In the Spring the small town of Béru (89 Yonne, BFC) celebrates its wonderful Chablis wines – a spin off of the main Burgundy wine festivities further south: Saint Vincent tournante du Chablisien 1 – 2 February 2020 at Béru (89 Yonne, BFC) about 9km from Chablis. see

In 2018, it was the turn of the village of Viviers to welcome the party. And as dictated by tradition, producers from the village all gave some wine from the vintage to make the “Cuvée Saint-Vincent”, which is enjoyed during the festivities!

In October each year there is also another wine festival :

St Vincent du Chablisien poster
St Vincent du Chablisien poster

The main street of the town is home to over 50 local exhibitors allowing visitors to taste and buy wines from the 4 Chablis appellations,(Petit Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru, Chablis and Chablis Premier Cru) which together make this one of the best-known and best-loved of all white wines. – despite an over-complicated classification system!

This is Burgundy – but a long way north of the other main Burgundy appellations in the Cote d’Or or the Cote de Nuits – but Chardonnay remains king producing a crisper, cleaner edge than their southern counterparts.

A festive Winter day with wine, diverse entertainments and exhibits and a free concert in the evening.

Chablis is about 120 miles (less than 2 hrs) south of Paris near Auxerre.

For more info see St Vincent Viviers 2018.

Find the best rates for hotels in Chablis including a winemakers B&B above a his shop in the High Street

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