A unique day to understand Burgundy's wines and traditions

- Private guide (wine expert)
Learn about:
- Burgundy's wines' classification
- The wine-making process from the Cistercians monks' times to nowadays
- The influence of vinification
- Lunch with the winemaker
- Cheese tasting at a family-owned cheesemakers
- Cellar visit and wine tasting

Theme
Visits & Tastings
Duration
Full day
Groups
No

Guided tour in the vineyards of Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune, including villages with prestigious names such as Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne Romanée, Gevrey-Chambertin, Pommard, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet...

Morning: Côte de Nuits

Beaune / Aloxe Corton / Nuits-Saint-Georges / Vosne Romanée / Vougeot / Chambolle Musigny / Morey St Denis / Gevrey Chambertin

  • Stop at the Romanée Conti vineyard in Vosne Romanée
  • Château du Clos de Vougeot, the most famous Burgundian vineyards. The castle is a historical monument, home to traditional gastronomy and wines. It was built by the Cistercian monks of the Abbey of Cîteaux in the 12th century and is now shared by eighty owners who share fifty hectares among them. We will tell you how the Cistercian monks made wine in the XII century!
  • Visit a family-owned cheesemakers (est. 1946) and enjoy a cheese tasting. Witness the cheese-making process from the milk selection to its ripening, casting and curing. End the tour with a tasting of five cheeses accompanied by a glass of Pinot Noir.
  • Cellar visit and wine tasting in Nuits-Saint-Georges: learn about the modern process of wine-making in a brand new winery!
  • Lunch at a table d’hôtes (at the winegrowers' house), where you will enjoy the ‘Discovering Aloxe Corton’ menu prepared by one of the region’s most renowned chefs. You will have the chance to taste 6 Grands Crus (the best classification in Burgundy, unique and exclusive!) in a fun and original way, with two of the resident sommeliers to guide you through the tasting and share their expertise and passion for wine.

Afternoon: Côte de Beaune

Beaune / Pommard / Volnay / Meursault / Puligny-Montrachet / Chassagne-Montrachet / Santenay

  • Drive down the Côte de Beaune wine route
  • Stops at vineyards to get a closer look at the vines, and a better understanding of the terroir, the climate, and the grape growing process.
  • Guided tour of a Crémant de Bourgogne production facility and Crémant tasting: understand the process of creating a Crémant de Bourgogne step by step, from grape-pressing to exporting the finished product. End your visit with a tasting of three Crémants de Bourgogne.
  • Visit a house built in 1860 in Santenay, which boasts two beautiful vaulted cellars stacked with wines dating back to the 15th century.
  • Wine tasting

Approximate tour hours: 9am to 6.30pm

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