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“Wine tourist will love this adventure.”
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Authentica Tours
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Small-Group Full-Day Tour of Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune Vineyards and Beaune...
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Owner description: ENJOY THE AUTHENTIC BURGUNDY Authentica is a boutique Burgundy wine tours organizer located in Dijon and Beaune. Join local experts to share a day trip from Paris (1 h 1/2 by TGV train) or a longer break, our tours are rated #1 on Tripadvisor. Our tours are for anyone who enjoys the French “Art de Vivre” and wine, both connoisseurs and beginners. Explore unique heritage, picturesque scenery, great cuisine and renowned vineyards with your friendly host : winemaker, sommelier or experienced professional. Daily tours and wine tasting tours are limited to 8 people. Or, to discover Burgundy in the most exclusive way, why not experience a private program? Customized transport/transfers or car with private driver on demand. Treat yourself to the best. Nicolas & Emmanuel - Creators of Authentica
Irvine, California
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“Wine tourist will love this adventure.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

Authentica does an excellent job finding families in the Cote de Nuits who are willing to share their homes and vineyards with international tourist enthusiastic about learning Burgundian wines. Gabriel helped us, picking us up in Dijon and taking us around the vineyards. The two properties we visited were Clos St Louis in Fixin and Domaine Rene LeClerc in Gevrey Chambertin. Both were excellent visits, informative and interesting and Gabriel was nice enough to bring some different cheese and chocolates to pair up with the wines. I highly recommend this wine tour.

Visited April 2014
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Authentica_Team, Equipe at Authentica Tours, responded to this review, June 22, 2014
Bonjour Stephen,

Thank you for your kind comment and for recommending us. When it comes from an experienced wine professional like yourself, it’s even better!
I hope you have great memories of the “Gevrey-Chambertin 1989” that we were lucky enough to share, it was certainly very special.
I’m happy to see you enjoyed both of the winery visits we did together. It is important for us to work with individual family-run wineries where our clients can often meet the owners and winemakers (as well as working with the famous Burgundy wine houses).

Come back to Burgundy soon. We have more wine, cheeses and chocolate ready ;)

Gabriel - sommelier for Authentica
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“Excellent Burgundy vineyard tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2014

The tour with Ivan was the highlight of our visit to Dijon. Ivan was an excellent guide who shared his deep knowledge of the region and who brought the wines of Burgundy to life in a special way.
I guess we were extra fortunate that it was effectively a private tour with just my wife and I, but we will not hesitate to recommend the tour to any of our friends who might be visiting Dijon in the future.

Visited March 2014
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Authentica_Team, Equipe at Authentica Tours, responded to this review, June 27, 2014
Cher Roger,
Did you take some Maille or Amora Mustard back to South Africa? ;)
It’s wonderful to read the Discovery tour you did with us was the highlight during your stay in Dijon. Our small group tours are limited to 8 people only. We want to keep it that way to ensure personal attention and service to each of our guests.
If your friends would ever like to visit Burgundy I would be more than happy to welcome them on an Authentica tour.
Many thanks again for your kind words.

Ivan – winemaker for Authentica
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Bellevue, Washington
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“A Necessary investment to embrace Burgundy Wines”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

When we say 'necessary investment,' we mean it both financially and experientially to get access to the heart of Burgundy wine making. Let’s get the money part out of the way, wine tours cost money and in traditional wine regions such as Burgundy, they are a bit costly –HOWEVER – France unlike the USA is not used to inviting the average wine taster into the vineyard for a tasting. This is a generations old business which has rife with wealth, privilege and tradition where distributors and retailers served as the gateway to great French wines. This is changing slowly, but a guide is your best route to gaining access to Burgundy or any wine region in France. Just remember, just because you are going to the source for many of these wines, they are not inexpensive – though still less expensive than any retail shop you will find locally and far cheaper than you can find outside the country.

Beyond the money, Burgundy is a very diverse region. Stephan (or Steven for those of us from the USA) was tremendously capable and talented at connecting the wine to the individual terrior – weather, soil, practices, and essence of the region for each appellation. He was able to guide a number of tastings at the wineries, give insights, and recommendations based on what our preferences were as the tastings evolved.

NET: Allocate the budget for a wine tour, do research on the region and come up with great questions, and bring additional budget as well as cases to bring some wine home – most places do NOT ship. Another side note would be to go off season if you want a more private experience, summer and harvest are peak times and you could expect a crowd if you go on a tour then. ENJOY the wine, ask for Stephan, and immerse yourself in this great part of the world.

Visited February 2014
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Authentica_Team, Equipe Authentica at Authentica Tours, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
Bonjour Bob & Julia,

Thank you for taking time to leave an insightful comment which we are certain will be helpful for other Tripadvisor users.
I’m so pleased you found the Passion tour informative and engaging, it’s always my aim.
You’re very right in that wine tourism in Burgundy is less developed compared to Bordeaux, Provence, the US or the southern hemisphere. Estates don’t have the space or budget to do a big “wine experience”, so you have to be content with some good or great wine…which is the main reason our guests visit us, after all! ;-)
Burgundy has a particularity in that almost all the wineries are small, family-run affairs that produce a small amount of wine. The most sought-after wineries have already pre-sold their wine to importers and clients around the world and therefore simply don’t have any wines to sell, let alone taste…!
We really like introducing our clients the unique family-run estates at the heart of our region.
I hope you enjoyed the wines you purchased. We work with several partners who are able to ship wine orders to many locations across the world, so that our clients continue to enjoy the taste of Burgundy back home.
All the best,

Stephen – French wine consultant for Authentica
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“Wonderful Burgundy experience, Merci!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

Our Burgundy experience was personalized and fabulous. We visited small,private,family run vineyards with our excellent guide,Stephen. We were easily able to purchase and ship our favorite selections to the US. We enjoyed 3 days of touring, tasting and sight seeing in lovely Beaune. We also did a walking tour of Beaune with an authentica guide that was fabulous.

Visited October 2013
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Authentica_Team, Equipe Authentica at Authentica Tours, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
Bonjour Tim & Jordan,
It’s always a real pleasure to spend a day with people who share my passion for Burgundy.
We do our best to accommodate each client’s needs and requests. I hope you enjoyed the emphasis on white wines during the tastings, especially the delicious Meursault. Have you been savoring this wine back in LA?
If you ever make a trip back to Burgundy, be sure to let me know.
Thank you for leaving us a great comment.

Stephen – French wine consultant for Authentica
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“Excellent Winery Tour in Dijon and Beaune”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

My mom and I went on two winery tours on our vacation in France the summer of 2013 and this tour was far superior to the one we took from another company in the Alsace region. Ivan, our tour guide, was so knowledgeable, so personable and was able to really bring our diverse group together so that we had a lot of fun, while learning a lot. The wineries we visited were beautiful and the owners of those places were very gracious. We tasted delicious wines and I'm still enjoying those we were able to purchase and have sent home. We had time to wander on our own in Beaune, which is a beautiful town. It was a great day; the timing of the day was perfect, too. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

Visited May 2013
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Authentica_Team, Equipe at Authentica Tours, responded to this review, June 27, 2014
Dear Anne & Elizabeth,

It was nearly a year ago that I had the pleasure of welcoming you on one of our tour… I’m impressed to hear you still have some wines left from your visit! I hope they are tasting just as good now, or even better?
So glad you enjoyed your time on the Passion tour with the rest of the group. For me, this tour is a perfect opportunity to discover the wines and villages of the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune in one day (our two best vineyards).
Thanks for your lovely message and be sure to come back to us soon when you run out of wine!

Ivan – winemaker for Authentica
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