The heart of Burgundy is the Cote d’Or (koht DOR), a 30-mile strip between Dijon and Santenay in eastern France. The northern half is the Cote de Nuits (koht duh NWEE) and the southern half, the Cote de Beaune (koht duh BOHN). The Cote de Nuits and the Cote de Beaune are comprised of various villages within which are numerous individual vineyards. Burgundy's vineyards are ranked in an hierarchical order.  The top vineyards are known as Grand Cru.  While variation is the norm, the Grand Crus generally produce the highest quality wines, and more assuredly, the highest priced.  Not every village contains Grand Cru vineyards.


COTE DE BEAUNE VILLAGES:  Pernand-Vergelesses, Ladoix-Serrigny, Aloxe-Corton, Savigny-lès-Beaune, Chorey-lès-Beaune, Beaune, Pommard, Volnay, Monthelie, Saint Romain, Auxey-Duresses, Meursault, Blagny, Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet, Saint Aubin, Santenay, Les Maranges

COTE DE BEAUNE GRAND CRU VINEYARDS: Corton, Charlemagne, Corton-Charlemagne, Batard-Montrachet, Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet, Chevalier-Montrachet, Criots-Batard-Montrachet, Montrachet

COTE DE NUITS VILLAGES:  Chenove, Marsannay, Couchy, Fixin, Brochon, Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St. Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Flagey-Echezeaux, Vosne Romanee, Nuits-St.-Georges, Premeaux-Prissey, Comblanchien, Corgoloin

COTE DE NUITS GRAND CRU VINEYARDS:  Chambertin, Chambertin-Clos de Beze, Chapelle-Chambertin, Charmes-Chambertin, Griotte-Chambertin, Latricieres-Chambertin, Mazis-Chambertin, Mazoyeres-Chambertin, Ruchittes-Chambertin, Bonnes-Mares, Clos de la Roche, Clos des Lambrays, Clos de Tart, Clos Saint-Denis, Musigny, Clos de Vougeot, Echezeaux, Grands Echezeaux, La Grande Rue, La Romanee, La Tache, Richebourg, Roamnee-Conti, Romanee-Saint-Vivant

The Hill of Corton


Romanee Conti


Chambolle Musigny


Chambolle Musigny Map


Saint Romain


With Eric Claudel chef/owner of Le Chambolle, in Chambolle Musigny