We start in the center of Beaune, where I will pick you up. We'll drive through the hinterlands of this beautiful city to a viewpoint for a panoramic view over the vineyards. I'll give you an extensive explanation about the Burgundy wines: the history, the present, the future, the plants, the grapes, the making of, the local culture, etc. Then, we'll drive further over little tiny roads towards a small village where we'll have a picnic lunch somewhere in the open air. When it rains, we will have the picnic in another village under a roof. I'll prepare you some homemade quiche with eggs from our own hens. Also, there will be salad, goat cheese, bread, some fruit and coffee, water and fruit juice. Please, don't eat too much breakfast because there will be enough! Then, we will drive through the vineyards to a medieval castle dating back to the 12th century. I'll give you a guided tour. After the castle, we will visit a local wine grower in a very small, but charming village. We'll do some wine tasting there and I will translate if you don't speak French. You will also visit a different building where you will see the wine in its wooden barrels, and an antique wine press.
**The summer season has ended, and as it will be too cold in the fall/winter to do this specific tour, it will not be available until next spring. I am working on a winter proof tour, soon available!** I am originally from the Netherlands and have traveled around the world for my previous job as a tour director. My husband and I have decided to settle in beautiful Burgundy. Life's changed quite a bit: now I am the proud mother of three, so I decided to travel in my own "neighborhood" and show people the stunning beauty of this region. It has been almost 8 years that we have lived here and, although I am not a wine professional, I know the nicest places and best-kept secrets in this area. Burgundy has a lot to offer! Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any other requests, i.e. larger groups, different itinerary, etc.
Quiche, cheese, and salad. 3 different wines Please let me know in advance if you have any dietary restrictions.. You'll…
Water and fruit juice There will also be coffee!
Entrance fee I will provide the entrance tickets for the castle.
My own car is comfortable and has air conditioning. There is place for 4 persons. If there are more people willing to enjoy…
We'll go off the beaten track. Not only is Beaune beautiful, but so are its surroundings. After visiting the viewpoint, we will have a picnic lunch with quiche, goat cheese, salad, bread and water, coffee & juice. Then, we'll drive to a 12th century fortress where I will give you a guided tour. We end up the excursion by visiting a family-run vineyard in the so-called Côte Couchois wine region. We'll drive back via nice and picturesque villages.
Summer edition - the real Burgundy