Burgundy, Lyon, Beaujolais, Cote-Rotie
May 13-19, 2019
Day 1 / arrival in Lyon
Check in at hotel« Hôtel de la Tête d’Or »
Dinner at « L'Atelier des Augustins » :
Day 2 /
Road to the Northern Rhône Valley (1 hour).
Visit and tasting at Domaine Georges Vernay (Condrieu appelation).
Visit and tasting at Domaine Clusel-Roch (Côte Rôtie appellation).
Visit and tasting at Domaine Combier (Crozes-Hermitage appellation). Road back to Lyon (1h15)
Fourvières : The Basilica and the Roman theater and ruins
Dinner at « Restaurant Prairial ».
Guided visit of L'ABBAYE DE CLUNY
Guide tour of Moutarde Fallot
Our home for three nights with celebratory, gastronomic meals and appropriate wines.
Guided tour of the former monastery Chateau du Clos de Vougeout, since 1934,home of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin. They have tasked themselves to promote Burgundy, notably its wines and cuisine, preserving and reviving its traditional festivals, folklore and customs, and encouraging the development of tourism in the region.
An active participant in important events that take place in the region, the Conférie was instrumental in establishing the Saint-Vincent Tournante, the Tastevinage and in the restoration of the Château du Clos de Vougeot.
Founded in 1860, its headquarters are on the main square in a mansion that houses two floors of cellars, the oldest of which dates from the 15th century.
Tasting and machon (lunch of cheese and charcuterie) and more wine with owner Pascale Rifaux.
Ken and Grace Evenstad, Founders and Owners of Domaine Serene Winery, came full circle in their passion for great Pinot Noir and Chardonnay when they purchased the respected Burgundy wine estate, Château de la Crée, in April 2015.
“Owning and farming legendary vineyards in Burgundy is a dream come true for us,” says Ken Evenstad. “We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to make our own wines from famous vineyards like Morgeot in Chassagne-Montrachet, Clos des Angles in Volnay, and La Garenne in Puligny-Montrachet where world class wines have been made for centuries.”
Tour of Hospice des Beaune
lunch in Beaune TBD
Atheneum Books-the best bookstore about wine and especially Burgundy
Guided tour with a full description of the production of cheeses. This visit is followed by a tasting of 5 Gaugry cheese varieties, from the mildest to the strongest in flavour. This tasting is accompanied by a glass of Burgundy wine and bread
A guided tour through the factory to learn more about the history of the liqueur company “Védrenne” famous for their Crème de cassis followed by a tasting of classic Kir, Kir péche and innovative cocktails.
Lunch at La Toute Petite Auberge
A cantine for local winemakers
And before heading to Dijon for our train to Paris, Philippe Charlopin will select from 33 Grand Crus and serve us directly from the barrel.
All Inclusive except train
Car, driver/guide, tastings/ visits, lodging and meals included
Double Occupancy 3500 euros per person
Single Occupancy 4100 euros per person
Private tours for 4-6 persons on request