The cross that marks the famed Romanee Conti vineyard.

Note: Wines In Niagara is compiling a daily photo blog from Burgundy during the Grands Jours de Bourgogne, an annual celebration of the wines of the entire region.

While the first day of the week celebrated the white wines of Chablis, Day 2 took us to the Cote de Nuits for a close look at the reds (pinot noirs) of Burgundy.
Our day centred around events at the Chateau du Clos de Vougeot including a tasting of wines (with many Grands Crus) from Clos de Vougeot, Echezeaux, Grands Echezeaux, La Grande Rue, La Romanee, Richebourg and Romanee-Saint-Vivant.

But the highlight for me was vertical tasting of Clos de Vougeot Grands Crus from 2008 to 1995. What a fantastic demonstration of vintage and and how these beautiful wines age.

Another highlight was a visit to the most famous vineyard in the world: Romanee Conti in the town of Vosne-Romanee. The site is marked by a simple cross with other major vineyards, sloping up and surrounding the Romanee Conti. What a treat.

So, here is Day Two of a trip to Burgundy.



A statue at the Chateau du Clos de Vougeot.

veogoet cellar

The wine cellar at Chateau du Clos de Vougeot

tasting room

The grand tasting at Chateau du Clos de Vougeot.

brick wall

vogeot vineyard

Gnarly Pinot vines in the Cote de Nuits.


vogeout star

A vertical of Clos de Vougeot Grand back to 1995 was stunning.

vogeot pour

Our wonderful pourer for the vertical tasting of Clos de Vougeot.

all vintages

The lineup of wines for the Clos de Vougeot vertical tasting.

me sign

Yeah, me. Dreaming of Romanee Conti.

romanee sign


The famed vineyard of Romanee Conti.

down slope

Looking down at the town of Vosne-Romanee.


The Tawse Marchand wines were fabulous.


Some of the best Pinot I tasted, from Olivier Guyot.

gros richbourge

One of the best wines of trip so far.

bernard gros

And the man who made the wine above, Bernard Gros.




And, more food.