Burgundy’s one hundred wine appellations are the result of the masterful combination of the region’s perfect weather for growing grapes, its rich soils, elegant varietals and unique climats.
In every wine tasting, Burgundy presents its visitors with incredible examples of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, two classic French varieties which reach their highest expression in Chablis, Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune. Many wine tours in Burgundy take you to these prestigious hillsides and to the small villages that bear the names of some of the greatest wines in the world.
In fact, wine tours in Burgundy include many of these sights (and wines) and will make for an unforgettable experience in the French wine country. Just imagine yourself exploring wild forests while following trained dogs in the search of the coveted truffles of the area, or picture yourself and your friends on an iconic Citroen 2CV touring the local vineyards to take part in a wine tasting. If you prefer to get views from the air… you can “catch a ride” on a hot air balloon or helicopter to fly over some of the most beautiful châteaux in France or you can simply take a bike tour and visit Burgundy’s castles at your own pace.
A hallmark of wine-making in Burgundy is, undoubtedly, its climats, precisely delineated plots of land that enjoy specific geological and climatic conditions. These small plots of vines were included on UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 2015 because when combined with the savoir-faire of the local wine-makers, they produce exceptional Bourgogne appellations from the region’s main varietals: Pinot Noir for reds and Chardonnay for whites. Wines are so outstanding that they are famous all around the globe.
Hillsides are covered in vines, a rich and fascinating natural heritage and history, remarkable climats, and some of the most acclaimed wines in the world. A simple wine-tasting Burgundy might just win your heart and convince you that you must come back… before you leave... There are many options for a Bourgogne wine tour: make sure you research ahead and book your visit in advance. You could even plan a short wine tour of the Burgundy region and visit Beaune and other famous appellations while you enjoy your stay in Paris. For the best and most comprehensive approach, try a bespoke Burgundy wine tour itinerary with the help of a local travel expert: they will ensure you get the wine holiday of a lifetime!