The Burgundy Wine Tour is one of the top 3 most popular routes for French and foreign wine lovers. By car, bicycle or on foot, you will discover the winegrowers, who make the world-renowned Grands Crus bourguignons. From Dijon to Meursault, you will cross authentic vineyards against a backdrop of postcard landscapes.
The steps of our Burgundy Wine Route :
Depending on the season, you can experience the Burgundian micro-climates that give the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir their exceptional aromas. The region opens the doors to a rich and ancient heritage of cellars, castles and religious buildings.
Zigzagging between the rows of vines, you can meet the winegrowers who work on some of the most prestigious appellations in the world such as Echezeaux Grand Cru, Clos Vougeot or Romanée-Conti.
Today, Les Grappes offers you a tailor-made itinerary in Burgundy, in the spirit of wine tourism.
The Chablis vineyard, also known as the Chablisien, is located less than two hours drive from the capital and offers the ideal getaway for Parisians looking for a great breath of fresh air. This great producer of dry white wines, appreciated by the French, amazes visitors with its large hilly areas.
In the centre of the appellation's territory, we find the city of the same name: a charming place where gastronomy and wine are at the heart of all exchanges.Learn more
The capital of Burgundy opens the way to the Route des grands crus bourguignons. In the South of Dijon, there are the most prestigious estates and appellations that collectors of large bottles compete for at auctions.
You will discover a city full of history with impressive architecture and buildings: between gastronomy and art, Dijon knows how to receive! On the program: a selection of unique winegrowers for magical winegrower encounters.Learn more
In the South of Dijon, the most experienced wine tourists will be able to conquer the Grands Crus of the Burgundy region. Indeed, Burgundy has always proved its excellence with its renowned appellations: Echezeaux Grand Cru, Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru, Richebourg Grand Cru or the famous Romanée-Conti.
White or red, these wines are silky, sweet and complex on the palate. Whether you choose them young or preserved, you will discover the best that wine can offer you. Between Beaune and Dijon, 37 villages are open to you to discover the Grands Crus of Burgundy!Learn more
After visiting the estates that make Burgundy famous internationally, you arrive in Beaune. This medieval fortified city is timeless and hosts buildings sometimes thousands of years old: a warm atmosphere is guaranteed. In Beaune, we like to stop after a stroll in the city centre or at the Hospices to try out the local cuisine.
You can't miss our selection of winegrowers, their vaulted cellars and vineyards. Pommard, Savigny-lès-Beaune or Meursault, the great appellations are waiting for you for a tasting.Learn more
Going down into the Burgundy region, you will reach Mâcon. Caught in a vice between the Côte Chalonnaise and the Beaujolais, the town bordered by the Saône offers the ideal stroll before leaving to meet the winegrowers of the Mâconnais vineyard.
At the bend of its city centre, you can admire the imposing Hôtel-Dieu or the statue of Lamartine which give it its charm. The accessibility of the vineyards is ideal from Mâcon since you will be immersed in the vineyard as soon as you leave the heart of the city. Wine lovers will recognize the names of the towns that make the appellations Pouilly-Fuissé, Saint-Véran and Pouilly-Vinzelles.Learn more
From the North to the South of Burgundy, let yourself be guided by typical landscapes; the "Champs Elysées" of Burgundy, where you can see castles that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Wine in Burgundy has a very prestigious reputation and this since the 14th century, when the Dukes of Burgundy appropriated many vineyards to highlight their power and wealth.
Be ready to live an unforgettable oenological and sensory experience: taking the Burgundy Wine Road means crossing the Grands Crus of the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune. To name a few prestigious appellations that make more than one dream, you will have the opportunity to taste Pommard, Meursault, Gevrey-Chambertin or Chambolle-Musigny!
There is nothing better than Burgundy to learn about tasting. Indeed, this region abounds in diversity, red, rosé and white wines will be part of the gustatory journey. The wines produced on the national roads of Burgundy are unique and we advise you to go in search of the rare wines of small harvesting winegrowers!
The best thing for you is to go directly to the winegrowers who will be delighted to reveal all the magic of their craft and to let you taste their vintages. You will learn more about the making of this precious elixir, you will discover the other side of the decor in the cellars, and you will be able to take a walk in the vineyards, where it all begins! The opportunity for you to live a privileged moment with the winegrowers around their tables, local specialities and their vintages.
The wines of the region still impress us year after year, especially when you know that only two grape varieties are grown: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. So the winegrowers have to work by putting Nature in the foreground to create authentic wines, faithful to the terroir that hosts the vineyard.
In order to make the most of all the geological nuances of Burgundy, the entire vineyard has been cut with the precision of a goldsmith in exactly 1247 climates. It is in this division that lies the secret of making such fine Burgundy wines: the permanent link between grape variety, climate, terroir and of course the know-how of the winegrowers harvesting the grapes.
Whether you are a beginner in the art of wine tasting or a true connoisseur, you are welcome at this real moment of sharing. Organised like child's play, you will be able to learn to recognise the different families of aromas present in the wine and thus to make food and wine pairings that will impress more than one! Alternatively, you can opt for a tasting in the form of a masterclass in order to better understand the tasting of Grands Crus.
The Bordeaux region has no less than 2000 years of history in wine production and thus cultivates tradition and know-how while developing modern methods. This also explains why there is a lot to know when you are interested in the region. Let's start with the most basic, six sub-regions make up the Vignoble Bourguignon: the Chablisien, the Côtes de Nuits, the Côte de Beaune, the Côte Chalonnaise, the Mâconnais and the Beaujolais.
You've probably already heard of some of these appellations, and with good reason! They each come with what they are famous for. The Beaujolais sub-region releases its "Beaujolais Nouveau" every year in November; we also know about the famous Chardonnay single grape variety of Chablis, or the Côtes de Nuits reds that are soaring up the world wine rankings. Finally, if you like white wine, you should know that it is in the Côte de Beaune that the best wines in France are listed!
So how can you refuse a stroll along the wine road of the best Burgundy climates to discover the yellow and red wines of one of the most prestigious wine regions in France. And above all to meet the men and women who hide behind their bottles, in the very heart of the Côtes de Beaune and Nuits!
Tourism, and in particular wine tourism in Burgundy is extremely linked to Beaune. Indeed, it is in a way the economic and historical wine centre of the region. Beaune is one of the most visited wine cities in France, in fact it is a city full of history but also very charming with its typical medieval streets!
And since wine is not without culinary accompaniment, you will find in Burgundy local products like nowhere else! Between great chefs and grandmothers' recipes you will not be disappointed! So you will have the chance to taste these wines of France accompanied by their food and wine pairing.
And above all, we can't deny our dear Burgundy friends their hospitality! The men and women winemakers invite you to their houses or guest rooms to share their daily life with you! Imagine waking up in the middle of the vineyards, in the most beautiful appellations and renowned Grands Crus, what better way to immerse yourself in the Burgundian vineyard?
We have selected for you small and large vineyards, with one thing in common, they are all winemakers harvesting and deeply attached to their terroir. Most of them have opted for Organic Farming methods, Biodynamic methods or even run their vineyards under the Terra Vitis certification.
However, if you are not convinced by our Burgundy wine routes, or if you prefer Merlot wines to the Pinots Noirs of Burgundy, please visit our section on Bordeaux wine tourism routes! We also have some great surprises in store for you on the Rhone Valley wine route or even a great wine-tasting weekend in Alsace!