With the coming of Women’s History Month in March, the Bordeaux wine region is highlighting its female winemakers in a weeklong celebration from March 2-8. The tour will consist of wine samplings, along with a lieu of other promotions and tasting experiences open to the public ($10-$35 by the glass). Each of the hosting restaurants, including Claudette, 701 and The Loyal, to name a very few, will choose either one or two bottles to highlight during the first-come-first-serve events.
From newcomers to established chateaus, the wine producers will present their creations ranging from classic reds to innovative whites. Showcasing the collection of wines are rare 3-liter, double magnum bottles made specially for this event.
Strong Women Make Big Bordeaux Bottles is the first NYC tour of female producers from the region. “The women winemakers of Bordeaux are a significant force in shaping the future of our region,” says Bernard Farges, president of the Bordeaux Wine Council.
The New York wine community is welcoming the expedition with great acclaim with 70 of the top eating establishments in the city stepping up to receive the 20 women. This will be a first for the Bordeaux Wine Council, a group that dates back to August 1948. In a statement given out by the president, the council said it plans to continue this commemoration for years to come.
Photography by: Vins de Bordeaux