The Spring wine festival at Chateauneuf-du-Pape(Salon des Vins) As this is the most prestigious wine of the southern Rhone valley, then it should be well worth a visit.

Les Printemps de Châteauneuf-du-Pape 3 – 5 April 2024

It is a ”traditional” medieval  festival with joustings, horse riding, jugglers, fire eaters, sword fights and a medieval style carnival centred around a winemakers “village” (village vigneron)

“Veraison” refers to the point in grape development when the process changes from growth to maturing – the berries change colour – and this point is usually a good early indicator of the date of the harvest.
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