After the official opening, and the purchasing of the wine glasses, the wine tasting commenced. It is now that you must choose wisely as there are so many to choose from. After a long morning, we decided to go for lunch and a cooling swim, it is advisable to pace oneself as the wine fete goes on for two days.
The evening kicked off with the World Cup final on a big screen right in the heart of the village under the beautiful trees, 'le cours Stassart', the village was packed ! We were also able to enjoy the live band known as 'No Name'.
After a good evening and a good nights sleep, the Monday was started with a mass in the church followed by a ceremonial burning of ' Les Souches' in front of 'des Confreries des Maisteres Vignerons de Vacqueyras'. With our wine tasting glasses in hand we were ready to sample just a few more of the wines available. It is on the second day that you can take part in a midday meal 'Repas Champetre' a seven course meal.
The fete continues into the evening with a 'Grand Bal Populaire' accompanied by an orchestra.
Another wine fete comes to a close....maybe we'll see you there next year?