WineSiders love to be where the wine action is. That means more than just tasting at WineSiders HQ, we go where the wine is.
Here are a few events you’ll find the WineSiders hunting for wines for you to know about.
Decouvertes en Vallee du Rhone
Monday April 15th to Thursday April 18th The every other year four day Rhone discovery week is an opportunity to taste wines recently released, soon to be released or in the barrel. Now in it’s tenth edition, the 20 year old event is one that is all about discovery.
Daytime mass tastings occur first in the towns of Ampuis, Mauves and Crozes-Hermitage before moving to Avignon for the final two days. There are also Master Class sessions that are organized to provide a deeper understanding about each regions wines.
At night, events knowns as Offs are held to get the buyers more up close and personal with the winemakers.
Tuesday April 16th starting at 1830 hrs is Grenache Night, hosted by the Grenache Association during Decouvertes du Rhone will be held in Avignon.
The location is at the famed Chez Brasserie de l horlogeAvignon, France.
Wednesday April 17th starting at 1800 hrs and hosted by the Ventoux Producers, this first time event features Domaine Vintur, Clos de Trias, Martinelle, Chene Bleu, Chateau Unang, Chateau Pesquie, Domaine St. Jean de Barroux and others.
Join the Ventoux Cru at the bistronomic eatery, Maison Ripirt, 22 Rue de la Bonneterie, Avignon for two hours of past and present wines.
Toutes Caves Ouvertes Montpeyroux
Sunday April 21st starting at 10 AM
Every year for the past 20 years in April the Languedoc winemaking village of Montpeyroux turns the center of town into a wine carnival, as all the streets become wine storefronts for the 25 or so wineries opening their caves to the public. Tastings, food, music and more are there for all day event.
INDIGENES. is the new Northern Catelonia and Occitane wine fest that makes its debut in Perpignan on the Sunday April 28th and Monday the 29th at the Church of the Domenicans.
Already 90 winemakers are attending what will be all about Catelonia and the Occitane.
McLaren Vale Sea & Vines Festival
June 8th-10th in Australia,
When it comes to one of the more exotic and exciting locales for wine in the world, Australian’s southern coast offers the McLaren Vale. And in June, the Vale will be home to the annual Sea and Vines Festival.
Just east of Adelaide is the wine growing region that is rich in bold and bodacious reds, racy whites and some of the most charming and generous winemakers anywhere.
Check out what’s happening down under this June.