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Beaune: Wine Tasting at Château de Pommard

1. Beaune: Wine Tasting at Château de Pommard

Meet your friendly guide at the magnificent Château de Pommard where your discovery of Burgundy begins. Located in the heart of the region, the château is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Clos Marey-Monge vineyard, which is well-protected by its impressive 19th-century wall. This experience will allow you to dive into the diversity of the region's terroirs and learn about vineyard climats and classifications. You will also learn about bio-dynamic wine making techniques from grape to glass, as well as what makes Burgundy the envy of the wine world. Learn more from our wine advisors about fascinating insights into how grapes are grown in Burgundy, their variations internationally, and the seven terroirs of the Clos Marey-Monge vineyard. Enjoy a spectacular wine tasting session and learn how to professionally taste wine. In the company of a WSET trained advisor, taste five incredible wines from Château de Pommard and Famille Carabello-Baum. You can also combine your Burgundy experience with the Jeunesse Experience, which offers children the opportunity to discover the journey of the grape while you drink.

From Beaune: Full-Day Bicycle and Wine Tour in Burgundy

2. From Beaune: Full-Day Bicycle and Wine Tour in Burgundy

This full-day tour takes you into the vineyards of the Côte de Beaune. After adjusting your helmet and a short briefing about how to use the bicycles, you will ride into the heart of the Burgundy wine region. This bike tour in Burgundy has everything from wine tasting, to visiting the charming 13th century medieval castle which was home to a Count and Countess of Burgundy. Enjoy a breathtaking cycle through the hills of the Côte de Beaune passing vineyards, villages, and fields. Take in the sights, smells, and sounds before sitting down to a full lunch at a small restaurant nestled amongst the Beaune hills. After lunch you will ride downhill to the Grand Cru of Puligny-Montrachet. You will enjoy a wine tasting session at the vineyard and learn about the different vines in Burgundy. Here you will understand more about the plant, the soil, and why Burgundy wine is one of the best. A local producer will open his winery for a visit of his estate and stone cellar. Here you will sample 3-4 wines from the area. You also have the chance to buy some bottles directly from the seller – the winemaker will deliver the bottles to your hotel or could send it home for you. You will then go back to Beaune through an easy downhill road.

Dijon: Wines of Burgundy Half-Day Tour of Beaune

3. Dijon: Wines of Burgundy Half-Day Tour of Beaune

Travel the Grand Cru wine route of the Burgundy wine lands on a half-day tour from Dijon, and visit the wine capital on a stroll around the historic city of Beaune. You will be in the hands of an expert sommelier, wine collector or producer, traveling along scenic roads that take you past vineyards and rural villages. Discover the vineyards of famous Grand Cru appellations, such as the Romanée Conti, Clos de Vougeot, Chambertin, and Montrachet, passing abbeys, castles, and Roman churches along the way. Stop to taste a selection of Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits wines. Your sommelier will introduce you to 5 to 7 white and Pinot Noir red wines, including some extraordinary Premiere and Grand Cru wines. Then, enjoy some free time wandering the historic streets of Beaune, Burgundy’s picturesque capital. Discover traditional shops selling typical produce of the region, including blackcurrant liquor, mustard, honey spice cake, and the aniseed of Flavigny.

From Beaune: Burgundy 10 Wines Grand Cru Tasting Day Trip

4. From Beaune: Burgundy 10 Wines Grand Cru Tasting Day Trip

You’ll be picked up at 9:30 AM at the Beaune tourist office and travel in an air conditioned minivan (maximum of 8 passengers) on this full-day wine tour. The tour begins with a winery visit in Beaune, where you’ll find a wide range of different wines, including several Premiers crus and Grand crus. You'll be introduced to different appellations such as Saint-Aubin, Meursault Premier Cru Les Charmes and Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru. After the winery visit you'll have free time for lunch and for a visit to the 15th-century Hospices de Beaune (admission to be paid on site). After lunch, you'll head out along the scenic Route des Grands Crus and stop at the famous Romanée-Conti, which produces the most expensive wine in the world. You'll also have guided tours at Clos Vougeot and in Côte de Nuits. Founded in 1098 by monks, the vineyard of Clos de Vougeot covers 50 hectares. The castle houses the brotherhood of the Knights of the Tastevin. Its wines are some of the most famous in Burgundy, including Le Clos Vougeot Grand Cru. At Nuits Saint Georges you'll have the opportunity to visit a wine cellar and share some time with the winemaker around a tasting of his best Pinot Noir wines. At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred back to Beaune and dropped off at the tourist office at 17:30.

Veuve Ambal 1.5-Hour Cellar Tour with Tasting

5. Veuve Ambal 1.5-Hour Cellar Tour with Tasting

Travel to the Maison Veuve Ambal, a family-owned winery located in Montagny-lès-Beaune , on a 1.5-hour winery tour and tasting. The maison was established in the heart of Burgundy more than a century ago and has been making quality wines since 1898. Upon arrival you will be taken on a guided walk through the aging cellars and workshops. See the robots and automatons that make the sparkling wine and learn more about the process. Then continue to the Veuve Ambal shop, where you will have a guided tasting of 3 Crémant de Bourgogne drinks. Afterward, spend time browsing the shop and discussing your new wine knowledge. Visits start at: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 02:30 PM, 03:30 PM, 04:30 PM (+ 05:30 PM from 1st April to 30th September)

Meursault: Tour of Vineyards on Motorbike with Sidecar

6. Meursault: Tour of Vineyards on Motorbike with Sidecar

Wind down small scenic roads with little traffic to reveal the hidden gems of the Burgundy region. Pass through remote villages and hamlets including Blagny, Gamay, and Saint-Aubin. Ride on a stylish motorbike with a sidecar, a perfect tour for couples. Begin your tour in Meursault, the capital of Burgundy's white wines and famous for the town hall with its glazed tiles. Drive-up Saint Christophe hill and view the fantastic panorama over Meursault and the coast. Make regular stops to take picturesque photos of the region. Drive around the beautiful Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet. Be as close as possible to the vineyards where your guide will explain the history of the area.

From Beaune or Dijon: Private Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour

7. From Beaune or Dijon: Private Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour

Enjoy a relaxing wine tasting experience and discover a rich diversity of high-quality wines from 2 Cote de Nuits vineyards on a private tour aboard a luxury air-conditioned minivan. Travel along the famous Route des Grand Crus before arriving at your first destination, the Chateau du Clos de Vougeot. Here, immerse yourself in the region's history and culture. Later, stop for optional lunch and tasting at a winery or choose your own lunch venue. Re-energized after lunch, head to a winery in the Vougeot area and sample some of the region's finest wines. Then pay a visit to the Nuits-Saint-Georges area, where you will enjoy another tasting and have the opportunity to admire picturesque landscapes along the way.

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What people are saying about Beaune

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 284 reviews

Hubert was such a great guide, full of knowledge with an answer to every question! He was funny, personable and felt like we were on tour with an old friend. What a great way to spend an afternoon, we got so much more out of this than we would have on our own - 10/10 recommend!

Il s'agit d'un incontournable plan quand on est à Dijon. The tour des vignobles, the tasting of wines and the visit of Beune are three interesting and enriching.

Fomos muito bem atendidos. Fizemos a degustação e nos explicaram sobre a história da propriedade e do solo da região, bem como de toda Borgonha. Uma aula maravilhosa !

Overall great experience. Eric was a great guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. Only suggestion for improvement would be a better second winery.

A very nice place, good wine, good information and above all you learn about the region in particular