We were delighted to announce at the 2016 edition of the Grands Jours de Bourgogne that the Climats of the Bourgogne winegrowing region had been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The diversity of Bourgogne wines is legendary, but more importantly, it is our heritage. Cultivated over two millennia, the vines have revealed their personalities over the centuries. First monks, then winegrowers have gradually identified the characteristics of the different terroirs. And all this has resulted in a glorious patchwork of plots or Climats – to the delight of wine lovers – that were included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2015.
La Maison des Climats, which opened its doors in Beaune on 4 July 2017, is the perfect way to get to grips with the Climats World Heritage site and it.
The diversity of the Climats is presented in this showcase built in wood and stone through four interactive elements:
- A wooden timeline presenting the key dates and characters in the history of the Climats in a language accessible to all
- A nine-meter long model of the Climats illustrating 1,247 plots, 40 communes, and 11 key points of interest
- Two interactive exhibits dedicated to the geology and the toponomy of the region
- A huge 9x2m projection of a film revealing the landscapes and heritage of the Climats, along with a 3D soundtrack
Use your time in the Bourgogne winegrowing region to discover this exhibition detailing an epic saga described through both its geology and its social history.