Can you imagine a morning wine tasting and truffle hunting in the hills of the Côte de Nuits against the backdrop of a 17th château.? We begin this unique day with an early tour and cellar visit at a small 5th generation family owned wine domaine before driving into the picturesque Burgundian countryside to the truffle venue. Here you can watch a specially trained and very cute dog at work, sniffing out the precious truffles & learning all about the Burgundy truffle from the expert. Stay for a 4-course truffle based lunch at this unusual venue or if you prefer, just a simple taste of truffle specialities. During the afternoon after a drive through the vineyards we’ll stop at the site of the legendary Romanee Conti vineyard, before our second private vineyard tour and tasting from both barrel and bottle in a famous wine village.
This is an ideal tour for the real cheese lovers amongst you! You will discover & learn about some of Burgundy’s most traditional cows’ milk cheeses at a family owned venue of third generation cheesemakers. After an educational tour through the gallery, your guide will take you through a comparative tasting pairing the cheeses first with chardonnay and then with pinot noir. A private cellar visit in a renowned wine village will follow before stopping for a delicious lunch locally. Enjoy a leisurely drive through the famous vineyards and villages of Côte de Nuits, stopping here and there at famous landmarks, before our arrival at our final wine tasting of the day, or, if you prefer, a second cheese visit can be arranged (subject to availability).
This tour takes us into southern Côte de Beaune renowned for its delicious chardonnays and light and fruity pinots. During the morning you’ll enjoy tasting both reds and whites at small family owned wineries, with lunch on the terrace at one of the best restaurants in the area for regional cuisine, such as coq au vin & escargots ! Mid afternoon we begin our wine and chocolate pairing in partnership with a local artisanal chocolate maker, pairing some of these melt in the mouth chocolates with different types & styles of wine for a fun and enjoyable afternoon. At the end of the tour we visit the chocolate shop for any purchases you wish to make. *Tours may exceptionally be subject to change and availability of our partners..
If you love to cook, enjoy a unique and exclusive interactive masterclass with Burgundy on a Plate. Learn traditional local fare with our Burgundian chef in his charming family home in a famous wine village in Côte de Nuits, or alternatively, modern french cuisine with a Burgundian twist in a professional restaurant kitchen (exclusive to our clients) with our other extremely talented chef. Enjoy local Gougères and aperitifs with the chefs, before relaxing over a private three course lunch you will have helped to cook! During the afternoon we tour the famous and historic vineyards & villages of the Côte de Nuits, stopping for an excellent visit to ancient atmospheric cellars and tasting wines from village to grand cru and from both barrel and bottle.