Heart of Burgundy Tour - Fabulous Food and Wine Tour!
Day 1 - Meet at your hotel for an aperitif and an introduction to the
wines of Burgundy before departure to our excellent welcome dinner
in the heart of Beaune.
Day 2 - Private Cooking Master Class with our french chef in his
restaurant kitchen - learning modern french cuisine with a Burgundian
twist from this very talented up and coming chef. (No French Needed!)
After our delicious private gourmet lunch in his restaurant, we explore
the upper slopes of the vineyards before stopping for a tasting of Burgundy
cremant, the sparkling wine of the region, at a wine domaine making only
Burgundy's answer to champagne.
Day 3 - takes us off to the medieval village of Flavigny sur Ozerain where
‘Chocolat’ was filmed (Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp). . We taste local
anis bonbons and enjoy a visit to the local winery tasting some wines from
the Auxerrois. Lunch is in a Ferme Auberge run by a group of farmers’
wives using local, seasonal produce from their farms and gardens. Burn off
some calories with a walk around Flavigny’s ramparts. The stunning village
and 12C castle in Chateauneuf en Auxois is on the menu for the afternoon.
We return home via the picturesque Ouche Valley running alongside the
Day 4: Your first tasting of the red wines of the Cotes de Nuits is in Vosne Romanee in a small family owned wine domaine. Here we taste village to
premier cru wine from an excellent estate. We then go off on our truffle hunt
with a dog, seeking out the aromatic treasures in the small cultivated forest
and staying for a tasting of truffle based specialities at the venue. Lunch
today is in Hautes Cotes de Nuits at a delightful,off the beaten track country restaurant which you would never find yourselves! Very popular for its regional cuisine using fresh produce every day. We stop at the site of the famous
Romanee Conti vineyards and the Chateau de Clos Vougeot. Our afternoon
private wine tasting is in the village of Aloxe Corton tasting village to grand
cru wine at a beautiful 19C chateau with its stunning flemish tiled roof.
Day 5 - Today it’s the turn of the Cote de Beaune. You will taste at a small
family cellar in Meursault tasting sublime chardonnays and a few pinot noirs,
before going on to the renowned village of Puligny Montrachet. Here you will
visit the cellar and vineyards of a well known winegrower. This is followed by
a superb lunch out on the terrace of a 1* Michelin restaurant. Take a break
from tasting on a spectacular drive up into Hautes Cotes de Beaune where you
will be entirely surrounded by vineyards. If time permits, you have a choice for
our last event of the day - a further wine tasting, visit to a pottery or a guided
visit to the 15C Chateau de la Rochepot.
Day 6 - Market Day in Beaune. Meander around Beaune’s wonderful market,
full of colourful vegetables and fruits, delicious cheeses, olives and pates.
There will be a visit to the mustard museum for those interested. After lunch
we go cheese tasting in a farm in the hills and taste cheeses with wine in their
300 year old farmhouse. We return to Beaune to get ready for our last night
farewell dinner at a 1* Michelin restaurant in a stunning location.
One Day Wine & Gastronomy Tours
Tour A - Vineyards of Côte & Hautes Côtes de Beaune - 230 euros per person
Two private tastings/cellar visits in Meursault, Puligny Montrachet, Chassagne Montrachet or Santenay
Drive up into the upper slopes with its stunning vineyard views, past the castle of La Rochepot and the beautiful vineyard landscape across St Romain
Lunch in Volnay for some of the best regional cuisine of the area
Final wine tasting of the day in either Auxey Duresses, Pommard or Volnay with artisanal wine grower
From 230 euros per person inclusive of a three course lunch
Tour B - Vineyards of Côte & Hautes Côtes de Nuits
Private tastings in three different domains in Côte de Nuits wine villages.
Delicious 3 course typically Burgundian lunch with glass of wine
Leisurely drive through the famous vineyards of Côtes de Nuits, Nuits St Georges,Vosne Romanee, Chambolle Musigny, Gevrey Chambertin etc
Visit and stroll around the site of the legendary Romanée Conti vineyards
From 235 euros per person inclusive of a three course lunch
Tour C - Vineyards of Cote Chalonnaise
Travel South of Beaune for private tasting/cellar visits to the lesser known villages of Montagny, Givry, Mercurey or Rully. visiting small, family run domaines producing excellent quality wines.(village to premier crus)
Local three course gourmet lunch
Leisurely tour & walk amongst the vines to taste & photograph the beautiful vineyard landscape of Cote Chalonnaise
235 euros per person inclusive of a three course lunch
Tour D - Luxury Wine & Gastronomy Tour in Cote de Nuits
Taste village, premier and Grand Cru wines in Gevrey Chambertin, Vosne Romanee, Morey St Denis or Nuits St Georges at some exceptional cellars. Gourmet lunch at a Michelin rated restaurant or equivalent quality.
