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THE CLIMATS OF BURGUNDY LISTED BY UNESCOBetween Dijon and Beaune as far as Santenay

The Climats of the Burgundy vineyards

UNESCO inscription of the Climats du vignoble de Bourgogne is recognition of the unique character of the Côte Viticole

The Climats du vignoble de Bourgogne were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on July 4, 2015. The listing recognizes the unique character of the Côte Viticole between Dijon and Beaune and as far as Santenay. Remarkable landscapes, exceptional built heritage, unique know-how – these are the elements that made this classification possible.

In Burgundy, what is a

In Burgundy, what is a “climat”?

Climat is the specifically Burgundian term for winegrowing terroir. Carefully delimited for centuries (and virtually unchanged since), each climat is a parcel of vines with its own name, history, taste and place in the hierarchy of crus. There are over 1,000 climats on a thin ribbon running from Dijon to Santenay, south of Beaune, some with illustrious names such as Chambertin, Romanée-Conti, Clos de Vougeot, Montrachet, Corton, Musigny…

What's so special about the Climats de Bourgogne site?

What’s so special about the climats de Bourgogne site?

Nowhereelse has the desire to link wine to the place that produces it been taken so far, and in such a refined way, as in Burgundy. The result is a highly parcelized vineyard, expertise focused on excellence, remarkable landscapes, towns with exceptional built heritage, Dijon and Beaune, an economy, a specific culture and a word to characterize it: Climat.

Climats du Vignoble de Bourgogne

Climats du Vignoble de Bourgogne – Parcels and cabiote© Jean-Louis Bernuy

What elements have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List?

The climats represent an exception and a model of terroir-based viticulture that inspires other vineyards around the world. They constitute a unique cultural site shaped by 2000 years of history, characterized by an exceptional built heritage, both vernacular and monumental (Hospices de Beaune, Palais des Ducs de Bourgogne, Château du Clos de Vougeot…). Their inclusion on the World Heritage List means they can be passed on intact to future generations, and their uniqueness is recognized internationally.


Climats du vignoble de Bourgogne: inscription in 2015

The Climats du vignoble de Bourgogne were inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List on July 4, 2015, at the 39th Session of the World Heritage Committee held in Germany.

Every year in June and July

Climat Month

Parties, events, special tastings, workshops

Every year, from mid-June to mid-July, Burgundy celebrates its Climats. It’s a program of events, concerts, workshops, vineyard walks and estate open-houses that brings the Côte de Beaune and Hautes-Côtes and the whole Route des Grands Crus region to life.
Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the Climats with the Burgundians.


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Route des Grands Crus

A heritage to discover

Over the centuries, men have carved the Climats into the landscape and the limestone, creating low walls and cabottes, wineries and winegrowers’ houses, cellars and caves, churches and hospices, palaces and châteaux. Discover them all on guided tours of Beaune and the Côte de Beaune wine villages.

Wine villages

At the heart of wine production, each village has its own remarkable heritage: winegrowers’ homes, vineyard complexes and numerous cellars, vats and wine presses, some of which date back to the Middle Ages. The best way to discover them is to stroll the ancient streets and push open the doors of the cellars…Discover the villages of the Beaune region.