Diarise: International Congress of Chenin Blanc
THE 2nd edition of the “Chenin Blanc International Congress”, a unique world congress dedicated to the noble grape variety, Chenin Blanc, will take place from November 1 to 3, 2022 in Stellenbosch.
This second edition in the host city of Stellenbosch, organized by the Association of Chenin Blanc of South Africa, on the theme “The Chenin revealing Place” follows the success of the 1st edition launched in France, in Angers in July 2019. A Destination Angers Event, co-organized with the Académie du Chenin in partnership with Interloire, the Federation of Wines of Anjou-Saumur, the Federation of Wine Associations of Indre et Loire and Sarthe, the University of Stellenbosch and Chenin Blanc Association SA. This first edition, under the aegis of the ISHS, brought together, during the three days of the congress on the theme “Chenin in a changing environment”: 36 speakers, 314 participants of 13 nationalities from five continents, 600m2 exhibition & networking, four visits and a unique and exceptional tasting of 349 “Cuvées de chenin” from around the world.
The 2nd edition of this professional congress is part of the DNA of the 1st edition: for three days, researchers, winegrowers, winegrowers, wine tourism professionals, wine critics, sommeliers, salespeople and influencers from all over the world will explore, learn, taste and debate while tasting Chenin Blanc in all its forms.
On the program of this 2nd interactive and multidisciplinary edition, delegates will have the opportunity to attend presentations of the latest advances in research, to participate in wine tastings presented by professionals, to visit vineyards and to savor the gastronomy local. All this in a culturally varied context and in the heart of a breathtaking landscape.
The partners of this new edition of the International Congress of Chenin Blanc bring together experts and actors from the wine regions of South Africa – winegrowers, scientists, academics, traders, critics, wine tourism experts and sommeliers – with their counterparts from France, Australia , California, India and Israel, among others. This congress will provide a platform for discussion and debate, exploration and learning and, ultimately, discovery of the unique expressions of Chenin Blanc from around the world. Among them, delegations from the Loire Valley, ancestral land of Chenin Blanc.
For more information visit: www.chenincongress.com
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