by following the ‘Route du Crémant’
The Châtillonnais vineyard is located in the north of the Côte-d’Or and extends over 250 hectares and encompasses about twenty villages. It is planted with pinot noir and chardonnay vines and is almost exclusively dedicated to producing blanc or rosé Crémant de Bourgogne AOC, which accounts for about 80% of its production!
It is very easy to find! Just follow the signs for the ‘Route du Crémant’ as it is part of a signposted wine tourism trail which will take you from superb wine cellars to good restaurants, while passing through unmissable wine, heritage and natural sites along the way. Come and explore and take the opportunity to discover an inspiring little corner of Burgundy which is perfect for relaxing and reconnecting with nature and the rhythm of the season…
the culture of winemaking...
Meet and chat with the winegrowers, and learn more about the history of the vineyard and wine in Burgundy, gain an understanding about the notion of ‘climate’, find out the traditional methods used to create Crémant and the wine-making process and take part in tastings... So many experiences and interesting discoveries await in the Châtillonnais vineyard. Here are one or two great places to visit:
Musée du vigneron - Domaine Bouhélier
A museum about the job of a winegrower, the tools used and so much more...there are also walks and tours of the vineyard, exploring the vat room and tasting the Crémant. The Domaine Bouhélier offers you a real immersion into the world of Crémant wine.Musée du Vigneron
Ampélopsis - Domaine Brigand
A thoughtful and varied museum collection which will appeal to a large number of people of all ages! After completing your visit, you will know all about Crémant wine and how the job of a winegrower has changed over the years in this preserved historical site.Ampélopsis
Did you now?
Production of Crémant de Bourgogne at the Châtillonnais vineyard represents just 20% of overall production in the region.
You are in the fortunate position of being able to conduct your own market research and also of taking a look at other vineyards in Burgundy – for the purpose of comparison and choosing the one (or ones) you like best! (In moderation of course!)
Explore the heart of the Châtillonnais countryside and its natural beauty! It would be a shame not to enjoy the outstanding scenery in the north of the Côte-d'Or and the Parc national de Forêts in particular – the most recent national park in France! Here, you can see the wild animals and plants, listen to talks, go mushroom hunting and learn more about the natural world around you...
Maison de la Forêt
Come and meet the site's facilitators – you won't regret it! They will open up your eyes to the forest. This forest is hundreds of years old and you will learn how to really see it through activities, events and talks...Maison de la Forêt
Musée-opéra de la Vènerie - Abbaye du Val des Choues
An amazing museum in a beautiful Cistercian abbey located in the heart of exceptional rural surroundings. The unusual focus of this museum is hunting. However, it offers a different and interesting view of the natural world. Events involving the dog pack are impressive in terms of their liveliness and noise!Abbaye du Val des Choues
During your journey into the heart of this abundant countryside, you will travel through a decidedly rural Burgundy – a landscape of vineyards, forests, hills and typical winegrowing villages which offers you the ideal setting to reconnect with nature and a sense of well-being. Don’t miss the pretty town of Châtillon-sur-Seine which is also a must-see. It is not just the town with its church of Saint-Vorles and spring which makes the detour worthwhile. You can also see the region’s treasure – the famous Vix vase, which is housed in the musée du Pays Châtillonnais-Trésor de Vix. This is a unique archaeological treasure, as you can see in the photo below!
Make the most of your stay by enjoying and experiencing unforgettable moments! Two very different châteaus on your route will give you the very best of welcomes, each in their own way:
Château de Montigny-sur-Aube
Celebrate nature and all it provides at the château's table d'hôtes and savour dishes made with fruit and vegetables from the château's conservation orchard. As far as short supply chains go, you could not do better! Take the opportunity to explore the gardens and orangery, visit the beehives and buy a gourmet basket or home-made jam, etc...Le château de Montigny-sur-Aube
At the Château de Courban
Enjoy some relaxation and indulgence at the Nuxe Spa followed by a fine meal based on local ingredients prepared by Michelin-starred chef, Takashi Kinoshita who combines local organic products with a Japanese touch.Hôtel Château de Courban & Spa