After collection from your hotel we commence the morning with a private tasting of Grand Cru wine at a Chateau at the foot of the Hill of Corton in Aloxe Corton. We then visit a charming family estate in the renowned village of Gevrey-Chambertin, home to 9 Grand Cru vineyards. Visiting the cellars, we will met the wine grower or his wife personally and experience a horizontal tasting of Grand Cru wine, whilst overlooking the vines to discover the meaning of ‘terroir’.
Lunch may be taken at a traditional winemaking estate matching a typical Burgundy meal with 5 Corton Grand Crus wines of the owner. Alternatively, we may stay in Gevrey Chambertin for lunch with a domaine that offers a range of options, including a rare opportunity to taste Grand cru wines from their domaine in the Alsace as well.
After lunch relax as we take a drive along the Route des Grands Crus and stop to admire the sites of the legendary wines of Burgundy: Romanée Conti, La Tâche, Richebourg, Grands-Echezeaux, Chambertin.
Our third wine tasting of the day will find us in the Cote de Beaune where we will enjoy some of the prestigious Montrachet offerings in the former home of Jacques-Marie Duvault-Blochet, founder of the DRC vineyards. The current owner will show us around his ancient two storey wine cellar then we will taste the fruits of his labour in his home.
Summary of what is included:
Pick up and drop off from your accommodation in Beaune
Transport in a spacious air conditioned people carrier
Services of a local bi-lingual guide (mother tongue English)
Drive through the vineyards of the Cote de Nuits with an introduction to the terroir and the vines of Burgundy
Private wine tastings in three different domaines in the Cote d’Or with a commentated wine tasting of regional, village, Premier and Grand Cru wines
Documentation on Burgundy wine
Wine or wine tasting at lunch
Items of a personal nature
Personal and cancellation insurance
This tour is available every day except Saturdays and Sundays