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Exploring and tasting with the guide
En route vers les Bourgognes

Discover the latest edition of “En Route Vers les Bourgognes”, the essential guide to the wide choice of quality wine tourism on offer in the region. Organize a tailored program to suit you, as a couple, a family or among friends, and wind your way through the six tourist routes which stretch over 230 kilometers. The 100 Appellations d’Origine Contrôlée of the Bourgogne region are there to be discovered year-round!

The guide in figures

  • „ 343 estates, wine producers and cooperative wineries who all adhere to the De Vignes en Caves* welcome charter
  • „ 92 wine-related events
  • „ Some 100 restaurants bearing the “Vignobles & Découvertes” label
  • „ One pullout map of the Bourgogne wine region produced in partnership with Bourgogne Tourisme and showing the

key sites. On the reverse, mini-maps detail each route

  • „ Eight introductory themes, including “Wine”, “In a Word, the Climats”, “Varietals”, and so on
  • „ 92,000 print run of the new edition
  • „ 834 distribution outlets in the Bourgogne, Rhône-Alpes and Jura regions: Tourist offices, Regional and Departmental Tourist Boards, hotels, camp sites, guest houses, Lyon airport

New features

  • „ Around 20 new illustrations enrich the brochure
  • „ A one-page graphic presents the key figures of the Bourgogne wine region at the end of the guide
  • „ The inclusion of the Bourgogne Climats on the Unesco World Heritage List

And as always…

  • „ In both French and English
  • „ Available free-of-charge on request from the BIVB and tourism points
  • „ Can be downloaded from bourgogne-wines.com, in the “A trip through the vines” section
  • „ A summary listing the regions by color, to help you quickly find the producers, festivals, wine routes and gourmet stop-overs you are looking for

Recap

The national Vignobles & Découvertes label was created in 2009 to establish a network among stakeholders in the wine tourism sector in the same region. Visitors can thereby easily identify all the activities on offer along wine routes. This label is attributed by the Ministries of Tourism and Agriculture for a three-year period. Today, six destinations are currently included in the scheme, three of which have already been renewed**, bringing together 600 label-bearing activities, including 155 wineries.

In chronological order of receiving the label:
Beaune: From Corton to Montrachet**
Dijon Côte de Nuits**
Chablis wine region**
Auxerrois wine region
Mâconnais wine region
Côte Chalonnaise

The Châtillonnais wine region is also taking the necessary steps to acquire the label in 2016.

* The success of En Route Vers les Bourgognes is down to the De Vignes en Caves welcome charter

This charter was created 24 years ago. Signatories commit to continually improving their welcome and the tasting experience in their cellars.

Members commit to:

  • „ Providing a warm and individual reception (including in foreign languages)
  • „ Advertising fixed opening hours for visitors
  • „ Clearly displaying the sign indicating their commitment to the principles of the charter
  • „ A free tasting of at least one wine
  • „ Displaying a list of the appellations on sale
  • „ Offering take-away wine sales (with a minimum purchase of three bottles) and a shipping service for 12 bottles or more
  • „ Supplying information about the Bourgogne wine growing region and the estate

Find all our press releases and thousands of rights-free photos in the online press room at:

http://www.bourgogne-wines.com

 

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