Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion

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Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion

Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Domaine Armelle et Bernard RION is settled into Vosne Romanee since 1896 and offers you to visit the cellar and to taste and buy their great wines: Vosne Romanee, Nuits Saint Georges, Chambolle Musigny, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru. At the Domaine, you will be also able to discover and buy the characteristic and flavorful Burgundy Truffle hunted by the family’s dogs. Visit preferably by appointment and personnalized visit on request.
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Magdalena T
9 contributions
Sep 2021
Wonderful wonderful place with very good wines. A great stop with no disappointments. Leave room for your purchases because you will have a hard time not buying some of these delicious surprises. The family is warm and inviting as well, and it is always amazing to interact with the winemaker(s).
Written September 23, 2021
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Thank you for your so kind message. We are so happy to share our passions with our visitors and it's a pleasure to let you discover our products. Don't hesitate to come back in our cellar :-)
Written January 26, 2022
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Keith D
Richardson, TX404 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Enjoyable Tour and Tasting

This winery was across the art from our hotel and we made arrangements for a tasting on the tail end of our trip. A great assortment of wines produced, with the Domaine focusing on old vine parcels in the region. Family run, our tour was with Armelle herself, making it that much more the fun.
Written March 21, 2020
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Thank you for visiting us and writing a review! It was a pleasure to make you discover our winery and wines.
Written April 8, 2020
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Michael W
2 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Very instructive tour in the Wine yard, could see the Romanee Conti yard! Armelle is very outgoing and fun. Got to taste amazing premier and grand cru, complex in taste. And an amazing 2003 nuits Saint George…fruity, smoky, leather notes…C’est à faire !
Written June 13, 2021
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Thank you for your nice comment. I'm happy to have shared my passions with you during your visit. Hope to see you again in our winery one day, Best regards Armelle RION
Written June 21, 2021
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Wine Traveler
Paris, France88 contributions
Apr 2022
We had a wonderful wine-tasting at this family-run winery. We thank Melissa (one of the three daughters of Armelle and Bernard) for the visit. We hope to return for a vineyard tour or a truffle hunt, or at least just to resupply our wine!
Written April 11, 2022
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It was lovely to meet you. I wish to welcome you back another time :-) Enjoy our wines ! Mélissa
Written April 28, 2022
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Kathleen B
Brooklyn, NY1 contribution
May 2015 • Couples
We made an appointment for a tasting and visit to the cellar by email a week or so prior to our visit. When we arrived the owner was outside and showed us to the cellar where we met Victoria, who led our tasting and tour. She was very well informed, spoke English beautifully and was very friendly. This is clearly a family-run place, very charming history. We tasted 6 of their wines for free and end ended up buying 4 bottles. This was a great first stop for us.

I recommend this stop to anyone passing through Vosne-Romanee. Thank you!
Written May 31, 2015
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Thank for your kind review ! We are always happy to welcome visitors from all around the world in our cellar. Have a great tasting at home ! The RION Family
Written September 14, 2015
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Nicolas W
Basel, Switzerland23 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
Do not miss an opportunity to meet with the Rions while touring Burgundy.
Kids loved the truffle hunting, and grape juice tasting.
Bernard and Armelle are great hosts, wine tasting and truffle tasting were a treat.

