11 August 2017, 2:04 PM
Travel to Vougeot in France and tour Burgundy wineries. Take the roads less traveled in France and delight in the simple table meals in small towns with Chardonnays from Burgundy boutique wines to the prized Grand Cru wines.
One of Burgundy's most famous and largest vineyards, Vougeot has since operated as a working vineyard the 12th Century, when the Cistercian monks planted vines there. The Chateau du Clos de Vougeot was added in 1551, and today tours are provided of the small and large cellars. For wine enthusiasts, you can view and purchase bottles with the famous Grand Cru designation on the label. Grand Cru is the highest level of wine classification among the Burgundy wines.
Visit the famous Burgundy wine region
Winding roads through spectacularly manicured vineyards await you on your journey to Burgundy. Discover red and white wines, from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. Tour local wineries to taste local grape varieties such as Beaujolais, Gamay, Aligote, Pinot Blanc, and Sauvignon blanc. Burgundy is known for smaller vineyards with limited productions, so be sure to ask locals where their favorite vineyards are located.
Wine enthusiasts delightfully travel to Burgundy in France to sample wines that have been stored in French Oak barrels. Depending on the age and grain of the French oak the wines will vary in taste from being subtle to spicy, satin, or silk. There are traditional French Oak barrel makers located throughout Burgundy and a visit will give you more appreciation of the distillation and cellaring process.
Each of Burgundy's towns will focus on various grape varieties. One of our favorite towns in Burgundy is Auxerre, which produces one of the best white wines in the country, made exclusively of Chardonnay in the Chablis. Learn about the "appellations" in Burgundy which distinguish and protect each region and their viticultural practices. Start your Burgundy travels in Vougeot and enjoy a vacation tasting some of the best wines in the world.