Wine: the big events to celebrate it

This year, wine lovers will have plenty to do! From Burgundy to Bordeaux, passing through Champagne and Alsace... All the regions are there for you to enjoy the country's wine wealth. So if you want to discover products, or simply enjoy the landscape and its vineyards, here are different events that will allow you to celebrate wine.

Month of the climats in Burgundy

From June 4 to July 25, 2022

Would you like to discover the different facets of the Climats du vignoble de Bourgogne, listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site? Exhibitions, walks in the vineyards, guided tours, conferences, tastings... more than 40 events await you to discover the region and its wine! More than half of the proposed events are organised by local associations, companies or artists. So let's celebrate all the facets of the region, its heritage and the history of the Climats de Bourgogne!

Month of the Climats in Burgundy (External link)

Festivini

From June to September 2022

The Festivini festival invites you to discover the art of living in Saumur, in the Loire Valley. Horse-drawn carriage rides, meetings with winegrowers, races or bike rides through the vineyards, concerts, cruises on the Loire... all punctuated by gourmet addresses. Not forgetting a diversion to the famous Royal Abbey of Fontevraud! The Syndicat des vins de Saumur has also set up a graphic design residency there with the aim of creating the graphic universe of the festival. A multitude of activities to enjoy the region, its monuments and its wine heritage all summer long.

Festivini (External link)

Musical Grands Crus

July 2022

Created in 2003, this prestigious summer festival brings together high-level soloists in the Bordeaux region. A unique festival that combines the love of music and the love of great classified wines to discover the heritage of Gironde. The concerts are followed by a tasting of great wines with appetizers, a promise of an evening full of flavour! The public can thus appreciate the splendours of the local heritage in exceptional places such as the Domaine de Chevalier, the Château Pape Clément or the Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte.

Grand Crus Musicaux (External link)

Vineyards festival Randos wines

September 3rd and 4th 2022

Vignes Vins Randos are two days of tasty walks at the end of the summer, in the vineyards of the Loire Valley, to be enjoyed with family, friends or alone. A unique opportunity to discover the region's most beautiful wine-growing areas, along one of 18 routes and accompanied by passionate winegrower guides.

At the end of the walks, meet at the VVR festive villages to share a moment of conviviality in the company of local producers and all the participants of the event! Wine-related activities, sales area and many surprises to discover!

Discover the 18 hikes and the complete programme on the official website of the event by clicking here (External link)

Grapes harvesters for a day in Champagne

End of summer

During the harvest, more than 100,000 people work in the champagne vineyards to harvest the grapes 100% manually. It is a real experience to be able to take part in this "old-fashioned" harvest and to discover the starting point of the champagne production. And to live this experience to the full, the Tourist Office of Grand Reims and the Independent Winegrowers have created "Vendangeur d'un Jour" which includes a welcome at the estate by the winegrower to discover his history and his terroir, the picking then the tasting of a glass of champagne in the vineyards, the visit of the press and the cellars, as well as the handing over of a diploma and some bunches of the picked grapes. An unusual experience to discover this famous sparkling wine in a different way.

Harvesters for a day in Champagne (External link)

Fascinating Weekend

October 13 to 16, 2022

Visit, discover and taste along the wine tourism routes of the beautiful regions of France. The Fascinating Weekend offers festive and fun events in the heart of the vineyards: 31 destinations labelled "Vignobles et Découvertes" are to be discovered. Created in 2009 by Atout France, the label guarantees an offer that brings together wine and tourism to offer you quality services!

Fascinating Weekend (External link)

Sarmentelles de Beaujeu

From 16 to 20 November 2022

On the way to the Beaujolais Nouveau celebrations! It is the whole village of Beaujeu, north of Lyon, and its 300 volunteers who come alive to offer you 5 days of animations around wine. On the programme: tastings, exhibitions, concerts, markets, dinner dances, guided tours, shows for children...

Sarmentelles de Beaujeu (External link)

Auction of the Hospices de Beaune

November 19 and 20, 2022

The famous Hospices de Beaune Auction returns to Burgundy. An unforgettable experience that will allow you to acquire exceptional wines. The wines come from the prestigious Hospices de Beaune wine estate, which has been established since the 15th century through donations. Covering some 60 hectares today, the estate consists mainly of Premiers and Grands Crus. So, whether you are a lover of great wines or a professional in the field, come and try to walk away with one of the 50 exceptional wines up for auction.

Hospices de Beaune Auction (External link)

Clothes of Light

December 9 to 11, 2022

The City of Épernay invites you to a three-day celebration of the art of living in the Champagne region. Take advantage of the champagne bars, the fireworks as well as the tasting demonstration organised by starred chefs, the Houses and Winegrowers of the Avenue de Champagne as well as local producers. And also discover the Parade of old vehicles which animates the streets of the city with more than 400 cars!

Dress of Lights (External link)

The Yellow Wine Breakthrough

From 3 to 5 February 2023

This event is an opportunity for the Jura winegrowers to show their production to the public. La Percée du Vin Jaune is a travelling festival that takes place every year in a new village in the region. A great way to discover the wines and the region over a weekend!

Percée du Vin Jaune (External link)

Musique & Vin au Clos Vougeot

June 2023 (dates to be confirmed)

This original festival offers both auditory and gustatory discoveries with an alliance between international artists and Burgundy winegrowers. Each concert is coupled with a wine tasting session offered by the region's wine houses and estates. All these concerts and tastings take place in key locations in Burgundy, such as the Château du Clos Vougeot, the Château de Meursault and the Grande Halle de Beaune.

Music & Wine at Clos Vougeot (External link)

Bordeaux Wine Festival

June 2024 (dates to be confirmed)

Bordeaux Fête le Vin is a must for all wine tourism enthusiasts! This festival, which takes place every two years, is held in various restaurants and wine shops in the Bordeaux area. Numerous events such as guided tours, visits to heritage sailing ships and tastings at the Wine School are also on the programme. A great way to meet the winegrowers and discover the local products and wines that make the region so special.

Bordeaux Fête le Vin (External link)