France: Burgundy

Côte de Beaune

Wines from the southern part of the Côte d'Or
By Russell Hone and Jean-Pierre Renard

This Guide was last updated on 27 April 2011
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Itineraries

Ideal One-Day Itinerary

MORNING
Coffee and croissant on the terrace of one of the cafés in Beaune
Visit the Hospices de Beaune or arrange a tasting at Caves de l'Abbaye
Visit Maison Champy
Lunch at Bistrot Bourguignon

AFTERNOON
Drive to Pommard
Visit the Château de Pommard
Visit Domaine Coste Caumartin (make an appointment)
Return to Beaune to shop at Athenaeum
Dinner at Ma Cuisine

 

Ideal Two-Day Itinerary

Day One

MORNING
Coffee and croissant on the terrace of one of the cafés in Beaune
Visit the Hospices de Beaune or arrange a tasting at Caves de l’Abbaye
Visit Maison Champy
Lunch at Bistrot Bourguignon

AFTERNOON
Drive to Pommard
Visit the Château de Pommard
Visit Domaine Coste Caumartin (make an appointment)
Return to Beaune to shop at Athenaeum
Dinner at Ma Cuisine
Overnight at Le Cep

Day Two

MORNING
Visit the Beaune remparts on foot
Drive to Puligny-Montrachet and stop to look at Le Montrachet vineyard
Visit Domaine Guy Amiot at Chassagne-Montrachet (make an appointment)
Lunch with wine tasting at the restaurant of Olivier Leflaive

AFTERNOON
Visit Domaine Patrick Javillier or Domaine Yves et Sylvie Boyer-Martenot in Meursault
Drive back to Beaune via the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, enjoy the panorama from the top of the cliff at Saint Romain
Dinner at Comptoir des Tontons.

 

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