After pick up from your accommodation in Beaune, we start the day with a private guided visit of the acclaimed 15th century Hospices de Beaune, a luxurious charity hospital, still maintained today with the proceeds from its famous wine auction. Having delved into the mysteries of the magnificent polyptych painting of the Last Judgement by van der Weyden, we then drive into the Cote de Beaune for a tour of a family run winery followed by a commentated tasting of wine from their vineyards. There we will learn to understand the patience of the Burgundian vigneron as he or she aides Mother Nature in her job of turning grapes into wine.
The lunch option for today is in Volnay, delight a regional speciality ‘Coq au Vin’ accompanied by it’s famed ‘pommes fondants’ – melting potatoes! Tarte Tatin is on the menu for dessert or you may prefer the local tipple, Soufflé Glacé au Marc de Bourgogne!
Allowing our lunch to settle we will drive out to Puligny Montrachet where we will study the mysteries of terroir in relation to the famous white wine vineyards of Montrachet. Depending on time we will maybe view the fabulous 15th century Chateau de Rochepot, sitting on its rocky outcrop overlooking the Haute Cotes de Beaune. Returning to the cellars we will disappear back underground for another wine tasting and emerge back into the daylight as ambassadors of the spirit of Bourgogne.
Tasting Lunch Options
Domaine in Puligny Montrachet
Saumon mariné façon gravelax, crème céleri caramel, épices croquantes, Granny Smith.
Noix de veau rôtie de la ferme de Clavisy, purée de panais,
Garniture carotte, amande et citron confit, jus réduit
Fromages régionaux affinés par A. Hess
Tartelette tout chocolat et gelée de fruits rouges
Formule Emotion 6 vins - 65€
Bourgogne ‘Les Setilles’ 2014
Auxey Duresses 2013 et Saint Romain 2013
Meursault 2013 et Meursault Premeir Cru 2011
Formule Passion 9 vins – 90€
Champagne Valentin Leflaive
Meursault 2013, Chassagne Montrachet 2013 et Puligny Montrachet 2013
Meursault Premier Cru 2012, Chassagne Montrachet Premier Cru 2012 et Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru 2012
Meursault rouge et Volnay Premeir Cru
Supplement Grand Cru Bienvenue Batard Montrachet - 36€
Domaine in Aloxe Corton (closed Mondays)
Bœuf bourguignon avec gratin dauphinois
Assortiment de fromages régionaux
Café-gourmet avec pain d’épices (1 café ou thé par personne).
Trois formules au choix :
4 Vins: 1 régional, 1 village, 1 premier cru 1 Grand Cru = 69.00 € soit 1 white, 3 reds
6 Vins: 1 régional, 1 village, 1 premier cru, 3 grands crus = 95.00 € - soit 2 whites, 4 reds
6 Grands Crus: 5 Grands Crus rouges et 1 blanc = 119.00 € - soit 1 white, 5 reds
Family Domaine in the Hautes Cotes de Beaune
Jambon Persillé ou 1⁄2 douzaine d’escargots de bourgogne
Suprême de volaille « sauce au comté » ou Bœuf Bourguignon
Gratin dauphinois en accompagnement
Assortiments de fromage régionaux
Pain d’épice et son café
Trois formules au choix :
3 Vins (1 Régional, 1 Village, 1 Premier cru) 39€
6 Vins (2 Régionaux, 2 Villages, 2 Premier cru) à 49 €
9 Vins (3 Régionaux, 3 Villages, 3 Premier cru) à 65 €
You enjoy wine and want to discover Burgundy but it just seems so complicated, why can’t you just have a Chardonnay or a Pinot?
Wines tasted – regional, village and premier cru
You already enjoy Burgundy wine at home, you have some in your cellar but want to learn more about it. You want to be able to peruse the wine list and choose a Burgundy wine confidently instead of having to defer to the sommelier
Wines tasted - Village, premier cru and some Grand Cru
You adore Burgundy, you have a varied cellar with plenty of Burgundy wine of various vintages and are ready to come and pay homage to the vineyards, the terroir, the people…… To really understand the thousands of years of history that makes it incomparable to anywhere else in the world.
Wines tasted - Renowned villages, premier cru and Grand Cru
|2 people||700 euros (€350 pp)||900 euros (€450 pp)||1500 euros (€750 pp)|
|4 people||1000 euros (€250 pp)||1400 euros (€350 pp)||2600 euros (€650 pp)|
|6 people||On request||On request||On request|
All tours include around 12 wines with the quality rising according to the level booked as our tours emphasise excellence and experience over quantity.
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)
- Private guided visit of the Hospices de Beaune
- Drive through the vineyards of the Cote de Beaune with an introduction to the terroir and the vines of Burgundy
- Visit to two cellars in the Cote de Beaune for a commentated wine tasting of regional, village and premier cru wines
- Documentation on Burgundy wine
Not included: Lunch, Wine at Lunch, Items of a personal nature, Personal and cancellation insurance
Availability: This tour is available every day except Sundays