Best of Wine Tourism sites: Château du Taillan (Haut-Médoc applellation) and Château Gruaud Larose (Saint-Julien appellation).

FEBRUARY 15, 2014 / Bordeaux, France
Best of Bordeaux Bus

The bus will take you to 2 Best of Wine Tourism sites: Château Saint Ahon (Haut Médoc appellation) and Château du Tertre (Margaux appellation).

MARCH 3 - 5, 2014 / Bordeaux, France
Bordeaux Vinipro

 This event prepares the professional to live in a new interconnected world. Winemakers, wine merchants, wine producers, distributors and more gather to create tomorrow's market.

MORE INFORMATION:

http://bordeaux-vinipro.com

MARCH 8, 2014 / Bordeaux, France
Best of Bordeaux Bus

The bus will take you to 2 Best of Wine Tourism sites: Domaine de Cantemerle and Château Lavergne Dulong (Bordeaux Supérieur appellation).

MARCH 22, 2014 / Bordeaux, France
Best of Bordeaux Bus

The bus will take you to 2 Best of Wine Tourism sites: Domaine de Saint-Amand (Côtes de Bordeaux appellation) and Château Bouscaut (Pessac-Léognan appellation).

MAR 31 - APR 4, 2014 / Bordeaux, France
Primeurs

Visit us this year in the following chateaux:

Château Clarke (Médoc, Haut-Médoc, Moulis & Listrac), Château Gazin (Pomerol), Château la Dominique (Saint-Emilion Grand Cru), Château la Lagune (Sauternes & Barsac), Château Lafon-Rochet (Pauillac & Saint-Estèphe), Château Lagrange (Saint-Julien), Château Malartic-Lagravière (Graves & Pessac-Légnan), Château Marquis de Terme (Margaux).

Tastings are strictly restricted to wine professionals with a badge.

MORE INFORMATION:

http://ugcb.net/

APRIL 4 - 5, 2014 / Bourg & Blaye, France
Challenge International du Vin

5000 wines coming from 38 different countries will be tasted and rate by a jury of 800 professionals and consumers.

APRIL 5 - 6, 2014 / Médoc, France
Open House: Médoc

About 50 winemakers open their doors during 2 days. People will be able to discover the 2013 millesime. Also, discover the charm and the gastronomy of Médoc. 

MORE INFORMATION:

http://www.medoc-wines.com/

APRIL 5, 2014 / Bordeaux, France
Best of Bordeaux Bus

The bus will take you to 2 Best of Wine Tourism sites: Château Haut-Chaigneau (Lalande-de-Pomerol appellation) and Château Villemaurine (Saint-Emilion Grand Cru appelation).

APRIL 13 - 14, 2014 / Blaye, France
Printemps des vins de Blaye

More than 12,000 visitors will gather in the splendid Citadelle de Blaye to taste the best wines from the 80 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux vineyards.

MORE INFORMATION:

http://printemps-des-vins.com

APRIL 26 - 27, 2014 / Lalande de Pomerol, France
Open house: Lalande de Pomerol

Festivites include fun workshops to sharpen your knowledge of wine aromas, along with demonstrations and musical entertainment.

MORE INFORMATION:

http://lalande-pomerol.com

APRIL 26 - 27, 2014 / Loupiac, France
Printemps des Liquoreux à Loupiac

Located in the exquisite setting of the Gallo-Roman villa of Saint-Romain,you can sample over 24 sweet wine appellations from all over France, along with entertainment and activities for all ages!

MAY 1 - 4, 2014 / Saint-Emilion, France
Open house: Saint-Emilion

Right now you can enter to win bottles of wine from the 4 appellations, free passes to an introduction to wine tasting, or to a tasting of Saint-Emilion Grands Crus Classés!

MAY 10 - 11, 2014 / Côtes de Bourg, France
Open house: Côtes de Bourg

Many châteaux are open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. with special activities scheduled, ranging from vineyard and winery tours to tasting sessions of Côtes de Bourg wines as well as local selections

MAY 14 - 18, 2014 / Saint-Emilion, France
Philosophia Festival

Speakers, philosophers, scientists, architects, geographers and artists suggest new avenues of thought and field questions from the public during twenty presentations, meetings, debates and workshops on the subject of freedom.

MAY 17 - 18, 2014 / Bordeaux, France
Weekend des Grands Crus

The highlight of this event is Saturday’s tasting session, giving fans a chance to sample two vintages of more than 100 wines in the company of their growers, all while enjoying a unique and breathtaking view of the monuments of Bordeaux – listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

MORE INFORMATION:

http://ugcb.net/

MAY 24, 2014 / Arsac, France
La Médocaine

Different circuits of 20, 30, 35, 50, 60 or 80km go through the vineyards and the properties of Margaux, Haut-Medoc, Moulis and Listrac, Bordeaux.

MORE INFORMATION:

http://medocainevtt.com

MAY 31 - JUN 1, 2014 / Loupiac, France
Festi' Loupiac - producers market

During the weekend, you can choose any of the activities, including animation, wine tasting, and even concerts.  

JUNE 1, 2014 / Sauternes, France
Marathon de Sauternes-Barsac

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.

More info: [email protected]

MORE INFORMATION:

http://marathon-sauternes.com

JUNE 7 - 8, 2014 / Cadillac, France
Open house: Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux

The schedule includes the biggest classic car rally, themed tours, tastings, various workshops, exhibitions, vintage car outings, and the exploration of many fascinating historic sites.

