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.
In perfect harmony with the vine's four seasons and the art of winemaking, Bourgogne's winegrowers pay homage to Bacchus and Saint-Vincent, extending warm invitations to their friends and guests to partake in these convivial and authentic celebrations. Come and see for yourself, taste the wine, and live “the Bourgogne experience” in the heart of some gorgeous landscapes, allowing yourself to be swept away by the festive spirit of the Bourguignons!
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. You can enjoy a wine tasting session in a rustic cellar, embark on a picturesque vineyard hike, savor a melodious concert within the confines of a winery, indulge in a delightful vineyard snack, or even take a leisurely stroll along the famous Route des Grands Crus! From Chablis to Mâcon, along the Bourgogne wine route, a rich tapestry of tastings and cultural events awaits, ranging from the unpretentious and informal to the grand and dignified—there's something here for everyone!
On every occasion, the passionate winegrowers extend a warm welcome to their guests, glass in hand, eager to share their enthusiasm and devotion to their craft, along with the sheer delight of uncovering the nuanced aromas and flavors that Bourgogne wines offer, all within the heart of their beloved terroirs.
Exploring the vineyards and delving into the world of wines remains the primary motivation for visitors to Bourgogne throughout the year. And who better than a dedicated winegrower or an experienced wine merchant to unveil the intricacies of winemaking and the aromatic nuances of a particular appellation?
How about starting your visit with the Cité des Climats et vins de Bourgogne? 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!
Are you interested in learning the art of wine tasting or expanding your wine knowledge? The Ecole des Vins de Bourgogne offers tasting courses suitable for novices, enthusiasts, and wine lovers alike. Through these courses, you will discover how to truly 'taste' a wine, discern its qualities from its color, identify its aromas, savor its flavors, and assess its lingering presence on the palate—all while uncovering the renowned grape varieties that have made Bourgogne famous. Afterward, you'll never experience Bourgogne wines quite the same way again!
However, nothing can quite compare to the experience of meeting our esteemed winegrowers and wine merchants to explore their exceptional wines. Step inside our 'Vignobles & Découvertes' accredited cellars and embark on an unforgettable journey. Whether you choose to visit a winegrower, a cooperative, or a merchant, each one is eager to share their unwavering passion for Bourgogne wines with you.