15 Mar – 15 Dec: Daily except SundayDuration
Approx. 2 or 3 hoursStart time
Pinot & Chardonnay - Côte de Nuits: 1400h (2:00pm)
Compare & Contrast- Extended Côte de Nuits: 0930h (09:30am)
Duration: Pinot & Chardonnay - Côte de Nuits: 2 - 2½ hours
Compare & Contrast- Extended Côte de Nuits: 3 - 3½ hours
The tour starts from Divia transport (tram & bus) station, corner of Rue Millotet & Avenue Foch, near the Dijon train station.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at the starting point
Drive through the legendary Côte d'Or region, which is home to many of France’s signature vineyards. Steeped in historical tradition, Burgundy wines are held in rare esteem for their ability to impart the flavor, or terroir, of the land.
Examine the vines in the hallowed vineyards of Gevrey-Chambertin, Vosne-Romanée, and Chambolle-Musigny, and learn from a wine expert about how grapes are nurtured into nectar.
Wind your away through the stunning landscapes of the Route des Grads Crus and get treated to a cellar tour and tasting in an elite wine room.
Your bilingual driver and guide will pick you up from Divia transport (tram & bus) station, in an air-conditioned minivan.
You will travel through the following villages in the Côte d'Or region, learning from your guide about the art and science of viticulture and winemaking:
Nuits-Saint-Georges – In 2007, this village was the site of the traditional Burgundian festival, la Saint-Vincent-Tournante, which celebrates the wine of a different village each year.
Vosne-Romanée – The wines from this storied village are known for their richness and balance, and for longevity that exceeds most other wines of Burgundy.
Chambolle-Musigny – This town specializes in red wines from the Pinot Noir grape, with two dozen Premier Cru vineyards.
Morey-St-Denis – Less well-known than some of its wine-producing neighbors, Morey still boasts five Grand Cru vineyards.
Gevrey-Chambertin – Often called the King of Burgundy, Gevrey-Chambertin’s wines are among the finest in France, and were thought to be the favorite of Napoleon Bonaparte.
Drive along the Route des Grads Crus, which features rolling vineyards and small French villages, many with picturesque church steeples that rise amid the hills.
You will stop at one prestigious wine cellar for a tasting, then stop at a neighboring cellar for a second tasting and a wine comparison.
You also have the option of extending your tour with a visit to the vineyards of the Côte de Nuits where you will compare wines and cellars during your second cellar visit and wine tasting.
Your minivan will drop you back at the Dijon Tramway station at tour’s end.
Tour not suitable for under 12 years children
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
Tour was very informative and the tour guide was very knowledgable and helpful. His ability to converse in English made the tour most interesting....Steven A Miller
Pleasant driver, pleasant company, gorgeous day, nice wine tastings in two locations. I enjoyed the whole time....Claudia C Bartz
Great tour with a very personable and competent guide. Good pace, good commentary. The only glitch was related tio the change in pick-up location; despite the small sign in the...Brian W Wallace