Climats of Bourgogne: names with multiple origins

The Climats and lieux-dits give Bourgogne wines their unique personality, whilst representing the origins of their Bourgogne heritage. Their names bear witness to the rich history of the winegrowing region through different criteria. These include the natural environment, which can have a link with the wine’s name; the heritage that has preserved the Climats since the Middle Ages, and the expertise of the men and women who, over time, have shaped the Climats into what they are today.
There are plenty of variations within different Climats, in their names, their composition, and their location. Each plot has been carefully selected considering its aspect, soil type, and surrounding vegetation. Everything is about making high-quality wine, and this over generations to make the Climats what they are today.
Sample the wines of the Bourgogne region and take a trip through the amazing diversity of the Climats.


► The environment

Discover the characters of the different Climats from this diverse natural environment that represent the backbone of the Bourgogne wine hierarchy. Learn to decode these appellations and reveal descriptions of relief, soil-type, or the presence of some specific vegetation in a particular plot.

► Heritage and savoir-faire

Learn more how different Climats got their names. From La Grande Rue to Les Plantes, and Chazelle, find out about the heritage and expertise that led to their denominations.

► Men and women

Come and discover the history of the men and women of the Bourgogne region, and discover the trace they left on the vineyards through their titles, their temperaments, and the seasonal tasks they carried out in the vines.