I was just invited to the Grand Crus Tasting, May 20, in Bordeaux. This wine tasting reunites 119 Grands Crus Châteaux and their representatives, at the H14. The tasting lasts for the entire day, and offers wine lovers the possibility to taste two Bordeaux vintages (2014 and another one to be determined), in a frame normally reserved for professionals.

I was contacted as a wine blogger and invited to this event. It would have been such an honor, if I were going to be in Bordeaux. Alas, not this time, but I can see a trip to Bordeaux sometime in the future, and this kind of event would be just the draw.

If you’re intending to plan a glorious trip to Bordeaux, this is your golden opportunity to explore the amazing world of Bordeaux Grands Crus. I’m positive this is a trip of a lifetime, for anyone who’s drawn to this region and its superlative wines. What a weekend it will be.

From Their Invitation

For the twelfth year in a row, the Union des Grands Crus is organizing an event bringing together the finest wines of Bordeaux’s Left and Right Banks. Taking place on the 20th & 21st of May 2017, the Week-end des Grands Crus enables lovers of fine wines to taste the great wines of Bordeaux, some 119 Grands Crus, under one roof. This is a unique opportunity to meet and discuss with château owners and enologists, who will be glad to pour the 2014 vintage, as well as another year of their choice.

Other activities are also planned throughout this weekend, including dinners in châteaux with the owners, as well as tours and tasting in the wine country including lunch in a château. We are offering a new option this year: a visit to the Cité du Vin, followed by a Grand Cru lunch on the Garonne opposite the most beautiful buildings in Bordeaux.

Estates as prestigious as Smith Haut Lafitte, Les Carmes Haut-Brion, Chasse Spleen, Marquis de Terme, Beychevelle and Léoville Barton will host dinners in 2017. People who love both wine and golf are welcome to take part in scramble competition including château owners and lovers of grands crus. The competition will end with a dinner including wines from participating châteaux as well as an awards ceremony.

And, if you can’t make it this year, next year’s dates: June 16 and 17, 2018.


Week-end des Grands Crus
List of participating chateaux in 2016

(List subject to modification)


Château de Chantegrive • Château Ferrande • Château Rahoul


Château Bouscaut • Château Carbonnieux • Château Les Carmes Haut – Brion • Domaine de Chevalier • Château de Fieuzal • Château de France • Château Haut – Bailly • Château Larrivet Haut – Brion • Château Latour – Martillac • Château La Louvière • Château Malartic – Lagravière • Château Olivier • Château Pape Clément • Château Picque Caillou • Château Haut – Bergey • Château Smith Haut Lafitte


Château Balestard La Tonnelle • Château Beau – Séjour Bécot • Château Berliquet • Château Canon • Château Canon – La – Gaffelière • Château Cap de Mourlin • Château Dassault • Château La Dominique • Château Franc Mayne • Château La Gaffelière • Château Grand Mayne • Château Larcis Ducasse • Château Larmande • Château Pavie Macquin • Château Soutard • Château La Tour Figeac • Château Troplong Mondot • Château TrotteVieille • Château Villemaurine • POMEROL • Château Beauregard • Château Le Bon Pasteur • Château La Cabanne • Château Clinet • Château La Croix de Gay • Château Gazin • Château Petit – Village • Château La Pointe • LISTRAC – MÉDOC • Château Clarke • Château Fonréaud • Château Fourcas Dupré • Château Fourcas Hosten • MOULIS – EN – MÉDOC • Château Chasse – Spleen • Château Maucaillou • Château Poujeaux • HAUT – MÉDOC • Château Beaumont • Château Belgrave • Château de Camensac • Château Cantemerle • Château Citran • Château Coufran • Château La Lagune • Château de Lamarque • Château La Tour Carnet • MÉDOC • Château La Tour de By • MARGAUX • Château Angludet • Château Brane – Cantenac • Château Cantenac Brown • Château Dauzac • Château Desmirail • Château Durfort – Vivens • Château Ferrière • Château Giscours • Château Kirwan • Château Labégorce • Château Lascombes • Château Marquis de Terme • Château Monbrison • Château Prieuré – Lichine • Château Rauzan – Gassies • Château Rauzan – Ségla • Château Siran • Château du Tertre • SAINT – JULIEN • Château Beychevelle • Château Branaire – Ducru • Château Gloria • Château Gruaud Larose • Château Lagrange • Château Langoa Barton • Château Léoville Barton • Château Léoville Poyferré • Château Saint – Pierre • Château Talbot


Château d’ Armailhac • Château Batailley • Château Clerc Milon • Château Croizet – Bages • Château Grand – Puy Ducasse • Château Grand – Puy – Lacoste • Château Haut – Bages Libéral • Château Lynch – Bages • Château Lynch – Moussas • Château Pichon Baron • Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande • SAINT – ESTÈPHE • Château Cos Labory • Château Lafon – Rochet • Château Ormes De Pez • Château de Pez • Château Phélan Ségur • SAUTERNES & BARSAC • Château Bastor – Lamontagne • Château Coutet • Château Doisy Daëne • Château Doisy – Védrines • Château de Fargues • Château Guiraud • Clos Haut – Peyraguey • Château de Malle • Château de Rayne Vigneau • Château Sigalas Rabaud • Château Suduiraut • Château La Tour Blanche