This morning we said goodbye to our Champagne farmhouse and headed 3 hours south to Burgundy.

The first place we stopped is called Clos du Vougeot. It used to be a winery built by monks many centuries ago. We had a tour and lunch/ tasting. The building is no longer used for wine making but was very interesting to see.

This is an antique wine press. No longer used, but very labor intensive compared to modern technology!

After the tour we had lunch and a tasting. It was nice, but we had some difficulty understanding the descriptions….. and a little bit long winded.

After that we headed to Chandon de Briailles for a tasting. We are also staying on the property for two nights in a little back house. The wines were excellent and the property is beautiful.

I’m always the most happy when I get to pet some puppies!
For dinner we ate at LA Lune. It was one chef and one waitor for the whole restaurant (probably sat 15-20 people). We were at the bar and got the watch the action. Those 2 guys busted ass all evening. All the food was great!
Scallops with lotus root and greens

Tomorrow, we have a couple more tasting and may try to explore the city a bit.

Special shout out to all those that are making this trip possible. We literally couldn’t do it without you. You know who you are.

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