Clos de Montmartre is the only vineyard located in Paris. Situated on the Montmartre hill, it produces over 1,700 bottles of wine a year. The vineyard isn’t open to public, but you can take part in the annual Grape Harvest Festival that usually takes place in October. It’s five days of cultural events and a great time for all wine lovers.
Colourful parade on the streets of Montmartre, wine tastings, cultural performances and other themed activities await those who decide to visit this part of the city during the Grape Harvest Festival (Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre). Clos de Montmartre bottles its wine in March and sells it during the event. A bottle costs about 40€ and the profits are donated to the 18th arrondissement’s social welfare.
In 1860, the city annexed the Montmartre. Over 6 decades later, a group of artists from this area started protests against the urbanisation plans and proposed to recreate the old vineyard, which, after their successful efforts, produced its first wine at the beginning of the 1930s. A year after that, the first harvest festival took place.