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Burgundy winery experiences

Burgundy ( "Bourgogne" in French ) is a historic and famous wine region in eastern France.  The wine-growing area extends about 300 kilometres and consist of a range of sub-regions, each with its distinct flavour profile.  From north to south, Burgundy consists of five large sub-regions:  Chablis and Grand Auxerrois, Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune, Côte Chalonnaise, and Mâconnais.

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, both members of the wide 'Pinot' family of grape varietals, are the two most important grape varieties in Burgundy. Gamay and Aligoté considered their "poor relatives," are also produced in the region, creating more rustic wine styles.

The climate in Burgundy is predominantly continental, with short summers and cool winters and the landscape is defined by limestone soils, which impart a classic minerality and complexity to the wines, particularly the whites.

One of the most important aspects of winemaking in this region is terroir, and the wines are classified based on geographic characteristics.  Basic village-level vineyards are typically situated on flat land or at the bottom of slopes. In contrast, premier cru and grand cru vineyards are typically found in the middle of a slope. These favourable hillside sites are less susceptible to frost than flat-land settings. 
Before the French Revolution in 1789, the French church and nobility held most Burgundy's vineyards, but the revolutionary government sold them off and fractured them, and each succeeding generation has further divided them.

During medieval times, the Cistercian monks were the first to develop wine classifications in Burgundy, which was replaced by the Beaune Committee of Agriculture’s formal classification system in 1861.  This Burgundy-specific classification system was replaced by the French appellation contrôlée system in 1936. Today, there are more appellations in Burgundy than in any other French wine region, and they are split into four quality categories:  Grand Cru, Premier Cru, Appellation Communale and Appellation Régionale.

The techniques that are today associated with quality Chardonnay production (barrel fermentation, barrel ageing and Malolactic fermentation) around the world were pioneered by Burgundian winemakers.

Use our itinerary planner to help plan, create, and book the ultimate wine tourism experience. You can choose to self-drive or pick a guided boutique wine tour with a local insider who's knowledge will enhance your regional experience. 

