Welcome to the Bordeaux Wine Festival, Europe’s largest, which will take place June 26 through 29, 2014, on the banks of the Garonne River in France.
Focusing on the wines of Bordeaux and the Aquitaine region, this event — the ninth edition — will highlight the 50th anniversary of the twinning of Bordeaux and its sister city in the United States, Los Angeles, which will be the “guest of honor”.
A 1.2 mile long wine along the city’s World Heritage Port of the Moon will enable visitors with a Tasting Pass to discover some 80 Bordeaux and Aquitaine appellations. They will also be able to converse with winegrowers and wine merchants at the ten Appellation Pavilions and Vintage Pavilions.
For the first time in the event’s history, the festival will continue elsewhere in the city with exhibitions and ephemeral artworks created by Californian artists at the CAPC Modern Art Museum. In addition, restaurants will feature special Bordeaux Wine Festival menus.
The Bordeaux Wine School will offer several introductory wine courses every day during the festival. The 1855 Passport will let visitors take part in Master Classes tasting classes on great classified growths in the drawing rooms of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Visitors can also discover a variety of books on wine thanks to the Cuvée Littéraire. Furthermore, there will be a movie theater which will screen classic Hollywood films and visitors can enjoy a walk through the Jardin des Arts, where street artists will customize giant wine bottles.
With the Vineyard Pass, visitors will discover notable vineyards and beautiful châteaux around Bordeaux and taste the region’s renowned wines. Different tours will depart everyday from the festival.
(Photo courtesy of the Bordeaux Wine Festival)