Bordeaux has always been associated with the exceptional quality of its wines by wine lovers from around the world. This worldwide popularity is undoubtedly thanks to the role the city has played in the commercialization of its wines. For the first time, Bordeaux invites Fukuoka (Japan) to celebrate wine on the greatest square in Europe on the banks of the Garonne. For 4 whole days, wine will take pride of place, with a parade of Bacchus floats, processions of brotherhoods, exploration of the estuary vineyards by water, excursions in the vineyards, guided tasting and giant picnic near the Etals du Terroir, shows with world performers, and a great wine and vine exhibition. The Sunday evening closing event will see an outstanding firework display setting the river banks alight.
Wine lovers can choose wines to taste from some 80 different appellations: Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur, Côtes de Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion-Pomerol-Fronsac, Médoc and Graves, the sweet white wines of Bordeaux, the dry white wines of Bordeaux, wines from the Aquitaine region, and famous Bordeaux brands. The choice is infinite!
The improving world economy and an increased emphasis on the quality of life have enticed countless visitors to Bordeaux during the wine festival. Travel packages to France, including Bordeaux are expected to lure more people to the popular event and to explore the magnificent countryside and vineyards of the region.
Virgin Vacations is offering a package that includes 3-Nights accommodations and a 4-day car rental for only $259 based on double-occupancy to discover the wine it the city.
“Our Bordeaux Journey is like a wonderful meal, accompanied by an amazing festival – the perfect glass of wine,” Jeanne De Smedt, President, Virgin Vacations states.