What is a Burgundy wine tour with Colette BARBIER ?

A Burgundy wine adventure of intense discovery and pleasure especialy tailored for you with maximum flexibility to please your expectations… You certainely know that a lot of Burgundy wineries never welcome any visitor but don’t worry, Colette has got a good list of connexions for you to taste great wines !

With Colette , you explore Côte D’Or vineyards : She explains scenery, terroir, vineplants, climate, vinegrowers work, history, every village, every vineyard… well you will know everything, or nearly and Colette answers ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS !

Colette teaches/explains you :

  • how to read/understand vineyards and scenery,
  • what is an appellation – The 4 different levels of appellations quality
  • the difference between climate and climats…
  • how to truly taste wine with a sensory approach of winetasting… A great experience that you will never forget ! 
  • how to read a label
  • the different vintages particularities

Maybe you do not wish a teacher… just want to have fun and enjoyment… not a problem! With Colette, open your senses and enjoy every minute !

AFTER COVID INFORMATION : about visiting small private family owned wineries

The pandemic did not make things easier for visiting wineries and wine tastings : most of the small private ones ones who used to open their door for me and my guests until 2020 did not welcome anybody for ​the time of Covid, ​over 18 months and they realized that they sold their wines as well… without organizing or taking care of any visits… good experience for them, not for us the guides who look for interesting visits and tastings !
Added to that, the last harvests have been very low (because of global weather changes) : as a consequence, most small private wineries do not have much to sell, which does not encourage them to spend time with visitors.​ Yes 2022 was a superb crop, but still in barrel.
In 2023 they propose 2021 vintage, which was, in quantity, about 30 % of a normal harvest…​

Exemple of a day tour :

In the morning you will be proposed wine tastings in 2 very different wineries: it´s the moment in a day where your taste buds are in the best shape to appreciate wine!

For Lunch time: Colette will propose you different restaurant links for you to choose your kind of lunch : casual countryside inn, or elegant gastronomy or other…

After lunch there are different possibilities and you choose :

* Whether visit Château de Clos Vougeot, or/and  go on driving south towards the North Côte de Beaune and other visit of winery and wine tasting.

* Whether visit Château de Clos Vougeot and then drive to Dijon for a walking tour of the old medieval city

* Whether take the time to sightsee Hautes Côtes very picturesc scenery and then Côte de Beaune + other visit of winery and wine tasting.

* Whether visit HOTEL DIEU (Hospices de Beaune) but if you stay in Beaune you also will be able to do it in your time on own with audio guide.

One day Burgundy wine tour is dedicated to Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits

2 days Burgundy wine tour : First day dedicated to Côte de Nuits, second day to Côte de Beaune

In all circumstances, you are driven on a smooth, comfortable and safe way because Colette holds a very special state driving licence allowing passengers transportation.

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