Over the weekend of November 25-27, wine lovers will come
together with local producers and experts in one of Montpelliers most popular
wine events, the Fete des Vignes. If youre staying at our villas in Languedoc
this November, this event may well be worth visiting.
A popular wine region in France, Languedoc-Roussillon is
home to several wine festivals, with many of them hosted in its capital of
Montpellier. This year the Fete des Vignes will be in its 13th year,
demonstrating the popularity of these events regardless of the time of year.
This years Fete des Vignes will be hosted in the lovely
green setting of the Esplanade Charles de Gaulle, one of the citys central
parks, across the Friday and Saturday. Across the Esplanade, there will be a
number of producer stands and tasting workshops encouraging you to taste a
variety of locally produced wines and learn more about how they are made. Many
of the wine bars will also be accompanied by stalls serving charcuterie and
cheese platters, offering an education into the perfect wine pairings and the best
foods to enjoy with a glass of wine.
Visitors can join in with the festivities for as little as
three euros, which gets you a glass as well as three tokens used in exchange
for wine tastings. This is excellent value for money, as much of the proceeds
are donated to local charities. If you discover a wine you like, youll also be
able to purchase a bottle of it on the spot. On the Sunday, the participating
estates invite visitors to their cellars for a more immersive experience, and
you can also receive an additional free bottle of wine if you buy six.
Image: Dave Dugdale,
available under Creative Commons
Here's a list of other related categories that you may wish to discover.news