Social events

Social event Wednesday Sept 18th:

Tasting tour and Gala diner at Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte.

Buses will take you from the Conference venue to Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte, located in the heart of the famous vineyards of Pessac-Leognan. 

Nestled in a 78-hectare vineyard, the Château will unveil for you its 16th century tower, its underground cellar where 1000 barrels are resting, its cooperage and its unique reception rooms. 

General view of the Château from the vineyard.


A guided tour of the Château will offer a walk through the cellars of white and red wines, the vat room, the cooperage and finish with a tasting of the first and second wines of the Château in a convivial Aperitif Cocktail. 

Red wine Chai at Smith-Haut-Lafitte.


Dinner, served in the Cantelys Hall of the Château, will offer a delicate selection of local “cuisine”.

The Cantelys Hall at Smith-Haut-Lafitte. More pictures from Smith-Haut-Lafitte are at .



The Aperitif Cocktail will offer a vast selection of cold and hot “amuse-bouches” (appetizers).



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