Burgundy : a region devoted to wine
Vineyards, wine roads, visits to cellars … Everything here is focussed on wine!
The foundation of the soils of the Côte de Beaune is made mainly of marly limestone and marls from the Middle and Upper Jurassic era. The Hautes-Côtes de Beaune vineyards extends over the slopes of valleys carved out to the west of the Côte de Beaune on the Burgundian plateau.
Burgundy’s wine capital, Beaune, gives its name to 6,000 hectares of majestic vineyards which cover only about twenty kilometres, and extend from the village of Ladoix-Serrigny to the magnificent hill slopes of the Maranges (very close to Le Vigneron : 5 km away).
The “Route des Grands Crus of Burgundy” lays out a red carpet to welcome you ! “
From Dijon all the way to Santenay (10 mins away), the Route des Grands Crus takes you through villages whose names are known and revered throughout the world: Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Vosne-Romanée and so many others. The Route fully lives up to its title of the “Champs-Elysées of the Côte-d’Or”!
The « Route touristique des Grands Vins de Bourgogne » is an extension of the “Route des Grands Crus” southwards. It goes from Santenay to Saint-Gengoux-le-National through the famous vineyards of the Maranges (5 mins away from Le Vigneron), the neighbouring Couchois and the Côte Chalonnaise.
Tasting local wine is, of course, one of the main attractions of Burgundy. While traveling through Burgundy, visitors will find that many of these « vignerons » encourage people to stop, taste and, of course, hopefully buy the wine. But, more importantly, the experience will help you to learn and to enhance your knowledge of the wonderful range and quality available.
We can arrange visits to local cellars in Change (Hautes-côte de Beaune and Santenay wines mainly) and in Dezize-les-Maranges, or further afield if you want.
The calendar has many events like wine auctions in Nuits-Saint-Georges and the National Wine Fair in Mâcon. There are many others less famous but very enjoyable through out the year.