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The wine route and the Couchois

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On the Burgundy wine trail

The production area of Couchois wines extends over six communes that are Couches, Dracy-les-Couches, Saint-Maurice-les-Couches, Saint-Sernin du Plain, Saint-Jean-de -Trezy and Saint-Pierre de Varenne for a total area of about 250 hectares. South of the Maranges and the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, the Couchois has seen its personality recognized within the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée Bourgogne since the 2000 vintage which guarantees not only the origin, but also the expression of a strong link between the product and its terroir. Our wines draw their authenticity, their quality and their typicity from their geographical origin and the particular production methods of each of the Couchois winegrowers. In Burgundy, the notion of “terroir” brings together natural factors such as the nature of the soil and the climatic conditions and human factors, the role of man being decisive in the production of wine. More specifically, the Bourgogne Côtes du Couchois is a ruby color wine, slightly purplish. Its bouquet suggests small red and black fruits, then it opens on the undergrowth. Greedy, a little rough in its youth and released at 2 or 3 years, this wine shows excellent holding and persistence.

We start with

The Menhirs of Epoigny

Megalithic site of the Neolithic period (the most important megalithic group of Burgundy), these stones were erected about 5000 years ago. Frequented during the Gallo-Roman period by the Eduans, it owes its name to Epona, the Gallic goddess associated with the horse. It is composed of 7 stones, 5 of which were rectified from 1984 to 1990 at the almost exact place of their discovery. The highest stone measures 7,30 meters and its weight is estimated at 30 tons.

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The must-have

The castle of Couches

said by Margaret of Burgundy


A complete offer on a single site: a historical monument to visit, a park to stroll, a restaurant to sustenance, a cellar to taste great wines and routes to discover the vineyards! The Château de Couches is a concentrate of the Couchois region which will make you want to go further into the village, to stroll in the alleys and to discover other sites a little further towards Autun and the Morvan.

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Pass by the Bajole tower and the Guérin tower

As early as the twelfth century, the Tour Bajole was under the dependence of the powerful priory Saint Georges.
The origin of the Tour Guérin dates back to the treaty of 1186 granting the monks royal protection.

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Continuing on the main road

The Priory of Saint George

In the 7th century, a monastery was built and destroyed by the Saracens in 725. Rebuilt in the 9th century, it became an abbey and then a priory (a branch of the abbey of Flavigny) in 1098. In 1463, the church was restored and consecrated in 1496 by Antoine de Chalon.

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Label Vignobles & Découvertes

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Vignobles & Découvertes: key addresses in the heart of the vineyard!

In South Burgundy and in the Couchois, you can rely on the national label Vignobles & Découvertes. This reference offers a networking of tourism and wine actors, it invites you to come and meet welcoming wine professionals to discover their universe.

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The Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB) is an association under the 1901 law. Based on principles of parity, it defends and promotes the unique know-how of the wine trade and viticulture professions, a heritage of tradition and a shared passion.

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