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ripening grapes in the Loire

ripening grapes in the Loire

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Weekend des Grands Crus, Bordeaux

The Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux is a grouping of Bordeaux wine makers who an annual tasting weekend – le Weekend des Grands Crus – to promote their wines to the  public. The next major consumer event takes place 24 – 26 May 2019, which this year coincides with the Bordeaux Wine Festival and the Tall Ships Regatta


Discover the wonderful world of the Grands Crus de Bordeaux during a memorable weekend.There are numerous options:-

The Programme in previous years has included:

  • On the Saturday over 110 château owners and their representatives will be delighted to pour two vintages of their great wines – – and talk to you about them on  the Quai des Chartrons in the heart of Bordeaux’s wine quarter.
  •  Share your thoughts with these grand cru owners at a gala dinner in one of their châteaux. A different wine will be served with each course at these dinners in order to show the diversity of Bordeaux grands crus. 
  • On the Sunday become more familiar with the finest Bordeaux appellations thanks to tours, tastings, and lunches in a château.


  • Visit the Cité du Vin and take a Grand Cru Lunch on the river – discover wine cultures from around the world during a visit to the new Cité du Vin and enjoy a Grand Cru Lunch on a riverboat while admiring the beautiful buildings lining the quays.

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B&B Chateau GiscoursBordeaux Grand Cru Classé, Château Giscours is a 19th-century chateau offering B&B accommodation in the former stables near the Chateau with 3 bedrooms , wine tastings and wine cellar visits and views of the vineyards – see Château Giscours

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