In Chenôve (21 Cote d’Or, Bourgogne BFC) they celebrate the wine press from 14 – 15 September 2019 – Fete de la Pressée
Some of the first wooden wine presses in France were constructed here in the 13th Century, and some of them are huge – capable of grapes to produce 23,000 litres of wine!
Over the three days they get one of these mighty machines working (it is harvest time after all) and supply the usual jollity, ceremony, music, dancing and the opportuinity to try good local food and wine!
Chenove is about 6km southwest of Dijon
Or as an alternative the village of Pluvet (21 Cote d’Or, Bourgogne BFC) holds an Onion Festival (Foire à l’Oignon) 1 – 2 September 2018 with all the usual accompaniments i.e onion soup, election of Miss Onion!?, music, market and other animations – see ww.cotedor-tourisme.com
Pluvet is about 30km south-east of Dijon.
For more info see www.cotedor-tourisme.com
By Train TGV to Dijon with Rail Europe
There are signposted wine routes across Burgundy including:
The tourist route of the Grands Crus de Bourgogne, the “Champs-Elysées” of Burgundy
The Côte de Nuits extends from the south of Dijon to Corgoloin and forms the northern section of the Grands Crus route.. It is a prestigious hillside that is home to villages bearing the names of the greatest red wines in the world. Here you will find 24 of the 33 grands crus in Burgundy: Chambertin, Clos de Vougeot, Romanée-Conti and many more…
The Côte de Beaune follows on from the Côte de Nuits towards the south, from Ladoix-Serrigny to the hillside of the Maranges. This soil blessed with the Chardonnay grape, is where the greatest dry white wines in the world are produced (Corton-Charlemagne, Montrachet, etc.). After you have left Beaune , the capital of the wines of Burgundy, the countryside becomes gentler as you approach Santenay and the département of Saône-et-Loire.
The tourist route of the Grands Vins de Bourgogne, the route through nature
The route of the Grands Vins runs from Santenay to Saint-Gengoux-le-National, and is the extension of the route of the Grands Crus towards the south: more than one hundred signposted kilometres connecting around forty communes via the vineyards of Maranges, the Couchois and the Côte Chalonnaise . This varied route combines villages with nature, vinyards with wooded countryside, Romanesque churches and castles. You can discover it to your heart’s content by car, but also along the water of the Canal du Centre , or by bike along the green route.
The route of the wines of the Mâconnais-Beaujolais, the southern wine-growing area
This route in the south of Saône-et-Loire is the extension of all the wine routes from Dijon . The eight circuits enable you to break away from the main route and explore the most southerly vineyards in Burgundy in greater depth. The main route itself crosses the Mâcon wine-growing region in a straight line and finishes at Romanèche-Thorins (Saône-et-Loire) on the first hillsides of the Beaujolais region . Burgundy Tourisme