Along with the Côte de Nuits, the Beaune Wine Route brings together the most prestigious appellations of Burgundy. These great names which make the fame of the Burgundian vineyard are grouped together in a rather particular territory. Indeed, located between Ladoix-Serrigny and Maranges, this strip of vineyards that forms the Côte de Beaune is sometimes no more than 200 metres wide. It offers ideal sunshine to the vines which, coupled with the Burgundian micro-climates, produces soft and fruity wines.
The steps of our Beaune Wine Route :
In the Côtes-de-Beaune and Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune appellations, you will have a wide choice of visits: rather harvesting winegrowers or large trading houses? These two completely different worlds will make you understand that the vine offers a wide range of complementary professions. If you are passing through Beaune, don't miss out the famous Hospices de Beaune and its flamboyant Gothic style.
With this Beaune Wine Route, we offer you a unique selection of winegrowers who will help you discover their profession and taste their wines.
First stop at Domaine Debray in the heart of the city of Beaune. Ah ... Beaune, its cobbled streets, its Hospices and the Hôtel-Dieu, is always a success with the family, couples or groups. After visiting these incredible pieces of history, a wine tasting at Yvonnick's is a must!
At the estate, the winegrower welcomes you as a friend and explains with passion his everyday job. This passionate nature-lover uses sustainable methods: he only treats the vine against those diseases that really require his intervention; otherwise, he develops the fauna and flora to fight against them. At Yvonnick's, you can taste the wines simply by accompanying the mâchon: a typical dish from the Beaune region.
Set course to Pommard, this prestigious Burgundy appellation that produces light red wines with very good ageing potential. We find there Guillaume, a winegrower who did not inherit the estate but who has indeed inherited the passion for winegrowing. At the creation of the estate in 2012, the winegrower chose an unconventional method of cultivation in the region: biodynamics.
The wine enthusiast welcomes you to his cellar to talk about the harvest, vinification and oenology in a relaxed atmosphere. You can taste the estate's wines on the advice of Guillaume de Pommard, Monthélie and his Bourgogne Aligoté.
As you cross the Avant-Dheune, the river that cuts the village of Pommard in two, you will come across this charming family home that produces more than ten appellations including Pommard 1er Cru. The winegrower manages his vines according to organic farming methods. He limits as much as possible his intervention on the vine against diseases and pests to obtain a purer, more natural result.
Aubert, the winemaker of Domaine Lejeune, welcomes you for a wine tasting of the different vintages he creates. This will be an opportunity for you to discover the methods of biodynamic cultivation, between the respect of the lunar cycles and the preservation of the local fauna and flora.
Leaving Pommard behind, don't get off the D974 and you will arrive in the last village of the Beaune Wine Route: Meursault. This is where Olivier Chanzy, who grew up in the vineyards from an early age, settled. The winegrower devotes his whole life to the breeding of the vine and the wines. A passion that is shared at the estate: at the Maison Olivier Chanzy, they work as a family.
To end your Beaune Wine Route in beauty, you can make a complete visit of the estate between cellars, winery and vineyards if the weather is good. Wine tasting is a must at Olivier's! He will make you taste his vintages made from the kings of Burgundy grape varieties: Aligoté and Pinot Noir.