I have been charged with putting together a trip to Burgundy for 8 members of Big Canyon Country Club. The plan is to meet in Reims, Champagne - what better place to kick-off any trip to wine country in France?
From there, thinking we will rent a Mercedes Bus and drive to Dijon with perhaps one stop for tasting/lunch on the way...
Question - does anyone have a Burgundy Tour group you would recommend? We would likely need a driver/tour guide with bus to meet us in Reims.
Any must-see Domains that are fantastic but not so high-end that they don't accept reservations/tasting appointments? I have a few ideas (Joseph Drouhin, Bouchard, Faiveley are a few obvious ones) but would be curious to hear yours!
Please share your opinions and personal experiences - I would love to learn from you and appreciate any and all info. you can provide!
By the way - cost is no object for these folks. Go Big or Go Home! They will want to dine in Michelin restaurants, combined with casual wine country fare - no one eats foie with every meal. (do they? maybe just the lucky ones...) More Grand Cru the better!
Also - dates for the trip will be from Septemeber 30 to Ocotber 7, 2018
For some smaller Domaines. Paul and Gabriel Jouard Chassagne). Jean-Luc Joillot (Pommard). Hostelliere Levernois for Dinner (5 minutes southeast of Beaune).
Domaine Clerget (I believe they are in Vougeot).
Really small boutique experiences with some really good wines. They give a true sense of their respective villages/holdings.
Have a great trip.
Flip through the great domaines of Burgundy and see who calls back. I like getting into one per village moving up and down the cote and it's pretty hard to miss. Le Charlemagne is an interesting restaurant with high wire cuisine. It's also pretty difficult to beat the view. Maison Lameloise in Chagny is worth a visit and although I can't speak for the accommodations, dining is about as classic as classic gets. Something more causal is Ma Cuisine in Beaune. The Saturday market in Beaune is a very great thing.