The goal of Margaux Saveurs? Promoting the local agricultural heritage through a wide range of food and drinks. Margaux is one of the many 'AOC' wines (a French label meaning Controlled Designation of Origin) which guarantees transparency and quality of any winery's products and methods. Margaux AOC is composed of several towns: Arsac, Labarde, Soussans and Margaux-Cantenac.
Connoisseur or beginner, this tasty festival will attract all kinds of onlookers. It is also family-friendly with many fun activities throughout the festival.
Every year at the end of harvest season, Margaux Saveurs and its local partners allow us to come and visit the winery and enjoy a guided wine tasting. You can also take part in various activities (sports, arts, gigs) and meet with local producers. Meals made with typical delicacies from South-West France and rinsed with matching Médoc nectars will add to the enjoyment.
Four days of pleasure and learning for all ages and all budgets!
Around ten volunteers have been working hard to make this 14th festival the best local entertainment of the season.
What to do?
From grapes to bottle process: Discovering wineries and understanding both ancestral and innovating savoir-faire.
Margaux and biodiversity: Have a stroll through the vineyard and learn about the latest ecofriendly methods of winemaking.
Delicacy: wine, chocolate and cheese tastings.
Architecture: travel back in time and hear about the many stories of centuries-old Margaux wine properties.
- Opening concert at Margaux-Cantenac church
- La Gerbaude (harvest celebration) at Margaux public hall
- Farmers' market at Château Les Barraillots
- Visit the wine island on the estuary aboard Pierre's boat.
Do not miss!
Saturday / Evening tasting market. Products from the Medoc, foodtrucks and musical gig. You can eat at the market.
Sunday / Dinner at the Château of Arsac: welcome cocktail whilst visiting the property and its numerous artworks. A 3-course meal will follow, served with Château Arsac wines.
On Friday 19th at Arsac church: Basque choir concert at 8.30pm by Etxekoak. Why not go to El Boqueria bar beforehand (tapas and wine for €20, concert ticket incl.)
More on Margaux Saveurs. Booking required.
Adapted in English by C.BL
Proofreading by Laura Millar
Original article by Lydia Besse
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Drinking excessively will cause harm to your body and mind.
exquisite - exquis
winery - domaine viticole
onlookers - badauds, visiteurs
harvest - moisson, récolte
gig - concert
delicacy - mets fins
entertainment - divertissement
stroll - balade
Catering and accommodation - restauration et hébergement
Tasting stalls - stands de dégustation
scavenger hunt - chasse au trésor
aboard - à bord de
3-course meal - repas entrée-plat-dessert
Booking - réservation
beforehand - d'abord