As a winelover I'm greatly fascinated by the prospect of knowing wine regions first-hand. This not only gives you the chance to acquire a deeper understating about wine styles through direct contact with the regions unique characteristics, but it also most certainly offers you a great travelling experience with fantastic sceneries and booming gastronomic scenes.
In these recent years I've been around a bit. Had the opportunity to visit some of the classical regions, starting with my home country Portugal, a hop to Rioja, Andalusia, my beloved Burgundy, Toscana, Piemonte, and some rising stars like Toro.
Nevertheless, and unforgivably in my view, I've never been to Bordeaux. This will cease to be the case by the end of this May, and the decisive factor was an invite from The Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux to attend the 10th edition of the Week-end des Grands Crus on the 30th and 31st May.
It seemed more than perfect to book a trip to Bordeaux while having the opportunity to taste the best wines of the left and right bank in one single event. Wine lovers can enjoy a tasting of two vintages (the 2012 vintage and another vintage chosen by each château) of 120 Grands Crus gathered together in a unique location on the banks of the Garonne River.
The participants will also be able to enjoy diverse activities such as dinners in châteaux, vineyard tours and a golf tournament at the Garden Golf of Margaux. Prestigious Châteaux such as Châteaux Malartic-Lagravière, Climens, Canon, La Dominique, Léoville Barton and Clerc Milon will host dinners in this 10th edition.
As the organization states, a celebration of the best wines and gastronomy for connoisseurs!