What to Expect:
The object is to create a fun mix of tasting, learning, and seeing, with plenty of photo opportunities. A day that leaves a lasting impression of your time in Burgundy, and overall adds to your understanding of why Burgundy is so special. We will explain the importance of sustainable farming to Burgundy, as well as the considerable quality differences that exist between organic winemaking, and 'traditional' farming. It is a little known fact that the three most important estates in Burgundy are all organic and biodynamic.
half day MEETing A WINEMAKER:
Camille Thiriet is a young bi-lingual Burgundy winemaker, who before returning to her native Burgundy, obtained experience making wine in Australia. Now she has her own small estate in Comblanchien, and when she is not looking after her vines, she works at Les Deux Chevres, introducing our guests to Burgundy and its wine. We start at 10.30 at Les Deux Chevres, with a video introduction over coffee. You will then visit on foot the most famous vineyards of Gevrey Chambertin, learning about the activity that takes place in the vines throughout the year, with the opportunity to ask as many questions as you wish. Returning to Les Deux Chevres, you will be served an aperitif and Burgundy speciality, such as gougeres (home made), followed by a light lunch and wine pairing of terrines, escargots, artisan cheeses, market salads and saucisson. Weather permitting, this will be on our terrace overlooking the premier cru vineyards of Gevrey Chambertin.
A Half day meet a wine maker tour is €110 per person including lunch and wines.
WINE AND HISTORY TOUR
During the week, we run a daily wine and history tour in our Land Rover Defender, which can seat up to 7 persons. We leave Les Deux Chevres at 17.00, and the tour lasts one hour. During this time you will be given an overview of the history of wine making in Burgundy, with some opportunities to take photos of the beautiful scenery. For hotel guests only.
There is no charge for this service.
WINE TASTINg at 18.00
All week (except Saturday), there is a guided wine tasting in our vaulted cellars. It starts with an introduction to Burgundy wines, and continues with a tasting of 6 or 7 wines from Gevrey.
€35 per person or €75 to include a Grand Cru and cheese accompaniment.
Cancellation and Terms
You may cancel or rearrange your tour (subject to availability) at any time up to 14 days before the day scheduled for the tour. In the event of cancellation within 14 days of the tour date, we reserve the right to charge the full cost of the tour to the card on file. All guests must be over 18 years of age.