Burgundy’s Route des Grands Crus
Located in Burgundy, the ‘Route des Grands Crus’ is an unmissable excursion for all lovers of wine and beautiful landscapes. This famous wine route was created in 1937, and its 60 kilometers were declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2015.
The route winds through breathtaking landscapes, dotted with picturesque villages. Prestigious vineyards line the route, and numerous wineries and caves are open to visitors, offering the chance to discover the Burgundian terroir and its renowned wines for unforgettable tastings.
The starting point for the Burgundy’s Route des Grands Crus is usually Dijon, but many tourists choose to follow the route from Santenay, via Nuits-Saint-Georges and Beaune. Here are just a few of the villages you won’t want to miss: Dijon, Marsannay, Fixin, Vosne-Romanée, Nuits-Saint-George, Aloxe-Corton, Beaune, Pommard, Saint-Romain, Meursault, Santenay. A total of 32 wine villages can be visited on this itinerary, so why not let yourself be guided by wine tourism experts, as offered by Wine Tour Bourgogne.
Characteristics of a ‘Grand Cru de Bourgogne’
Grands Crus de Bourgogne are exceptional wines, produced from grapes grown in the region’s finest terroirs. Unlike other French wines, Burgundy Grands Crus are made from specific plots of land, giving each bottle a unique rarity. Each Grand Cru has its own identity, characterized by aromatic complexity and a perfect balance between acidity and tannin. These prestigious red and white wines come from the region’s most famous appellations, such as Chambertin, Musigny and Montrachet. The Grands Crus of Burgundy are a veritable treasure trove, and a world wine benchmark for quality and excellence.
Burgundy vineyard tours in autumn
Autumn is the best time to visit the vineyards of Burgundy, and with Wine Tour Bourgogne you’re sure to be well guided. During this season, the vines are covered in a magnificent palette of autumn colors. Temperatures are also milder, which makes for a very pleasant visit to the vineyards.
In the wine storehouses and vineyards, excitement is at its peak with the arrival of autumn, and with good reason: it’s harvest time. You can witness this key moment in wine production and learn more about the grape harvest and the winemaking process. Autumn vineyard tours are also a great opportunity for wine tourism. You can taste local wines in the caves, and learn how to pair them with food according to the secrets of Burgundian know-how. So let yourself be tempted by an autumn escapade in the vineyards of Burgundy!