Private Burgundy Wine Tour

Tips, stories, and questions about travel-related topics
Post Reply
Message
Author
Don C
Posts: 2
Joined: December 27th, 2018, 7:31 pm

Private Burgundy Wine Tour

#1 Post by Don C » February 12th, 2019, 3:31 pm

I am looking for a private Burgundy tour guide that may have connections to get into some better wineries. Any recommendations?

Jonathan Kalman
Posts: 339
Joined: June 16th, 2009, 7:17 am
Location: Jerusalem

Re: Private Burgundy Wine Tour

#2 Post by Jonathan Kalman » February 12th, 2019, 11:19 pm

Bill Nanson

User avatar
Dave English
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 545
Joined: July 3rd, 2012, 3:19 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: Private Burgundy Wine Tour

#3 Post by Dave English » February 14th, 2019, 2:17 am

Define 'better'.

User avatar
alan weinberg
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 11062
Joined: April 25th, 2009, 1:23 pm

Re: Private Burgundy Wine Tour

#4 Post by alan weinberg » February 14th, 2019, 4:06 pm

Diane Gambal. Alex Gambal’s wife. thehiddenfrance.com

User avatar
Mark Y
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 6576
Joined: May 1st, 2009, 11:19 am
Location: Bellevue, WA

Re: Private Burgundy Wine Tour

#5 Post by Mark Y » February 14th, 2019, 6:58 pm

Dave English wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 2:17 am
Define 'better'.
Let’s say Rousseau. Leroy. Drc. Coche.

Are there any tour guides who can get u in those?
Y.e.

User avatar
Dave English
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 545
Joined: July 3rd, 2012, 3:19 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: Private Burgundy Wine Tour

#6 Post by Dave English » February 15th, 2019, 1:45 pm

Mark Y wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Dave English wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 2:17 am
Define 'better'.
Let’s say Rousseau. Leroy. Drc. Coche.

Are there any tour guides who can get u in those?
Yep, Contiki do tours most weeks, but you have to be 18-35. I think they call it the Smashed on La Tache Tour.

User avatar
wbeshears
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 9
Joined: January 29th, 2018, 9:02 am
Location: New York, NY

Re: Private Burgundy Wine Tour

#7 Post by wbeshears » February 21st, 2019, 8:45 am

I visited Burgundy two years ago and did some amount of research into who to get as a guide. Based on wine forums and on the recommendation of a friend who is kind of a Burgundy collector, Bill Nanson was my first choice, but I planned everything two weeks out and he was booked so I ended up with a fine guide but one that likely isn't suited for your purpose. If (really, when) I go again I'm going to try to get Bill booked well ahead of time. Interested to see the recommendations of others as well.

Slightly off topic...you may already have accommodations (assuming you're travelling there), but in case not I couldn't have been happier with Hostellerie de Levernois about 10 minutes south of Beaune. Stellar place.
-W.i.l.l B.e.s.h.e.a.r.s-
NY, NY

User avatar
Marcus Dean
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 999
Joined: May 31st, 2017, 4:45 pm
Location: Auckland Noo ZEEEEland

Re: Private Burgundy Wine Tour

#8 Post by Marcus Dean » February 22nd, 2019, 11:27 am

Dave English wrote:
February 15th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Mark Y wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Dave English wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 2:17 am
Define 'better'.
Let’s say Rousseau. Leroy. Drc. Coche.

Are there any tour guides who can get u in those?
Yep, Contiki do tours most weeks, but you have to be 18-35. I think they call it the Smashed on La Tache Tour.
Yup, you get to bungy jump head first into a vat of Grand Cru, LOL

User avatar
Howard Cooper
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 15333
Joined: May 30th, 2009, 8:37 am
Location: Rockville, MD

Re: Private Burgundy Wine Tour

#9 Post by Howard Cooper » February 25th, 2019, 2:41 pm

wbeshears wrote:
February 21st, 2019, 8:45 am
I visited Burgundy two years ago and did some amount of research into who to get as a guide. Based on wine forums and on the recommendation of a friend who is kind of a Burgundy collector, Bill Nanson was my first choice, but I planned everything two weeks out and he was booked so I ended up with a fine guide but one that likely isn't suited for your purpose. If (really, when) I go again I'm going to try to get Bill booked well ahead of time. Interested to see the recommendations of others as well.

Slightly off topic...you may already have accommodations (assuming you're travelling there), but in case not I couldn't have been happier with Hostellerie de Levernois about 10 minutes south of Beaune. Stellar place.
Does he really get people into DRC and Coche? Interesting.
Howard

"That's what I do. I drink and I know things." Tyrion Lannister

Post Reply

Return to “Travel Forum”