Paris wine harvest is a phrase which might cause you some puzzlement. How can Paris be a wine producer? Let us tell you. The Montmartre Wine Harvest Festival takes place each year and has become hugely popular. This year the event takes place from October 9th to the 13th and will be the 80th. There will be celebrations, exhibitions, a parade, concerts, a musical fireworks display and, of course, tastings of food and wine. This year the theme is the art of gourmet food and the art of love, so appropriate for the romantic Hotel Britannique . We heartily recommend this great annual event.
Paris wine harvest is the toast of Montmartre
Montmartre has historically been a wine producing area. Vineyards on this highest point in Paris have flourished since the days of the Romans, who built a temple there to Bacchus, the god of wine. This tradition was almost lost in the early 20th century until a group of artists led by the famous illustrator Francis Poulbot asked the government for a land grant so that they could replant the vines there. Fortunately, a wine loving administration agreed to the proposal and the first Montmartre wine of the modern era was produced in 1934. Today the small Clos Montmartre vineyard, which you can see from the Montmartre Museum, produces 1,700 bottles of gamay and pinot noir each year. These are sold for charity during the Montmartre wine harvest festival.
This year’s romantic theme will reflect the fact that enjoying fine food and wine is all about sharing and conviviality. Indeed; it is all about love. So why not share in this appropriately autumnal experience and enjoy all that Montmartre, the legendary haunt of artists and lovers, can offer?
Hotel Britannique suggests you taste the Paris wine harvest
Our cosy hotel offers a romantic ambience and is located where Paris opens its heart to visitors. The Hotel Britannique represents the best things in life; fine food, good wine and love; all of which you will find at the Montmartre Wine Harvest Festival.