Laying of the 1st stone in Chablis

9 September 2021

After Beaune and Mâcon, it's Chablis' turn to lay its first stone. An unusual ceremony to launch the beginning of the work.

On September 9, a ceremony was held to mark the beginning of the construction of the Cité des vins et des Climats de Bourgogne, with the presence of all the partner communities and representatives of the wine industry.

It was a very original first stone that the participants are not ready to forget: 6 concrete mixers, 6 shovels, 6 wheelbarrows, 6 soils from the vineyards of northern Burgundy and 6 pairs, composed of a political representative and a winegrower, to make the castings. "Totems" of the six vineyards of northern Burgundy, these earthen concrete castings, a tribute to the materials used for the realization of the new extension of the Cité, will then be exhibited in the garden of the Petit Pontigny. 

                 © Sébastien Boulard

For more details on the event, consult the press release by clicking on the following link:

9 September 2021 - The first stone of the Cité des vins et des Climats de Bourgogne is laid in Chablis

To (re)discover the video presentation of the Cité in Chablis :