Wine enthusiasts emerge yourselves into the spectacular vineyards comprising some of the most prestigious châteaux’s worldwide as the châteaux de Reignac, where clocks turn back while wine tasting over their magnificent 16th century tower.
Wine enthusiasts emerge yourselves for the Bordeaux wine Festival! The spectacular vineyards comprise some of the most prestigious châteaux’s worldwide as the châteaux de Reignac, where clocks turn back while wine tasting over their magnificent 16th century tower.
In 2020 the Bordeaux Wine Festival is from June 18th – 21st of June
Wonder through the historical Bordeaux city center streets, where a 2 km wine tasting road along the Garonne River displays on their pavilions over 80 different appellations from the exquisite Bordeaux and Aquitaine’s wines.
During this 4 day Festival in June everyone will be delighted with the exquisite French wine, food and array of activities available as the following:
What to do in the Bordeaux Wine Festival?
Wine tasting pass: it is amazing! You get 1 wine glass with its case and 13 tastings of 5ML in the pavilions for the price of 16 euros. If you buy it by June 14th, afterwards the price is 21 euros (both prices include the 1 euro card fee, refunded when the card is returned).
Take this fantastic opportunity to learn about wine making from renowned Bordeaux Wine School instructors as well as other wine professionals. You will be able to participate in their interactive workshops and learn about their innovative tools.
Every night for 20 minutes starting at 11:00 pm, everyone will be mesmerized by the resonant sounds and projected images displaying the magnificent wine world over the historical eighteenth century Palais de la Bourse.
The Tall Ships
Talk a stroll back time and see over 30 tall ships Regatta docking at the Garonne Bordeaux bay. The exhibition includes ancient ships from Dublin and Spain among other European countries. The tall ships spectacle is for the entire 4 days of the Bordeaux wine festival, from June 18-21, 2020.
Conclude an exciting day with the captivating fireworks over the Garonne River, which takes place every night at 11:30 pm.
Urban Wine Trail:
Venture yourself into the charming alleys of the city center of Bordeaux to participate in the wine tasting offered by several bars. There is a great selection of locations; from intimate places, where you can have a chat with the owners, to bigger venues with greater ambiances. But, you are not limited to the center.
You can continue bar hopping to other municipalities as L’essentiel at Mérignac, the Born to be Wine at Gradignan, or La Parcelle at Talence.
In addition, you can indulge yourself with the tasty selection of special course meals offered by participating bars. Lastly, you can download the application Cirkwi, which will give you directions to the different participating bars.
Find wine, food, lights, music, and more, everything in one of the most magnificent wine city in the world. You will be mesmerized by this unique festival, celebrated only every two years. Do not miss the opportunity to visit these exquisite city.
Although there are many wineries in Bordeaux, these are the best wineries to visit: Cos d’Estournel ⭐4.7 (75) – Château Pape Clément ⭐4.5 (593) – Château Guiraud ⭐4.6 (90) – Château Pichon Baron ⭐4.7 (148) – Château La Dominique ⭐4.6 (107)
Bordeaux wine festival Tips
1# Carry ID
Make sure you carry your personal ID at all times since it is required by French law.
2# Rent a Bike
It’s the best way to cruise this traditional city and discover new places like the modern lift bridge outside the old town.
3# Buy a good Bordeaux wine
Even for 5 euros from the street shops and enjoy it while walking through the beautiful old city.
What to do?
It is hosted in the beautiful city of Bordeaux, built on the banks of the Garonne River offering amazing views from all angles is located southwest of France about 500 km (310 miles) from Paris. It is one of the most influential wine producers in France, with around 116,160 hectares (287,000 acres) of vineyards, 57 appellations, 10,000 chateaux producing wine and about 13,000 grape growers.
It produces millions of bottles of wine a year including some of the most expensive wines in the world. The festival is located all over the city, with the main attractions in the city center and by the Garonne River, nevertheless, there whole town joins the festivity.
Where to stay?
Fortunately, there is a great selection of hotels, chateaus and bed & breakfasts in Bordeaux.
You will be delighted by your choices from luxury chateaus on the Bordeaux vineyards surrounded by magnificent greenery to boutique hotels in the city center by the river offering dashing rooms decorated with chandeliers from the 19th century.
Also, budget hotels offer golden age architecture and B&Bs deliver homiest and elegant accommodations. No doubt, regardless of your budget you will find the opulent Bordeaux atmosphere in the array of accommodations so get inspired and book your dream place now.
Where to eat?
There is a magnificent selection of gourmet French restaurants throughout the city offering diverse menus many with spectacular views of the city.
Dining at the Terrace;
so, if you are looking to seat at a charming terrace, Quai des Chartrons and Quai des Marques (closer to the Garonne River) are excellent options.
Further south, you can find Place du Palais, which terrace attract trendy diners mostly in their forties and Rue Sainte-Colombe, where diners are younger but chic.
Rich Flavored Steak;
Plus, I recommend you to try the world’s famous entrecote a la bordelaise, a rich flavored steak cooked in a gravy made out of Bordeaux wine, shallots, butter, bone marrow and other herbs, a celebrated dish even among demanding eaters.
Some Wine and Cheese Please;
Furthermore, try the cheese restaurant (Baud et Millet) with an extensive ‘all you can eat’ cheese cellar, the perfect place to indulge in cheese.
How to get to the festival?
arrive at the Bordeaux International Airport with more than 90 destinations connecting the city with Europe and the World with serving airlines include Delta and easyjet, just to name few.
arriving by car is extremely convenient the highways leading to the city are modern making an easy and beautiful drive to Bordeaux, just know most of the French fast highways have tolls.
Once in Bordeaux, public transportation is convenient and extensive, it includes buses, trams and a ferry.
The bus network consist of over 70 lines connecting to the three tram lines covering the whole city and the ferry along the river runs frequently providing passengers a unique experience of the city’s majestic scenery, so you will be connected no matter where you are.
The festival dates back to 1998, when the mayor of the city Alain Juppe saw the opportunity to connect winegrowers with wine lovers to experience, understand, and taste the wine that was produced in Bordeaux for centuries. The wine festival in combination with the city’s magnificent architectural heritage proved to be an excellent display of the cultural richness of Bordeaux attracting hundreds of visitors.