The cellars are an essential ingredient to the Fête des Vignerons. They are part of its DNA, deeply-rooted tradition in the region and that radiates even more during the festival.
Since 1999, they are open to the general public, after having been reserved for the actor-performers up until then. The city of Vevey will issue 60 permits, according to strict safety and hygiene standards, after study of the files which have been submitted to us and with the authorisation of the commercial police and the ECA. The time of submission of application, initially in early March, was extended until the end of the month. Among the cellars having received the approval of the city, 15 will be labelled “official cellars of the Fête des Vignerons”. The majority of the labelled cellars will be cellars dedicated to the troupes such as, for example: les Oriflammes, les Maîtres-Tailleurs, la Noce, les Marins, les Cent pour Cent. These cellars will be part of the culinary offer of festival. All located within a three-minute walk from the arena, they will propose various, traditional or modern atmospheres. The concepts are all articulated around the theme of the Fête des Vignerons, the vines and the wines. A beautiful decoration on this theme, a welcoming atmosphere and musical programming of choice (including live concerts) are to be expected. Their menu will present the great wines of the region (including the festival wines) and they offer snacks to compliment the drinks.