Burgundy is one of France’s most famous regions, known throughout the world for the richness of its soil and the excellence of its vineyards, with legendary wines such as Romanée Conti, le Clos de Vougeot and le Grands-Échezeaux...not forgetting the Chardonnay from the Chablis area. Long ago in ancient times its excellence was recognised by the Romans, who fearing competition, had a portion of the vines grubbed up and forbade new plantings. During the great invasions of the fifth century, the Burgondes who originated from the Baltic, settled in and around the plains of the Saône. The development of Christianity allowed for the consolidation of wine production with the creation of the great “domaines” around the abbeys. Some of them were to undergo huge expansion, for example Cluny, Clairvaux and of course Vezelay, from where the call to the Crusades was sent out. Today we can’t help but admire the beauty of its countryside and the beautiful colours of its vines in the autumn, hence the name of the department: la Côte d’Or (the Golden Slope).
A full day tour covering the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune vineyards, where the best Burgundy wines are produced. Enjoy 2 wine tastings, including Premiers Crus and Grand Cru and free time for lunch and other visits in the pretty town of Beaune.
Discover pretty landscapes, typically French villages and UNESCO world heritage on this half day visit of the Auxois valley countyside.
Explore Burgundy's Côte de Nuits vineyards and fascinating heritage at the Château du Clos de Vougeot. One wine tasting including Premier Cru.
Experience the Côte de Beaune & Côte de Nuits vineyards during this half day afternoon guided tour. One wine tasting with Premier Cru and Grand Cru wines and a chance to explore Burgundy's "wine capital", Beaune.
This short half day tour focusing on wine tasting is a perfect introduction to the wines of Burgundy and vineyards of the Côte de Nuits.
Scenic drive through the famous Côte de Nuits area, entertaining explanation of the wine classification of Burgundy, wine tasting in a local Domaine, traditionnal lunch in Gevrey-Chambertin, guided tour of the Château de Clos de Vougeot, wine tasting in Nuits-Saint-Georges.
Scenic driving in the famous Côte de Beaune area, entertaining explanation of the wine classification of Burgundy, wine tasting in a local Domaine, traditionnal lunch, guided tour of the Hospices of Beaune, wine tasting in a small estate in Beaune.