The Auxerrois vineyard only covers a few towns, but still offers a wide range of grape varieties, producing wines to suit everyone's tastes! So come to Auxerre and the surrounding area to see this surprising vineyard and charming heritage sites for yourself.
Lands just waiting to be explored
Red, white, rosé, and Crémant, you're sure to find what you're looking for here in the Auxerrois region!
To produce these different wines, the winegrowers use the typical grape varieties of Burgundy: Chardonnay, Aligoté, Pinot Noir, Gamay, César... And also Sauvignon, which is used for the AOC Saint-Bris, one of just two village appellations from the vineyard, along with AOC Irancy.
Explore the typical and picturesque village of Irancy, with narrow streets and winegrowers' houses, the Bailly-Lapierre wine-tasting cellars in Saint-Bris-le-Vineux, the winemaking village of Chitry-le-Fort with 13th-century fortified church, and the Maison Renaissance in Coulanges-la-Vineuse. You can also come and visit the Escolives archaeological site which recognised the Auxerrois vineyard as the most ancient vineyard in the region.
Take a stroll around Auxerre
As you wander around the capital of the Yonne, admire the half-timbered houses, churches, Saint-Etienne cathedral and Saint-Germain Abbey (where you'll find the very last vine plot grown in the town of Auxerre!).A weekend away in Auxerre
Draft along the waters aboard the Hirondelle
Opt for a boat trip along Nivernais Canal and the Yonne, to see the territory from a different perspective!