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A day’s tasting

Plein tarif 250€
Heure 9.15 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Lieu Beaune
Durée 1 day
Dégustation 15 wines
Public +18 years
Langue French

A day entirely devoted to tasting Bourgogne wines

A day dedicated to understanding wine-growing Bourgogne and tasting its wines.



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
  • The 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


Study of the landscape in the Grand Cru Corton appellation:

  • Concept of terroirs and viticulture

Return to the Ecole des vins

Bourgogne wine tasting (part 2):

  • Tutored tasting of a range of 7 wines (white, red and Crémant) that express the characteristics of the terroirs of the 5 great vineyard areas of Bourgogne

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


6 p.m.: End of the day’s course

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.


This day’s tasting has been designed to introduce you to the methodology and practice of tasting wine.


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 Corton hill, followed by a tutored tasting on the themes of terroirs and vintages.


By the end of the day, you will be more comfortable 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 15 different appellations (in our tasting room and at the restaurant).

Tastings take place in our dedicated tasting room.

Study of the landscape at the foot of the Corton hill.


What’s included:

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


Funding for vocational training

Download the programme

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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