WINE & GOURMET IN BURGUNDY
Go back to the roots and heart of winemaking and cuisine by exploring Burgundy on a weekend or a week.


DAY 1: THE CHARDONNAY TERROIRS

Enter the backyard of Burgundy wines and famous names like Leflaive or Drouhin as well as Premier Crus. You can start your journey in whites with either Chablis (North), or Macon and Cote Chalonnaise (South) - all host to the renown Chardonnay grapes.

Touch the skin of grapes as the friendly French-speaking owner (with help of your guide) invites you dig the earth. There you find shells from pre-historical era and understand how here winemaking has been the sacred work of monks for a thousand years.

Refresh your sensations with crisp wines from Chablis, or complex whites from Pouilly-Fuisse. Dine over local specialties like frogs' legs, snails 'a la bourguigonne' or delicious truffles in a traditional brasserie, before listening to jazz at a local fest.


DAY 2: THE HERITAGE OF BEAUNE

The fortified town is also perfect to wander around by foot. Immerse into the impressive history and architecture of the Hospices de Beaune and its colorful roof - you may even attend here the world's most famous wine auction in the world as our VIP guest.

There's no reception desk in this area, only small doors and wine bars. Discuss with the winemaker of iconic wine families like Louis Jadot or Bouchard while 8 bottles are lined-up for you to taste. Discover only here the real taste of "boeuf bourguignon", wine-marinated beef stew specialty.

Time to bike along the stone vine enclosures and stop at boutique wine growers in villages with familiar names - Aloxe-Corton, Pommard, Chambolle-Musigny... The gentle slopes make the ride easy, as you reach the charming vineyard villa where you stay.


DAY 3: GRANDS CRUS VINEYARDS

Grab centuries of history as you walk by stone gates encountering horses and peasants: this is the true atmosphere of Burgundy. With an unique tasting from the barrel, discover why Napoleon and wine lovers alike fell in love with Gevrey-Chambertin, DRC or Echezeaux.

Step in the majestic Chateau du Clos Vougeot overlooking precious terroirs. Your party cannot wait for the lunch with "oeufs en moeurette" and epoisses cheese at the castle or the home of a family that has been growing pinot noir for generations.

As you walk the stairs down to the cellars, touch the moist on the humid walls which have been guarding barrels for 300 years. Close your eyes and smell the flavors of wine coming. And indulge at a fruit spa before heading to Dijon, Champagne or Provence...


Contact our French consultants here to arrange your experience in France...