Summer 2024 Natural Wine Salons

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From right: Belgian importer Marc Hellemans, Jean-Marc Dreyer, Jean-Louis Pinto, Louis Fleuriot of Le Cadoret, and Babass, at Loire Alien in Anjou in July 2023.

In the past week, I’ve driven from the Loiret to Burgundy to the Haut Languedoc to Gaillac to Cahors to Burgundy and back to the Loiret. I caught a glimmer of sun one day in the Haut Languedoc, where I was bottling wine, but otherwise have been pursued by rain and clouds wherever I go. Editorial tradition nonetheless obliges me to announce the imminent arrival of summer with this calendar of SUMMER 2024 NATURAL WINE SALONS.

New and notable additions this season include NOUVELLE MOSELLE, a new salon organized by venerable natural Mosel vigneron Rudolf Trossen on June 16th in Traben-Trarbach. On the same day, my friends at Hostel Orfenor will host another edition of their NOUVEL ORDRE salon, featuring a plethora of young guns from southern Auvergne. The following month, Alsace welcomes a pair of new satellite events surrounding the renowned SALON DES VINS LIBRES. July 20th’s LE SALON SANS NOM boasts the tagline “Des intrus mais pas d’intrants,” a pointed riposte to Sylvie Augereau’s controversial communications to vignerons participating in this year’s La Dive Bouteille.

The salon calendar below covers June, July, and August 2024. Much of the information is still to-be-confirmed; please check back on the Substack for updates. (Organizers: if I’ve overlooked your event, please get in touch!)

Lastly, a bonus report for subscribers:

  • An ARCHIVE INTERVIEW with GERALD OUSTRIC of LE MAZEL, the KEYSTONE of the contemporary NATURAL WINE RENAISSANCE in southern ARDECHE.

My own salon schedule is somewhat light this summer, due to baby duty. But I will certainly be present with my wild-harvest Languedoc garage wines at Jon Purcell’s HAUT LES MAINS in Burgundy on July 22nd. Hope to see you there!

Aaron


SUMMER 2024 NATURAL WINE SALONS

JUNE

May 31st – June 2nd: LES PAPILLES RESISTENT (Ivry, SE)

SITE: 40 rue Marat, 94200 IVRY-SUR-SEINE

HOURS: Friday 5pm – 8pm, Saturday 10am – 8pm, Sunday 10am – 7pm.

WHO: Renardat-Fache, Domaine Leonis, and more. Full list here.

May 31st – June 2nd: LES 12 CAVEAUX D’HERCULE (Paris, FR)

SITE: Twelve independent natural wine shops in Paris, including La Quincave, Ici-Même, Liquiderie Bar, and more. Listed here.

HOURS: 10am – 8pm.

WHO: Laurent Saillard, Sylvain Martinez, Valentin Morel, Didier Grappe, and more. But it’s totally unclear who is where and when. Full list forthcoming here presumably.

June 1st: NOAH’S ARK (Vilnius, LT)

SITE: Kauno g. 32, Vilnius, 03202 VILNIUS

HOURS: 10am – 3am.

WHO: Clos Lentiscus, Patrick Bouju, Lammidia, and more. Full list forthcoming here.

June 1st: LA GOULEYANCE EN LOIRE (Richelieu, FR)

SITE: Halles Richelieu, 37120 RICHELIEU

HOURS: 11am – 6pm.

WHO: Damien Bureau, Baptiste Cousin, François Blanchard, Les Maisons Brûlées, and more. Full list here.

June 1st: DEN STORA VINFESTEN (Malmo, SE)

SITE: Ridhuset, Folkets Park, Amiralsgatan 35, 21437 MALMO

HOURS: 11am – 11pm.

WHO: Ophélie Dutraive, Franz Strohmeier, Justine Loiseau, Lamoresca, and more. Full list forthcoming here.

June 1st: NATURALISTA (Svaty Jur, SK)

SITE: Prostredná 31, 90021 SVATY JUR

HOURS: 12pm – 7pm.

WHO: Naboso, Christian Tschida, Max Dexheimer, and more. Full list here.

June 1st: NATURAL MYSTICS (Stockholm, SE)

SITE: Förbindelsehallen, 12162 JOHANNESHOV

HOURS: 11am – 6:30pm.

WHO: Vino di Anna, Olivier Cohen, Domaine Mada, Domaine Mosse, and more. Full list here.

June 1st – 2nd: TU SOUTIRES OU TU POINTES?!? (Trespoux-Rassiels, FR)

SITE: 1505 Route de Rassiels, 46090 TRESPOUX-RASSIELS

HOURS: Sunday 11am – 11pm. Saturday unclear? Probably same hours.

