WORKSHOP OENOTOURISM 2019, Hangar 14 in Bordeaux

On Tuesday this week, many professionals from the wine industry coming from different regions in France (and a few from abroad) met up in Bordeaux (hangar 14, on the docks) to discuss different topics and promote their business. I went there to check what this event really has to offer….

Conference at the Workshop Oenotourism

I first attended a few conferences, amongst them “Discovery & Explanations on the tipicity of English wines”, mainly from Sussex in South East England. This was followed by an enjoyable sparkling wines’ tasting (The Bolney Wine Estate).

Who are the actors of wine tourism ?

First of all many different Châteaux which presented their wide offer about wine tourism, including visits of their property/their cellar, or tastings with or without food pairings. Being from Bordeaux I know pretty much all of them around here, so I got information about different properties in other places like Loire Valley, Languedoc Roussillon or Alsace for instance. Wine tourism also offers nice restaurants or wine bars, and accomodation on spot. Just pick up information you need to plan ahead a lovely programm for a day out, or even a full week holiday ! The idea of Châteaux gathering in one single place is that travel agencies or companies can collect the information needed, compare and choose which Château they will include in their list for their final customers.

Exhibition “Les Herbettes” : a great and unique artist behind this artwork

Vegetal creation, floral painting, contemporary work of art? Nothing like it !
This new and unique art is called L’Exfloration ®and has been patented worldwide.
François Maurisse is the great artist behind Les Herbettes and is an explorer of the floral world… If you had the chance to visit the Workshop Oenotourism 2019, you were lucky enough to meet François and these beauties… If you’d wish to acquire one of these artworks in your Château, your home and your wine-shop, you could… Contact me for more information by mail : export@herbettes.fr and have a look at the complete website : https://www.herbettes.fr (English version available)

Cité du vin, Bordeaux

The Cité du vin obviously also had a stand at the event. Such a choice of different activities around wine : different workshops/tastings, exhibitions, events like concerts, conferences, etc…available in different languages. Just check out their site : https://www.laciteduvin.com/en
Cité du vin : Esplanade de Pontac, 134 quai de Bacalan, 33300 Bordeaux – FRANCE +33 (0)5 -56-16-20-20 How to get there ? Tram B, stop at Cité du vin

OPENING HOURS OF THE EXHIBITION AREAS

From January 7 to April 5, 2019  Open daily from 10.00am to 6.00pm.
From April 6 to September 1, 2019  Open daily from 10.00am to 7.00pm.
From September 2, 2019 to January 5, 2020  From Monday to Friday excluding school holidays: open from 10.00am to 6.00pm.
Weekends, bank holidays and school holidays: open from 10.00am to 7.00pm.

OPENING HOURS OF RESTAURANTS AND SHOPS

La Cité du Vin Boutique  Open at 10.30am during La Cité du Vin’s opening days.
Closed 30 minutes after the exhibition areas.
Latitude20 Wine Cellar  Open at 10.00am during La Cité du Vin’s opening days.
Closed 30 minutes after the exhibition areas.
Latitude20 Brasserie-Wine bar  From Monday to Saturday from 12.00am to 7.30pm.
On Sunday from 12.00am to 7.00pm.
Latitude20 Snack-Coffee  Same opening hours as La Cité du Vin.
Le 7 Restaurant  Monday to Saturday: open from 10.00am to 11.00pm. On Sunday: open from 10.00am to 7.00pm.

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