CORTON GRAND CRU IN AUTUMN

CITY OF LYON

The mythical domaines of Burgundy

CORTON GRAND CRU IN AUTUMN

CORTON GRAND CRU IN AUTUMN

CITY OF LYON

CITY OF LYON

The mythical domaines of Burgundy

THE MYTHICAL DOMAINES OF BURGUNDY

BURGUNDY

This is a fabulous Fine Vintage luxury wine tour.

THE DREAM DESTINATION FOR SUMPTUOUS WINE

Over five wonderful days you will visit superlative producers in these three distinct regions. You will be hosted by a Master of Wine and will stay in 5* accommodation with a selection of exceptional meals.

We meet in Lyon before heading for Moulin à Vent in Beaujolais, followed by Pouilly-Fuissé in the most southerly part of Burgundy. That evening we arrive at your luxurious hotel for your first magnificent dinner. You will stay here for all four nights of the tour.
We visit an abbey in the under-rated appellation of Givry where they have been growing grapes since 1130! During three days you will visit top negoçiants and producers throughout the Cote d’Or who will treat you to some of the finest treasures from their cellars. One domaine alone has parcels of land in an incredible nine Grand Crus and fourteen Premier Crus.
You’ll spend a day in Chablis visiting two iconic producers and enjoying a lunch with seasonal cooking and a great selection of these long-lived, refreshing wines that complement so many dishes perfectly.

Throughout the trip you’ll enjoy an array of magnificent meals, including some at France’s famed Michelin starred restaurants.

You’ll have time to explore the pretty town of Beaune and the famous Hospice.

I am certain you’ll have the trip of a life-time.

I invite you to join us.

JAMES CLUER, MASTER OF WINE

Burgundy Tour

November 18th to 22nd, 2024


Hosted by Charles Curtis MW

$4,245 USD per person

Plus $250 booking administration fee.

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ABOUT THE TOUR & REGION

LYON TO BEAUJOLAIS & POUILLY-FUISSE

We rendezvous in Lyon in the morning. Before you know it you’re at one of the great Beaujolais chateau learning about extracting the best from old Gamay grapes. We head for lunch with some of the ripest, richest whites from the sun-trap of the southern Maconnais. A visit follows explaining why Pouilly-Fuissé is such a unique area and why it is so well adapted to producing full-bodied, succulent Chardonnay.

We proceed to our hotel for the next four nights, le 5* Le Cedre. Having settled in, we tuck into our first dinner in the Michelin starred restaurant.

CITY OF LYON

Moulin-à-vent

DELICIOUS FRENCH FOOD

LYON TO BEAUJOLAIS & POUILLY-FUISSE

We rendezvous in Lyon in the morning. Before you know it you’re at one of the great Beaujolais chateau learning about extracting the best from old Gamay grapes. We head for lunch with some of the ripest, richest whites from the sun-trap of the southern Maconnais. A visit follows explaining why Pouilly-Fuissé is such a unique area and why it is so well adapted to producing full-bodied, succulent Chardonnay.

We proceed to our hotel for the next four nights, le 5* Le Cedre. Having settled in, we tuck into our first dinner in the Michelin starred restaurant.

THE MAGICAL AND MYTHICAL TOWN OF BEAUNE, BURGUNDY

BEAUNE, STEEPED IN HISTORY

HOSPICES DE BEAUNE, BURGUNDY

GIVRY AND BEAUNE

You can’t have a comprehensive visit to Burgundy without going to the Côte Chalonnaise. We visit a former Cistercian monastery with a Premier Cru Givry vineyard, where grapes have been growing for nine centuries!

For lunch and the visit afterwards we’ll concentrate on some of the best whites that Burgundy can produce, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. Before returning to Beaune for a free evening we’ll visit a producer with a magical myriad of small parcels with nearly two dozen Premier and Grand Crus.

DOMAINE DU CHÂTEAU DE MEURSAULT

DOMAINE DU CHÂTEAU DE MEURSAULT

ART AND ARCHITECTURE, A BREATHTAKING EXPERIENCE

ART AND ARCHITECTURE, A BREATHTAKING EXPERIENCE

THE MOST EXPENSIVE VINEYARDS IN THE WORLD

THE MOST EXPENSIVE VINEYARDS IN THE WORLD

DOMAINE DU CHÂTEAU DE MEURSAULT

ART AND ARCHITECTURE, A BREATHTAKING EXPERIENCE

THE MOST EXPENSIVE VINEYARDS IN THE WORLD

THE GREAT MERCHANTS OF BEAUNE

We will wander through the cobbled streets of Beaune, before descending into the cellars of the grand merchant Houses. Prepare to indulge in extensive tastings of Grands Crus and get schooled on Burgundy at the likes of Bouchard Pere, Drouhin, Jadot and more.

We will have time to take a tour of the remarkable Hospices de Beaune, with its signature tiled roof. Tonight we dine in a bistro renowned for its wonderful execution of classic Burgundian cuisine.

The sublime purity of Chablis

Rest your head in comfort

THE MINERALITY OF CHABLIS

Today is devoted to Chablis. We visit two top producers of the quintessential cool-climate Chardonnay. It is minerally, with a beautiful line of acidity giving it the backbone to age gracefully over decades, in the best examples.

