Chablis Private Wine Tour – From Paris

Discover the beautiful village of Chablis and its vibrant wines

 

Duration

1 day

Group

Min. 2 / Max. 6 pers.

Departure

Pick-up at your hotel in Paris

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Tasting

Min. 2

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Language

French or English

Transport

Car or Minivan

+33 610 23 56 34

contact Geraldine

for more information

From 200€ / pers

Geraldine, our bilingual guide, is a wine expert.

She has been conducting wine tasting and wine trips for the past 15 years.

She is a knowledgable and friendly guide who will guide and assist you during the whole trip.

Géraldine is CEO of Wine Domini, WSET, CWS, DTO Institute of Oenology – Burgundy

                 ITINERARY – Chablis Private Wine Tour – From Paris

Chablis is a charming villages with lots of wine producers to visit, major and smaller ones.  But, for those who also have an interest for the history of Burgundy, I offer an itinerary that mixes wine&culture.  Please choose ONE of the following itineraries.  Price remains the same.  Free pick up at your hotel (within Paris)

 

Itinerary 1: Everything you want to know about Chablis wines

Nicknamed the “Golden Door of Burgundy,”the town of Chablis which is known all over the world  is half way (180km) between Paris and Beaune. Although Chablis is a charming village of 2500 occupants, what most visitors truly seek in Chablis is the wine. The flowery, crisp white nectar is made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes.

  • Departure: 8am (pick up at your hotel)
  • Arrive around 10:30 am in Chablis
  • Visit of Domaine Laroche*.  Laroche is probably the most interseting winery to start with. Right in the heart of the village, their ageing facilities are located in the  caves de l’Obédiencerie, an old monastery, which date back from the 9th century.  Visit of the cellars and the old press. Laroche owns about 200 acres in various parts of Chablis. A comparative tasting of their wines will help you understand that there isn’t ONE Chablis but as many Chablis as “Terroir”
  • Walk around Chablis. Although people mostly come to sample the wines, the town itself also deserves an exploration – it is a pretty place with some attractive medieval houses, some with ornate door and window openings, and a few other buildings of interest to discover.
  • Lunch at the Hostellerie des Clos, an authentic and warm restaurant that serves friendly and Gourmet French food
  • Enjoy the scenic drive through the vineyards to see from the top of the vineyards why Chablis produces 4 different wines, Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru and Chablis Grand Cru.  How to understand the concept of “Terroir”? We will also explain how growers work on the vines all year long
  • There are only few kilometers from Chablis to the beautiful village of Saint-Bris for a last stop at Domaine Goisot**, a family winery run by Jean-Hugues Goisot. Goisot is the passionate  leader of “Biodynamic” wines in the area and his wines are truly authentic.
  • Return to Paris around 7 pm (depending on traffic)

An alternative to Laroche is William Fèvre, the most important Chablis producer of Grand Cru.
**We always book a family winery in the afternoon.  It could be Goisot or another one because they are not always available
to welcome people.  We always do our best to choose the most interesting ones

 

Itinerary 2: Chablis, wine&culture

  • Departure: 8am (pick up at your hotel)
  • Arrive around 11am at Pontigny or Abbaye de Fontenay
  • Visit of the Abbaye de Pontigny.  Pontigny is the biggest Cistercian Abbaye in the world founded by the monks in the 12th century.  The monks were also the first ones to plant vineyards in Chablis
  • Scenic drive through the vineyards to reach the charming village of Chablis.
  • Lunch at the Hostellerie des Clos, a warm and friendly restaurant that serves Gourmet french food
  • Walk around Chablis. Although people mostly come to sample the wines, the town itself also deserves an exploration – it is a pretty place with some attractive medieval houses, some with ornate door and window openings, and a few other buildings of interest to discover.
  • Visit and wine tasting at the world famous producer William Fèvre*.  The prestigious domaine is a reference for the wines of Chablis and you will taste, side by side, various Chablis from different plots to understand the concept of Terroir and the differences between: Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru and Chablis Grand Cru
  • Return to Paris around 7 pm (depending on traffic)

*   An alternative to William Fevre is Domaine Laroche, another world famous Chablis producer or a small grower in the countryside

“Great trip to Chablis”

Unforgettable experience to go to Chablis! I wanted to go to Chablis from Paris, and it was really difficult finding a tour. Having found Geraldine, the tour was customized well to our needs. As my husband hardly drank, she proposed the tour that mixes both culture and wine tasting. Took us to fantastic restaurant, which all the food there were fabulous. She also showed us around the vineyard.

Yu-Ji – California

My mother and I were in Paris on vacation and wanted a chance to see some of Burgundy and to experience the French countryside. Geraldine took us on an amazing tour of Chablis and surrounding towns. She is a master history, local culture, and has immense knowledge of wine in France and beyond. Geraldine gave us door to door service from our hotel in Paris and was a gracious host throughout the day. What a delight to have discovered Geraldine and Wine Domini! Our trip to Chablis became the highlight of our entire trip to France and will be a memory we look back on fondly for years to come! Looking forward to returning to France and taking another tour!
Matt Payne - New York

A wonderful trip to Chablis with an experimented guide
It was definitely a spectacular experience for us to visit Chablis and learn so much about Chablis wine! The itinerary was well planned – we began by visiting a smaller grower including its vineyards, cellars, machinery and production line! The wine tasting parts were delightful and we are thankful to have a tour lady like Géraldine who is very friendly, professional and passionate about wine!! We then enjoyed a relaxing lunch under the sun in a nice restaurant and then a sightseeing of Chablis downtown. After that, we visited another grower’s cellar and learned more about wine and the history of Chablis! A truly wonderful experience and we will strongly recommend to our friends and relatives.
Giano Fungs (Honk-Kong, October 2018)

Prices & Departure dates

* Price depends on the number of participants in your group (this a private tour, there won’t be other participants in your tour)

  • Up to 2 participants: 250 €/pers
  • 3  participants: 230 €/pers
  • 4 to 7 participants: 200 €/pers

Includes:

  • Pick Up and drop off at your Parisian Hotel or Apartment
  • Transportation by car or minibus
  • Visits to all wineries
  • Full-time bilingual professional and wine expert guide

Excludes:

  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch (about 20€)

Paiement:

30% at the time of reservation

Cancellation Policy:

There will be a 30% fee incurred if a confirmed tour is cancelled more than 7 days before the actual tour date and a 50% fee if cancelled between 3 to 7 days. For cancellations made within 3 days, no refund will be provided.