The Burgundy wine route

The wine road goes along the most prestigious crus of Burgundy: Volnay, Pommard, Aloxe-Corton, Nuits-Saint-Georges...

The Burgundy wine route is located between Dijon and Santenay, we will prefer the car as a means of transportation because the complete visit extends over 60 km. You can also choose the bicycle but there are not many cycle tracks and the road traffic is rather intense. If you want to visit the vineyards on your bike, you should opt for an organized tour. The villages are scattered on a two kilometer strip around the main road. It must be said that some villages are not worth the detour, apart from the church and the village square there is nothing to see: Volnay, Pernand-Vergelesses (295 inhabitants!) ...

Cities or villages to see in priority : Beaune, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Meursault, Aloxe-Corton and Vougeot (for their castle).

There are tasting possibilities in all the villages, but if you are intimidated and don't want to have to buy bottles of wine, it is better to go to the more touristy cellars of Beaune, Nuits-Saint-Georges or Meursault.

Enjoy your visit

The addresses of the castles presented:

Le château du Clos de Vougeot

Le château de Corton André

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Duration: 6 h.

Landscape of the wine coast in Burgundy

Landscape of the wine coast in Burgundy
The vineyards are spread over a two kilometer wide strip.

The city center of Meursault

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The city center of Meursault
Meursault is a pretty little town on the wine road.

Visit of a cellar in Meursault

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Visit of a cellar in Meursault
In each city of the coast the wine growers open their cellars and propose tastings.

The vines

The vines
The parcels in Burgundy are very fragmented. Each vintage of Romanée-Conti, one of the greatest wines of Burgundy, has only 6000 bottles.

The castle of Aloxe-Corton

The castle of Aloxe-Corton
Magnificent Burgundian tile castle, it is possible to visit the cellars and taste some of the wines of the domain.

The village of Aloxe-Corton

The village of Aloxe-Corton
Cellar visit in downtown Aloxe-Corton, the wine business in Burgundy is quite closed, the winemakers make a very good living without the need for wine tourism. Don't expect to drink great wines at the first tasting.

Typical landscape of the Burgundy wine route

Typical landscape of the Burgundy wine route
The hill is covered up to the top with vines.

Vineyard plot

Vineyard plot
In Burgundy, the plots of land that delimit the great growths are often surrounded by stone walls. Their presence is essential to fight against soil erosion.

Château du Clos de Vougeot

Château du Clos de Vougeot
The castle of Clos de Vougeot was originally a building of wine exploitation created by the monks. In 1551 the abbot of Cîteaux added the castle to the agricultural buildings.

The courtyard of the Clos de Vougeot castle

The courtyard of the Clos de Vougeot castle
Admission to the Clos de Vougeot is 7.5 euros. The Château du Clos de Vougeot has not produced wine since 1944. No sales or wine tasting are organized at the Château.
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