Chateau Phelan Segur in Saint-Estephe hosted a fabulous Les Feux de la Saint-Jean, which traditionally celebrated the beginning of summer and harvests. In the past, a large fire was lighted in each village. People danced around the fire with the goal of joy, celebration, and protection for the years to come.
In 1997, the Gardinier family (owners of Ch Phelan Segur) decided to make this a yearly celebration, and it is now considered a major event in the Medoc.
Certainly last night was a “who is who” in the wine trade. Pictured above are Raoul Salama who publishes La Revue du Vin de France and Silvia Fiorentini, Marketing and Communications Manager for Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico.
The evening started with Billecart-Salmon champagne on the lawn in front of the chateau, and then a tent dinner with langoustine and steak, served with 2009 Schlossgut Diel Goldloch Riesling, Grosses Gerwachs, and 2003 Chateau Phelan Segur 2003 en magnum.