We love Burgundy. Being based in the region we can organise tours that last a week or half a day. Here are a few examples of some of our classic tour programs. They can be easily adapted to fit in with your time frame and numbers.
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Burgundy Beaune – 2 days/1 night - arrival by train in Dijon
Day 1 (mid morning)
Guests are met off the train at Dijon. Drive south out of the city and into the vineyards at Marsannay La Cote. Stopping in a vineyard, Brendan will explain the geological and historical origins of these famous vines.
Depending on time of arrival, late morning cellar visit and tasting in the village of Gevrey Chambertin or wine tasting in the vineyard.
Simple bistrot lunch or picnic, weather permitting.
After lunch, either a full cellar visit and tasting at Domaine Rossignol Trapet (makers of some of the best pinot noirs in the region) or a visit to the monastic winery at Clos Vougeot, followed by pilgrimage to the vineyards of Romanée Conti.
Mid-afternoon visit and tasting at Domaine Lucien Jacob near Savigny les Beaune to try out succulent reds and classic whites from several appellations.
Arrival at chosen hotel in the heart of Beaune at 17h30. Brendan will show you around the old town on foot, and recommend one of the excellent local restaurants for your evening meal.
Dinner and night in Beaune.
Pick up around 09h00. Short drive south into the vineyards of the Cote de Beaune and through the villages of Pommard, Volnay and Meursault to the Grand Cru vineyards of Le Montrachet. Brief wine talk by Brendan, outlining the historic origins, then into the village of Puligny or Chassagne for a cellar visit for tasting of these delicious whites. Lunch will either be in a fine restaurant in the village of Chassagne (called Le Chassagne) or at Olivier Leflaives in Puligny for one involving wine-tasting.
Next, a quick visit to the Hospice de Beaune with Brendan acting as guide.
Return drive back to Dijon to connect with late afternoon train or to leave at hotel in city.
[Note: Brendan is very happy to assist in hotel and restaurant selection, as well as help with travel arrangements to and from the region.]
Beaune - La Cote D’Or in a day
09h30 - Pick up from your hotel in Beaune and head south on the N74, Route des Grand Crus. Brendan will stop in a vineyard near the village of Volnay to introduce you to a pinot noir vine and explain local viticulture. Continuing through the prestigious village of Meursault and into the rocky parcels of vines that produces some of the most exquisite chardonnay in the world. The Grand Cru vineyards called “Le Montrachet” are considered by many to produce the world's finest white wine.
10h30 - In the village of Puligny Montrachet we are welcomed into a family run winery. An extensive tour of the cellar, including barrel tasting, follows. A bottle tasting of the family wines completes the experience.
12h30 - Lunch in the nearby Auberge du Vieux vigneron, presided over by the charming Jean-Charles Fagot, to sample frog’s legs, snails , fresh water crayfish and many other local specialities.
14h00 - While Brendan drives there's time for a quick siesta as we head north to the vineyards on the Cote de Nuits. After passing through Nuits St George we leave the main road and once again find ourselves amongst the vineyards. The first village is Vosne–Romanée - its Grand Cru vineyards produce the best pinot noirs in the world. The tiny vineyard called Romanée Conti belongs exclusively to the Domaine of the same name. We follow the Grand Cru vineyards of Richebourg, Grand Echezeaux and Musigny till we pass the monastic winery at Clos Vougeot. Quick photo call then we carry on through Chambolle and Morey until we arrive in Gevrey Chambertin.
15h30 - Met by David and Nicholas Rossignol we visit the prestigious cellars of Domaine Rossignol-Trapet. They produce superb pinot noirs from Gevrey and surrounding villages. Barrel and bottle tasting in their cellar, with commentary from Nicholas.
- Return drive to Beaune arriving back, exhausted, at hotel around 17h45.