Château de Duras in 4-D for the appellation’s 80th anniversary

Wednesday August 16 2017 by Vitisphere

The Côtes-de-Duras appellation is using Château de Duras as a projection screen for a ten-minute portrayal of the wine region’s history.

Using mapping technology, where an animated light painting produces a textured trompe l’oeil effect, the Duras town council and the wine growers’ organisation are holding giant screenings on the castle of the Dukes. The performance, which offers free admission, recounts the history of the region, from the Hundred Years’ War to the birth of the Lot-et-Garonne-based appellation that was recognised by INAO in 1937.  

Wine festival

Marking the 80th anniversary of the Côtes-de-Duras appellation, the screening is being held all summer on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings, with the castle itself open until 10 pm. Château de Duras also hosted a wine festival on August 13 when a firework display was held along with the mapping performance.

Producing 75,000 hectolitres of appellation wines annually, the Duras wine region is home to nearly 72 independent wineries and 118 co-operative wine growers. 


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