Winegrowers' Week in Samoëns
Winegrowers’ Week – a lifestyle event in Samoëns
For the past three years, Samoëns has had its own way of celebrating gourmet food and the French lifestyle – with Winegrowers’ Week, an event that combines skiing and oenology. From 17th to 21st January 2013, the village in the heart of Haute-Savoie will play host to 16 vignerons from all over France, invited here to share the results of the job they love, against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains. After a good day on the slopes, foodies can enjoy an evening of wine tasting and food workshops.
The village, with its population of 2,400, shares its unspoilt environment, character and ski slopes with anybody looking to get the best out of life. This winter, Samoëns is again providing an opportunity to meet some enthusiastic vignerons who love their “terroir” as much as the locals adore their village. Make a date for a wine-tasting trip in breathtaking surroundings.
5 days in which to combine the fun of the slopes and the enjoyment of gastronomy
- After skiing: every evening in the centre of the village, you can attend free discovery workshops (at5.15pm and 6.15pm) based on two out of three topics – local expertise, a chance to chat with vignerons, a workshop with well-known chefs, top national trade award winners etc.
- Evenings: foodies and gourmets will be able to share the gastronomic mealsdesigned by Samoëns’ best chefs working closely with the vignerons for a “wine & dine” experience at La Mezzanine (Thursday 17), Le Monde à l’envers (Friday 18), Lou Caboëns (Saturday 19) and La Table de Fifine (Sunday 20).
New in 2013
- The 2013 event welcomes three new estates - Mas d’Alezon, Château Lascaux (Languedoc) and Domaine Sébastien David (Loire).
- The “vigneron cafés” (inspired by the concept of “philosophy cafés”) bring winemakers and amateurs together for a drink and give the vignerons an opportunity to share their expertise, their knowledge of wine and their love of their “terroir” at the following convivial venues - La Jaysinia (Thursday 17), La Ferme d’en Bas (Friday 18), La Luge à Téran (Friday 18), La Table de Fifine (Saturday 19), La Mezzanine (Sunday 20) and Le Monde à l’envers (Monday 21). From 6.15pm to 7.30pm.