Start your tour with a pick-up from your central Beaune hotel by private vehicle, and set out along Burgundy’s famous Grands Crus Wine Road, which runs from Gevrey-Chambertin to Chassagne-Montrachet.
Hop out along the way to stroll through the vineyards of appellations such as Romanée Conti, Clos de Vougeot, and La Tâche. Listen as your guide explains the complex classification system of French wines, the importance of ‘terroir’, and the difference between Grand Cru and Premier Cru wines. Then, get your first taste of the region’s acclaimed wines with an expert-led tasting at a wine estate in the Côte de Beaune district.
Next, stop for lunch at a family-run wine estate in either the Côte de Beaune or Côte de Nuits region (depending on availability), and tuck into a delicious 3-course lunch of typical French cuisine, paired with regional cheeses and more wines. After lunch, take a peek at the estate’s wine cellars, and learn more about the aging process as you sample some of the celebrated vintages.
Spend the afternoon exploring the Côte de Nuits appellations, stopping at locations like Gevrey-Chambertin, Nuits-Saint-Georges, and Morey-Saint-Denis. Finally, enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of a private wine cellar not normally open to the public, and get a taste of Burgundy’s world-famous red wines.
After a full day of wine tasting in Burgundy, your tour ends with drop-off at your Beaune hotel.