|Fête des Vins
de Violès Sunday 19 July 2015
This fête always takes place on the 3rd Sunday of July. This
year it's the 33rd.
In 2015 it's 10 years since the appellation Cotes du Rhone
Village Plan de Dieu was created. Violès is together with three
other villages Jonquières, Travaillan and Camaret-sur-Aigues.
Violès is the most important village of this appellation and at
this fête only producers from Violès or situated near Violès are participating.
As it takes place on a Sunday afternoon you will be together
with a lot of local visitors who kiss a lot and make fun with
their friends from the village.
You might not find that the wines are the most important part of
the event. There are just as many stands selling vegetables, sausages,
fruit, cheese or other local products than you will find
winegrowers pour wines.
At the end of the street with winegrowers you find these old
tractors lined up, and there is a place with amusements for the
children. During the street you will see / hear some small bands
playing different types of rythmic music.
At the entrance you pay 3€ for a glass and the tastings
through the street are free.
The tasting starts at 10.00 and at 11.00 a procession will walk
through the main streets. Below some photos to give an
impression of the events during the day.
About 15 local winegrower's wines were for tasting but as
not all wines were especially exiting and as the wine grower
himself were not present there will not be so many photos from
this part of the event.