Getting acquainted with the wines of Burgundy

Are you interested in wine and looking to learn, make progress or simply enjoy yourself ? Discover the “climats” that are unique in the world, the crus and the labels. And then you can set off to find the people who really love wine.

Vigne. A. Doire / Bourgogne Tourisme

 

Vigne. A. Doire / Bourgogne Tourisme

The climats of Burgundy

In the heart of the Burgundy wine region you can explore the climats, a regional term that refers to a plot of land whose rich soil and natural conditions are unique. Make a detour to a cellar or museum in the region and learn all about the history, the slopes, the soil composition, the aspect and the microclimate of each of these plots.

In the Côte-d’Or, at the heart of the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune , you can discover Grands crus such as Romanée-Conti or Meursault . Further north, in the Yonne, the famous Chablis is an appellation Grand cru distributed across seven climats. Visit the villages of Givry and Rully en Saône-et-Loire, where you can familiarise yourself with the Premiers crus of the Côte Chalonnaise.

Find out more about the climats in Burgundy

The wines and the AOCs

The wines of Burgundy are rich and varied, and are divided into regional appellations, village appellations, Premiers crus and Grands crus. The Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) is your guarantee of the characteristics of the regional wines. If you go on an introductory course or a tasting course you can discover the secrets of the great names such as Corton, Montrachet, Chambertin , or more simply the AOC Pouilly-Fumé or Irancy.

Discover more wines on the official website of the wines of Burgundy

De Vignes en Caves

More than 350 wine professionals have undertaken to allow you to taste at least one wine free of charge. They will share all the secrets of their vines and their wines with you.

Discover the list of wines labelled “De Vignes en Caves”

Vignobles et Découvertes

Discover the list of wines labelled "Vignobles et Découvertes"

Come and meet the people who love wine

Do you enjoy authenticity? Then come and meet the wine-growers of the region, who will open the doors of their domaine to you. You can chat to them while tasting wines produced from their own harvest.

Find a wine-grower

If you would like to taste and buy your wine from a group of producers, the wine-growers’ cooperatives situated in the wine-growing region will open their doors to you.

Find a cooperative

The wine trader-producer buys his wines from the cask and then stores them. He generally has a wide collection of wine which he offers for sale with shrewd advice.

Find a trader

Retail cellars offer a unique point of sale for wines, whether these come from a wine-grower, a cooperative or a trader.

Find a cellar

Publications

The documents below will enable you to perfect your knowledge of our wines:

A trip through the vines (Bourgogne Wine Board)

Wine routes and trails for food-lovers