Discovery tasting
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Following the visit to our panoramic cinema, we invite you to join us in our modern and cozy cellar for a discovery of our wines.
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Discover 6 Burgundy wines
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Our expert host will explain the Burgundy appellation, while you enjoy the tasting of 6 wines
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Prestigious discovery of 7 Burgundy wines
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From the North to the South, from the regional appellation to the delicacy and elegance of Premiers Crus and Grands Crus, our expert will lead you through a tasting of Burgundy's top terroirs. Enjoy a tasting of 7 of our great wines of Burgundy including 2 Grands Crus.
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The Côte Chalonnaise Experience
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Discover a piece of this family's history through two short films, visit the chardonnay vineyards to learn more about the terrior,  and then  tour the cellars, where you will learn about winemaking procedures and barrel aging secrets.cellars, where you will learn about winemaking procedures and barrel aging secrets. The tour concludes with a tasting of four Côte Chalonnaise flagship wines (Villages and 1er Crus
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Tour and tasting
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A UNIQUE TOUR OF OUR WINE CELLARS IN BEAUNE, BASED ON THE THEME OF THE FIVE SENSES The history of Beaune’s House of Bouchard Aîné & Fils melds with that of Burgundy wine and the town of Beaune itself. Bouchard Aîné & Fils cellars, located at the Hôtel du Conseiller du Roy, which dates back to the 18th century, offer visitors a unique historic, cultural, and gustatory experience.  A discovery of wine based on our 5 senses; a world to explore with the ultimate purpose of pleasure in wine tasting. 
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Tour-tasting: Amateurs Tour
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Tour the cellars and take the opportunity to learn all of the steps involved in the winemaking process. Conclude the visit with a six-wine tasting, accompanied by our cheese and cold meats board.
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Tasting of 5 wines of the family owned wineries
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Taste 5 wines from one or several of the family wineries. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the diversity of Burgundy terroirs, vineyard work, the aging process, and the way of tasting.
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In the heart of the vineyard
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Come explore the complexity and richness of the Mercurey wine appellation's soils. This tour will help you to understand the effects of soils on wines as well as the importance of vineyard work.
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Discover the Santenay's Terroirs
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During a discussed and interactive tasting of 5 wines in our 15th century vaulted cellars,  learn about our wines and the remarkable terroirs of the appellation.
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Château de la Crée experience
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Discover the Château de la Crée Domaine, its Clos vineyard, and its vaulted cellar from the 15th century. Château de la Crée offers you an exclusive tasting of 4 Grands Vins in its 15th century vaulted cellars.   During the tasting, Château de la Crée offers an exclusive tasting of 4 Grands Vins. Learn not only about a grape variety, but also about the terroir, climate, history, and know-how that define the estate's true identity.
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The Château de la Crée and Picnic Experience
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Enjoy a  tour of the vineyard, historic caves, and a private tasting of six Château de la Crée prestige wines. Enjoy your lunch break with the Picnic de la Crée before or after the tour.
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Discovery Tasting
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The visit starts with a presentation of Burgundy, including its climates and terroirs, utilizing maps and monoliths. It continues with a tour of the vaults, which were modeled after those of the Cistercian-style Castle of Meursault. Taste the Chateau's wines in the tasting cellar, which has a fantastic view of the vineyards.
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Climates of Burgundy
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The visit begins with a presentation of Burgundy, its climates, and terroirs, using maps and monoliths, followed with a visit of the cellars which were built on the model of those of the Château of Meursault of Cistercian style. Then we meet in the tasting cellar which has a superb view of the vineyards where we taste the wines of the Château.
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Private Tasting
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The visit begins with a presentation of Burgundy, its climates and terroirs, using maps and monoliths, followed by a visit of the cellars which were built on the model of those of the Château of Meursault of Cistercian style. Then we find ourselves in the tasting cellar which has a superb view of the vineyards where we taste the wines of  Château Marsannay.
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Vintage Experience, Clos Marey-Monge
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The Vintage Experience at Château de Pommard Clos Marey-Monge allows you to taste the various expressions of our most famous cuvéeover the years. The characteristics of Pinot Noir, ,the climates of Burgundy and their classification and the principles of biodynamics applied to viticulture and their effects on our vintages will be revealed during this experience. The essence of your Clos Marey-Monge experience is a tasting of  six vintages of Château de Pommard Clos Marey-Monge Monopole, our renowned cuvée.
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The Exceptional Wine Tasting
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Discover the secrets of exceptional wines, from the intricacy of the land on which they are grown to the winemaker's expertise. Taste six of our most prized cuvees, including Simone, our most confidential cuvée, from Château de Pommard and the Carabello-Baum Family.
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Visit and Traditional tasting
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We invite you to explore Château de Santenay's magnificent, vaulted cellars and winemaking cellars during a guided tour. An opportunity to participate in an experience that will help you better understand Burgundy wines "from terroir to cellar and from grape to glass." This tour will conclude with a sampling of five Domaine wines.
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Tasting
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We provide you an overview of Burgundy, its most famous grape varieties, the diversity of its soil and subsoil, its appellations of origin, the several communities and their distinctive characteristics.  
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Tour and tasting: In the shoes of the winemaker
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 We will explain the vineyard's evolution cycle and the various works carried out to achieve a perfect balance between longevity and yield while visiting the vineyard. After the vineyard visit, You'll learn about the white wine cellar, barrels, and how they're used before tasting 6 of the estate's wines with a platter of charcuterie or regional cheeses.
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Discovery Tasting
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Discover the history of the Estate and the style of Chanson wines through a tasting of 4 wines.
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Discovery of the terroirs of Burgundy
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Pass through the heavy, centuries-old door of the Bastion to live an inimitable experience at the heart of a monument deeply linked to the history of France, which has housed and aged our wines for 270 years. A tasting will follow which will open the doors of the Burgundy region to you through two white wines and two red wines selected for you.
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Epicurean Tour and Tasting
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Pass through the heavy, centuries-old door of the Bastion to live an inimitable experience at the heart of a monument deeply linked to the history of France, which has housed and aged our wines for 270 years. The tour will conclude with a  tasting of 6 emblematic appellations of  Burgundy.  
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Tasting of 4 wines
