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Wine Tasting in beaune and chablis

Bouchard Aine and Fils Beaune Laroche wine tasting Chablis Marche aux vins Beaune

No reservation required for these wine tastings. Here you will get a good overview of the Burgundy wines, usually in very beautiful surroundings, and have the fundamentals explained to make the wine tasting experience more enjoyable. See Gourmet Tours for information on wine tasting further afield in the region.

Beaune

Marche aux Vins

Architecturally very beautiful, this former church was thought to have been built between the late 14th and early 15th century by the order of the Cordeliers. Facing the Hospices de Beaune, right in the heart of the town, this is an atmospheric place to taste the wines of the Burgundy region. The building has had a chequered past but in 1977 it was restored as a showpiece for the wines.

The Marché Aux Vins is open every day: 9.00 - 11.30 and 14.00  - 17.30
Non-stop from 9.30 -17.30 in July and August.
10 euros per person, no booking needed
Group visits on reservation. contact@marcheauxvins.com

Bouchard-Aîné et Fils

You are invited to tour the cellars of Bouchard Aîné & Fils situated in a beautiful building on the ring road in Beaune and discover the five senses of wine - hearing, sight, smell, taste and touch.

The tours begin each day at 10.30, 11.30, 14.30, 16.00 and 17.30 and cost 9.50 euros per person. Booking not necessary but at weekends it is advisable. Bouchard Aîné & Fils - Hôtel du Conseiller du Roy - 4, boulevard Maréchal Foch - 21200 Beaune tel:+33 (0)380 24 06 66
bouchard@bouchard-aine.fr

Patriarche

In the centre of Beaune, this 13thC building has extensive cellars, beautifully presented (billed as the largest wine cellars in Burgundy).  As well as wine tasting, there are interactive presentations in multiple languages to explain the history and the wines. 13 euros per person. No reservation required for individuals, only for group bookings over 20 people. The tour takes about one hour.

Open daily from 9.30 - 11.30 and 14.00 - 17.00
Closed Dec 24,25 31 and Jan 1.
Patriache, 5-7 Rue du Collège,  21200 Beaune, tel: 00 33 (0)380 24 53 01
contact@patriarche.com

Louis Jadot

Louis Jadot Cellars BeauneNew for 2014 the impressive cellars at Louis Jadot are open to the public for the first time. The tasting room and wine boutique is open from 15.00 to 19.00 weekdays and 11.00 to 17.30 on Saturday.
By prior reservation: make a scheduled visit to their winemaking and maturation cellars, followed by a tasting, 20 euros per person. 15.00 weekdays and 11.00 Saturdays.

62 Route de Savigny, Beaune. 0033 (0)380 26 31 98.  
visit@louisjadot.com

Vin Sensation

For a personal approach to wine tasting, Vin Sensation in the centre of Beaune offers informal classes around a communal table, three times a day. Six wines are tasted at 10.30 over a period of an hour for 21 euros  and a slightly longer tasting taking 90 minutes is on offer in the afternoon at 14.30 and 16.30 costing 30 euros.

Vin Sensations, 1 rue d'Enfer, 21200 Beaune, tel 00 33 (0)380 22 17 57
contact@sensation-vin.com

Domaine Debray

The vat room and the cellars of his estate are located in Beaune. Visit and tasting every day from 8.00 - 11. 30 et 13.30 - 17.30
On appointment at the week-end

Domaine Debray, 1, Place Saint Jacques. 21200 Beaune - FRANCE
Tél : 00 33 (0)380.22.62.58
contact@domaine-debray.fr

Chablis

Domaine Laroche

The Domaine Laroche offers you the opportunity to discover one of the most beautiful historical sites of Chablis, the Obediencery. This old monastery from the 9th Century was the home of the Monks of the Order of Saint Martin from Tours. The most precious Chablis have been made in its cellars and a unique 13th century oak press stands proudly in a building nearby.

This visit includes a tasting of Laroche's best crus.
The fee per person for a visit and tasting of 3 wines is 10 €.
Daily tours for individuals start at 14.00 in front of the boutique at 10 rue Auxerroise.
Booking required for groups.  marie.dhotel@larochewines.com

Chablisienne

This is the co-operative cellar in Chablis where you can taste and purchase wines.

Open every day except Dec 25 and Jan 1. Jan-Mar 9.00 - 12.30 and 14.00 - 18.00;
April- June and Sept-Dec, as above, but open to 19.00
July-Aug 9.00 - 19.00
8, Boulevard Pasteur, 89800 Chablis.  caveau@chablisienne.fr
tél.: 00 33 (0)386 42 89 98