It spans 60 km between the Côte de Nuits in the Côte de Beaune, passing through 38 picturesque wine villages and a host of historical estates and cellars.
Let's start from Pommard, a charming wine village along the Route des Grands Crus. Its name is said to derive from Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruitful abundance, which perfectly describes the wine vocation of Pommard. The village has a solid reputation for producing some of the finest reds in the region, made exclusively with Pinot Noir grapes.
Our experience includes a tasting and a visit to the Château de Pommard, an impressive wine-producing castle with 300 years of history. Founded in 1726, its owners included French noblemen, a famous psychoanalyst, and most recently, a US tech entrepreneur who introduced biodynamic viticulture practices. The estate’s 20 hectares of walled vineyards boast seven distinct terroirs rich in clay and limestone, all hand-harvested and cultivated with a noninvasive approach in order to produce wines that fully express the territory.
Continue to Santenay, a lovely Burgundian village in the southernmost part of Côte de Beaune. Fed by a natural spring, Santenay is a famous spa center and a prime wine-growing district in the region. Visitors will find beautiful historic estates, a thousand-year-old castle with a unique glazed tile roof, but also the only windmill in Côte de Beaune and even a casino.
Here let's enjoy a wine tasting and a visit to Chateau de la Cree
With a history that goes back to the 15th century, Château de la Crée is a major wine estate in Santenay, initially owned by the chancellor of the Duke of Burgundy. The estate comprises 25 acres of prime Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyard plots cultivated sustainably using biodynamic farming practices. Almost half of all plantings are Premier Cru, including the aromatic Puligny-Montrachet La Garenne (white) and the elegant Volnay Clos des Angles (red).