Bordeaux’s quintessential wine fair

Every two years the city of Bordeaux gears up for one of the largest wine and spirits fairs in the world. This June, the ‘Number 1 Destination to Visit in 2017’ is set to host the 19th edition of the leading international wine and spirits event: Vinexpo.

Vinexpo Bordeaux is a 4-day affair expected to receive more than 2,000 exhibitors and around 50,000 buyers from all over the world. 

The 2017 edition of the quintessential Bordeaux wine fair will celebrate Spain as its ‘Country of Honour’ with a special focus on Spanish wines and tasting sessions paired with food prepared by some of the country’s most famous chefs. The ‘One to Wine’ meeting services offered during Vinexpo will help you meet potential clients to boost your business opportunities. WOW! (World of Organic Wines), a new event dedicated to organic wines, will satisfy the increasing demand of bio wines.

This international wine and spirits fair is one of the best platforms to make new contacts and promote businesses in the alcoholic beverages industry. Besides Bordeaux, it is also held in other global hubs including Tokyo, Hong Kong and New York, which recently joined the list of organizing cities. The Tokyo wine & spirits fair was held in November in 2016, the first edition of Vinexpo New York will take place in March 2018 and Vinexpo Hong Kong will be held in May 2018.

Discover the Bordeaux region during Vinexpo

Visit the beautiful city of Bordeaux and witness an iconic event unfold in the heart of the world’s favorite wine region. And since you have come all the way to the southwest of France, you might as well enjoy yourself in the area after the tradeshow is over. Here are some details and suggestions to make your Vinexpo experience in Bordeaux a memorable one.

What to Do 

Before or after Vinexpo, make the most of your time in Bordeaux to explore the region. Plan a bespoke wine tour with the help of our Local Travel Experts:

  • A full day relaxing on the Arcachon Bay with the locals -this unique and protected natural reserve is one of the region's best kept secrets... an authentic experience awaits you!
  • Spend the morning touring a Grand Cru winery before heading over to the fully-equipped cooking school for a hands-on cooking class followed by lunch.

 

Which Châteaux to Visit

Château Malartic-Lagravière

This classified growth of Graves will host the traditional Fête de La Fleur on Wednesday 21st June 2017. This prestigious event held as Vinexpo draws to a close in Bordeaux, celebrates the small flowers that appear on vines symbolizing the hopes for the coming harvest. Today, it is a highly-respected get-together for winegrowers, merchants, brokers, wine professionals and connoisseurs from all over the world, who spend an evening united around their common passion for great wines.

Château Phelan Segur

This château with Irish origins that sits overlooking the Gironde estuary in Saint Estephe since the early 19th century, offers vertical wine tasting and exclusive gastronomy sessions.

Château La Dominique

Enjoy wine tasting sessions in the contemporary wine cellar of one of the Grand Cru Classé châteaux of Saint Émilion.

Château de Ferrand

Another Saint Émilion Grand Cru Classé château which offers wine blending and food pairing sessions.

Château Guiraud

Enjoy cheese pairing and sweet wine tasting sessions in the completely organic and oldest property of the Sauternes appellation of Bordeaux.

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Walk among the vineyards and admire the monumental sculptures at this Grand Cru Classé.

 

Where to Stay

Sources de Caudalie

A palace hotel in the vineyards of Château Smith Haut Lafitte boasts a two-stars Michelin restaurant and unparalleled hospitality.

Château Pape Clement

A grand historical hotel with radiant neo gothic architecture surrounded by 60 hectares of fine vineyards.

Le Saint James

A contemporary hotel designed by Jean Nouvel and known for its panoramic views of the city, gourmet restaurant and French hospitality.

 

Where to Eat

Michelin-starred restaurants:

La Grand'Vigne

A former orangery modelled on an ornamental 18th-century glasshouse, this two-stars Michelin restaurant is set to amaze you.

La Grande Maison Bernard Magrez

This two-stars Michelin restaurant is a site for culture, arts and food to satiate your soul.

Le Pressoir d'Argent

Located in the heart of the city center of Bordeaux, this two-stars Michelin restaurant by Gordon Ramsay is sure to tantalize your taste-buds.

Les Belles Perdrix

A Michelin-starred restaurant overlooking the vineyards and the picturesque Dordogne valley.

 

When is Vinexpo Bordeaux taking place?

Vinexpo Bordeaux will be held from the 18th to the 21st of June 2017 at the Parc des Expositions.

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