Burgundy is one of the jewels of French viticulture . It is also the second region in France if we look at Burgundy wine tourism compared to other wine regions. Located in the east of France, it is a region conducive to the cultivation of a multitude of mostly white grape varieties. Its vineyard represents approximately 3% of the surface of vines cultivated in France. . These vines are spread over 4 departments: La Côte d’Or, L’Yonne, Saône-et-Loire and the Rhône.
It is a region recognized for the wine tourism . A multitude of estates and châteaux to visit when you are doing Burgundy wine tourism between the Côte de Nuits in the north and the Côte de Beaune in the south have developed wine tourism in Burgundy . Dijon, its capital, is less than 2 hours from Paris by TGV, convenient for a weekend getaway.
Let’s discover together the points of interest that will make you want to associate tourism and wine tasting in Burgundy .
Burgundy wine tourism: overview of the best areas to visit
The Château de Pommard (18th century) near Beaune is located on the Burgundy Grands Crus route . The “Château de Pommard” enclosure is the largest private vineyard in the region. On the program of this visit, you will find on Winalist activities to book such as the lunch experience around the Truffle or an “exceptional” tasting of the best wines. And for adventurers who see the big picture, the activity “Burgundy seen from the sky” offers a hot air balloon flight over the vines .
In the same region in Bouzeron is the Chanzy house . Its owners welcome you for a visit of the cellars and a tasting of wines from different grape varieties , in order to make you discover their daily passion and the great wines of the Burgundy region.
Among the most prestigious, the Maison Regnard in Chablis , near Auxerre, produces no less than 7 Grands Crus de Chablis, including Pic 1 er and a dozen white and red appellations. For a high-end visit with friends or family, Domaine Regnard knows how to do it. The owners offer you a private dinner or lunch in the lounges of the castle or a private tour followed by a wine tasting.
Discover Crémant de Bourgogne with Winalist
The Burgundy vineyard has many surprises in store for you. Did you know that the region’s wine growers are increasingly developing the sparkling wine ?
The Crémant de Bourgogne is a wine very close to champagne, because it comes from very close grape varieties grown on similar soils, and presents an equally refined effervescence. In total, it is about 10% of the production in Burgundy. To find out more, the Veuve Ambal family house invites you to discover all its know-how by visiting their production site, before tasting a selection of Crémants.
Crémant de Bourgogne exists under four appellations:
- Crémant de Bourgogne White : at least 30% Pinot Noir or Chardonnay: a balanced wine with complex aromas.
- Crémant de Bourgogne White of whites : composed only of white grape varieties, mainly Chardonnay.
- Crémant de Bourgogne White and black : made from Pinot Noir, it is a more structured wine.
- Crémant de Bourgogne pink : created mainly from Pinot Noir, it can be associated with Gamay . A more elegant wine with notes of red fruits.
Winalist offers you to combine taste of Burgundy wine and wine tourism thanks to its search engine dedicated to wine tourism everywhere in France . In a few clicks, you will find the best activities in the estates, châteaux and cellars of our partner winegrowers. See you soon on the Wine Route!