France, Burgundy – The Best of Burgundy Wines
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Travel Type: Food and Wine, Small Group, Wine Tours
Location: Burgundy, France
From AUD: $2,929
Duration: 6 Days
Offer Expires: Sep 23, 2019
Join this small group tour visiting the all sub-regions of Burgundy. Featuring tastings at world famous chateau as well has smaller family run estates, fabulous lunches each day and a cosy B&B as your base.
Burgundy is the home of terroir. It’s the birth place of this concept and the beating heart of generational winemaking in France. Next to Languedoc it’s the favourite wine region in France of your hosts, and a place they would love to introduce you to. On this five day tour the famous Côte-d’Or is included but unlike other Burgundy wine tours we give equal importance to the Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais. Naturally you will want to visit some of the well-known appellations and meet some of the stars of the region however on our tour we also take you off the beaten track to visit small family wineries producing equally fabulous wines but at a fraction of the price. The landscape is good on the eye and the region is a gastronomic delight, so we will ensure you get to see some of the most spectacular scenery, visit some of the most important places and eat some of the best food around.
Day One Arrival & the Mâconnais
We pick you up from Lyon and take the lovely drive to your accommodation in the Mâconnais. We will begin our exploration of the local area including a visit to the iconic Rock of Solutré, a limestone escarpment that overlooks the little commune of Solutré-Pouilly. We will taste the wines that are grown beneath this landmark including Pouilly Fuissé and St Veran
Day Two Cote du Nuits
Today we head to the Cote du Nuits home of Clos du Vougeot and Abbaye Notre-Dame de Cîteaux and where it all began. During this full day we will visit both of these wonderful buildings plus enjoy two winery visits that include Gevrey Chambertin and another less well known but fascinating winery.
Day Three Cote d'Or
We head north again to the Cote d’Or and today it’s the turn of the Cote du Beaune where the best white Burgundies come from. We will taste some of the most famous wines produced in Burgundy including Meursault and Puligny Montrachet where we will enjoy a four course wine paired lunch.
Day Four The Mâconnais
We stay local today in the Mâconnais and enjoy a tour of this very pretty part of southern Burgundy and taste the wines of Viré Clessé plus visit the abbey of Cluny.
Day Five The Chalonnaise
The Chalonnaise is great hunting ground for good value red and white Burgundy plus the interesting appellation of Bouzeron where Aligoté reins supreme. We visit some of our favourite small wineries in this area plus a beautiful château for a guided history tour.
Depart after breakfast.
Five nights boutique hotel accommodation*
Transport throughout the tour
Arrival and departure transfers
Lunch each day – including a degustation lunch in Puligny-Montrachet
Five days touring Burgundy
Tastings and winery visits
Visits to the Abbaye Notre-Dame de Cîteaux, Abbaye de Cluny & Clos de Vougeot
The tour commences and concludes at Lyon TGV Station or Airport
*You will stay at a quality B&B in a pretty village in the Mâconnais which is ideally located to visit both the north and the south of the areas of Burgundy
23 September 2019
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$2929 per person based on twin/double
This tour needs a minimum of 6 people and a maximum of 8 to operate.