Millésime BIO 2021 Organic Wine Fair
Millésime BIO 2021 takes place in Montpellier, France, from 25-27 January 2021. It will be the 28th edition of the world’s biggest Organic Wine Fair.
I’m looking forward to this event immensely. Millésime BIO 2020 was the last international event I attended because of Covid-19 disruption, and it seems likely that the 2021 edition will be my first one back! For a flavour of what it’s like, here’s my review of this event in 2020.
The scale of the show is immense: five huge halls with 1,300 producers and their wines, with record attendances last year as well. Expect more of the same in 2021.
This event is only for wine trade professionals, while the quality of the exhibitors and their wines is extremely high. Moreover, all exhibitors must be certified as organic and they come from 20+ countries, not just France. And if should you tire of wine, there’s beer, cider and spirits. Conferences and masterclasses too.
In short, if you plan to attend only one wine trade fair next year, make it this one!
Registration and information
Registration for exhibitors is already open now, while visitor registration opens in October 2020.
Meanwhile, all the details you need, in French and English, are on the excellent Millésime BIO 2021 website. That includes all the registration details, the dedicated App, and what’s on. Moreover, there’s detailed information about how to get there and about local accommodation too — everything you need to plan a successful visit.
See you there!
Parc des Expositions de Montpellier
PS: if you stay in Montpellier during the event, why not take time out to visit the statue honouring Dr Jules Émile Planchon. You’ll find it in the Square Planchon. He was one of the key figures in combating Phylloxera and was based at Montpellier University. It’s fair to say that without him, there would be no wine as we know it today!