The road of the wines in Burgundy

Loin wine route the most prestigious wines of Burgundy: Volnay, Pommard, Aloxe-Corton, Nuits-Saint-Georges...

The Burgundy wine route is located between Dijon and Santenay, preferred the car as a mode of locomotion because the full tour extends about 60 km. You can also choose the bike but there is not a lot of lanes and traffic is pretty intense. Choose the option tour package if you want to visit the vineyards on your bike. The villages are scattered on a band of two kilometers around the main road. It must be said some villages do not deserve a visit, apart from the Church and the village square there is nothing to do: Volnay, Pernand-Vergelesses (295 inhabitants)...

Cities or towns to see priority: Beaune, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Meursault, Aloxe-Corton and Vougeot (for the Castle).

There are opportunities of tasting all the villages however if you are intimidated and you do not want to end up with an obligation to buy bottles of wine it is best to direct you to the most touristic Beaune cellars, Nuits-Saint-Georges or Meursault.

Enjoy your visit

The addresses of these castles:

The Clos de Vougeot Castle

The Castle Corton André

Interest: notegood (1 note)
Difficulty: difficulté
Duration: 6 h.

Landscape of the coast wines in Burgundy

Landscape of the coast wines in Burgundy
The vineyards extend over a strip two kilometres wide.

The center of Meursault

The center of Meursault
Meursault is a nice little town on the road of wines.

Visit of the cellar in Meursault

Visit of the cellar in Meursault
In each city of the coast growers open their cellars and offer tastings.

The vines

The vines
The plots in Burgundy are very fragmented. There are only 6000 bottles each vintage of the Romanée-Conti, one of the greatest wines of Burgundy.

The castle of Aloxe-Corton

The castle of Aloxe-Corton
Beautiful chateau in Burgundian tile, it is possible to visit the cellars and to taste some wines of the area.

The village of Aloxe-Corton

The village of Aloxe-Corton
Visit of the cellar in the center of Aloxe-Corton, wine in Burgundy is quite firm, growers earn very well their life without the need of wine tourism. Don't expect to drink great wines to the first tasting.

Typical landscape of the road of the wines in Burgundy

Typical landscape of the road of the wines in Burgundy
The Hill is covered with the Summit of vines.

Parcel of vines

Parcel of vines
In Burgundy the plots that delimit the grands crus are often surrounded by stone walls. Their presence is essential to combat the erosion of the soil.

The Clos de Vougeot Castle

The Clos de Vougeot Castle
The Clos de Vougeot Castle is initially a winery building created by the monks, in 1551 the Abbot of Cîteaux added Castle to farm buildings.

The Court of the Clos de Vougeot Castle

The Court of the Clos de Vougeot Castle
Admission to the Clos de Vougeot is 7.5 euros, the Clos de Vougeot Castle produces more wine since 1944. No sales or wine tasting is held at the Castle.

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