Visit to the site of the Romanee Conti vineyards in Cote de Nuits, a drive through the stunning vineyard scenery of the upper slopes of Cote de Beaune or a visit to the Château de Clos Vougeot. (village to grand cru)
295 euros per person inclusive of a three course lunch
Tour E - Luxury Grand Cru Wine Tour in Cote de Beaune
A morning tour of Northern Cote de Beaune to the famous hill of Corton and tastings which include the grand crus Corton Charlemagne white grand cru and Corton red grand cru. Cross to Southern Cote de Beaune for a 1* Michelin lunch before our cellar visit tasting from such villages as St Romain, St Aubin, Meursault, & Puligny Montrachet. Tour of the grand cru vineyards and upper slopes before final wine tasting with an artisanal winemaker.
From 299 euros per person inclusive of three course Michelin lunch.
Tour F - Cheese and Wine in Côte de Nuits
Private visit & tasting at two wine cellars in renowned villages of the Côte de Nuits with a stop at the site of the Romanee Conti vineyards and the Chateau of Clos Vougeot.
Visit to a goats’ cheese farm high up in the hills, learning each stage of artisanal cheese making & sampling excellent cheese with our hosts in their 300 year old farmhouse. Scenic drive through vineyards & villages of Nuits St Georges, Gevrey Chambertin, Vosne Romanée, Chambolles Musigny etc
From 245 euros per person inclusive
Tour G - Wine & Cooking In Burgundy
We can now offer half day cooking classes every day in the kitchens of local restaurants or private kitchens with french chefs of the region. Prices include lunch with wine. Afternoons include exceptional private cellar/wine tasting visit in Cote de Nuits and a tour of some of the famous vineyards in the area.
From 320 euros per person
Tour H - Medieval Burgundy (Flavigny & Chateauneuf)
Visits to two of the prettiest medieval villages in France, Flavigny sur Ozerain (of 'Chocolat' fame) and Chateauneuf en Auxois
Lunch at a Ferme Auberge run by local farmers’ wives
Fun and informative tasting of wines of the Auxois region
Optional walking tour through Flavigny’s delightful streets
Free time to stroll through picturesque Chateauneuf or visit the château
Return to Beaune the scenic route through the beautiful Ouche Valley
From 235 euros per person inclusive
Tour I - Truffles & Wine in Cote de Nuits
Imagine a day wine tasting and truffle hunting in the beautiful Cote de Nuits with the backdrop of a 17th C. château.. Spend the morning in the picturesque Burgundian countryside watching a specially trained dog sniffing out the precious truffles and learning about the Burgundy truffle from the expert. Enjoy a truffle based four course lunch with wine followed by an optional walk through the vineyards of Vosne Romanee stopping off at the site of the Romanee Conti vineyard, the most expensive wine in the world!
In the afternoon, a private vineyard and cellar visit in either Gevrey Chambertin, Chambolle Musigny, Nuits St Georges or Vosne Romanee before returning to Beaune.
From 255 euros per person inclusive of a four course truffle lunch
Heart of Burgundy Tour is 1,795 euros inclusive of tax for 6 days (accommodation not included).
Please see the website for other costs and note that we have a whole variety of different tours.
You can also contact me for private tour information.
Here's just a few
Many thanks for all your help during our ( too brief ) stay . We are all agreed that you got it spot on with our visit , mixing the size, variety and quality of visits/wine tasting perfectly.. Certainly your reputation seems very good as they all seemed happy to see you and of course that makes the visits much more personal and thus enjoyable. All in all great fun and much enjoyed by us all. David Sibree for the Benfield Group, UK
We can't stop talking about what a great time we had with you in Burgundy. As Rich said, this weekend we shared a fabulous dinner with our friends and dazzled them with our new found knowledge of wines and food. The prior weekend, we went to a party where I brought a platter with Epoisse cheese and french bread. It was devoured quickly! Thanks again for your warmth and hospitality. ……..Patti & Richard Eisenberg ��' USA
The two days that we spent with you in December - one day for a wine tour and one day for the truffle hunt were exceptional. The wine tour was "THE REAL THING", talking and tasting with the actual winemakers in small historic cellars. It was delightful and we were so pleased that the tastings were not the commercial kind open to everyone. You were obviously respected by the wine makers we visited and the truffle hunt was not only entertaining, but also very educational. We would take both tours again and would recommend them to anyone wanting to get a true insider's view of Burgundy.
Sue and Bob Guthrie ��' USA
Thank you for a wonderful tour of Burgundy. As Ralph and I recount the experiences we feel as though we truly enjoyed the best of Burgundy…..We look forward to returning with our children and introducing them to Burgundian hospitality.. Jenni del Rio - USA