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Jurade de Saint-Émilion

The "La Jurade de Saint-Émilion" was appointed in 1199 by the English King John "Ohneland" (1167-1216), who also ruled over large French territories such as Bordeaux at that time. The citizens of Saint-Émilion were responsible for administration, economic order and even jurisdiction, which gave rise to the name Jurade. It was re-established in 1948 as the Confrérie vineuse(Wine Brotherhood) and is responsible for various ceremonies and wine promotion. Every year, on the third Sunday in June, the "Jugement du vin nouveau" (Judging of the New Wine) and on the third Sunday in September, the "Ban de vendanges" (Proclamation of the Harvest Permit) are proclaimed. These events are similar to those of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin in Burgundy. The picture shows the imposing defence tower (donjon) of the medieval castle Château du Roi with a flag of the Jurade de Saint-Émilion.

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