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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.

Burgundy Wines Full-Day Tasting Tour from Dijon

3. Burgundy Wines Full-Day Tasting Tour from Dijon

Enjoy a full-day wine tasting tour of the historic Burgundy wine region, with round-trip transfers from Dijon. Start your tour with a breathtaking views over the Corton hills of the Cote de Beaune, famous for its red and white Grand Cru wines. During the day, you will sample 9 to 12 white wines and Pinot noirs, including premiere and Grand Cru wines. You will also visit the cellars of a family-run wine estate to see the aged oak barrels and vintage wines. Then, enjoy lunch (own expense) and some free time in the historic town of Beaune, Burgundy’s wine capital. Your guide will suggest the best places to eat, and advise you about the local dishes and cheeses. You are free to do as you like in Beaune, but a visit to the mustard-makers of La Moutarderie Fallot (closed on Sundays) is highly recommended. As you wander the old town, you will find traditional shops selling local produce, such as blackcurrant liquor, mustard, honey spice cake, and Flavigny aniseed.

Dijon: La Cave du Palais Burgundy Wine Tasting Experience

4. Dijon: La Cave du Palais Burgundy Wine Tasting Experience

Burgundy offers a wide and fascinating variety of wines, each and every one representative of a location, a knowledge and a vintage. At the Hotel, La Cave du Palais propose, under its 15th century vaults, a trip through the climates and the years, to meet the ones that work the dirt and shape the wines. A special location in the heart of the city-center to taste the famous appellations of Burgundy, live a moment of conviviality, smelling the parfumes of the vineyard. A magical place, hidden, out of time, which propose tastings, private events, animations and meetings with the winemakers.

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

5. 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.

From Dijon: Burgundy Wine Tasting Tour

6. From Dijon: Burgundy Wine Tasting Tour

Indulge your senses on a half-day wine tour of Burgundy from Dijon, and sample some of the local wines. You will be in the hands of an expert sommelier, wine collector, or producer, traveling along scenic roads that take you past the vineyards and rural villages of the Grand Cru wine route. See the vineyards of famous appellations, such as Marsannay, Fixin, or Chambertin, passing abbeys, castles, and Roman churches along the way. Learn the history of wine production in the area, as well as the wine making techniques of today, from pruning the vines, to ageing the wine in oak barrels, and the secrets of the terroir (soil). Stop to taste 4-7 wines in each cellar you visit, including Pinot Noirs and white wines. Your sommelier will teach you how to pair Burgundy wines with your meals. You will also see the wine village of Gevrey-Chambertin in the Côte de Nuits, often referred to as the “King of Burgundy Wines."

Dijon: Wines of Burgundy Half-Day Tour of Beaune

7. 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.

Dijon: Half-Day Guided Gourmet Bike Tour

8. Dijon: Half-Day Guided Gourmet Bike Tour

Come along the bike path through one of the most famous vineyards in France, pedaling between gorgeous landscapes and age-old history. Pedal along through the quaint vineyard towns of Marsannay-la-Côte, Fixin, Brochon, and Gevrey-Chambertin. Taste why these villages are responsible for giving the area of Burgundy its great reputation as a wine producer.  Try white wine and black currant wine, as well as Burgundy meat, cheese, and bread. An easy course, the tour is suitable for all levels of skill and fitness. Punctuated with breaks to take in the scenery, talk about the vineyard, and savor local specialities, gear up for a relaxing 3-hour foray into nature and French cuisine.

From Dijon: Côte de Nuits Vineyards Wine Tasting Tour

9. From Dijon: Côte de Nuits Vineyards Wine Tasting Tour

Depart Dijon and journey along the scenic roads of the Côte de Nuits wine lands with a wine expert guide. Admire the lush vineyards and discover quaint villages along the way. Taste great Burgundy wines in a traditional cellar and stroll through vineyards and winemaking villages. Admire medieval houses and historic castles, including the Château du Clos de Vougeot, created by Cistercian monks of the Cîteaux Abbey. See winemaking facilities built between the 12th and 16th century, including the vat rooms and cellar.   Head through the ancient forests and picturesque countryside of the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits and see a section of the Burgundy Canal in the pretty Ouche Valley.

Dijon: Bike tour and Tastings in the Vineyards of Burgundy

10. Dijon: Bike tour and Tastings in the Vineyards of Burgundy

After meeting with your guide, you will begin your ride along the bike paths of one of the most prestigious vineyards in France, between old stones and deep heritage. Your guided tour will cross many of the charming towns and villages which create the reputation of the great wines of Burgundy, such as Marsannay-la-Côte, Fixin, Brochon, and Gevrey-Chambertin. There is no difficulty for this course, with this walk suitable for everyone. It will be punctuated by breaks in which you can enjoy the decor, talk about the vineyard, and taste local specialties such as parsley ham and cheeses. All of this of course accompanied by wine from the region!

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What people are saying about Burgundy

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 778 reviews

Jeremy gave us the English tour and was an excellent guide. He is nice, funny, welcoming and most of all has vast knowledge that he loves to share, as well as tips about things to do in Bourgogne. I would recommend everyone that comes to this area to start with this tour. Also, the wines in the tastings really were great. The views are amazing. Great VFM.

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!

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the trip really Awesome, he also took time to show us around the vineyards of the wines we tasted. Also as someone from Dijon he was able to give us other tips of things to do around the city :)

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

very knowledgeable and flexible guide, fantastic group