There are many old cellars with centuries old vaults in Burgundy. Many wineries are old houses with underground cellars that have been there for generations. It is not unusual for a wine tour that you are “invited down” to the cellar to try wine after wine.
But it’s very unusual to get invited to UP three floors to the old vaulted wine cellar!
But that’s exactly what we happened to us on the wine tour to burgundy this spring.
We visited the old historic winery of Chanson Père et Fils, founded by Monsieur Chanson in 1750. We started the visit in the family’s old house, more of a small private palace, in the centre of Beaune. Then it was time to visit the wine cellar and we had to go up three flights of stairs…!
You see, the Chanson cellar is housed in the old city wall that extends high above the Chanson house. An impressive construction with walls meters thick (three meters? eight meters?).
That’s where we had the wine tasting. Several wines. Delicious wines. We went through eight different wines before it was time to go down to ground level again from the wine cellar.
Read more about the Chanson wines, and wine tasting, on BKWine Magazine: Tasting wine up in the cellar at Domaine Chanson Père et Fils in Beaune, Burgundy.
When you visit Burgundy and you want to taste wines it is important to know who to visit, perhaps more important than in most other wine regions.
There are lots of small growers of varying quality. And the large internationally known names are not always the most exciting to visit. The best way to ensure an excellent wine experience in Burgundy is to go on a wine tour with BKWine.