Work Begins on Bordeaux ‘Wine City’

The first stone at what will be Bordeaux’s new wine museum was laid at the Quai de Bacalan.

Due to be completed in 2016, the Cité des Civilisations du Vin will “offer a better understanding of both present and future challenges” for the wine industry as well as exploring the history of wine production through the very earliest civilizations to the present day.

The stone was laid in the presence of the city’s mayor, Alain Juppé, Sylvie Cazes, president of Cité des Civilisations du Vin, Michel Delpuech, Prefect of the Aquitaine and Gironde region and Alain Rousset, President of the Aquitaine Regional Council among others.

With the region welcoming around 3.3 million wine visitors alone each year, it is hoped that when completed the museum will attract around 500,000 visitors a year.

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