Taste! Burgundy

Burgundy, France – Chateau Clos Du Vougeot

Burgundy is the home of terroir.  It’s the birth place of this concept and the beating heart of generational wine making in France. Next to Languedoc it’s our favourite wine region in France and a place we would love to introduce you to.

Taste! Burgundy – We have 2 sets of dates to offer

August 12th to 16th   or   September 23rd to 28th 2019

On this 5 day tour the famous Côte-d’Or is included but unlike other Burgundy wine tour we give equal importance to the Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais. Naturally you will want to visit some of the well-known appellations and meet some of the stars of the region however on our tour we also take you off the beaten track to visit small family wineries producing equally fabulous wines but at a fraction of the price.

The landscape is good on the eye and the region is a gastronomic delight, so we will ensure you get to see some of the most spectacular scenery, visit some of the important places and eat some of the best food around.

We have a fabulous itinerary for you!

Day One – We pick you up from Lyon and take the lovely drive to your accommodation in the Mâconnais. We will begin our exploration of the local area including a visit to the iconic Rock of Solutré  a limestone escarpment that overlooks the little commune of Solutré-Pouilly. We will taste the wines that are grown beneath this landmark including Pouilly Fuissé and St Veran

Day Two – Today we head to the Cote du Nuits home of Clos du Vougeot and Abbaye Notre-Dame de Cîteaux and where it all began. During this full day we will visit both these wonderful buildings plus enjoy 2 winery visits that include Gevry Chambertin and another less well know but fascinating winery.

Day Three – We head north again to the Cote d’Or and today it’s the turn of the Cote de Beaune. We will taste some of the most famous whites produced in Burgundy including Meursault and Puligny Montrachet plus enjoy a 4 course wine paired lunch.

Day Four – We stay local today in the Mâconnais and enjoy a tour of this very pretty part of southern Burgundy and taste the wines of Viré Clessé plus visit the abbey of Cluny.

Day Five – The Chalonnaise is great hunting ground for good value red and white Burgundy plus the interesting appellation of Bouzeron where Aligoté reins supreme. We visit some of our favourite small wineries in this area plus a beautiful château for a guided history tour.

Accommodation – We have chosen a quality B&B in a pretty village in the Mâconnais which is ideally located to visit both the north and the south of the area.

Price –  €1450 per person (based on 2 people sharing a room)

The price includes: 

  • 5 nights B&B accommodation
  • Transport throughout the tour
  • Lunch each day – including a degustation lunch in Puligny Montrachet
  • 5 days touring Burgundy
  • Cost of tastings and winery visits
  • Visits to the Abbaye Notre-Dame de Cîteaux, Abbaye de Cluny & Clos de Vougeot

Flights & Rail links – you will need to arrange your flight or rail travel to the area and transfers are included from Lyon airport or TGV station.

In order for this tour to go ahead we need a minimum of 6 people and a maximum of 8. If you would like to reserve places please drop Wendy an email and once we have confirmed interest from 6 people the tour can be confirmed. To reserve your place please email wendy@vinenvacances.com Bookings close March 15th 2019.

Private & Bespoke Tours 

All our Taste! Tours can be arranged for private groups on dates to suit you. We would be delighted to discuss your ideas and create a wonderful bespoke wine and food holiday just for you. If we can help please email wendy@vinenvacances.com