WHO: Fabien Jouves, Domaine de l’Astré, Danis Bessières, and more. Full list here, if you have the patience to scroll and click forever.

June 2nd: LES DIMANCHES SUPERNATURELS (Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, FR)

SITE: Bar le Jericho, 27 Av. Jean Bonnin, 37700 SAINT PIERRE DES CORPS

HOURS: 10am – 6pm.

WHO: Vincent Bergeron, Julien Prevel, Jeremy Quastana, Philippe Delmée, Vincent Wallard, and more. Full list here.

June 8th: LES VINS CROYABLES ET POMPOMMPOMMES (Nantes, FR)

SITE: Ti Lichous, 12 rue Grande Biesse, 44200 NANTES

HOURS: 11am – 8pm.

WHO: Philippe Chevarin, Marie Carroget, Jean-Christophe Garnier, and more. Full list here.

June 8th: JAZZEBRE X ROOTS 66 (Planèzes, FR)

SITE: Jardin Loubet de Sceaury, 66720 PLANEZES

HOURS: 4pm – 7pm.

WHO: Michael Georget, Jean-Louis Tribouley, Loic Roure, and more. Full list here.

June 9th – 10th: RAW WINE (Copenhagen, DK)

SITE: TAP1, Raffinaderivej 10, 2300 COPENHAGEN

HOURS: Sunday 11am – 6pm, Monday 1am – 5pm.

WHO: Jaroslav Osicka, Domaine Brand, Heinrich, and a lot of large production estates with more limited presence in the natural wine scene. Full list here.

June 15th – 16th: SALON VIN NATURE ET ILLUSTRATION (Le Faou, FR)

SITE: Rue du Général de Gaulle, 29590 LE FAOU

HOURS: TBC.

WHO: La Paonnerie, Fontaine des Grives, La Cave à Janot, and more. Full list here.

June 15th: PETITES RENCONTRES AUTOUR DES VINS VIVANTS (Moncrabeau, FR)

SITE: Cauberotte, 47600 MONCRABEAU

HOURS: 2pm onwards. Concerts from 9pm.

WHO: Benoit Kilian, Romuald Valot, Danis Dans Les Vignes, and more. Full list here.

June 15th – 16th: PAGES ET CEPAGES (Strasbourg, FR)

SITE: 5 Pont du Corbeau, 67000 STRASBOURG

HOURS: Saturday 11am – 8pm. Sunday 11am – 7pm.

WHO: Christophe Lindenlaub, Domaine Brand, and more. Full list here.

June 15th – 16th: QUILLES (Chambonas, FR)

SITE: Camping La Surre, Route de Payzac, 07140 CHAMBONAS

HOURS: Saturday 11am – 8pm. Sunday 10:30am – 6:30pm.

WHO: Christian Lericq, Les Bois Perdus, Justine Vigne, and more. Full list here.

June 16th: NOUVELLE MOSELLE (Traben-Trarbach, DE)

SITE: dieMOSEL Winebar, Rißbacher Str. 13, 56841 TRABEN-TRARBACH

HOURS: 11am – 6pm.

WHO: Rudolf Trossen, Jacob Tennstedt, Thorsten Melsheimer, Shadowfolk, Piri Naturel, and more. Full list here.

June 16th: VIVENT LES VINS LIBRES (Paris, FR)

SITE: Restaurant Grazie, 91 Bd Beaumarchais, 75003 PARIS

HOURS: 11am – 6:30pm.

WHO: Pierre Cotton, Laura Aillaud, Domaine Arena, and more. Full list here.

June 16th: NOUVEL ORDRE (Brioude, FR)

SITE: 18 Bd Aristide Briand, 43100 BRIOUDE

HOURS: TBC.

WHO: Fifteen Auvergne winemakers. Full list forthcoming here.

June 16th: MARIANI WINE FEST (Paris, FR)

SITE: La Mazette, 69 pont de la Râpée, 75012 PARIS

HOURS: 11am – 1am.

WHO: A dozen Italian estates. Full list forthcoming here.

June 17th: WINE SHOT (Saint Romain, FR)

SITE: SAS Frederic Cossard, Le Pichotot, 21190 SAINT ROMAIN

HOURS: 10am – 5pm.

WHO: Fred Cossard, Vin Noé, Domaine Didon, and more. Full list here.

June 22nd: H20 VEGETAL (Tarragona, ES)

SITE: 43594 EL PINELL DE BRAI

HOURS: TBC.

