France: Burgundy


The wines of the Yonne
By Rosemary George MW

This Guide was last updated on 22 December 2009
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Les Caves Bailly-Lapierre

Address: 89530 Saint Bris-le Vineux
Tel: 03 86 53 77 77  Fax: 03 86 53 80 94
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 47:44:38N (47.74399)    Longitude: 3:38:57E (3.64928) 

Large producers of Crémant de Bourgogne on the banks of the Yonne in the hamlet of Bailly, near Saint Bris. Four hectares of cellars were quarried to provide stone for the Panthéon in Paris – a veritable labyrinth. A new winemaker since 2008 is improving quality.

Useful information: English spoken. The shop is open all the year around, closed only on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Guided tour and tasting €4 per person. Available from end March to beginning of November 14.30-17.30 (time of last tour). from November to March tours at 15.30 and 16.30 at weekends and on public holidays only. Special visits during harvest time usually during second half of September, depending on the year.


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