2017 Saint-Emilion Portes Ouvertes, with the Puisseguin Lussac Saint-Emilion winemakers
The Puisseguin Lussac Saint-Emilion winemakers await you for a great eco-responsibility, tasting and sharing themed weekend!
The Puisseguin Lussac Saint-Emilion wine cooperative proposes a Green Festival to you. This is the first time that this eco-responsible event is organized in Puisseguin. The goal is to raise awareness of sustainable development while enjoying a glass of Puisseguin Saint-Emilion or Lussac Saint-Emilion wine! Visit on Saturday 29th April, Sunday 30th April and Monday 1st May.
Saint-Emilion wines and the environment
For several years, the Puisseguin Lussac Saint-Emilion wine coopertaive has been interested in protecting the environment. For the 2017 edition of the Saint-Emilion Portes Ouvertes, some cooperative winemakers will present their commitments to you. For example, you can learn more about the use of electric vehicles, the setting-up of insect hotels, the laying of tit nesting boxes or installation of hives for bees. More technical but presented in a didactic way, you will find information on the many certifications related to the quality of the environment.
During the three days, you will also learn useful actions. You will be invited to participate in recycling workshops, to know what to do with your old stuff. You will test electric bikes and visit an exhibition of hybrid and electric vehicles. On the theme of viticulture, the artisans will exhibit their works, such as furniture made from barrels or recycled materials. You will also discover the innovations in photovoltaic energy or the alternatives to phytosanitary products in your gardens.
Puisseguin Lussac Saint-Emilion wines: visits and tastings
It is in this convivial atmosphere that you will have the opportunity to visit the Puisseguin Lussac Saint-Emilion wine cooperative. From the winery to the vineyards, through the cellar and the shop, the winemakers will be happy to guide you in the tasting and to share their passion. Here, most of the 203 winemakers work on estates of 10 hectares on average, transmitted from generation to generation.
Want to eat there? The wines of Puisseguin Saint-Emilion and Lussac Saint-Emilion may be accompanied by Argentinian dishes (29th April and 1st May) or the specialties of the Abracadawrap Food Truck (30th April). Artisans will also have sweets on offer at the festival such as chocolates, jams and jellies.
1st May with the Lussac Saint-Emilion barrel rollers
On Monday 1st May, let yourself be tempted by traditional sports! On this bank holiday, the Lussac Saint-Emilion barrel rollers will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their association. Set up in the Puisseguin Lussac Saint-Emilion wine cooperative, they will have numerous animations, initiations and demonstrations prepared for you.
And that's not all! On 1st May, other games will please the kids as well as the adults. For example, you rise up with some Mast climbing. The exercise consists in climbing the masts, like real sailors. For those who prefer to stay on the ground, you will see demonstrations of Breton strength games. Other traditional sports will also be proposed by foreign delegations.
Puisseguin Lussac Saint-Emilion wine cooperative
29th, 30th April and 1st May, 2017
Opening hours: 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm on Mondays, without interruption.
Address: 1 Durand- D 17- 33 570 Puisseguin
During the 2017 Saint-Emilion Portes Ouvertes 2017, 84 châteaux open their doors on 29th, 30th April and 1st May, 2017. Discover the entire program!