The new Sweet Bordeaux association (twitter followers, see @sweetbordeaux ), has had the excellent idea to group together its wine tourism offers for the rest of 2009.

Just to recap, the 11 appellations of moelleux and liquoreux wines of the region are Bordeaux supérieur, Côtes de Bordeaux Saint-Macaire, Graves Supérieures, Premières Côtes de Bordeaux, Sainte-Foy Bordeaux, Cadillac, Cérons, Loupiac, Sainte-Croix-du-Mont, Barsac, Sauternes.

And the tourism on offer is:
May 16 to October 11 : contemporary art exhibition Chateau Guiraud in Sauternes. 40 works of art from major contemporary figures from the 1970s onwards (owned by bordelaise private collector Louis Nègre.
Free guided tour. Château Guiraud - ' 05 56 76 61 01 ; http://chateauguiraud.com

June 14 to September 15 : 'Sauternes au fil de l’eau'
Take a canoe trip along the Ceron river from the 'Base Nautique' at Bommes, for around one hour. Arrive at Domaine de Carbonnieu (AOC Sauternes) for visit and tasting.
Departures at 10h30 and 3pm, reserve at tourist office. 12 €/pers.
Langon : 11, Allées Jean Jaurès 33210 LANGON – ' 05 56 63 68 00 ; langon@sauternais-graves-langon.com
Sauternes : 11, Rue Principale 33210 SAUTERNES – ' 05 56 76 69 13 ; sauternes@sauternais-graves-langon.com

18July : Cinema night at Château Bastor-Lamontagne in Preignac
Drinks and snacks at 7.30pm (reserve ahead, 9,50€ per pers.) then free showing of Sideways.
Les Ateliers des Trois Rivières : Mairie 33210 Preignac - ' 05 56 76 86 29

August 21-23 : Walks through Cadillac
Animations, music, street theatre, Cadillac car rallies and wine tastings. Fireworks over the Garonne on Sunday night.
Free access. Informations : 05 56 62 12 92 ; http://baladesencadillac.free.fr

August 29-30 Medieval Weekend in Saint Macaire.
Free access except to banquets and tavern, which should be booked ahead. Programme sur le site http://www.medieval.dropt.org

Friday July 24 : Bielsa Family (variété) ; vendredi 31 juillet : New Bumpers (jazz band) ; vendredi 14 août : Groove Factory (jazz-rock) ; vendredi 21 août : Le Grand Ordinaire (fanfare). Office de Tourisme de St Macaire : 8 rue du canton 33490 Saint Macaire - ' 05 56 63 32 14 ; saintmacaire@entredeuxmers.com

Aug 29-30 : Harvest Sounds at Château Majoureau in Caudrot
Photographer Florence Moëgling and music group will be leading the show, from 3pm on Saturday afternoon. Vignobles Delong : Mathieu Delong ' 05 56 62 81 94 ; familledelong@hotmail.com

September and October, Harvest Weekends in Premières Côtes de Bordeaux et Cadillac
Cultural and wine discovery, take part in harvests, visit and stay in properties, visit the Cadillac Bastide 141 € par pers. Office de Tourisme de l’Entre-Deux-Mers ' 05 56 61 82 73 ; info@entredeuxmers.com

October 3-4 Journées "Chai ouvert" à la Cave de Quinsac
Cave de Quinsac ' 05 56 20 86 09 ; contact@cave-de-quinsac.com

Early October: Harvest Day at Château de Rolland in Barsac, from 9-4, take part in harvest, then tasting and lunch.
30 € par pers. Château de Rolland ' 05 56 27 15 02 ; info@chateauderolland.com

12-18 October: "Apprenti-vigneron" at Château Dauphiné-Rondillon in Loupiac. Workshop for children from 4 years old about viticulture and wine. Château-Dauphiné-Rondillon ' 05 56 62 61 75 ; info@vignoblesdarriet.fr

October 17-18: Open Doors Weekend, AOC Graves Supérieures
Maison des Vins de Graves ' 05 56 27 09 25 ; http://www.vins-graves.com

Autumn and Winter: Tasting Introductions at Cadillac.
Automne et hiver : initiation à la dégustation à Cadillac. 9-11am & 2-4pm http://www.closiere.com - Inscriptions : maisondesvins@closiere.com

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