A unique Immersive tasting journey
From 7 April to 5 November, the Cité du Vin in Bordeaux is innovating by offering its visitors a brand new experience that combines immersive art, an entertaining stroll and tasting: the Via Sensoria Immersive tasting journey.
An activity accessible to all, including families and those who are not wine lovers, tasting wines from around the world or original non-alcoholic drinks, accompanied by a sommelier as they stroll through 4 dreamlike spaces combining visual, audio and poetic creations.
Developed by GEDEON Programmes for the Cité du Vin, Via Sensoria is an artistic, digital and immersive creation that renews and completes the cultural offer at the Cité du Vin. For its first edition, Via Sensoria will take visitors on a journey on the theme as the seasons pass.
Via Sensoria, an Immersive tasting journey to discover at the Cité du Vin!
“We wanted to offer our visitors a sensory break that would be like nothing available elsewhere and at the same time an alternative and complementary proposal to the Cité du Vin’s existing tasting offer, while being accessible to all, including families and those who are not wine lovers,” says Philippe Hernandez, director of cultural programming and development.
Via Sensoria is conceived as a sensory journey in which visitors are invited to experience a unique tutored tasting by strolling through 4 immersive and dreamlike spaces, combining visual, audio and poetic creations. For its first edition, the theme for Via Sensoria will be As the seasons pass. From spring to winter, from sunrise to sunset, the public will experience the annual cycle of nature in the space of one hour.
At the entrance to the 4 areas (each devoted to a specific season), a tasting of world wines or non-alcoholic drinks will be led by a sommelier-guide. Along the way, participants are encouraged to fully experience their sensations and emotions.
“Via Sensoria is an experience to be lived. Through its original architecture, its staging, its light and sound ambiance, each of the four pavilions stimulates the senses. Its identity and its unique form offer an experience that is different every time, by placing the visitor in a new situation. The journey from one pavilion to another is both physical and emotional,” adds Philippe Hernandez.
6 original poems (in French, English and Spanish), specially created for this experience, will also mark out the journey, to complete this sensory and dreamlike work.
To devise Via Sensoria, the Foundation for Wine Culture and Civilisations called on GEDEON Programmes with the artistic assistance of staging designers Sylvain Roca and Julia Dessirier (Atelier Sylvain Roca), director Olivier Brunet, composer Christian Holl, poet Nami Moukheiber, and the creative studios Sabir (graphic design) and Aura Studio (lighting design).
A new addition to complete the updated cultural offer at the Cité du Vin
With a new Permanent Exhibition, the new immersive workshop Bordeaux 360° dedicated to Bordeaux wines, and now a new Immersive tasting journey with Via Sensoria, the Cité du Vin is completing a transformation begun in 2022.
The creation of Via Sensoria forms an integral part of the Neo Experience 2023 programme, implemented thanks to the financial support of Europe and the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, as part of the European Union response to the Covid-19 pandemic, along with funding from Bordeaux Métropole, the City of Bordeaux, patrons, and other resources specific to the Foundation for Wine Culture and Civilisations. Its goal is to renew a major part of the cultural offer at the Cité du Vin and its equipment, to maintain its appeal, improve visitor experience and satisfaction, and respond to current environmental and societal issues.
“With this new experience, as original as it is daring, we hope to attract large numbers of visitors and prove once again that the Cité du Vin is a unique cultural and tourist site, not to be missed during a stay in Bordeaux,” says Philippe Massol, Managing Director of the Foundation for Wine Culture and Civilisations.
The Cité du Vin is open every day from 10 a.m.
La Cité du Vin – Fondation pour la culture et les civilisations du vin
1, esplanade de Pontac 33300 Bordeaux France