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Bordeaux wine festival & the Tall Ships Regatta

The biennial event much- awaited by Bordeaux residents and visitors from around the world, Bordeaux Wine festival, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. For this occasion, Bordeaux will be the capital of wine and sailing, as it will also be the final port of call of the prestigious Tall Ships Regatta 2018, a race bringing together the world’s biggest and most eye-catching sailboats for a regatta that will take them from Liverpool to Dublin and then Bordeaux. The boats will drop anchor in the Port de la Lune on June 14th and set sail again on the morning of Monday, June 18th, in a tall ships parade.

The success of the event held every two years has continued to grow non-stop since its first edition in 1998, from 150,000 visitors, attendance soared to 650,000 at the latest festival in 2016, becoming the leading European wine tourism event. ”Bordeaux Fête le Vin”, dedicated to wines from Bordeaux and the Nouvelle Aquitaine region, will be held along the Bordeaux riverfront, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Event oulook:
800 000 visitors expected
80 wine denominations
20 great vintage wines of the H14 and 1200 winegrowers and wine merchants
30 gourmet producer
30 large sailboats and 500 sailors
a 60 meters high big wheel
a wine road of 3km long on the docks of the Garonne