France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Burgundy Wines, France
World famous and delicious!




Burgundy wines have been famous for nearly 2000 years.

A combination of climate, geology, soil, grape varieties, and centuries upon centuries of wine-making expertise have given these wines a well-deserved reputation for excellence.

Grapes, Burgundy, France  
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Millions of visitors come each year to tour Burgundy's vineyards by car, bus, bicycle or on foot, to admire its traditional villages, and to sample the vintages.

You can explore Burgundy's wines through excursions from Beaune or Dijon. Popular day trips include the Route des Grands Crus, the Côte de Nuits, and the Côte de Beaune.

Some individual towns/villages to visit include Nuits-St-Georges, Gevrey-Chambertin, Mâcon, and Pouilly-Fuissé. The Clos de Vougeot, today a museum focused on wine making, is also fascinating.

Burgundy's halo of fame and press of visitors means that wine is no bargain here. In fact, you may find lower prices elsewhere for Burgundy wines—but then you won't have the pleasure of tasting Burgundy's wines in situ.




Excursions in Burgundy

Côte de Nuits

Côte de Beaune

Route des Grands Crus


Grapes of Burgundy

Burgundy Appellations

Food & Drink in Burgundy


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Clos de Vougeot, Côte d'Or, Burgundy, France

Above, Clos de Vougeot, Côte d'Or, Burgundy, France.

Below, The villages of Pouilly and Fuissé combine to make great white wines.


Pouilly-Fuissé, France

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