WHO: Laureano Serres, Joan-Ramon Escoda, and friends. More info forthcoming here.

June 23rd – 24th: LE TEMPS DES COPAINS (Le Landreau, FR)

SITE: Clos de l’Écu, 44430 LE LANDREAU

HOURS: 10am – 6pm both days.

WHO: Fred Niger and friends. More info forthcoming here.

June 29th: A BOUT DE SOUFRE! (Pont en Royans, FR)

SITE: “Sur les bords de la bourne,” PONT EN ROYANS 38680

HOURS: 11am – 7pm.

WHO: François Grinand, Nadia Beaune, Didier Chaffardon, and more. Full list here.

June 29th: SUPERNATURAL FEST (Tbilisi, GE)

SITE: Mtatsminda Park, 0105 TBILISI

HOURS: TBC.

WHO: TBC. Full list forthcoming here.

June 30th: LE SENS EN EVENTAIL (Gignac, FR)

SITE: Moulin du Mas Palat, 34150 GIGNAC

HOURS: 11am – 7pm.

WHO: Romain Henin, Damian Bastien, Katie Worobeck, and more. Full list here.

JULY

July 6th-7th: DUNES & VINS (Dragey-Ronthon, FR)

SITE: Solibulles, 17 Rte de la Baie, 50530 DRAGEY-RONTHON

HOURS: 11am – 11pm both days.

WHO: Domaine Léonis, Brendan Tracey, Raphael Raybois, Vin des Potes, and more. Full list here.

July 7th: BULLES AU CENTRE #9 (Amboise, FR)

SITE: 4, rue Charles Péguy, 37400 AMBOISE

HOURS: 11am – 7pm.

WHO: Les Capriades, and more. Full list forthcoming here.

July 13th: QUI L’EUT CRU !? (Vaugines, FR)

SITE: Eglise de Vaugines, 84160 VAUGINES

HOURS: 11am – 20pm. Concerts from 9pm.

WHO: Twenty-two Luberon natural wine estates. Full list forthcoming here.

July 13th-14th: ASSOIFE.E DE NATURE (Saint Pierreville, FR)

SITE: Salle des Fêtes, 07190 SAINT PIERREVILLE

HOURS: Saturday 3pm – 8pm, Sunday 10am – 1pm.

WHO: Gregory Guillaume, Jérôme Jouret, Domaine des Deux Terres, and more. Full list here.

July 20th: SALON SANS NOM (Eichhoffen, FR)

SITE: 13 Rte de Benfeld, 67140 EICHHOFFEN

HOURS: 10am – 12am.

WHO: La Ferme Sans Nom, Benoit Kilian, Louis Terral, and more. Full list here.

July 20th-21st: SALON DES VINS LIBRES (Mittelbergheim, FR)

SITE: Le Biotope, Chemin du Steinweg, 67140 MITTELBERGHEIM

HOURS: 11am – 7pm.

WHO: Christian Binner, Jean-Pierre Frick, Patrick Meyer, Bruno Schueller, Lori Haon, Matin Calme, Patrick Bouju, Alanna Lagamba, and more. Full list forthcoming here.

July 21st: TROUBLE FETE (Andlau, FR)

SITE: Bistrot du Spes, 6 Route du Hohwald, 67140 ANDLAU

HOURS: 10am – 6pm, followed by a party until late.

WHO: Lambert Spielmann, Catherine Riss, Yannick Meckert, and more. Full list forthcoming here, presumably.

July 22nd: HAUT LES MAINS (Beaune, FR)

SITE: Le Manoir Equivocal, 18 Rue du Manoir, 21700 CORGOLOIN

HOURS: TBC.

WHO: Jon Purcell, Domaine Dandelion, Bastian Wolber, Martin Vajcner, and more. And me! Full list forthcoming here.

July 26th-28th: JULY RENDEZVOUS (Velké Bilovice, CZ)

SITE: Čejkovská ev. č. 597, 69102 VELKE BILOVICE

HOURS: Friday 4pm – 9pm. Saturday 2pm – 8pm. Sunday 9am – 12pm.

WHO: Full list forthcoming here.

July 27th: AU VERRE NAT’ (Mazoires, FR)

SITE: 63420 MAZOIRES

HOURS: 10am – 6pm.

WHO: TBC. Full list forthcoming here.

AUGUST

August 10th: AUTENTIKFEST MORAVIA (Moravska Nova Ves, CZ)

SITE: Na Kopci 795, 69155 MORAVSKA NOVA VES

HOURS: 11am – 7pm.

WHO: TBC. Full list forthcoming here.

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