wine tasting tours and winery visits
Best wine tours in Burgundy
Join this afternoon tour from Lyon to discover great, authentic and local products of the Beaujolais region.Do you know that there are as many cheeses in France as days in a year? 365 cheese... See More
Be immersed in the friendly atmosphere of Beaujolais and take the Crus route, visiting 2 wineries and enjoying a delicious lunch. You will start your day in the south of Beaujolais, known a... See More
Discover the South of Burgundy, its beautiful landscape of hills and cliffs, and amazing wines on this full-day tour.Your driver/guide will pick you up at your location, and you will be head... See More
Why Visit Burgundy?
Burgundy, or Bourgogne if you’re French, needs no introduction for wine aficionados and is one of the best places for a wine tasting holiday. This legendary wine region boasts a centuries-long viticultural history that, rather surprisingly, involved monks maintaining the earliest vineyards and dedicating their time to understanding wine production. Today, Burgundy is home to some of the most prestigious names in winemaking (none of whom are monks) and over 80 designated AOC areas – the most AOCs in the whole of France. Could there be any where better for a wine tasting tour?
WINE TASTING TOURS IN BURGUNDY
Revered amongst wine lovers, Burgundy’s Côte D’Or region – which translates as ‘Golden Slope’ – produces some of the world’s most sought after and expensive wines. A landscape of vineyards interspersed with villages stretches from Côte de Nuits in the north to Côte de Beaune in the south. Each climat (plots of vine) is remarkably distinct, which has led to the region being granted UNESCO World Heritage status. The best way to get to grips with the complexity of Côte D’Or wines is to take a guided wine tasting tour from the historic capital of Dijon or the nearby town of Beaune.
FOOD TASTING EXPERIENCES IN BURGUNDY
It’s not all about wine: Burgundy is also a mecca for foodies and an excellent place to enjoy a food tasting tour. Mouth-watering regional produce includes Charolais – considered to be the best quality beef in the country, an array of fantastic cheeses such as the renowned Epoisses, and Dijon mustard (of course!) Local specialities such as Boeuf Bourguignon, Coq au Vin and Oeufs en Meurette, unsurprisingly, utilise the magnificent local wines. As does the much-loved local escargot dish. If you’ve never eaten snails, this is the best place to try them!
MORE REASONS TO VISIT BURGUNDY
When you’re not sipping Chablis and snacking on snails, take time to appreciate Burgundy’s rich and colourful history. The region is awash with Benedictine monasteries and Gothic cathedrals, magnificent chateaux, and charming hilltop villages. Dijon is a beautiful, well preserved city to potter around and enjoy a leisurely lunch. Another not-to-be-missed sight is the historical Hospices de Beaune. Winerist can arrange private and group tours that intersperse wine tasting with cultural highlights.
WINERIST INSIDER TIP
Don’t expect to turn up to a Burgundy winery for a tasting session without an appointment. Advance bookings are highly recommended.