The Chablis Wine Festival
Organized by the Chablis Tourist Office in partnership with the Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB), La Fête des Vins wine festival is a key event in the year.
The first Fête des Vins was organized in 1949, when it served to mark a renaissance for Chablis. Each year, it is held on the fourth weekend of October, and brings together several thousands of visitors including wine lovers, professionals, connoisseurs and newcomers to the world of wine. A wide range of events are on offer, including the baptism of the new vintage, tastings of all the different levels of appellation through different vintages offered by some 40 producers from Chablis and the Grand Auxerrois region, and the induction of new members of the local brotherhood, along with stands run by local food producers, walks in the vines, and plenty of activities for children.
The 68th edition in 2016 provided the opportunity for plenty of laughs and smiles for the 5,000-strong crowd, with the event’s President, humorist Laurent Gerra, accompanied by last year’s patron, French TV actor Marwan Berreni.
The 2017 edition will run on 21 and 22 October, and as always, will be organized by the town of Chablis in partnership with the Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB).