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One-Day Discovery of Burgundy Wines
Discovery, Tasting, Vineyard
French, English, Japanese
The Dijon Office of Tourism invites you to an exceptional day to become acquainted with the exciting world of Burgundy wines.
It is a full yet well balanced day, perfect for anyone who wants to discover the different facets of this renowned, prestigious wine-growing country. There are so many that it can be almost overwhelming for someone who is new to the complexities of the winemaking process and the wealth of wines available.
During the day, participants will learn much and also enjoy themselves as we tour the fields of grape vines, visit a cellar and enjoy a tasting room. This is the chance to learn to understand the wines of Burgundy, from the vine to the glass.
This One-Day Discovery of Burgundy Wines includes: documentation, audio-visual lecture in tasting room on winegrowing in Burgundy; tasting with commentary on 4 Burgundy wines; lunch/tasting accompanied by 3 Burgundy wines; guided visit of the Hospices de Beaune, the vineyards of the Côte de Nuits and the Château du Clos de Vougeot; tasting in a traditional wine property.
8:15 Group welcomed in Dijon
8:30 Guided tour of the Côte de Nuits vineyard
- Geography of the area.
- History of Burgundy wines.
- Presentation of wine growing appellations and villages.
Guided tour of the Château du Clos Vougeot.
Pause for explanations and photos a the Romanée-Conti plot
11:00 Audio-visual presentation on Burgundy wines at the Ecole des Vins
- Welcome at the Ecole des Vins de Bourgogne, in Beaune.
- Introduction to wine tasting methodology and techniques (visual, nose and taste aspects)
- Practicing the method with 4 Burgundy wines, prestige selection from the Burgundy Wine Board (BIVB)
12:45 Tasting-Lunch in a gastronomic restaurant in Beaune, served with 4 Burgundy wines from the prestige selection of the Burgundy Wine Board (BIVB)
2:30 Walk through the old town of the historic wine capital of Burgundy to the Hôtel Dieu.
Guided tour of the Hospices de Beaune.
4:00 Tour and tasting at a traditional domain in the Côte de Nuits
5:30 Return to Dijon. - In the coach, a certificate from the Ecole des Vins de Bourgogne made out with their name will be presented to each participant.
6:30 Group is returned to their hotel or the Dijon train station
from 157 €/pers based on 40 people