La fête de la véraison à Chateauneuf-du-pape

"Véraison wine festival" -August 2-4th, 2013
Châteauneuf du Pape

Veraison means, literally,the turning of color. The Véraison starts a few weeks before harvest when the grapes begin to ripen.
 The grand medieval "Véraison wine festival" is held every first week-end in August with medieval music, dance, a tournament of knights on horseback, many other street performances, and wine tasting.