3 days and 2 nights
Cotes de Nuits, Cotes chalonnaise, Cotes de Beaune
|Transfer to Chateau du Clos de Vougeot.
Picturesque drive through villages along the road of the Grands Crus: Fixin, Gevrey Chambertin, and Chambolle-Musigny.
11 am : guided tour of the Chateau du Clos de Vougeot.
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 ones of the most famous in Burgundy with a Grand Crus: Le Clos Vougeot.
Today the vineyard is divided between 80 owners.
Transfer for the lunch.
Transfer to a local domain.
Saturdays: 12.30 pm: Tour and wine tasting lunch in Domaine Remoriquet in Nuits-Saint-Georges.
This estate was created in 1938 and has been owned by the same family for 4 generations.
They produce many wines, among them 4 Nuits Saint Georges Premier Cru, 1 vosnes Romanee premier Cru and one white Bougogne Haute Cotes de Nuits.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12 .30 pm: Tour and wine tasting lunch in Domaine Drouhin-Laroze in Gevrey-Chambertin.
The family has been established in Gevrey Chambertin since 1850. Their estate being on the best "terroir". they family produces wine in 7 Grands Crus appellation as prestigious as Clos Vougeot, Musigny, Latrici?re Chambertin?as well as 4 famous 1er Cru of Gevrey Chambertin.
Driving through the vineyards and photo stop at the famous clos Romanee-Conti.
3.30 pm: Tour and wine tasting in a domain in Gevrey-Chambertin or in Fixin (domaine a confirmer).
End of afternoon, drop off and check in at hotel***** in Beaune.
Pick up in Beaune.
10am Guided tour of Chateau de Germolles
In 1380, Philippe le Hardi, duke of Burgundy and brother of king Charles V, buys the fortified farm of Germolles and offers it to his wife Marguerite de Flandre. The duchess then transforms that austere building into a luxurious residence with the help of the best artists of the Burgundy school. (Claus Sluter, Jean de Beaumetz). Germolles is now the best kept residence of the dukes of Burgundy.
Lunch at leisure.
2pm Tour and wine tasting in Mercurey. Chateau de Chamirey.
The estate of the chateau de Chamirey, planted in the best terroirs of Mercurey, is 37 hectares large, of which 27 of red and 10 hectares of white (with a total of 15 hestares of premiers crus). Today, Amaury and Aurore Devillard are the fifth generation of winemakers there.
4pm Tour and wine tasting in Rully in a family estate, Domaine Jacqueson.
Henri Jacqueson founded the estate in 1946. Since 2006, his granddaughter Marie has been holding the reigns of the winery. They produce 60% of white wines and 40 % of red wines, of which 4 Rully premier crus.
Drive back to Beaune.
Check out after breakfast.
9.30am guided tour of the Hospices de Beaune.
|Typical example of Burgundy flamboyant gothic style, this former hospital founded in 1443 by the chancellor Nicolas Rolin and his wife Guigone de Salins is the testimony of the Flemish influence on the duchy of Burgundy. As far as architecture, it is worldwide famous for its colorful polychromatic glazed tile roofs. The Last Judgment triptych painting by Flemish painter Rogier Van Der Weyden is the highlight of the visit. You will tour the Salle des Povres (where the sick ones were looked after), the kitchens, the pharmacy and other rooms exhibiting artifacts and tapestries.
Around 11.15, transfer to a local domain.
Picturesque drive through the famous villages of Pommard, Volnay, Meursault and the Chateau de Rochepot.
12.30pm Tour and wine tasting lunch at a local domain: Prosper Maufoux in Santenay.
Founded in 1860, our house situated on Santenay's main square is home to superb vaulted cellars constructed over two levels, the oldest of which dates back to the 15th Century. It is in this context that we have the pleasure of showing you our jewels from the Cote de Beaune and the Cote de Nuits.
Transfer to Meursault.
Driving through the vineyards and photo stop in the famous Grands Crus Batard-Montrachet, Chevalier Montrachet, Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet, and Montrachet.
3.30pm Tour and wine tasting at domain in Meursault.
In 1848, Jean Ropiteau who was 24 founded his own wine house. The railway had just arrived in Meursault and Jean had the intuition that it would help make the fame of Burgundian wines. The name Ropiteau soon became synonymous to great white Burgundy wines. The cellars date back to the 15th century and are among the most prestigious in Burgundy.
End of the day drop off at Beaune or Dijon train station.
Day Tour in Bourgogne: Cote de Nuits, Clos Vougeot, Lunch-drinks included and wine tasting. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
This tour includes: transportation in an air-conditioned comfortable minivan for the day, English and Spanish speaking guide for the day, entrance tickets and guided tour of the Chateau du Clos de Vougeot, Lunch at a traditional restaurant - drinks included, Tour and wine tasting at a local domain.
This tour does not include: other drinks, other meals, extras, personal expenses, pick up at your hotel in Beaune area (15,00 Euro per person).