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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: Burgundy 10 Wines Grand Cru Tasting Day Trip

2. 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.

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

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

Enjoy a full-day cycling tour into the vineyards of Côte de Beaune. Stop for a delicious lunch at a restaurant in a stunning setting. Delight your senses with a winetasting experience and uncover the secrets of the winemaking process. Meet your guide and get set up with your bike and helmet. Listen to a short briefing about how to use the bicycles, before embarking on your adventure through the heart of the Burgundy wine region. Peddle through the hills of the Côte de Beaune passing vineyards, villages, and fields. Cruise by a charming 13th century medieval castle which was home to a Count and Countess of Burgundy. 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 ride downhill to the Grand Cru of Puligny-Montrachet. Savor local flavors with 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. Visit the winery estate and stone cellar and get the chance to buy some bottles directly from the seller. Enjoy the convenience of having the bottles that you buy delivered directly to your hotel or home. Return to the meeting point in Beaune through an easy, downhill route.

Veuve Ambal 1.5-Hour Cellar Tour with Tasting

4. 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

5. 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.

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What people are saying about Beaune

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 320 reviews

Emmanuel was an excellent guide! Kind, knowledgeable, jovial and entertaining—a true man of Burgundy who is well connected in Beaune. As a Certified Sommelier, I was looking forward to visiting the vineyards and châteaus of the wines I love so much, but I ended up learning so much more from him about the wines I adore. He chose fantastic wines to try, we all had a beautiful lunch together, and we were always laughing or commiserating over stories and experiences we’d had in this great wine country. Highly Recommend to anyone who doesn’t know wine or studies it like me—-you’ll feel as if you’re visiting an old friend in Beaune :)

Emanuel is a national treasure! His knowledge of Burgundy, the wines, and the local vineyards was simply astounding. He is an industry veteran and native to the region. He provided a fun day and let the group taste and explore at our own pace. Not to mention he was kind enough to book us an outstanding dinner. Six out of five stars - we will carry the memories and knowledge from this day with us for years!

Beautiful bike ride with a sommelier! We’ve tasted at dozens of wineries previously and I learned a lot about Burgundy wine on this experience. Highly recommend!

A great experience for novices to the wine tasting. Very friendly and informative guide who made one feel relaxed and enjoy the whole experience

A very pleasant moment! A very nice discovery, thanks to Stéphanie for her professionalism and listening!