Grand Crus Weekend 2017
Illustration © Alain Bouldouyre

Grand Crus Weekend 2017

On May 20th and May 21st the Union of Grand Crus Bordeaux (UGCB) will be hosting their annual Amateur Weekend. For the fifth consecutive year, Millesima is a partner dedicated to opening the world of fine wines to amateurs and consumers. This is the event’s 12th year! Tastings will occur on Saturday May 20th (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) at Hangar 14 Quai des Chartrons. As in previous years, each taster will have the opportunity to taste the great wines chosen from the 2014* vintage (+ an additional vintage, that the 110 properties are free to choose**).

Millesima will have a stand at the event, and we will be offering a blind tasting: a “wine mystery game”. This is a wonderful light-hearted competition where contestants taste “blind”. Last year, participants had to find Chateau Latour-Martillac 2010. The lucky winner won a double-magnum of Chateau Latour-Martillac 2010 as well as 12 bottles.

Once again this year, the purpose of this very educational exercise- is to unmask the mystery wine- a large format will be given to the winner if they can identify the wine from a regular sized-bottle.

You can also purchase any of the wine that you’ve purchased from Millesima after your unforgettable tasting experience.

Why should you come to the UGCB Great Amateur weekend?

© Gabriel Thibaud

© Gabriel Thibaud

This event is one of a kind. It is specifically for individuals who do not always have the opportunity, or access, to taste such a large quantity of grand crus at the same time in one location.

Last year, there were 2000 visitors from 26 different countries! By participating in the event, you will have direct access to discuss with producers or representatives of prestigious brands. Take pleasure in tasting, in the very heart of Bordeaux (a city that is classified as a World Heritage Site by Unesco), more than 110 wines from the 2014 vintage and a surprise vintage from the property.

Bonus! Get discounts on your tickets!

UGCB 2017

© Denis Levaillant

By using the coupon code “MILLESIMAWGC” by going to the UGCB website, you will receive a -15% discount for the tasting. Sign up quickly!

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The program for the 12th annual tasting

Saturday May 20th 2017


UGCB 2017 Degustation

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From 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hangar 14 Bordeaux

More than 110 owners and representatives will introduce you to two vintages from their collection, one of them being the 2014 vintage. Discover the subtleties of the world of Grand Crus in the heart of Bordeaux!

Passion Dinner

Starting at 8 p.m.

Share your feelings with the owners of Grand Crus at a prestigious dinner held in their chateaux. During the meal, wine service representing all of the appellations from the Union will accompany each dish. Transportation services from Bordeaux will be provided.

Sunday May 21st, 2017

Tour in the vineyard

A unique tour of the great appellations of Bordeaux discovering their special features during visits, tastings and lunches in the chateaux. Two tour circuits are available departing from Bordeaux: Graves & Sauternes, and the Medoc.


Visit the Cite du Vin and lunch along the water

From 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Come and explore the new Cite du Vin museum and escape to the Garonne for a lunch accompanied by Grand Crus in front of the most beautiful facades of Bordeaux.

Grands Crus Union Golf Cup

Wine and golf enthusiasts can participate in the “scramble” tournament, which brings together owners and Grands Cru lovers. The competition will be concluded with a lunch and awards ceremony focused on the wines from the owners.

UGCB 2017 Tasting

© Denis Levaillant

The Union of Grand Crus from Bordeaux and Millesima are waiting for you! Check out the UGBC website now to reserve your seats and to see the full program at 

Please also note that the Union of Grand Crus is at your disposition for any additional information. Via phone: 05 56 51 91 91 or by emailing

Bordeaux Grand Crus 2014

Arriving after 2013 which was a huge success for dry whites and liquors, 2014 is a vintage that was important to all wines. A vintage for the “consumer” (quality-price ratio and uninhibited pleasure) and a vintage with ageing potential (possibility to age for years to come, under good conditions). 2014 is a fruity vintage, easy to drink, and well-balanced. The reds are fruity and have a beautifully complex structure in the mouth. These are wines of pleasure that will reveal their fresh aromas, on May 20th when you taste them. Do not forget about the attractive pricing.


Chateaux present

Château Angludet * Château d’Armailhac * Château Balestard La Tonnelle * Château Bastor-Lamontagne * Château Batailley * Château Beau – Séjour Bécot * Château Beaumont * Château Beauregard * Château Belgrave * Château Berliquet * Château Beychevelle * Château Le Bon Pasteur * Château Bouscaut * Château Branaire – Ducru * Château Brane-Cantenac * Château La Cabanne * Château de Camensac * Château Canon * Château Canon-La-Gaffelière * Château Cantemerle * Château Cantenac Brown * Château Carbonnieux * Château Les Carmes Haut – Brion * Château Cap de Mourlin * Château de Chantegrive * Château Chasse-Spleen * Domaine de Chevalier * Château Citran * Château Clarke * Château Clerc Milon * Château Climens * Château Clinet * Château Cos Labory * Château Coufran * Château Coutet * Château La Croix de Gay * Château Croizet-Bages * Château Dauzac * Château Desmirail * Château Doisy Daëne * Château Doisy-Védrines * Château La Dominique * Château Durfort-Vivens * Château de Fargues * Château Ferrande * Château Ferrière * Château de Fieuzal * Château – Figeac * Château Fonréaud * Château Fourcas Dupré * Château Fourcas Hosten * Château Franc Mayne * Château de France * Château La Gaffelière * Château Gazin * Château Giscours * Château Gloria * Château Grand Mayne * Château Grand – Puy Ducasse * Château Gruaud Larose * Château Guiraud * Château Haut-Bages Libéral * Château Haut-Bailly * Clos Haut-Peyraguey * Château Kirwan * Château Labégorce * Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey * Château Lafon-Rochet * Château Lagrange * Château La Lagune * Château de Lamarque * Château Langoa Barton * Château Larcis Ducasse * Château Larmande * Château Larrivet Haut-Brion * Château Lascombes * Château Latour-Martillac * Château Léoville Barton * Château Léoville Poyferré * Château La Louvière * Château Lynch-Bages * Château Lynch – Moussas * Château Malartic-Lagravière * Château Marquis de Terme * Château Maucaillou * Château Monbrison * Château Nairac * Château Olivier * Château Ormes De Pez * Château Pape Clément * Château Pavie Macquin * Château Petit-Village * Château de Pez * Château Phélan Ségur * Château Pichon Baron * Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande * Château Picque Caillou * Château La Pointe * Château Poujeaux * Château Prieuré-Lichine * Château Rahoul * Château Rauzan-Gassies * Château Rauzan – Ségla * Château de Rayne Vigneau * Château Saint – Pierre * Château Sigalas Rabaud * Château Siran * Château Smith Haut Lafitte * Château Soutard * Château Suduiraut * Château Talbot * Château du Tertre * Château La Tour Blanche * Château La Tour Carnet * Château La Tour de By * Château La Tour Figeac * Château TrotteVieille * Château Villemaurine


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About Vernon
Vernon is the Digital Marketing Assistant for Millésima and the social media and content production for our Anglophone areas (Hong Kong, Ireland, Singapore, UK & USA). He is completing his MBA in Wine Marketing & Management at the INSEEC business school in Bordeaux, France.

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