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The 2nd edition of the "Chenin Blanc International Congress", a unique world congress dedicated to the noble grape variety, Chenin Blanc, will take place from 1 to 3 November 2022 in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

This second edition in the host city of Stellenbosch in South Africa, organized by the Chenin Blanc Association of South Africa, on the theme “Chenin revealer of Place” follows the success of the 1st edition launched in France, in Angers in July 2019.

An Event of Destination Angers, co-organized with the Chenin Academy in partnership with Interloire, the AnjouSaumur Wine Federation, the Federation of Wine Associations of Indre et Loire and Sarthe, the University of Stellenbosch and Chenin Blanc Association SA. This first edition, under the aegis of the ISHS, brought together, during the three days of the congress on the theme "Chenin in a changing environment": 36 speakers, 314 participants of 13 nationalities from 5 continents, 600 m2 of exhibition & networking, 4 tours and, a unique and exceptional tasting of 349 “Cuvées de chenin” from around the world.

The 2nd edition of this professional congress is part of the DNA of the 1st edition: for three days, researchers, winegrowers, wine producers, wine tourism professionals, wine critics, sommeliers, sales representatives and influencers from around the world will explore, learn, taste and debate while enjoying Chenin Blanc in all its forms. On the program of this 2nd interactive and multidisciplinary edition, delegates will have the opportunity to attend presentations of the latest advances in research, participate in wine tastings presented by professionals, visit vineyards and savor the local gastronomy. All this in a culturally varied context and in the heart of a breathtaking landscape.

The partners of this new edition of the International Chenin Blanc Congress bring together experts and stakeholders from South Africa's wine regions – winemakers, scientists, academics, traders, critics, wine tourism experts and sommeliers – with their counterparts from France, Australia, California, India and Israel, among others. This congress will provide a platform for discussion and debate, exploration and learning and, finally, discovery of the unique expressions of Chenin Blanc from around the world. Among them are delegations from the Loire Valley, ancestral land of Chenin Blanc.


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