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Clos de Vougeot


Recognized worldwide as one of Burgundy’s finest vineyards. Clos de Vougeot: built to honor the abbot of Cîteaux and his wine. Although the Château du Clos de Vougeot no longer produces wine today, it remains the symbol of almost a thousand years of Burgundian history.


Back to the past

In the 12th century, the monks of the Abbey of Cîteaux, owners of Clos-Vougeot thanks to donations from wealthy Burgundian lords and purchases made by the abbey, grew vines there. They built a wall all around the precious lands of Clos de Vougeot, which still demarcates this prestigious appellation today.

Transformed into a château during the Renaissance, this historic site has become a mecca for wine and Burgundian conviviality.

Never in vain always in wine

Since 1934, the Château du Clos Vougeot has been the headquarters of the “Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin”, which has found here a setting worthy of its action to promote Burgundy wines throughout the world.

17 times a year, the Chevaliers du Tastevin receive guests at high-profile evenings called Chapitres. New knights are inducted, and a dinner in the grand tradition of Burgundian conviviality brings together 600 guests in the château’s winery. The 12,000 Chevaliers du Tastevin are organized into numerous commanderies around the world, from New York to Hong Kong, via Rio de Janeiro.

Visit Château du Clos de Vougeot

While the château itself cannot be visited, you can nevertheless enter the many farm buildings constructed by the Cîteaux monks in the 12th century:the cuverie, which houses four huge wine presses; the cellier, a 12th-century building built to house 2,000 pieces of wine or the lay brothers’ dormitory, whose magnificent wooden framework dates back to the 14th century.


Attacking the Chevaliers du Tastevin

Walks in Burgundy, on the Unesco trail

Balades en Bourgogne is an app that takes you on a commented walk along the hiking trails that criss-cross the Climats du vignoble de Bourgogne area.

No need to spot the route on a map or look all over for points of interest,it’s the app that takes care of it by triggering audio commentaries. Find out what the famous Climats de Bourgogne are, why winegrowers build cabottes and what meurgers are for …this is George Clooney’s French way of telling you all along the ride.

Four hikes are on offer: around the famous Château du Clos de Vougeot (7 km), in the Heart of Burgundy’s Grands Crus from Morey-Saint-Denis (6 km), the Butte de Corton from Pernand-Vergelesses (6 km) or the sentier des Crêtes in Santenay (11 km).

Balades en Bourgogne is available free on the App Store and Google Play.