La Cité du Vin benefitted from a first wave of patronage from 2011 to 2016 (consisting of 85 Builder Patrons) to help it construct the Bordeaux building. To continue developing and bringing La Cité du Vin to life today, the Fondation pour la Culture et les Civilisations du Vin is still collecting donations from companies wishing to support its annual cultural programme.
From 5 October 2018 until 6 January 2019, come and discover the region and landscapes of Alto Douro, part of the UNESCO World Heritage List for Cultural Landscapes, in our next temporary exhibition.
See you at La Cité du Vin from March 23 to June 24 for our second major artistic exhibition "Wine & Music, harmony and dissoncance", the opportunity to discover nearly 150 works from French and European collections across six themed sections!
Ever since vines were first farmed around 6000 BC, humans have tested all kinds of conditions and growing possibilities.
During Antiquity and up until the Roman empire, especially in Italy, vines were often planted alongside other bushes for support.