JUNE 8, 2014 / Puyguéraud, France
Balades Gourmandes

On the day’s agenda: walking tours, mountain biking, a giant picnic, a gourmet foods market, tastings and sales of the appellation’s wines... there’s something for everyone! The Puyguéraud château even hosts a contest to win your weight in wine!

JUNE 14, 2014 / Lalande de Pomerol, France
130 Ans Syndicat Lalande de Pomerol

Created in 1884, Lalande de Pomerol is one of the oldest winemaker federations. The programme of the weekend will be available on the website on May 1st.

JUNE 15, 2014 / Saint-Emilion, France
Spring Jurade Festival

The city's aldermen (jurats) will walk through the medieval city to the monolithic church, where international wine personalities will swear their loyalty to the wines of Saint-Emilion. In late afternoon, the Jurade climbs up the Tour du Roy and pronounces its judgment of the new wine

JUNE 26 - 29, 2014 / Bordeaux, France
Bordeaux Fête le Vin

The schedule includes an open-sky road wine to discover, taste and share, walks in the vineyards where you will see some of the most beautiful castles in the world, art exhibits, concerts, a giant "sound and image" show and a wonderful fireworks display every night!

JUN 27 - AUG 27, 2014 / Bordeaux, France
Jazz & Wine Festival

Founded in 2006 by saxophonist Jean-Jacques Quesada, “Jazz and Wine” is an event held June through August that combines the best jazz with the most prestigious wine estates in Bordeaux.

MORE INFORMATION:

http://www.jazzandwine.org/

JULY 14, 2014 / Bourg sur Gironde, France
Trail des Côtes de Bourg

Twinned with the Trail de Salers, the Trail des  Côtes de Bourg invites all runners to stretch their legs in a unique setting on one of two selected routes: 13 km and, for sturdier striders, 30 km!

 
JULY 15 - 30, 2014 / Medoc and Graves, France
Musical Grands Crus

Musical Grands Crus will also take place at the Château de l’Angelus on July 24. This is an opportunity to experience many musical emotions in the renowned environment, often closed to the public. The season starts on July 15 with a recital for two pianos at Château d'Agassac.

JUL 16 - AUG 1, 2014 / Graves, France
Musical encounters

This year is held under the patronage of Mstislav Rostropovich - Honorary President of Ad Vitam Aeternam around the theme “Rhapsody in Red and White.”

JULY 19 - 20, 2014 / Saint-Emilion, France
Saint-Emilion Jazz Festival

Jazz, wine, vineyards, and a site rich with history...Come to Saint-Emilion to enjoy rides, concerts, tastings and other local specialties in the magical setting that is the Saint-Emilion Jazz Festival. The Cardinal Palace will be in full swing!

AUGUST 3, 2014 / Bourg, France
Terroir Night in Côtes de Bourg

Up until 2am, come and taste gastronomic products from young farmers. From oyster farmer to breeder, you can have food on the premises and music will be played all night long.

AUGUST 23 - 24, 2014 / Cadillac, France
Balades en Cadillac

Street theater, drives through the vineyards in Cadillac cars, tours of three winemaking sites, tastings, fireworks...there will be plenty of activities celebrating the diversity and richness of the this famed wine terroir.

SEPTEMBER 13, 2014 / Pauillac, France
Médoc's Marathon

One of the most popular marathon in the world: you have to run the "Médoc" just as much as New York's or Paris'... for the unrivaled atmosphere!

OCTOBER 18 - 19, 2014 / Podensac, France
Graves Open House

Local producers are honored: wine tasting, foie gras, jams, honey, cheese...

OCTOBER 26 - 27, 2014 / Fronsac, France
Fronsac Open House

Introduction to wine-tasting workshops, a big soiree with wine-tasting, dinner and show, and if you want to do some sport, a foot race of 10-20km throughout the beautiful landscapes of the area's vineyards! All the ingredients are reunited for a memorable weekend with the family or friends.

NOVEMBER 29 - 30, 2014 / Loupiac, France
Loupiac and Foie Gras Weekend

Wine and foie gras pairing workshops, a gala dinner on Saturday set in a grandiose setting, and tasty lunches will be offered during these two days! An ideal occasion to spend a fun time with family and friends.

DECEMBER 6, 2014 / Andernos les Bains , France
Cabanes en Fête

In each of the Huts, 45 teams made up of an oyster farmer, a wine producer, an entertainer and a great chef of the South West  will celebrate the marriage of the Oysters of the Bassin d'Arcachon and the wines of Entre-deux-Mers.

DECEMBER 6 - 7, 2014 / Bordeaux, France
Portes ouvertes Pessac-Léognan

We are delighted and proud to welcome visitors and wine-lovers and to invite you to discover the history of our property and the unique taste of our wine. Connaisseurs and the newly-converted are equally welcome at the estates of  Pessac-Léognan for this most colorful of visits.

DECEMBER 13 - 14, 2014 / Sainte-Croix-du-Mont , France
PO Sainte-Croix-du-Mont

The tasting will take place in the wine store at the very heart of the wine-making industry. Both the Ecole du Vin de Bordeaux and Sweet Bordeaux invite you to deepen your knowledge of wine through these free workshops to introduce you to wine-tasting, which will take place at the Château de Taste.

DECEMBER 13 - 14, 2014 / Bordeaux, France
Bordeaux Tasting

Introductory wine-tasting workshops are organized by the Ecole du Vin de Bordeaux. More than 150 great wines are waiting for you for two days of tasting.

DECEMBER 13 - 21, 2014 / Bordeaux, France
Escapades Gourmandes

Saturday13 December: food and wine introductions and tastings!

Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 December: the great Producers' Market. 

The wine producers of the Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur  appellations will share their passion through tastings, and offer their advice and expertise.

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