Introducing Côtes du Rhône Festival 2019 in New York City



Tickets on sale for Côtes du Rhône Festival, a delicious summer celebration of amazing wines, culinary excellence and wine bar hospitality

Côtes du Rhône, France's beloved wine region announces the debut of the Côtes du Rhône Festival 2019. All those who simply love a summer party are invited to kick off summer, discover or rediscover their love for the South of France at a beautiful venue located above bustling 6th Avenue Chelsea. Second Floor will be welcoming the inaugural event on Sunday, June 23rd from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m. and tickets to this unbelievable festival are now on sale.

Named after the lively wine region of South Eastern France, the Côtes du Rhône Festival will transport attendees with an unforgettable French wine bar and food experience. By staging a French wine and culinary revival, the goal is to highlight 60 dynamic wines from the Côtes du Rhône along with celebrated chefs preparing mouth-watering dishes while showcasing the culture of the region. In addition, VIP wine tasting seminars hosted by experts promise to enlighten guests about the classics and the newcomers of the wine region.

"The U.S. is a leading export market for Côtes du Rhône." says Virginie Charlier, Director of Communication for Inter-Rhône. "We could not be more excited to share the fun of a warm summer day in the Côtes du Rhône. New York's interest for the region makes it an ideal place for us to bring this amazing Rhône experience to life for the first time in the US."

"Côtes du Rhône offer such a variety of wines, the majority of the wines are reds but the whites and rosés shine as well" says Brand Ambassador Daphne Payan. "To bring such a food and wine tasting experience in the city is a chance for us to also immerse the attendees in a sensory and visual decor reminiscent of the Rhône river, the vast vineyards surrounded by rolling hills, and the amazing collection of scents of lavender fields, olive groves, orchards, thyme and rosemary, pine and oak trees."

Tickets for general admission start at $55; VIP tickets (early entry) are $80. To purchase tickets, visit

Where: SECOND floor “Official Host”  849 6th Ave, New York, NY 10001
When: Sunday, June 23rd, 2019
Time: 5:15 p.m. for VIP entry, 6 p.m. for General Admission

About Côtes du Rhône Wines
Côtes du Rhône simply means “the hillsides of the Rhône [River]”. About 1.5 million hectoliters (about 40 million gallons) of Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Rhône Villages wines are produced over 40,000 ha in South Eastern France on both banks of the Rhône River. The vineyard of Côtes du Rhône AOCs is one of the largest vineyards of AOC wines in France and one of the oldest. It was planted originally by the Greeks and the Romans BC, it then flourished under the influence of the Popes in Avignon and became famous in all the royal European courts. French kings were so protective of it that they asked that the barrels were branded with the letters "C.D.R." to guarantee its authenticity and safeguard its quality as early as in the 17th century. The area’s fame increased further still and was legally protected in 1937, when it became the AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) Côtes du Rhône. In all, 21 varietals are authorized for blending in the appellation. The reds and rosés are primarily made from a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. The whites are primarily made from white Grenache, Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier. Worth mentioning the region offers 2 fortified wines: Rasteau Vin Doux Naturel and Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise.

About the Côtes du Rhône CRUS
There are 17 crus of the Côtes du Rhône, from North to South: Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Château-Grillet, Saint-Joseph, Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Cornas, Saint-Péray, Vinsobres, Rasteau, Cairannne, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Beaumes-de-Venise, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Lirac, Tavel.

About Inter-Rhône
Created in 1955, Inter-Rhône represents over 1,500 wineries (private, cooperatives, négociants) and over 6000 vine growers/wine producers from all the Rhône Valley Vineyards AOCs. Its mission encompasses economic, technical, marketing and communication platforms in France and abroad.


Côtes du Rhône Trade Marketing Contacts:
Daphne Payan,
Eileen Fabunan,

Côtes du Rhône Press & Media contact:
Teuwen Communications

Event Contact:

Related Links
Festival Website:
Rhone Valley Vineyards Website:

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Image 1 - Caption: Serving surprising combinations of some of the best Côtes du Rhône wines, paired a commune of flavors including lavender, truffles and olives, pates featuring ham, goose and game make this event a hot ticket for foodies this Summer.

Image 2 - Caption: New York City to host a wine and culinary festival dedicated to Côtes du Rhône France’s beloved wine region! Food and wine lovers rejoice while supporting local producers, chefs and farmers at SECOND floors most important culinary gathering this summer.

Image 3 - Caption: The Côtes du Rhône Festival will be an unforgettable French wine bar and food experience. A French wine and culinary revival with 60+ dynamic wines, celebrated chefs, and mouth-watering dishes. Come rediscover your love for the South of France.

Image 4 - Caption: Hundreds of Rhône-oenophiles meet on June 23rd to celebrate generous wine blends at the Côtes du Rhône Festival, a delicious summer celebration of amazing wines and culinary excellence.

Brady Lowe