Upcoming tours

Over recent months The Vino Beano team has been on several intensive trips to southern Spain and northern Italy, searching out independent artisan producers with real gems to add to our product listings. Typically visiting around four or five prospective producers a day, only the very best and affordable wines we find make it into The Vino Beano collection.

We also developing a series of relaxed ‘experience’ tours for The Vino Beano Club members so that you can discover and appreciate, first hand, the love and dedication that goes into producing every bottle at vineyards that are typically found well off the beaten track, the first of which is our 5-day 'Meet the growers' wine tour of Burgundy with Robin Kick, our Master of Winebeing your exclusive guide for this exceptional and exclusive tour.

You'll explore the limestone-rich landscapes that create the chiselled Chardonnays of Chablis, before heading south to the Côte d’Or, the core of the Burgundy region; meeting many of the growers, sampling their wines and enjoying excellent food every stage along the route...


5-Day Wine Tour of Burgundy - Meet the growers and taste the wines of the world’s most revered wine region

The Vino Beano is excited to announce its wine tour of Burgundy, arguably the most sought after wine region in the world. You will explore the limestone-rich landscapes that create the chiselled Chardonnays of Chablis, before heading south to the Côte d’Or, the core of the Burgundy region.

Its beauty, history and quality were recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 2015. Here, you will learn about some of the vineyards of Gevrey-Chambertin before passing by several of the world’s most famous Burgundy Grand Cru vineyards.

From Savigny-lès-Beaune, in the northern Côte de Beaune, you will taste a number of different wines from the region that have been artisanally produced by a micro-négociant. We will visit the Château du Clos de Vougeot, the renowned and ancient centre for Cistercian monks who produced much of Burgundy’s wine during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The trip will continue in the southern Côte de Beaune, where we will discover the lesser known but equally delicious wines of Maranges over the final two days you will taste your way through Pouilly-Fuissé and Macon, the most famous areas of the Maconnais region, before finishing in two of the most revered Beaujolais crus; Fleurie and Morgon Côte de Py.

We look forward to having you join us on this truly unforgettable and highly informative journey through the heart of Burgundy! To download a PDF copy of the Burgundy Tour Brochure - Click here



DAY 1: Chablis - Arrival in Paris where you will be met in a central location by your guide, Robin Kick. Drive to Chablis in luxury transport. Robin will present a running commentary as we travel through the wonderful Chablis region.

The itinerary for Day 1 will include: Lunch, including some of the best wines from the region.

Meet the Gueguen family in the vineyard of Vaucoupin, who will provide an introduction to the vineyards on the right bank (Vaucoupin plus Grand Crus and other Premiers Crus), introducing the group to Vosgros and other Premier Cru vineyards on the left bank.

Drive to Domaine Gueguen for an exclusive tasting of their entire range of wines, including those from outside of Chablis, such as Irancy and Sauvignon de St. Bris.

Arrival at our hotel, where we will have dinner and enjoy some of the best wines from the region.



DAY 2: Côte d’Or - Drive from Chablis to Gevrey-Chambertin. During the journey, Robin will present the Côte d’Or region.

The itinerary for Day 2 will include:

Meeting NicholasHarbour, then driving to Gevrey-Chambertin, where Nicholas will give a presentation on the vineyard, Come aux Moines, and Gevrey-Chambertin as an appellation.

Drive down the Côte on the Route des Grands Crus. This road passes through many of the most picturesque of vineyards and will include a stop at the vineyard Romanée-Conti for a photo opportunity.

Continue to the Maison Harbour cellar in Savigny-lès-Beaune where we will enjoy a private tasting of their range of wines.

Lunch - including wines from the region.

A visit to the 12th century Château du Clos de Vougeot, with a tour of the Château and surrounding area. This Château was the centre of winemaking in Burgundy during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance period, when Cistercian monks made much of the wines of the region and is now the largest Grand Cru of the Côte de Nuits.

Arrival at our hotel, where we will have dinner and enjoy some of the best wines from the region.



DAY 3: Beaune - Free day in Beaune.

The itinerary for Day 3 will include:

Free time to explore the beautiful town of Beaune. Beaune, is one of the key wine centres in France, where the Hospices de Beaune wine auction takes place.

