WINE TOURISM IN BURGUNDY
Within the enormous diversity and prestige of French wines, the Burgundy wines are one of the most renowned; the quality and variety of its wines as well as a privileged territory and the enormous range of possibilities to enjoy wine tourism in Burgundy justify this reputation.
The region of Burgundy is located in the northeast-central part of France, with Dijon as its capital city. The soul and quality of its wines are mainly influenced by the land’s geology which varies greatly from one place to another so in the region we can obtain a great variety of wines.
The climate, with mild summers, very cold winters and an enormous potential for frosts that compromise the correct ripening of the grape, has forced the wine growers to develop cutting-edge techniques to prevent, so far as possible, the influence of bad weather conditions in the vineyards.
In Viavinum we are passionate about wine and share our passion through wine tourism; we organize your trip to Burgundy to show you the wine culture on this territory.
Produced near the city of Auxerre, Chablis is a variety in the Geographical Indication of the “Yonne Wines” belonging to the Burgundy region. They produce exclusively white wines with the grape varieties of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
The wines of the region are characterized by increased acidity and an abundance of mineral notes due to the limestone and a rich in marine fossil soil, singularly tiny shells. These characteristics produce strong, yet elegant wines.
This is an area where we can find the most famous and expensive wines in the Burgundy territory, which is justified because of the small size of the territory, spanning forty kilometers in length and two in width, and low production.
The most famous wines of the region (Grand Cru) are usually cultivated in the elevated foothills of the terrain, where the vineyards are exposed to more hours of sunlight.
Activities in your Burgundy wine tour with Viavinum
With a strong industry focused toward wine tourism, the area of Burgundy offers a great variety of activities to satisfy all tastes.
- Official wine courses in the Burgundy School of Wines
- Visits to abbeys
- Visits to the fifteenth century Hospices de Beaune
- Visits to prestigious wineries of the region
- Customized routes
- Architecture, landscapes and wine
- Food and wine tasting
Another experience that can´t be missed when planning your wine tourism route in Burgundy is a visit to the wine cellars, in this sense, the highway D-974 (Gran Crus Route) leading to Beaune serves as the backbone for a trip in which the visitor could be surprised by the landscape scattered with vineyards, hillsides, and wine cellars that seem to be from another century.
When you take a wine trip with Viavinum you are in the company of expert guides at all times. Enjoy the wonders of the wine routes in Burgundy as a group, family or couple.