Diary

Save The Date : 2022 events programme !

From March 2022
Sculpture Trail

Since 1994, at the top of the village of Gigondas, sculptures by contemporary artists have been on display for visitors along our terraces, near our ramparts, on our tiny squares and in our gardens.

From 4 to 7 April 2022
Découvertes en Vallée du Rhône

Wine industry members and the specialist media will meet up from 4 to 7 April 2022 for the Découvertes en Vallée du Rhône exhibition.
The Gigondas appellation is organising a fringe event on Sunday 3 April at the La Mirande 1* restaurant in Avignon. It will be a unique opportunity for industry members to meet the winegrowers and negociants of Gigondas over a dinner paired with wines.
During the exhibition itself, a masterclass will focus on Gigondas and its terroir.

Saturday 21 May 2022
A La Croisée des Terroirs 

Our ‘A La Croisée des Terroirs’ or ‘Where the vineyard sites meet’ event has had a complete make-over. A walk through the vineyards of Gigondas will be curated for the public. Through its plants, geology and an interpretation of the landscapes, Gigondas will reveal its secrets. The walk will be followed by an open-air lunch in a Gigondas estate attended by winegrowers.

Spring 2022 (Date TBC)
Conferences by the experts 

Two conferences, open to all, will be held at the Hospices de Gigondas. The first conference will be co-hosted by agronomists and soil experts Lydia and Claude Bourguignon and wine geologist Georges Truc. The second conference will be co-hosted by doctor of neuroscience Gabriel Lepousez and Franck Thomas, Best French Craftsman and Europe’s Best Sommelier.
By comparing and contrasting the sommelier profession and neuroscience,
they will provide two expert perspectives on the art of tasting and analyse differing approaches to the flavour of wine.

Monday 20 June 2022
The Big 50th Anniversary Tasting 

The French and international press is invited to a ground-breaking event in the Gigondas wine region. The event is an invitation to dive deep into the heart of Gigondas through its stories, vintages and rare wines. A prestige tasting will take guests on a journey back in time
and will be followed by a food and wine pairing dinner designed by two Michelin-starred chefs at Domaine du Clos des Tourelles.

Wednesday 6 July 2022
Tasting of the 2021 vintage

This annual event is designed to allow wines from the vintage currently being matured to be tasted, in the same conditions as journalists, critics and sommeliers, who will be welcomed by the appellation. It also offers attending winegrowers, negociants, brokers and winemakers the opportunity to discuss the vintage at their ease in a relaxed atmosphere.

From 8 July to 31 August 2022
Gigondas Sensory Workshop

Come test your sense of smell in a bastion of mediaeval history – the Hospices de Gigondas. The winegrowers of Gigondas have partnered with the Jean Lenoir publishing house to create a ‘scent trail’. Twelve notes in three stages allow you to discover the broad array of aromas in the appellation’s wines. One area is specifically designed to stimulate children’s sense of smell. In the terroir and biodiversity area, an incredible animated film on the geological formation of the Dentelles de Montmirail reveals another aspect of our mountain range…

Monday 11 July 2022
The Gigondas Paulée 

Over a dinner hosted on the village square, winegrowers and their guests will share their most treasured wines, not only showcasing the Gigondas appellation but also wines from around the world. Everyone brings their own little gems to share with the other guests.

Monday 18 July 2022
Gigondas sur Table

The Gigondas appellation is celebrating its wines and gourmet foods in a summer evening event on the village square. The menu includes local, site-expressive produce orchestrated by talented chefs and artisans with a passion for wine. This is where winegrowers eager to reach out and lovers of good food meet. All participants have to do is sit back and enjoy the resultant food and wine pairings, from starter to pudding!

From 19 July to 31 August 2022
Retrospective photography exhibition
” We, the winegrowers of Gigondas…”

To coincide with its 50th anniversary, Gigondas is paying a visual tribute to the men and women
who have personified the appellation over the years. A film shows animated sequences that breathe life into the pictures presented beforehand,
alternating with filmed testimonials of winegrowers, the appellation’s protagonists.

Thursday 21 October 2022
Gigondas Faim de Vendanges

“Gigondas, Faim de Vendanges” is THE event for Gigondas winegrowers. Come share some festive, relaxed moments in the company of Gigondas winegrowers. Let’s revel in the joy of being free to meet up again, in the Gigondas Hospices. The concept revolves around celebrating the end of the harvest with a cocktail buffet. Every winegrower brings along a little gem from their wine cellar (not necessarily Gigondas)
and shares it with the other guests.

November 2022
Experience Gigondas in Montréal

The Gigondas appellation continues its quest to conquer the great capitals of the world and develop its reputation and image among industry members in export markets. An image-building event will take place in Montréal, Canada.