Fleurs de Vigne (Yonne wine festival)
Yonne wine festival!
Every two years, the third Sunday of May, Auxerre celebrates local wines during the feast “Fleurs de Vigne”, during which you can taste them. More than 100 wine-growers and merchants from Chablis and the surroundings of Auxerre propose their vintages coming from the around ten appellations available on Yonne soil. The wine-makers are here to let people discover their production, but also to share their work, their passion and know-how.
Local gastronomy is in the heart of this event. You will find:
- Catering areas: producers are here to enable people to eat and drink on the terraces made available in different areas.
- The aroma cellar: discover in an unusual and funny way the world of wine aroma. Made up of 12 barrels, the aroma cellar stages under a glass dome the 12 big aroma families of wines from Burgundy: dried and red fruits, white flowers, spice… an artistic staging and an amazing olfactory visit.
- Introduction to tasting: led by professionals, join these introductory workshops; learn and have fun trying to distinguish and taste our local wines.
- Tourism and leisure hub: all day long, the Tourist offices from the department inform visitors about activities and events in Yonne department. Here are some activities proposed: acrobatic course for children, information about bikes hire...
See you on may 2016, quai de la République in Auxerre !
Meanwhile Fleurs de Vigne 2020, take part at Fleurs de Vigne Village on May 18th 2019 and discover the wineyards of the region Yonne. With the success of Fleurs de Vigne 2018, the big Chablis and Grand Auxerrois wine tasting along the river Yonne, the event comes back in 2019 in the heart of the villages. Fleurs de Vigne Villages will be the opportunity to discover the wine villages and to meet the winegrowers.
In the Auxerrois region, a lot of winecellars will open their door, so that you can taste their production and guided visits (in french) will be organised in order to discover our rich wine heritage.
A bus with a departure in Auxerre, will bring you through the villages: Escolives-Ste-Camille, Coulanges-la-Vineuse, Irancy, Chitry, St-Bris-le-Vineux, and Bailly. Make a stop at any village and follow the exploration by foot or stay in the bus and discover the wineyards from the bus.
Free tastings at the winegrowers taking part of the event.
Price of the "Oenobus": 5€/person (ticket valid all day).
Saturday May 18th from 10 am to 6 pm.
Alcohol is injurious for health. Drink with moderation.