05.08.22 - 07.08.22

Festival of Grape Ripeness

Grape ripening festival in Châteauneuf-du-Pape


The Greeks brought vines to the southern Rhone valley in the 6th century B.C.
, but it was not until Pope John XXII moved from Rome to Avignon in 1334 that a huge leap in quality was made in viticulture.
Today the Châteauneuf-du-Pape belongs to the best red wines of France.


A festival during the grape ripening phase in August reminds us. For three days the village lives in the 14th century, recreates historical scenes, revives medieval wine-growing villages and artisan markets.
The historical accuracy is impressive - as is the quality of the wines that visitors can taste.

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Festival of Grape Ripeness
  • Location: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, in the department of Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
  • Date: early August

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