The 18th edition of Millesime Bio will be held in Montpellier from 24-26 January 2011. 560 vineyards from 12 countries will be present. The show is open exclusively to wine producers who use organic grapes. In accordance with current European legislation a vineyard only qualifies after 3 years of organic farming.
Vineyards from South America, South Africa, the USA and Europe will be represented. One of my favourites Chateau de la Nerthe www.chateaulanerthe.fr from Chateauneuf du Pape will be on hand. Another newsworthy exhibitor will be Chateau Lacoste www.chateau-la-coste.com whose owner Patrick McKillen hired Tadao Ando, Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Norman Foster and Renzo Piano to design additional buildings. So far only the winery designed by Jean Nouvel is visible on their website. A complete list of exhibitors to the Montpellier event is available on the website www.millesime-bio.com