Vendanges – ​The​ Harvest Experience


Be a part of an unforgettable Burgundy harvest day

Immerse yourself in a winegrower’s daily life for a day. Share with us a unique experience by participating in the 2018 harvest of Clos Marey-Monge. Through an educational program of about 3 hours led by one of our wine consultants, you will be introduced to all stages of the development of our great wines. You will meet our vines team before our cellar master introduces you to the course of the grapes. From harvesting to bottling, through sorting, vinification, breeding and blending techniques, the elaboration of our wines will have no more secrets for you. Your experience includes a Burgundy breakfast, cellar visit and tasting of 6 wines in a private cellar. You will have lunch at the Château with our team of pickers.

An Authentic Wine Harvest Program

  • Vendanges Orientation and Safety Review
  • Tasting of Burgundy Chardonnay and Local Canapés
  • Clos Marey-Monge’s Terroir, Soils and Vines
  • Meet the Vineyard Team
  • Hand-picking Grapes in Clos Marey-Monge
  • Meet the Winemaking Team
  • Sorting and Vinification
  • Blending, Aging and Bottling
  • Tasting of 6 wines in a private cellar
  • Share lunch with the harvest team

Discover the Techniques of Grape Picking, Sorting and More

You never know everything about harvesting until you’ve lived it. Open your eyes, listen, sharpen your taste buds. For a few hours, all your senses will be solicited.

Do you know the main principles of biodynamics? Can you recognize a ripe grape? Have you ever attended the sorting of berries? From harvesting grapes to bottling, our Harvest Experience will help you understand all facets of our business.

Carefully imagined by our winemakers from their daily life in the field, the Harvest Experience is the best way to immerse yourself in the world of viticulture and wine production … and a unique opportunity to contribute to the making of our 2018 vintage.

An All-round Wine Tasting Offer

During our Harvest Experience, you will have the opportunity to taste six different wines. You will start the day with a glass of Burgundy Chardonnay before meeting our pickers.

Over the course of the morning, our cellar master will introduce you to the course of grapes, from the vineyard to the bottle. He will share with you the secrets of aging and blending by making you discover wine at different stages of its development.

Our Harvest Experience will end with the tasting of five family wines. You will taste a Burgundy Pinot Noir, a Premier Cru from Côte de Nuits, a Premier Cru from Côte de Beaune, as well as two of our wines from the Clos, Vivant and Clos Marey-Monge, before sharing the lunch of our pickers.

Amicie de Saint Léger
Wine Advisor, Sommelier

Professional Wine Advisors

Our wine advisors are graduates of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). They offer a thoughtful and documented approach to learn more about the history of wine, the management of biodynamic vineyards, our viticultural techniques and the art of tasting. Our Harvest Experience is limited to twelve participants per group to help you feel comfortable, ask questions, interact with our winemakers and develop your knowledge in a friendly atmosphere.

A Stunning Burgundy Area

Château de Pommard is located a few kilometers from Beaune, in the heart of Burgundy. Our Harvest Experience takes place in our vineyard, Clos Marey-Monge. Protected from the winds by a wall erected in the nineteenth century, its 20 hectares now constitute the largest private monopoly of Côte d’Or. Since 2015, Clos Marey-Monge has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site alongside the Climats of the Burgundy vineyards. Can you imagine better classroom?

Is this your experience?

The Vendanges Experience is dedicated to wine lovers from beginner to advanced who want to know more about the cycle of the vine and the development of our wines.

“Can’t wait until our wine arrives!”

“Tailored her presentation to our level of knowledge. Made us feel very welcome and did not rush us.”

Chris
London, UK – September 2017

“Excellent!”

“An excellent advisor at our side told us the delights of the Chateau. We continued with an equally exciting wine tasting experience.”

Clement
Germany – September 2017

“Thank you! A superb experience.”

“Very thorough discussion of the wines, was informative, friendly and engaging. Answered all of our questions thoughtfully.”

Meghan
New York, US – September 2017

Book Your Vendanges Experience

Thursday, August 30th – Monday, September 10th

Duration 9:30am - 2pm (lunch time included)
Price 100€ per person | 60 € per child (below 18 years old)
Inc. harvest lunch
Tasting 6 different wines
Type Group (12 people per group maximum)

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Harvest dates are hard to predict. In case the dates change, you will be able to rebook or cancel your booking for a full refund.

Questions? Call +33 3 80 22 07 99 or send us a message.

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