Written November 19, 2018
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Thank you! We are a family winery and so it's normal to welcome families. All the best to your family, Family RION
Written November 20, 2018
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Russ_Sharon
San Francisco150 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Just a perfect visit in every way. Great staff with excellent english, excellent wines and a cool place to visit. We tasted some great wines here and even purchased some to send home. Highly recommend.
Written September 9, 2018
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Thank you for your visit and your nice comment! We are glad you had a nice time in our winery and wish you all the best for your future tastings! Kind regards
Written September 11, 2018
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Marissa A
New York City, NY156 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
My wife and I reserved for a truffle and wine tour with Domaine Rion and we had such a lovely afternoon. We were hosted by Armelle, who was extremely welcoming and lively, and her passion for the family business really shows. She loaded her truffle-hunting dogs into the van with us and we took a beautiful drive through the vineyards and into the forest to find some truffles. The forest area was private and planted many years with their own trees. It was quite a unique experience and we learned some things. We then went back to the Domaine and into the cave to observe their wine production and do some tastings. We got to taste some fine red wines including 1er Cru, Grand Cru and also a 25-year old Grand Cru which was a treat. Armelle also provides some fresh baguette with sliced truffle which was a nice finish with the wines. All in all, this was a very nice experience...a little something different, and I would highly recommend it!
Written June 30, 2018
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Thank you for your report ! We hope to welcome you again in the future in Vosne Romanée. Best regards, la Famille RION
Written July 1, 2018
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Sachin
New York City, NY48 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
We visited DABR (🙂) in early April 2018 on our 2 day visit to Burgundy.The Domaine itself is right on D974 and easy to get to. We were very warmly welcomed by Alice and another family member. They gave us a tour of the caves and explained their wine making techniques and the various plots the family owns.This was followed by a 6 wine tasting ranging from Aligote to their 1er Cru. The wines were very good. Although we were tasting young wines they displayed great nose and were silky smooth. Nice legs and excellent pallet. Each one stood on its own with different complexity and pallet. We purchased a few bottles and had Alice autograph the bottles. An insider tip: they have a village wine which is designated Village due to technical reasons but is from the neighboring plot to DRC La-Tache’. At €40 compare it to upwards of $3000 for La-Tache’. We bought other memorabilia and got information on their wine shipment to USA, which I will be utilizing. I saw an earlier comment which spoke about a broken bottle. I want to say that I packed the bottles in wine skin and packed it in a hard case suitcase. After Burgundy I drove to the Alps, Italy and Switzerland before returning to Paris and flying back to United States. The bottles made it back intact without any issue and are now in my Wine Cellar safely maturing 🙂. I look forward to shipping their wines and future visit when I travel through the region again.
Written April 23, 2018
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Thank you for your kind report about our tour/tasting and our wines. It was a real pleasure to welcome you. DABR is great idea :-) We love it ! Have a great time while enjoying our bottles. All the best, Family RION
Written April 24, 2018
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Benjamin H
Paris, France45 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
The Positive:

Took the VIP tour at 25 EUR. The VIP tour included a 20 min walk and explanation in their production and cellar. Friendly guide. Tasted four wines. In general, the Domaine was friendly and welcoming, but compared to other tastings in Bourgogne a little overprized (other highly “rated” Domaines - mainly in Cote de Beaune - offer a similar short visit to the cellar and tasting of 10+ wines, for free).

The Negative:

Fundamentally I do not write negative reviews on TripAdvisor. But I have an issue with what happened. Following the tasting I bought a bottle of Saint Georges 1er Cru Les Murgers 2015 for 48 EUR. I travel around France (as I live here) 3-4 times a year and taste and buy wine and always carry a carton, foam box, and bubble wrap, in the car. First thing I always do when returning to the car is wrap the bottle in bubble wrap and carefully place it in the carton (who has a divider, so that the bottles cannot touch). This has worked perfectly the last 10 years – no broken bottles at any point. At the hotel I carried the carton to the hotel room and placed it on the floor. When I returned from breakfast (45min later) a bottle in the carton had broken leaving wine all over the hotel room floor and on my clothes, that was on the floor. To my surprise the bottle from Domaine Armelle et Bernard RION was broken. All other bottles from other Domaines in the carton were absolutely fine. No one else – I had the room key and no cleaning whatsoever was done during the 45 min – touched the carton at any point. I have thoroughly discussed the matter with the Domaine who essentially claim I, or someone else, have been handling their bottle wrong and that it is my fault. No intend to compensate. My family produces wine (albeit in a way smaller scale and likely with lower quality bottles) and we do experience bottles who break (maybe 5-10 a year) due to fault or weakness’ in the glass itself and we always replace these. A bottle breaking once sold is uncommon but does happen. Like with every single product a consumer might buy. Let me emphasize again that ALL other bottles from other Domaines in the same carton were perfect (and perfect once I returned to Paris). The Domaine has essentially refused to acknowledge the issue. I am lead to conclude that their bottles are either of a less good quality than their competitors, or that the bottle had a fault. Therefore, if you buy, and you do transport their wine in any way, be VERY careful ! And do not expect any compensation if the product you buy is faulty. 48EUR for a bottle might be pennies for the owners of this domaine, but for me as a consumer, it’s expensive for one bottle. What a shame !
Written April 17, 2018
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Dear Benjamin, Thank you for your comment, the reviews of all our customers matter for us. As you mentionned you chose the VIP tour and we are glad you enjoy the visit. To correct your description, it's an one hour tour with the winemaker around the winery and in the barrel cellar. The visit always includes the tasting of 5 wines including our Grand Cru the Clos de Vougeot. Like other wineries, we also organize free tasting for people who want a overview of the winery and our products but without the tasting of the Grand Cru. We were sorry to hear that the bottle you bought, had been broken in your hotel room. As we explained to you by email: we use a premium quality glass for our bottles and we never had that kind of problem. All wine shippings include insurrance in case of damage on the wine during the transportation. However when a customer carries a bottle with him outside of the winery, then the product is under his responsability. We hope to receive you again in our winery to discover our other products or visits. Best regards, Rion's family
Written April 18, 2018
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