January 22nd, day of Vincent Patron Saint celebration in Sancerre area!

The Sancerre brotherhoods meet every year to celebrate their Patron Saint. A village festival during which everyone gathers around the glass of friendship offered by the chairman of the year.

Vincent means WINNER. From the diocese of Saragossa, he did thousands conversions there, which displeased the proconsul of Rome. He was imprisoned and tortured and breathed his last on January 22 of the year 304. Celebrated by the winegrowers in the heart of winter, the saying announces “at Saint Vincent day, winter rises or falls”.