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A day of discovery

Plein tarif 250€
Heure 9.15 a.m. - 6.30 p.m.
Lieu Beaune
Durée 1 day
Dégustation 12 wines
Public +18 years
Langue French

A day at the heart of wine-growing Bourgogne

A day of initiation that combines learning and the enjoyment of tasting with a discovery of the vineyards and heritage of the Côte de Nuits.



9.15 a.m.: Welcome meet at the Ecole des Vins de Bourgogne in Beaune
All necessary documents provided

The fundamentals of wine-growing Bourgogne:

  • Geographical location
  • Vines and vineyards of Bourgogne
  • Areas and production
  • Natural quality factors (terroirs, grape varieties, climate, savoir-faire)

Bourgogne wines:

  • The Appellations d’Origine Contrôlées: Origins, history, classification
  • The wine estates, merchant houses and cellars of Bourgogne

Tasting Bourgogne wines:

  • Tasting methodology and techniques (visual, olfactory, taste elements)
  • The main organoleptic characteristics of Bourgogne wines
  • Discovery via a tutored tasting of 6 Bourgogne wines


12.45 p.m.: Tasting and lunch at a restaurant


14.30 p.m.: Discovery of the Côte de Nuits vineyards

  • Guided tour of Château du Clos de Vougeot
  • Study of the landscape in the Grand Crus of the Côte de Nuits
  • Visit and tasting at a wine estate in the Côte de Nuits

Presentation of a nominative Honorary Diploma from the Ecole des Vins de Bourgogne


18.30 p.m.: Return to Beaune – end of the day

Further information


Understand the appellation system, the notion of terroir and Bourgogne’s Climats. Learn how to see, smell and taste the white and red wines of Bourgogne and to identify their aromas. You will also learn how to keep and serve the wines, as well as how best to match them with food.


After a hearty lunch and tasting, the afternoon is devoted to discovering the vineyards, with a study of the landscape in the Grand Crus of the Côte de Nuits, a guided tour of the mythical Château du Clos de Vougeot and a visit and tasting at a wine estate.


By the end of the day, you will be more confident in approaching a glass of Bourgogne, armed with the right words to describe the wines and share your impressions.


Classes and visits are led by an educator from the Ecole des vins de Bourgogne.


This training is open to all and does not require prior knowledge of Bourgogne wines, tasting, or the world of wine more generally.


A little extra


Tutored tasting of a dozen different appellations (in our tasting room, at the restaurant, and with the wine producer).


Tastings take place in our dedicated tasting room.


Guided tours of the vineyards and Château du Clos de Vougeot, as well as meeting a wine producer.


What’s included:

  • Lunch at the restaurant accompanied by Bourgogne wines
  • Transport to the restaurant and to the places visited


Funding for vocationnal training

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Meet in our tasting room at the Cité des Climats et Vins de Bourgogne in Beaune.
Our qualified educators will be on hand to welcome you and to accompany you throughout this course.



Any further questions

Contact us for more information or with any specific requests.

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