Few regions express the notion of “wine civilization” as well as the Bourgogne wine region. Here, wine is fundamental. It lies at the origin of traditions and ancestral skills passed down through generations. Come and see for yourself, taste the wine, and live “the Bourgogne experience” in the heart of some gorgeous landscapes.
The Bourgogne wine region has always been a crossroads for cultural exchange
Whether you are a fully-fledged wine buff or just a wine-lover keen to excite his taste buds, those in the local wine trade have a thousand and one ways to initiate you in the secrets of the terroir and the magic of vinification.
How about starting your visit with the Cité des Climats et vins de Bourgogne (opening in spring 2023)? In Chablis, Beaune and Mâcon, each site will introduce you to the secrets of Burgundy wines and invite you to open the doors of the cellars!
Our label guarantees the success of your wine-themed trips to the Bourgogne region
Bourgogne owes part of its identity and exceptional character to the passions and traditions that have shaped it. Several hundred Bourgogne wines professionals invite you to taste their wines at the estate, in the cellar or in their home. Come and discover Bourgogne, a rich and unique wine-growing territory, and make the experience an unforgettable memory.
The label covers a host of activities including Bourgogne wine tastings, cellar visits, hikes, guided tours of vineyards or monuments, Bourgogne wines festivals and events and includes addresses for accommodation and eating.
These professionals all have a Vignobles & Découvertes sign on display at the entrance to their estate. They are committed to respecting numerous requirements: a friendly welcome (in French and other languages) and authenticity are the order of the day. The exceptional heritage of the winegrowing region is within reach thanks to an educational approach also guaranteed by the label.
Together, they make your stay in the Bourgogne wine region an unforgettable one.
The wineries are labeled "Vignobles & Découvertes" after completing the "Bourgogne Wine Tourism Quality" audit, coordinated by the Bourgogne Wine Board and conducted by an independent and specialized agency. This audit checks the "Vignobles & Découvertes" criteria but also the quality of welcome. Thus, you have the guarantee that "Vignobles & Découvertes" cellars offer the best of wine tourism in Bourgogne!
How to identify tourism activities and Bourgogne wine events that will satisfy your curiosity or thirst for discovery? How can you get the most out of La Grande Route des Vins de Bourgogne?
Created in 2009, « Vignobles & Découvertes » is the French certification label dedicated to wine tourism.
It is a qualitative benchmark, you can plan your visit in complete confidence.
More than 700 different wine-related activities are certified across 4 areas of the Bourgogne region:
Among all the « Vignobles & Découvertes » certified professionals, you will find more than 260 tourist cellars in Bourgogne.
Who better than a winemaker or négociant to reveal the secrets of vinification or the aromatic subtleties of an appellation?
Throughout your stay, your hosts will satisfy your curiosity by offering you tips and sharing secrets about Bourgogne wines, their parcels, their appellations, their history and how the Bourgogne varietals express themselves...
Find the list of all the certified wineries in the “Vignobles & Découvertes tourist cellars guide” and plan your visit.
Get in the festive mood with the people of the Bourgogne region!
In the Bourgogne region, we have much more than just wine to share: there is a whole lifestyle to explore…
In keeping with the four seasons in the vineyards and wineries, come and share some moments of discovery and pleasure around the wines of Bourgogne. Theaters, concerts, street arts, gourmet trails, exhibitions, wine tastings - there’s something for everyone, from the unusual to the most ceremonial events
Find more about these gastronomic and cultural wine festivities in Bourgogne:
These festivities are a tribute to the conviviality and festive spirit of the local people!
Open to all, from keen amateur to enlightened connoisseur, the Cité des Climats et vins de Bourgogne invites you to discover all the riches of the famous Bourgogne wine region, its heritage, and will offer fun, sensory and educational experiences.
Each site provides an introduction to Bourgogne wines, and covers the entire wine region from three emblematic cities: Chablis, Beaune and Mâcon. Each Cité will value its territory, its wines, its identity and will be an invitation to visit the vineyard.
Beaune, the capital of the winegrowing region, is the biggest of the three sites and will embody the history, the know-how and the heritage of the whole Bourgogne region. Chablis highlights the fabulous richness of the vineyards of northern Bourgogne: Chablis, Grand Auxerrois and Châtillonnais… while Mâcon focuses on the vineyards of Mâconnais, Côte Chalonnaise and Côtes du Couchois.
A true multi-sensory immersion, the visit tour of each site makes you discover the infinite cultural richness and diversity of Bourgogne wines. From the origin of terroirs to the wine in the glass, all your senses are awakened to understand this unique wine culture. The little extra? A tasting of two glasses of wine is offered at the end of the tour!
In the Cité in Beaune, a specific space is dedicated to the Climats of Bourgogne, listed as UNESCO World Heritage.
In addition to the tour, activities and cultural events are offered throughout the year and for all audiences.
To know more about the Cité des Climats et vins de Bourgogne: https://www.citeclimatsvins-bourgogne.com/en/
Taste with the Bourgogne Wine School
The École des Vins de Bourgogne (Bourgogne Wine School) shares its passion!
Learn to taste, understand the concept of terroirs, discover the appellations, associate food and wine, meet the winemakers in their cellars, walk through the vineyards...
Whether you are a novice, an amateur or a wine-lover, find a format adapted to your needs: tasting workshops, oenology courses and wine certification course.
The little extras:
Find more: www.ecoledesvins-bourgogne.com
You can also visit the Bourgogne Wine School in Dijon, in the heart of the Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie et du Vin, and take part in a unique 100% immersive tasting experience!
Watch the video presentation of the immersive tasting workshops!
The great Route des Vins de Bourgogne
By bicycle, by car or on foot, explore some little-used paths to discover the wines of Bourgogne. Created just for you, the region’s tourist trails lead you straight to the door of a range of estates, cooperatives and maisons de négoce. There, you will receive a warm welcome from winegrowers and négociants, and will enjoy tasting wines and exploring the region’s rich heritage.
Find more on the Cité des Climats et vins de Bourgogne website: https://www.citeclimatsvins-bourgogne.com/en/
Prepare your trip to Bourgogne
Do you want to get away from it all? Fancy a break, for a day or a week, exploring the vines? Would you like to indulge yourself in a Bourgogne wine tasting weekend? Or to meet the passionate people who make and sell Bourgogne wines? To join a wine tasting seminar?
To fully immerse yourself in the welcoming atmosphere that is so unique to Bourgogne, take a trip to discover the daily lives of the Bourgogne winemakers. Winegrowers, maisons de négoce and cooperative cellars welcome you to visit their cellars, with a wide range of activities on offer. Come and enjoy their conviviality!
Find all the Vignobles & Découvertes certified activities on the dedicated search engine of the Cité des Climats et vins de Bourgogne website: https://www.citeclimatsvins-bourgogne.com/en/
Take all the time you need to find the perfect place at the right time, the right activities and the accommodation, restaurants and tasting opportunities that interest you.