In the Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux vineyards, Festibalades evenings are run every Thursday throughout July and August.
The idea is simple: you are hosted by one of our Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux winegrowers who reveal all their secrets whilst walking in their vineyard, followed by a guided tour of their winery and a companionable evening meal together!
A festive and gourmet program from 6 pm
Come and explore the wines and local cuisine from the Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux appellation, with your family or friends. On your guided stroll through the heart of the winegrower’s vineyard, you will learn to recognise different grape varieties and find out about wine growing techniques. You can enjoy the charm of the region’s landscapes, guided by a naturalist guide from the regional ornithological park “Terre d’Oiseaux”. Vineyard flora and fauna will have no more secrets from you!
On your return to the château, you are invited to a private Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux wine tasting in the intimacy of the winegrower’s winery. You then join your host for a glass of aperitif wine, an opportunity to uncover the flexibility and fruitiness of the appellation’s wines.
Finally, you savour the local gastronomy at a winegrower’s dinner served alfresco, on the premises. On the menu, regional products selected by the winegrower, and musical entertainment. A festive experience to share with the other Festibaladeurs and the winegrower.
New for 2016!
Travel from Bordeaux by minibus on the following Thursdays: July 28 and August 4, 11 and 18.
Your dates this summer:
- Thursday 7 July: Château Marquis de Vauban
- Thursday 21 July: Château Le Camplat ♦ New Orleans evening
- Thursday 28 July: Château Les Chaumes
- Thursday 4 August: Clos de Castets
- Thursday 11 August: Château Nodot
- Thursday 18 August: Château Marquis de Vauban
Prices, 2 possible options:
- Meet at the Château:
- Hours: 6 pm to 11 pm
- Price: adults €25 and children between 5 and 12 years old €8
- Book your Festibalade by clicking here.
- With minibus transport Bordeaux-Blaye (15 passengers maximum):
- Departure from Bordeaux at 5 pm from the tourist office
- Return to Bordeaux at around 11 pm
- Price: adults €59 and children between 5 and 12 years old €29
- Reservation through the Bordeaux Tourist Office
Watch our Festibalades video :