2017 Saint-Emilion Portes Ouvertes: discovering the vineyards with the family
On the weekend of 29th, 30th April and 1st May 2017, the Château Cormeil-Figeac in Saint-Emilion presents the winemaker’s profession to all!
As part of the 2017 Saint-Emilion Portes Ouvertes, visitors to the Château Cormeil-Figeac will be able to discover, with their family, the know-how of the winemakers, while having fun.
In a winemaker’s shoes during a (long) weekend
"I think I miss teaching", Coraline Moreaud-Mc Allan smiles. This former English teacher, converted to viticulture in 2012, wants you to discover her passion. During the 2017 Saint-Emilion Portes Ouvertes, you can explore her 25-hectare family estate, with a visit adapted to all.
"There is a small course with a blind tasting of different fruit juices. We will continue with a game around scents. Then, I will take the visitors to the vineyard with pickers’ baskets and they will learn about the first steps to take care of the vines!”
As a family, you will get to know more about the cycle of the vine. And for a bit of thrill, the more adventurous will be able to climb on one of the tractors of the estate (it will not be started).
Château Cormeil-Figeac: concert and wine bar
Jazz lovers will not be left out during the 2017 Saint-Emilion Portes Ouvertes. Especially on Sunday evening. You will be invited to the À l’Arrach'Band concert, in the Cormeil-Figeac cellar from 7 pm (reservation required). This group of 12 musicians will happily accompany your meal with music. Sat at a table, you can enjoy a plate of tapas for 5 €. What better wine to accompany these appetizers than a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru? A wine bar will allow you to taste a Cormeil-Figeac by the glass (2 to 4 €). The rest of the evening will continue with DJ Scott who will make you dance to electro pop!
This moment of conviviality is a first for Coraline and Victor Moreaud, since the resumption of the family domain in 2012. "We want to take time to chat with our visitors", explains Coraline Moreaud-Mc Allan. The sister and the brother are the 4th generation on this domain. On 29th, 30th April and 1st May, they will have the pleasure of sharing their family know-how with you.
Dates: 29th, 30th April and 1st May, 2017
Opening hours: from 10 am to 7 pm
Address: Château Cormeil-Figeac, 33 330 Saint-Emilion
Information and contacts: 05 57 24 70 53 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Visits: at fixed time, from 10 am to 7 pm, free of charge, without reservation
Evening tapas: Sunday evening, free admission, reservation required
84 châteaux welcome you during the 2017 Saint-Emilion Portes Ouvertes, find them here.