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Thumbnail Discovery of the Pinot Noir & Chardonnay grape varieties at Collection Tramier
Chalon-sur-Saone, Saône-et-Loire (Côte Chalonnaise)
30 Minutes
Participants: Minimum 1, Maximum 10
From €5.00
“Want a pleasant break? Join us and discover the 2 emblematic grape varieties of Burgundy through a tasting of 4 wines.”
Thumbnail Burgundy Wine Discovery at Collection Tramier
Chalon-sur-Saone, Saône-et-Loire (Côte Chalonnaise)
1 Hour
Participants: Minimum 4, Maximum 12
From €15.00
“Embark on a captivating journey exploring 4 exceptional estate wines while uncovering its rich history, terroir, and art of winegrowing.”
Thumbnail Prestige Burgundy Wine tasting journey at Collection Tramier
Chalon-sur-Saone, Saône-et-Loire (Côte Chalonnaise)
1 Hour
Participants: Minimum 4, Maximum 16
From €35.00
“Discover 4 exceptional red Burgundy wines while exploring the estate's rich history and winemaking techniques.”

More information on Côte Chalonnaise

Located in the heart of Burgundy, Côte Chalonnaise is a renowned wine destination that offers a rich history and culture, as well as some of the best wine tastings in France. The region is known for its stunning landscape of rolling hills and unique wineries, which produce world-famous wines such as Mercurey and Givry. Côte Chalonnaise has a rich heritage dating back to the Roman times, and visitors can explore its historic castles, churches, and monasteries while enjoying the local cuisine and wines.

Côte Chalonnaise is an excellent wine tourism destination, offering a wide range of wine tastings, from traditional cellar tours to vineyard walks and wine and food pairings. Visitors can also participate in various wine festivals and events, such as the annual "Fête des Vins de Givry" in July. The region has a diverse range of wineries, from small family-run estates to larger, more commercial operations, each offering a unique insight into the winemaking process.

Which food to taste in Côte Chalonnaise?

Côte Chalonnaise is known for its delicious cuisine, which pairs perfectly with the local wines. The region's signature dish is "Boeuf Bourguignon," a beef stew made with red wine, bacon, and vegetables, which is typically served with a side of mashed potatoes. Other popular dishes include "Escargots de Bourgogne" (snails cooked in garlic and butter), and "Oeufs en Meurette" (poached eggs in red wine sauce). Visitors can sample these local specialties at the many restaurants and cafes in the region.

Which wines to taste in Côte Chalonnaise?

During wine tastings, visitors will learn that the region is known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, which thrive in the limestone-rich soil of the region. The red wines produced by wineries in Côte Chalonnaise are known for their elegance and finesse, while the white wines are known for their freshness and acidity. Other grape varieties grown in the region include Aligoté, Gamay, and Pinot Blanc, each offering a unique taste and aroma.

Which is the best season to visit Côte Chalonnaise?

The best time to visit Côte Chalonnaise is in the spring and fall, when the weather is mild and the vineyards are at their most beautiful. During the spring, visitors can witness the budding of the vines and participate in the region's annual "Portes Ouvertes" (Open Doors) event, during which wineries open their doors to visitors for a weekend of wine tastings and wine tours. In the fall, visitors can witness the grape harvest and participate in the "Fête des Vendanges" (Harvest Festival) in Givry.

What things to do in Côte Chalonnaise?

Aside from wine tastings and wine tours, Côte Chalonnaise offers several famous attractions and places to visit. One must-visit is the historic town of Beaune, just a short drive away, which boasts a wealth of medieval architecture, museums, and art galleries. Another must-visit is the stunning Abbaye de Cluny, a medieval monastery that dates back to the 10th century. Visitors can also explore the region's many hiking and biking trails, or take a hot air balloon ride over the vineyards for a truly unforgettable experience.

In conclusion, Côte Chalonnaise is a charming and fascinating destination for wine lovers and food travelers. From the stunning vineyards and wineries to the delicious local cuisine and historic landmarks, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this beautiful part of Burgundy.

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