This ancient and historic town, surrounded by the hills of the Côte d'Or, still shows today features from pre-Roman and Roman eras. This walled city, with its battlements, ramparts and moat is drenched in history, and Beaune is intimately connected with the Dukes of Burgundy.

The group is free to roam around and find their own spot for lunch.

Arrival at our hotel, where we will have dinner and enjoy some of the best wines from the region.



DAY 4: Côte de Beaune/Maconnais - A morning drive south through the Côte de Beaune.

On the way, Robin will explain the various local wine making villages, in addition to stopping at Montrachet and Chevalier Montrachet to discuss the highly prized Grand Crus of the region.

The itinerary for Day 4 will include:

Visit to Domaine Jean-Claude Regnaudot in Maranges for an exclusive tasting of many wines, during which Didier Regnaudot will explain the differences between Santenay and Maranges and the complexity of the various vineyard soils. Travel to Dénis Bouchacourt, where en route Robin will present the group to the Maconnais, followed by an exclusive tour of the Roche de Solutré, and a visit to some of his vineyards.

Lunch with the producer – a real privilege and the day’s highlight.

Journey to Alain et Sylvaine Normand, for an exclusive tasting of their wines, during which the grower will introduce us to the nuances of the regions’ wines.

Late afternoon travel to Beaujolais where en route Robin will present the group with an overview of the region.

Arrival at our hotel, where we will have dinner and enjoy some of the best wines from the region.



DAY 5: Beaujolais - A morning drive south through the Côte de Beaune.

The itinerary for Day 5 will include:

A morning drive to Domaine de Robert where we will spend time with the producer visiting Fleurie and Morgon Côte du Py vineyards, culminating in a tasting of their range of wines.

A farewell lunch including wines of the region.

We will then transport you to Lyon Airport where you will connect with your outbound flights or onward journey.



Total cost for the 5 day tour will be £4,999 per person including all taxes. There will be a maximum of 8 guests per tour.

The cost of the tour includes all transportation (excluding flights), accommodation in some of the best and most luxurious hotels of the region, all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), wine with meals, taxes and road tolls. Inbound and outbound transportation to Paris and from Lyon is excluded and guests will be asked to make their own travel plans. The itinerary may change depending on the season, availability of the producers, with the above itinerary is intended to be a guideline.



TOUR HOST: ROBIN KICK MW

Your guide for this trip will be Robin Kick, Master of Wine and one of only 360 MW’s in the world. Robin is a world-renowned Burgundy expert, first visiting the region in 1990 and being instantly captivated by its magic. She wrote her Master of Wine dissertation on wines of the Burgundy region. Over the years, Robin has made it a priority to continue to learn about Burgundian wine through formal education, tastings, as well as meeting and working with growers in the region. Robin worked for four years as a wine auction specialist for Christie’s in Beverly Hills, tasting her way through many wonderfully old and rare bottles, after which she spent seven years as the wine buyer for an award-winning specialist Burgundy wine merchant.

With such a passion for the wines of the Burgundy region, Robin will be sharing her great knowledge and experiences with you on this most unique of wine trips.

Robin is based in Lugano, Switzerland, the heart of the key European wine regions, and is a well-respected buyer, taster, competition judge and consultant in the wine industry. Robin spends her time developing relationships with growers and agents, finding hidden wine treasures and strategically bringing them to market.

Robin’s knowledge, experience and palate is a key asset to The Vino Beano, and she has played a vital role in identifying the outstanding wines that The Vino Beano is now able to bring to you.

Robin is your tour host for The Vino Beano tour of Burgundy, and you have the opportunity and privilege to spend five days in the company of one of the finest wine experts in the world!


Domaine Regnaudot

Maranges 1er Cru Assortment 2015

100% Pinot Noir

A fantastic collection, and an example of 1er Cru Burgundy at its best!

Per Bottle: £19.17

Domaine Gueguen

Petit Chablis 2015

100% Chardonnay

Incredible value petit chablis from an artisan producer. Fresh, crisp and zesty.

Per Bottle: £13.17

Authentique

Authentique Keeler Estate Chardonnay 2014

100% Chardonnay

Aromatic, spicy and elegance personified…

Per Bottle: £33.17