Are you interested in wine and looking to learn, make progress or simply enjoy yourself ? Discover the “climats” that are unique in the world, the crus and the labels. And then you can set off to find the people who really love wine.
In the heart of the Burgundy wine region you can explore the climats, a regional term that refers to a plot of land whose rich soil and natural conditions are unique. Make a detour to a cellar or museum in the region and learn all about the history, the slopes, the soil composition, the aspect and the microclimate of each of these plots.
In the Côte-d’Or, at the heart of the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune , you can discover Grands crus such as Romanée-Conti or Meursault . Further north, in the Yonne, the famous Chablis is an appellation Grand cru distributed across seven climats. Visit the villages of Givry and Rully en Saône-et-Loire, where you can familiarise yourself with the Premiers crus of the Côte Chalonnaise.
Discovering the vineyards in Burgundy is a treat for your senses. The names of the grands crus follow one after another along the five wine routes in the region. Roam amongst the famous vineyards any way you like: on foot, by bike, by boat, etc.
The Côte de Nuits extends from the south of Dijon to Corgoloin and forms the northern section of the Grands Crus route or the voie des vignes for sportsmen. It is a prestigious hillside that is home to villages bearing the names of the greatest red wines in the world. Here you will find 24 of the 33 grands crus in Burgundy: Chambertin, Clos de Vougeot, Romanée-Conti and many more...
The Côte de Beaune follows on from the Côte de Nuits towards the south, from Ladoix-Serrigny to the hillside of the Maranges. This soil blessed with the Chardonnay grape, is where the greatest dry white wines in the world are produced (Corton-Charlemagne, Montrachet, etc.). After you have left Beaune , the capital of the wines of Burgundy, the countryside becomes gentler as you approach Santenay and the département of Saône-et-Loire.
On the Wine Route, let the vintage awaken your senses and stimulate your palate. Wine cellar visits, meeting the wine producers, tasting sessions... There are a thousand different manners to discover Burgundian wines. Grand Cru or village appellation, each wine is a new adventure.
Do you enjoy authenticity? Then come and meet the wine-growers of the region, who will open the doors of their wine estate to you. You can chat to them while tasting wines produced from their own harvest.
There are a number of charters or labels which represent a sign of quality during your tastings.