You are certainly for many on the way to the holidays. So to vary the pleasures and between two trips to the beach, take the opportunity to learn a little more about the magnificent wine-growing heritage of our dear country! And for the bravest, who have decided to go out of season, why not take a weekend getaway? Here are our summer appointments!
The wine calendar has selected for you the must-see wines of the summer.
Many people choose Provence as a holiday destination, because of its sunny weather insurance... you will be spoilt for choice here. First of all, discover the richness of the hinterland at Domaine Terre de Mistral with Vinomusic, in Cairanne for the 43rd Wine Festival or at Château de St Martin with the Festival Rire en vignes. Finally, the charming village of Séguret will be the setting for the Hue Vin festival in August.
Further west, you will enter the Languedoc region and there too, several events: the Aniane Wine Festival, the Vignerons on the Pont du Gard, the Meal Concert at Château Haut-Gléon, and the Anduze and St-Ambroix Wine Festival, both of which celebrate Cévennes products.
Finally, in Lyon, the Crozes-Hermitage appellation will be honoured with Wine & Transat.
Don't miss the many festivals that will take place throughout the summer: for more information, it's here. Enjoy!
An ephemeral Wine bar signed by the prestigious Crozes-Hermitage appellation is settling this summer on the banks of the Rhône. Beautiful evenings in perspective under the Lyon sky during which you can enjoy a wine and tapas menu renewed every week. We will also meet in the hold for more intimate meetings with winegrowers and professionals who will lead thematic workshops and tastings.
Practical information Dates : Every Wednesday from July 19 to August 2
Location: Péniche La Plateforme, 4 quai Augagneur, 69003 Lyon
Tariff: from 8 € per person (prior registration required for some activities)
To know more about it: https://lagendaduvin.com/evenement/wine-and-transat
The 19th Aniane Wine Festival will be held over a long weekend in July, with new features once again this year. The 33 Languedoc estates present have concocted an eclectic programme combining culture and wine. You can follow the guided tours of the village and the Abbey, admire the creations of an artist, participate in tastings, gastronomic workshops, MasterClass, winegrower's dinner orchestrated by a starred chef, auction and free concerts. The curious children have not been forgotten since archaeological excavation workshops for children have been planned.
Practical information Dates : From July 21 to 23
Location: 34150 Aniane
Tarif: 7 € per person (engraved glass and tasting booklet included) - Activities and workshops from 7 € per person (reservation required)
To know more about it: https://lagendaduvin.com/evenement/19eme-edition-du-festival-des-vins-daniane
Château Haut-Gléon welcomes you to its majestic property located in the heart of the Corbières vineyard in the "Valley of Paradise". Many legends surround this appellation. It is said that an epidemic that decimated the livestock of the plain miraculously spared this valley, which then earned it its name...
Come and discover this "Vin des Anges" during two theme evenings with a visit to the estate, tastings and a meal-concert: a choice of paella evening and jazzy concert or mussel-fries evening and a surprising one-man musical show.
Practical information Dates : Friday 21 July & 4 August
Location: Château Haut-Gléon, 11360 Villesèque des Corbières
Price: 25 € per person per evening (visit, meal and concert)
The Domaine Terre de Mistral is distinguished by its cultivation of both vines and olives. On the wine side, it offers complex reds and rosés with aromas of fresh fruit that you are invited to discover during 2 concert evenings this summer. You will be able to enter this Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire appellation and enjoy jazz, blues and salsa concerts in the open air. And to eat, the estate's restaurant or several food trucks will be delighted to welcome you.
Practical information Dates : July 21 & 22
Location: Domaine Terre de Mistral, chemin du Pavillon - route de Peynier, 13790 Rousset
Price: 25€ per person per evening (tasting and concert)
To know more about it: https://www.vinomusic-festival.com/
The Cévennes enjoys a microclimate that gives its wines a certain vivacity and aromatic intensity, but it is also a territory that abounds in other treasures such as chestnuts, pelardon, sweet onions and olives... To discover all this, let's head for the 8th edition of the Anduze Wine Festival where 23 wine estates will be represented as well as several producers of local specialities. Activities for our beloved children are also on the program: wooden carousels, bike rides and pony rides.
Practical information Dates : July 22nd & 23rd
Location: Parc des Cordeliers, avenue du Pasteur Rollin, 30140 Anduze
Price: 4€ per person (tasting pass)
To know more about it: https://lagendaduvin.com/evenement/fete-des-vins-danduze-22-23-juillet-2017
Wine, art, music and street food: this is the programme for the 43rd edition of the Cairanne wine festival, a small town in the Provençal hinterland. You will cross the whole village in the alleys of a large market of craftsmen and artists with tasting areas, foodtrucks and musical entertainment. There, 25 winegrowers from the AOC Cairanne will share with you their passion for their wine, their terroir and their daily work.
Practical information Dates : Sunday, July 23rd
Location: Village centre, 84290 Cairanne
Price: 5€ per person (access to the tasting on the stands)
To know more about it: https://lagendaduvin.com/evenement/43eme-edition-de-la-fete-du-vin
Lovers of Belgian humour, Château St-Martin, a magnificent 18th century residence, is hosting the laughter festival in the vineyards for the 4th consecutive year.
2 Belgian comedians will perform this year during 2 evenings on the esplanade of the castle. You can of course taste the wines of this one while enjoying Belgian culinary specialities such as mussels and chips and waffles. Belgium is in the spotlight!
Practical information Dates : July 26 & 27
Location: Château St-Martin, route des Arcs, 83460 Taradeau
Price: 35€ per person (show and mussels and chips)
The winegrowers of the IGP Coteaux du Pont du Gard await you for 2 evenings of discovering their wines in the magnificent setting of the Pont du Gard, illuminated for the occasion.
Against a backdrop of gypsy jazz, soul or rhythm&blues, you will be invited to taste fresh and original wines accompanied by local products in the heart of this site classified as a World Heritage Site.
Practical information Dates : Fridays July 28 and August 18
Location: Right bank of the Pont du Gard
Price: 5€ per person with 3 tasting glasses
To know more about it: https://lagendaduvin.com/evenement/les-vignerons-sur-le-pont-1
If you were unable to attend the Anduze wine festival or if you particularly appreciate the Cévennes products, you only have to drive about thirty kilometres to St-Ambroix. There will also be a celebration of the region's wines and gastronomic heritage, once again hosted by more than 20 producers.
Practical information Dates : August 6th
Location: Place de l'Eglise, 30500 St-Ambroix
Price: 4€ per person (tasting pass)
To know more about it: https://lagendaduvin.com/evenement/4eme-edition-fete-des-vins-de-st-ambroix-2017
The Huuuue wine festival is a great convivial celebration to discover the terroir of this small village in the heart of the Vaucluse but it is also an opportunity to admire the work of the horse on the vines. This event, which returns every year and celebrates the start of the harvest, will be punctuated by events for the whole family, including tastings, horse-drawn carriage tours, exhibitions, pistou soup, lifting the ban on the harvest, of course, and musical entertainment.
Practical information Dates : Saturday, August 26, 2017
Location: Le Village, 84110 Séguret
Tarif: 6 € per person (including tasting glass and carriage rides), 2 € for children under 12 years old
To know more about it: https://lagendaduvin.com/evenement/seguret-fete-dhue-vin-1