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The passionate sommeliers will greet you warmly and prepare a personalized selection of four wines: 1 Regional, 1 Village, 1 Premier Cru and 1 Grand Cru
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Tour and tasting : Essential Package
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To make your visit a memorable one, the sommeliers will take you on a journey through time through our vineyards, the property, and our Benedictine cellar, which was established by monks in the 13th century.  The tour will be concluded, by a wine tasting that would include: a Regional appellation, a Village, a Premier Cru and a Grand Cru.
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Tour and tasting : The Amateur Package
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To make your visit a memorable one, the sommeliers will take you on a journey through time through our vineyards, the property, and our Benedictine cellar, which was established by monks in the 13th century.  The tour will be concluded, by a wine tasting that would include: Tasting of a regional appellation, a Village, a Premier Cru and three Grands Crus.  
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Wine tasting
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Among our range, we select 5 of our vintages for you to discover: - 2 red wines - 2 white wines - 1 rosé or 1 crémant de Bourgogne
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Wine tasting and winery tour
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You will learn about the house's history and know-how throughout your visit to the property. The winery tour will be followed by a tasting of 5 of our wines: - 2 red wines - 2 white wines - 1 rosé or 1 crémant de Bourgogne
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Wine tasting
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Take advantage of a stopover in Pommard to learn about our wines and their unique regions with an interactive tasting of 6 wines.
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Discovery of the estate
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During this visit, you will learn about the estate's history, the region, its appellations, and the winemaking process, and ultimately, we will introduce you to our estate's range through a discovery tasting.
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Discover Domaine Joliet
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The tour begins with a history of the winery and a brief description of our winegrowing approach in the vineyard in front of the 12th century "Manoir de la Perrière.", followed by a visit to the 12th-century cellars of the mansion where you will taste all available wines.  The tour will conclude with a visit of the 12th-century wine press, built by the monks of Cîteaux.
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Discovery
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Enjoy a tasting of our wines, ranging from Chablis Grands Crus to Languedoc wines, in our boutique in the heart of Chablis. Four wines will be included in the tasting: One Chablis, two 1st growths, and one Grand Cru.
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Tour and tasting : The Obédiencerie
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Start the tour with a visit to the Obédiencerie, a former monastery of the monks of Saint Martin and the historical building of the Domaine Laroche winery. This tour will explain the history of Chablis and the winemaker's expertise at the winery. The wine press was built in the 13th century, while the cellars were created between the 9th and 12th centuries. Conclude the tour, you will be treated to a tasting of Domaine Laroche wines.
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Initiation Wine Tasting
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Receive an overview of the Chablis appellation, followed by a tasting of three wines from different levels within the appellation. A Chablis, a Chablis Premier Cru, and a Chablis Grand Cru will be served.
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Expert Wine Tasting
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Receive an overview of the Chablis appellation, followed by a tasting of five wines from different levels within the appellation. The tasting will consist of one Chablis, two Chablis Premiers Crus, and two Chablis Grands Crus.
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Discovery Tour
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Receive an overview of Château Long-Depaqui’s history and the Chablis appellation before visiting the winery.  Tradition and modernity meet in the winery's 18th-century structures, as well as our 16th-century cellar.  The tour will continue at the tasting room with a tasting of Chablis appellations at three levels: Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru, and Chablis Grand Cru.
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Prestige Tour
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Receive an overview of Château Long-Depaqui’s history and the Chablis appellation before visiting the winery.  Tradition and modernity meet in the winery's 18th-century structures, as well as our 16th-century cellar.   The tour will continue at the tasting room with a tasting of Chablis appellations at five levels. Chablis appellations included in the tasting is: One Chablis, two Chablis Premiers Cru, and two Chablis Grands Cru.
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Terroir Tasting
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We encourage you to discover the excellent terroirs that Maison Champy is known for during this tasting. During the tasting, you will be presented with two white and three red wines.
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Prestige Tasting
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Discover the prestigious and well-known Grand Vintages of Burgundy in Chablis, Côte de Beaune, and Côte de Nuits.  Two white wines and three red wines will be offered during the tasting.
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Cellar Tour and Wine tasting
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Discover the history of Maison Champy's 15th-century cellars in the heart of Beaune, then taste five wines designated as Villages and Premiers Crus, representative of the Estate's diverse terroirs.
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In the heart of our cellars
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Start the visit with a tour of the winemaking and aging cellars and learn more about the secrets of winemaking.  The visit will conclude with a tasting of 6 wines made from the three Burgundy grape varieties (Aligoté, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir:)      
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Tasting at the Maison Régnard
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By tasting 5 of our vintages, you will be able to discover and enjoy the depth of the Chablis terroir and grape type, as well as grasp and approach the mysteries of Burgundy's flagship white.
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Discovery tour of Maison Régnard
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The tour will begin at the winery, which is located in the heart of the village, where you will be guided through the process of making the famed Chablis white wines, followed by a tasting of five of Maison Régnard's Cuvées de Chablis and Grands Vins.
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Wine Tasting
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You can taste and buy wine at the hotel bar. Our team of sommeliers will be delighted to advise you and share their passion.  You can book your tasting from Monday to Saturday, and we can also supply selections of cold meats and cheeses to enjoy with your wine.
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Vineyard Visits
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Our vineyard visits are led by our knowledgeable sommeliers. They accompany our curious visitors on their discovery of the famous Burgundy climats, these delimited plots of land that give the wines all their character. Visitors can learn about the nature of the soil and its influence on the vines, the classification of Burgundy wines, and the transformation process in the vines and the cellar.
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Cellar Tours
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Enjoy a glass of Burgundy during the presentation of the family’s Puligny-Montrachet cellars and learn more about the winemaking process. Olivier Leflaive and his brother Patrick are always delighted to welcome visitors to their cellars where their grand crusslowly hone their aromas. Our cellar tours offer a chance to discover all the secrets of harvesting, fermentation, ageing, and blending, and finish with a very enjoyable tasting to titillate the taste buds.
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