France: Burgundy


The wines of the Yonne
By Rosemary George MW

This Guide was last updated on 22 December 2009
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Wine Travel Guide: France, Burgundy, Chablis

An educational tasting including excellent Chablis Premier Cru

Chablis Defaix

Address: 14 Rue Auxerroise, 89800 Chablis
Tel: 03 86 42 14 44 
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 47:48:56N (47.81553)     Longitude: 3:47:50E (3.79720)  

For a selection of wines from Domaine Daniel-Etienne Defaix (there are several Defaix in Chablis) and an explanation by the Canadian shop manager, Ken Haney, or Cécile Givaudin, with a tasting of four wines with no payment. As well as the wines, other chablisien specialities are available to purchase, such as andouillettes or moutarde au Chablis. You can drink the wines and eat the local food specialities next door in their restaurant La Cuisine aux Vins, situated in a series of medieval cellars. (Tel: 03 86 18 98 52 or A vegetable garden has been planted by the Château de Milly, especially to supply the needs of the restaurant. On a chilly, autumnal day the pumpkin soup is highly recommended.

Useful information: Shop open seven days a week 10.00-18.00. Closed January. There is a charge for groups. 

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