We lunch at a charming Hostellerie, with seasonal cooking that aims to show off the best of these noble wines. We arrive back in Beaune for an exceptional dinner at another Hostellerie, that of Levernois, with its Michelin starred, gastronomic restaurant.

THE COMPLEXITY OF THE COTE DE NUITS

We will visit three outstanding producers in this hallowed region of top quality Pinot Noir. With age these wines become supple, beguiling and even bewitching on occasion.

We will lunch at the Domaine Comte Senard for a memorable last meal together, with some of their magnificent wines pairing the Burgundian menu.

CLOS VOUGEOT, HALLOWED GROUND

The most expensive vineyards in the world

Gastronomic meals

THE COMPLEXITY OF THE COTE DE NUITS

We will visit three outstanding producers in this hallowed region of top quality Pinot Noir. With age these wines become supple, beguiling and even bewitching on occasion.

We will lunch at the Domaine Comte Senard for a memorable last meal together, with some of their magnificent wines pairing the Burgundian menu.

Clos de Vongeot

Clos de Vougeot

Storied domaines, typically closed to the the public

Storied domaines, typically closed to the the public

Art and architecture, a breathtaking experience

Art and architecture, a breathtaking experience

Clos Vougeot, hallowed ground

Clos Vougeot, hallowed ground

We visit some of the classic appellations and domaines

We visit some of the classic appellations and domaines

Clos de Vougeot

Storied domaines, typically closed to the the public

Art and architecture, a breathtaking experience

Clos Vougeot, hallowed ground

We visit some of the classic appellations and domaines

Exploring the Classic Appellations

You’ll see the famed vineyards of the greatest appellations, tasting some of the finest white and red wines in the world.

Chateau de Fuissé, Olivier Leflaive, Jacques Prieur, Joseph Drouhin, Comte Senard, Domaine de l’Arlot, Domaine des Lambrays – you will meet the owners and winemakers behind some of the most prestigious wines in the world.

MEET YOUR HOSTS

Our Luxury Wine Tour in Burgundy is guided by Master of Wine, Charles Curtis

CHAMPAGNE & BURGUNDY

CHARLES CURTIS MW


Your host in Burgundy

MEET CHARLES

CHARLES is an author, journalist, consultant, and former Head of Wine for Christie’s Auction House in both Asia and the Americas, with a wealth of experience in the wine and spirit trade. He joined Christie’s in 2008 from Moet Hennessy USA, where he was Director of Wine & Spirit Education.

In 2012 he set up his fine wine consultancy WineAlpha to provide advice on the buying, selling, storing, and shipping of fine wine, wine appraisals, and advice on varied topics of interest to wine collectors.

Curtis trained as a chef at the Cordon Bleu in Paris. He apprenticed at Michelin-starred restaurants, but moved to the wine trade in 1994, and passed the Master of Wine exam in 2004.

His first book, The Original Grand Crus of Burgundy, was released in 2014, and the second, Vintage Champagne 1899-2019 in 2020. He is a board member of the Institute of Masters of Wine, North America, and regular contributor to Decanter magazine and other publications.

Charles is unquestionably one of the most knowledgeable and accomplished wine experts in North America with a warm, friendly style and a love for sharing his passion for fine wine and great food.

UPCOMING BURGUNDY WINE TOUR

Burgundy Tour

November 18th to 22nd, 2024


Hosted by Charles Curtis MW

$4,245 USD per person

Plus $250 booking administration fee.

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Click here to learn about our registration, payment, and cancellation policies.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Included in the price is four nights’ accommodation in a luxury hotel, all meals except those during free time, all winery tours, all wines at the visits, local transport for the duration of the tour, and all taxes and gratuities.

Basically everything is included except your travel to Lyon, your onwards transport from Burgundy after the tour ends, insurance, and any items of a personal nature.

PLANNING TIPS

Before the tour we will send some useful pre-trip information to help you with your planning.

Here you’ll find advice on how to get there, tips on what to wear, other things to do in Lyon, details on the hotels, and what you might like to read in advance.

WEATHER

We visit during some of the nicest times of year, the Spring and the Fall. The weather is not too hot, is typically dry, and warm.

TESTIMONIALS

Everything was 5-star
“Champagne-Burgundy was my second Fine Vintage tour and everything was 5-Star. The accommodations were luxurious while maintaining the quaint character of the locations. There are no words to adequately describe the meals except, perhaps, Michelin star worthy. Each of wineries visited offered a new and fascinating experience to enhance the educational aspect of the tour. The overall value received far exceeds the price of the tour. The trip is action packed so I highly recommend that attendees plan time before or after for personal sightseeing and shopping. The trip ends in Dijon on Friday and staying at least one additional day to see the town and sample its cuisine is a must.”


COLLEEN ROBERTS, CHICAGO, IL
When only the best will do
“For those who have been on a wine tour, if you haven’t traveled with Fine Vintage then you actually have not experienced the pinnacle of wine tours! We have been on three with the most recent being the exclusive and incredible Champagne-Burgundy tour. Traveling with a Master of Wine and being admitted to the very best and most famous Chateaus is literally as good as it gets! Between the notoriety and reputation of Fine Vintage and our accomplished MW tour guides our many hosts give us their very best creating life-long memories! Can’t wait for the next life changing opportunity!”


DAY ROY, ST. ALBERT, AB

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