Wine and History
After pick up from your hotel in Beaune, we will start the day with a private guided visit to the acclaimed 15th century Hospices de Beaune, a charity hospital, still maintained today with the proceeds from its famous wine auction. Having delved into the mysteries of the magnificent van der Weyden polyptych, we then drive into the Cote de Beaune for a tour of a well known winery and cellar, entertainingly led by one of the owners. There we will discover nature's techniques of turning grapes into wine aided by the patience of the Burgundian winemaker.
Lunch is taken at the winery with the opportunity to taste up to 10 wines (tasting size only) with a traditional meal. The sommelier visits each table for an individualised summary of each wine explaining the nuances between each wine. Allowing our lunch to digest, we then drive through the Cote de Beaune for an explanation of 'terroir' and closer examination of the vines. The day is rounded of with a visit to a small family winery to taste a further selection
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel in Beaune
End location: Your hotel in Beaune
Duration: 7 hours 30 min.
Spacious modern vehicle with 7 seats and full climate control.
I can accommodate groups between 2 and 8 people, please contact me for a custom link so I can price your tour accordingly.
Pick up and drop off from your accommodation in Beaune
Transport in a spacious air conditioned people carrier
Services of a local bi-lingual guide (mother tongue English)
Private guided visit of the Hospices de Beaune
Guided visit of a well known winery in Puligny Montrachet
Drive through the vineyards of the Cote de Beaune with an introduction to the terroir and the vines of Burgundy
Visit to a family run cellar in the Cote de Beaune for a commentated wine tasting of regional, village and premier cru wines
A fantastic walk among the vineyards
Documentation on Burgundy wine
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 Euros - Lunch - 25€ per person
Wine tasting at Lunch 15€ - 35€ depending on selection chosen
Wine tasting at Lunch
Items of a personal nature
Personal and cancellation insurance