It was in this valley between Ivry-en-Montagne to the north and Aubigny-la-Ronce, later Santosse, that Julius Caesar fought one of his Gallic Wars. Its viticultural vocation reached its peak in the 17th century, during which, historians say, its vineyards, the most highly-rated on the côte, sold for twice as much per hectare as those of Meursault.
Take a look at some beautiful 18th and 19th century farmhouses as you stroll through Santosse. They feature superb long-sided roofs, like the wash-house you’ll come across on your walk.
Reach Nolay, Saint-Romain or even La Rochepot to set off on superb hikes in the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune. Whether you’re with the family or on your own, you’ll climb a few hills to access Burgundy’s finest viewpoints.