The Bordeaux Wine Festival will take place from the 28th June until the 1st July.
This year promotes the usual Bordelaise regions, with tasting pavilions of Saint-Emilion , Fronsac , Pomerol, Médoc & Graves, Blancs secs & Rosés de Bordeaux, Bordeaux – Bordeaux Supérieur, Côtes de Bordeaux, Sweet Bordeaux, Vins d’Aquitaine, les grandes marques des maisons de négoce.
There are also workshops that inform and educate the general public about the finer appreciation of the local drop.
Not to be outdone by recent years, the organisers have also planned several outdoor concerts (notably Lou Reed) and every evening once the sun has set, a sound and light show (fireworks included).
The fireworks generally kick off after the sun has gone down (usually around 11:30pm) and this year each night a different country will be represnted through the use of colours.
Thursday 28 June : U.S.A
Friday 29 June : Australia
Saturday 30 June : Spain
Sunday 1 July : France
The tasting pavilions line the quay, and you can purchase a wine tasting pass online (or from other outlets in the city).
VALIDITY: every day from Thursday to Sunday
Advance Purchase = 15 €
On site = 18 €
Other Points of Sale:
Office de Tourisme de Bordeaux
12, cours du XXX juillet
Every day of the week
Tel.: +33 (0) 556 006 620 – Fax: +33 (0) 556 006 601
Comité Départemental du Tourisme de la Gironde
21, cours de l’Intendance
from Monday to Saturday
Tel.: +33 (0) 556 526 140 – Fax: +33 (0) 556 810 999
Surrounding Areas (Greater Bordeaux)
WHEN: 28th June -1st July, 2012
WHERE: Bordeaux Quays
COST: Free to look, €15 to taste!