Dijon: Wines of Burgundy Half-Day Tour of Beaune
- Small group
- Duration: 5 hours
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We were picked up at 9:30 as scheduled in front of the tourist office. It happened that nobody else other than my wife and I had booked this tour. Ava, our tour guide was excellent. She has tons of wine knowledge and did not hesitate sharing that with us. We visited a couple of wine makers and walked the famous vineyards. She suggested a lunch place that was very good for the hour we were not together in the center of Beaune. I bought some wine to be shipped - although I have not heard from the shipping company that was supposed to contact me yet! The most important factor is wine selection in Burgundy is “the map”! Have the map of vineyards handy when selecting your Pino. Unlike Napa that is equipped with irrigation system Burgundy relies exclusively on natural climate conditions. Check your years yo make sure too much rain did not make it a bad year!
Really enjoyable day. We had a great tour guide Thomas, who was really cruisy and super knowledgeable about wine history, wine making and local Bourgogne wines. We are from Australia where wine tours are a little different in that you get to taste ~5 wines per winery. On this tour, we only stopped at one wine tasting venue, as there aren’t really such things as winery’s specifically in Bourgogne. We tasted 6 wines for the tour, including a grand Cru and premier cru which was really special. Would highly recommend to people looking to develop their wine knowledge of the Bourgogne region.
We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 hour tour of the vineyards between Dijon and Beaune. Our guide, Gabriel, was extremely informative and friendly so we learned a lot about the wines of Burgundy as well as some things about the wine growing traditions of this area. Included in this was an interesting sampling of 6 different wines at a local distributer, and had an hour in which to room around the amazing medieval town of Beaune. All in all it was a delightful afternoon, we would highly recommend!
Very good tour from the beginning to the end. The guide (Ann) explained everything and showed a huge knowledge concerning the wineyards, wine tasting and the history of the region. Very impressive ! She had an answer for every of our questions... Thank you very much Ann for this half day tour on our first anniversary of wedding. We will enjoy the Grand Cru we bought after the tasting.
Sébastien was amazing. We and two other couples went on a 5 hour tour with him for the afternoon on the return trip from Dijon to Beaune. As a very knowledgeable sommelier he was able to explain the history, viniculture, terroir, and flavours with a great sense of humour. What a nice day that we won't ever forget. Don and Karen Calgary, Canada