Langeais & Bourgueil

The Loire Valley Wine Festival

Fête des vins de Loire à Bourgueil

The Loire Valley wine growers invade Bourgueil

On August 15th every year, the “Loire Valley Wine Festival“ settles in Bourgueil featuring dozens of wine growers who swarm in the heart of the town. It ‘s time for celebration and they invite you to discover and experience the wines of the different Loire Valley appellations. It’s a broad range of terroirs and vine variety that will be displayed as Loire hallmark listed by UNESCO as Human World Heritage for its cultural landscape.

Bacchus sur son char à Bourgueil

Bacchus on his float

Main theme of the event, Bacchus on his float, with young Tourangelles and Tourangeaux at his sides will do the opening at 10.30 am with the local personalities, followed by various fraternities : The Dive Bouteille from Bourgueil and Saint-Nicolas, the Fripe Douzils from Ingrandes-de-Touraine. Music bands will enliven the festival throughout the day. Bacchus will parade on his float all day long to inform, gather and involve the attending public.
About 60 spaces will be dedicated to tasting the various appellations of the Loire Valley and a dozen craftsmen will settle in the town centre to introduce you to their products. You can have lunch or dinner under the covered market or at the local products stalls. Then you can attend the induction ceremony held by the Commanderie de la Dive Bouteille.

Fête des Vins du Val de Loire à Bourgueil
Poster of the
The Loire Valley Wine Festival 2017


Useful information:

The Loire Valley Wine Festival 2017

Monday August 15th, 2017 from 10am to 7pm in the city centre of Bourgueil.
Fireworks at 11.00pm at the lake.
Free entrance.
Further information at the Touraine Nature Tourist Office in Bourgueil: +33 (0)2 47 97 91 39.