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saint vincent 2008 in saint romain

saint vincent in saint romainThe start of the year in Burgundy heralds, amongst other things, the Burgundy Saint Vincent festivals. Each year there is a touring one which brings together over 80 villages – this year it’s in Saint Romain on the 26th and 27th January.

From the BIVB:

“Founded on the initiative of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin in 1938, the Saint Vincent tour brings together wine-growers from mutual support societies from all over Burgundy. First and foremost it is a wine-growers’ festival, which over the years has attracted a wide audience. The general public is granted access to the tasting cellars on purchase of a glass (10€) and a tasting logbook.”

Saint Romain is a relatively pretty Côte de Beaune village set on the hillside above Monthelie and Auxey, and will also be celebrating their appellation’s sixtieth anniversary. On the Saturday morning their will be a parade through the village at 7.45am and again at 11.15am. A banquet is also organised for the evening. Further information and the opportunity to book for the banquet (130€) can be found at:
www.saint-vincent-2008.com.
saint vincent in saint romain 1964

  Photo: The last Saint Vincent in Saint Romain | 1964

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