Since the name Valentine is derived from the Latin word Valerius, i.e. give health and vigour, it is only natural that the wine growers of Lirac should have chosen Saint Valentine's Day to celebrate their festival of vine pruning.
Few years ago, on the Sunday morning of Saint Valentine's feast, 0from the seven main vine varieties of the Lirac, Chusclan and Laudun appellations accompanied the procession of Saint Valentine's relics in the streets of the ancient part of the village.
Each cart contained a major variety of wine:
- Black Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsault for the red and rosé wines;
- Clairette, white Grenache, and Bourboulenc for the white wines.
But in 2017, there wasn't the festival of vine pruning.