California entrepreneur Michael Baum, who bought the Chateau de Pommard in France, is launching the second edition of the Rootstock Festival, Burgundy’s music, wine, and food festival this summer for the French holiday Bastille weekend, July 13-15.
Baum is best known for his venture Splunk.
The festival will feature a roster of international acts, including British band Jungle, Canadian group Soul Jazz Orchestra, Swiss band Le Roi Angus, and Nigerian-born guitarist Keziah Jones. The lineup will be completed with the French pop electro group Isaac Delusion and a special Bastille Day DJ set of Breakbot.
Château de Pommard invites international travelers to its new luxury Pop Up Hotel, where guests can sleep in an elegant outdoor setting surrounded by vines that are hundreds of years old and 17th-century architecture.
Guests can explore food and wine pairings and tasting seminars, bike the vineyards on a guided cycling tour, meet designers from Paris and Marrakech or join friends and family for a picnic in the ancient Clos Marey-Monge.
Founded in 1726 by Vivant Micault, secretary to King Louis XV, Château de Pommard is one of the most visited wine estates in Burgundy. Clos Marey-Monge, at the heart of the domain, has been producing one of the greatest expressions of Pinot Noir for more than two millennia.
In July 2015, UNESCO declared the clos a world heritage protected Climat of Burgundy. The Carabello-Baum family of San Francisco purchased the domain in 2014 and became just the fifth family to guide the estate in almost 300 years.