Top 10 Wine festivals

28th January, 2013 by Richard Ross

We look at 10 of the best, and quirkiest, wine festivals and celebrations around the world.

If you are planning a city break in 2013, one event that you might consider attending is a wine festival.

From harvest celebrations with a tiny Parisian vineyard, to a festival bringing South African wine to Soweto, and from a parade of giant phylloxera bugs to a chance to get entirely drenched in red wine, these festivals give you the chance to enjoy wine in a new and different way.

Of course, if you prefer beer, then there are a whole host of beer festivals that you could head to.



4 Responses to “Top 10 Wine festivals”

  1. This all looks great. But where is the Wurstmarkt (Sausage Market) in Bad Dürkheim in Germany’s Pfalz region – dating back to 1417 !?!? It is the biggest wine festival in the world (and we have lots and lots…:-) and attracts more than 600,000 visitors from around the globe each year. Like the Oktoberfest, only with wine and nicer people 🙂

  2. Wink Lorch says:

    Two in Bordeaux? And you’ve not included the largest wine festival in France that takes place this coming weekend (2nd/3rd February) in Jura – La Percée du Vin Jaune, celebrating the launch of the latest vintage of Vin Jaune after 6+ years ageing. The weekend usually attracts 30-50,000 people depending on the weather. This year it’s the 2006 Vin Jaune that will be launched and it takes place in the village of Voiteur at the foot of Château-Chalon. More about it at including details of the 1864 Château-Chalon that will be the oldest bottle on offer at the auction that takes place on the Saturday afternoon.

    • Trevor Hughes says:

      Well done, Wink – I was wondering why La Percée wasn’t featured. Couldn’t get there myself, but gather that Domaine Hughes Beguet served some 3,000 visitors and that the slightly more clement weather than last year(!) attracted around 50,000, if not more. Still trying to convert more British restaurants to the delights of Jura wines. Happily some have embraced them wholeheartedly with good reviews from their customers. Keep up the good work promoting the Jura and Savoie!

  3. Aca preparandome para asistir al festival del vinjo de Jura.
    La novedad prima en el lanzamiento despues de 6 años de
    envejecimiento el Vin Jaure 2006. Mas adelante contaremos
    nuestras andanzas por dicho festival y pormenores del mismo

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