Discover the wines of Macon, a perpetual fresh and fruity pleasure...

  • Enjoying a glass of wine in the sunset.

    Enjoying a glass of wine in the sunset.

    © Atout France/PHOVOIR

  • The St Laurent d'Oingt chapel, Burgundy, overlooking the beaujolais vineyards.

    The St Laurent d'Oingt chapel, Burgundy, overlooking the beaujolais vineyards.

    © Atout France/CRT Bourgogne

  • The "colline éternelle", Vezelay, Burgundy. Located on the "Chemin de St Jacques de Compostelle" and listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

    The "colline éternelle", Vezelay, Burgundy. Located on the "Chemin de St Jacques de Compostelle" and listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

    © Atout France/CRT Bourgogne/Alain Doire

Discover the wines of Macon, a perpetual fresh and fruity pleasure... Mâcon fr

Follow the bunch of grapes along the wine road and discover the wines of Macon...

In Southern Burgundy look for the bunch of grapes, a symbol that marks the routes to a multitude of pleasures. There are a great many of these routes that will lead you through a landscape made even more beautiful by the culture of wine, They will take you through renowned vineyards, to taste wines on the estates where they were grown, you will visit castles and châteaux and enjoy the food that has made Burgundy one of the gourmet capitals of the world.

... or time your visit to coincide with the grape harvest

At the end of the summer, you can enjoy the special ambience of the grape harvest and witness the birth of wine, and all of the stages of wine-making peculiar to each vintage.

The wines of Macon, a perpetual fresh and fruity pleasure...

The Maconnais vineyards cover 350 km², and Chardonnay remains the favourite grape variety of Maconnais wines-growers. The appellation conjures names that are watchwords to wine enthusiasts everywhere: Macon; Macon-Villages; Pouilly-Fuissé; Pouilly-Loché; Vinzelles-Pouilly; Saint-Veran; Viré-Clessé and Crémant (sparkling wine). These world-renowned wines are served in the most prestigious restaurants but can just as easily be enjoyed with a humble picnic lunch.

The Georges Burrier cellar...

Taste a choice of wines from the estate and from neighbouring wine-growers in amazing and enriching surroundings ... Admire a collection of barrel making tools and old bottles, visit a winery and a cellar of oak-aged wines. Open from Tuesday to Sunday.

The Pouilly-Fuissé Atrium...

At the heart of the legendary village of Pouilly-Solutré, the Atrium invites you to taste wines from the five Pouilly-Fuissé growing areas. There’s also the opportunity to purchase, by the bottle or case, wines from more than 50 estates that produce the “Great Burgundy”. Open on Tuesday to Sunday from April to October.

Hidden aspects revealed at the Hameau Duboeuf...

For a day of unforgettable pleasures, a cross between culture and entertainment, vine world. The wine Hamlet offers treasures of art and crafts, a unique collection of rare objects, there are animation shows, a journey through wine manufacture, and of course tastings. Open all year seven days a week

Local delights, a foodies paradise...

The culinary delights of southern Burgundy are as varied as they are delicious: the free-range chicken from the Bresse region, the only chicken in the world to benefit from the protected designation of origin; Charolais meat; Burgundy snails; frogs’ legs; Saône valley fish and goat’s milk cheeses. Then there are two typical and delightful desserts to taste locally Gaufrettes Mâconnaises (wafers exclusively made in Mâcon) and the Ideal Mâconnais (meringue with almonds, crushed nougatine and butter cream).

Château de Besseuil’ cellar... and luxury hotel too

In an idyllic and modern setting, facing the château, at the heart of a four hectare vineyard estate. The cellar is a magical place where you can taste the flagship wines of Macon and other Burgundy wines. The château also offers luxurious apartments to rent for a weekend or extended stay. Château de Besseuil’ cellar is open daily during summer season.

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