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Clos de Vougeot: worldwide influence backed by 900 years of history

Clos de Vougeot: worldwide influence backed by 900 years of history

Built in the 12th century by the monks of Citeaux Abbey in central Burgundy, the Château du Clos de Vougeot is known throughout the world.

Clos de Vougeot: worldwide influence backed by 900 years of history

Summary

A symbol of luxury living and high-end wine, this Cistercian- and Renaissance-style historical monument located along the Route des Grands Crus de Bourgogne, a famous wine trail in Burgundy, is the seat of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, a fraternity of Burgundy wine enthusiasts. Every month, new members are inducted amidst its antique grape presses during a joyous ceremony.

Stéphane Ory, chef at La Table de Léonce restaurant

While the estate no longer produces wine, its reception rooms, which were saved from certain ruin by the property’s many owners over the centuries, now host history and architecture fans, who are more interested in touring the cellars and admiring the impressive carpentry work, which dates back to the late 17th century. Foodies love taking part in the estate’s memorable ceremonies, which are followed by grandiose banquets that highlight the region’s cuisine.

A site for one-of-a-kind events

The chateau is a popular destination for wine tourism, and its schedule of events culminates with the Vente des Hospices de Beaune auction, whose proceeds are used to fund hospitals, medical research, and charitable acts. The sale, which is organized by Christies and held every third Sunday of November, yields incredible sums and serves as a barometer for the prices of prestigious wines. It’s a must-see event!

A chateau at the heart of Burgundy wine

www.closdevougeot.fr

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