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(Video) Burgundy Wine Tours with French Wine Explorers

Pascale Bernasse | Tuesday, Mar 18th 2014

Discover our Burgundy wine tours and discover the renown wine, food and heritage of the region. Also, tips for the best time of year to travel for Burgundy wine tours.

(Transcript) On one of our first visits to Burgundy, we were meeting with a hotel manager who was kind enough to offer us a Montrachet. It was nothing short of amazing; to this day I am still trying to recreate the experience I first had bringing the glass towards my nose, taking in the bouquet.

Besides the wonderful Montrachet, Burgundy is also home to illustrious Grand Cru’s such as Romanée Conti, Chambertin and Richebourg. There’s something about the unique combination of land, sun and vine that brings out noble and diverse expressions of Burgundy’s Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes.

Burgundy is also one of the most beautiful and historically important regions in France. Its rich cultural heritage is on full display at fascinating sites such as the Clos de Vougeot vineyard, with its 13th-century wine presses, and the grand Hospices de Beaune- Hotel Dieu, famous for its yearly wine auction.

The region is a culinary paradise, with rich food that pairs beautifully with the wine, and one is not complete without the other. Take this opportunity to finally try escargot, the creamy Chaource cheese, or a tender steak from the celebrated Charolais beef.
Burgundy is one of our most favorite regions, offering a terrific combination of great wine and beautiful countryside.

The best time of the year to go depends on your goals.  The most beautiful time to go is harvest, around September /October when all the leaves on the vines turn to beautiful shades of autumn.  But its also very busy and some of the better smaller estates are unavailable for visits during the harvest.  To access the best estates and avoid crowds, we recommend early spring or late fall.

Join us on a Wine Tour. Contact French Wine Explorers today. Visit wine-tours-france.com, or call toll free: 1-877-261-1500.

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