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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 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 - marché des producteurs

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 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 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!

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