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The Château of Clos de Vougeot

                                            Vougeot is a very small village of Burgundy,situated between Dijon and Beaune,home to a CHATEAU (castle) and a vineyard called CLOS DE VOUGEOT.The Château  consisting first in a chapel and farm buildings was constructed in the 12th century by Cistercian monks of the Abbey of Citeaux in need of WINE for mass and also as offerings. In 1551 the primitive buildings were completed by rebuilding and enlarging ancient architectures in Renaissance style.

wine press of the 12th century


                                            There are impressive remains of the twelfth century farm buildings:

                        -the cellar from the middle of the twelfth century built to house more than 2000 casks
                        -the cuverie,a cloister in which the pressing and vinification took place displays 4 gigantic and ancient oak wine presses
                        -the vaulted kitchen from the 16th century with its huge fireplace

                      The Château du Clos Vougeot is the seat since 1944 of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin,an exclusive club of Burgundy wine lovers who publicize burgundy wine and gather here each November.
a tourist in front of the Château


                      The walled GRAND CRU vineyard of the CLOS DE VOUGEOT occupies more than 80 per cent of the land of Vougeot.

            IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN FRENCH WINE CULTURE,IT'S WORTH VISITING THIS CHATEAU!

            We did the guided visit in French(available on request in Dutch,English,German and Japanese on request).It takes 45 minutes          and includes a short film on the activities of The Confrèrie.


    Opening hours:  -from April to September:0900-1830
                              -from october to March: 0900-1130   1400-1730 

                               closed at 1700 on Saturdays

    Entry:3,90 euro ,2,90 under 16 and students

bernard69 says:
thx for yr kind comment!
Posted on: Aug 19, 2010
MeiYen says:
My dream is to one day visit Bourgogne on the wine trail from Cote de Nuits to Cote de Beaune and to one day taste a bottle... any bottle of Domaine Romanee Conti maybe a Romanee Conti or La Tache would have satisfy me. :-)Interesting blog. Thank you for sharing. :)
Posted on: Aug 19, 2010
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The Château of Clos de Vougeot
The Château of Clos de Vougeot
wine press of the 12th century
wine press of the 12th century
a tourist in front of the Château
a tourist in front of the Château
sign of The Château
sign of The Château
Vineyards and castle
Vineyards and castle
flowers of the castle
flowers of the castle
the courtyard
the courtyard
antic framework
"antic" framework
ancient well
ancient well
wine press of the 12th century
wine press of the 12th century
ancient cellar
ancient cellar
Vougeot
photo by: Vikram