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“Beaune wine tour with Thomas ”
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Authentica Tours
Ranked #5 of 64 Food & Drink in Beaune
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Owner description: Authentica is a boutique Burgundy wine tour 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.
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

This was a fantastic introduction to the wines of Burgundy. Thomas was very informative and entertaining, answered all questions thoroughly. The group was 8 people and the van was very comfortable and well air-conditioned. I can thoroughly recommend the tour and Thomas especially.

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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Had a fabulous , interesting and informative afternoon with Ivan....thoroughly recommend this tour!!

1  Thank Samone D
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winetourburgundy, Gérant at Authentica Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2016

Bonjour Samone, thanks for your recommendation. I'm pleased you found the Burgundy trip insightful and had a wonderful afternoon amongst the vines.
All the best!
Ivan, winemaker

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Reviewed 8 November 2016

My wife and I are big fans of burgundy wines and we finally decided to take a dream trip to Burgundy in October 2016. We wanted to learn as much as we could during our 4 day stay and decided to book a 2 day Prestige Tour of Burgundy with 10 Grand Cru class tastings / day (2180 euros). We are so happy that we did and Thomas made our experience that much more enjoyable, educational and memorable! Thank you Thomas!

First day was in Cote de Nuits and 2nd was in Cote de Beaune with 3 tastings per day and about 6 wines per tasting. 1 tasting per day was done at a premier wine making negotiation (Trapet and Senard) where a delicious home made lunch was served with premium wines. Never did we feel pressured to buy wines (though we bought many) and Thomas did all the tastings with us (no swallowing!) to comment on the different characters, wine making styles, good vintages, recommendations (from village classe to grand cru), etc.

We would be more than happy to return to Burgundy and explore with Thomas next time! He is extremely knowledgable, funny and energetic and perfectly fluent in English (amongst many other languages). The Mercedes SUV was extremely comfortable and the 16 hours over 2 days went so quickly! Highly recommend going with Authentica and ask for Thomas, you won't be disappointed!!

Thank John C
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winetourburgundy, Gérant at Authentica Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2016

Hey there John! So, how was your visit to Troisgros? Special, I'm sure. Thank you for all your positive comments. We spent a great two days together and were lucky to taste many fantastic Grands Crus. Warm regards to you both in NYC.
Thomas, Burgundy wine expert

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Reviewed 25 October 2016

I feel so lucky that I chose Authentica, our guide Hubert is the best guide ever! He's knowledgeable, professional yet so friendly! We really enjoyed our two-day trip in Burgundy and next time we come back, Authentica will definitely be our first choice! 選擇Authentica真的是我最棒的決定,我們的嚮導非常完美,專業且親切。我們非常享受這兩天的旅程,未來絕對會繼續選擇Authentica作為勃根地的旅遊首選!

Thank Claire-Tien
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winetourburgundy, Gérant at Authentica Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2016

Many thanks, Claire. The pleasure was all mine. Hope your visit to Bordeaux went well - the wines there are not quite as good as ours are they?! ;) All the best with your wine venture in Taiwan, if we can be of any help, feel free to drop us an email.
Hubert - Chef

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

When my wife and I were traveling to Burgundy for our honeymoon we decided we wanted to do a wine tour for one of the days. We found Authentica through Trip Advisor. It had extremely good reviews and every part of the experience lived up. Their website was extremely well done and easy to navigate. They had an excellent selection of full and half day tours. We chose a half day tour and while we were initially concerned about the price we came to realize it was worth every penny. Authentica reached out immediately to confirm our reservation. When we booked we put in our hotel in Beaune and Authentica reach out to the hotel so that when we arrived the hotel already knew we had booked and helped let us know how we would get picked up.

Our tour guide Hubert showed up right where we were told about 5 minutes prior to the scheduled pickup time. He was extremely nice, and spoke excellent English (later learned that he had lived as a chef in New York for a number of years). We loaded into the vehicle which was a nice, clean Mercedes van and found that it would just be Hubert and us for the afternoon. Our first stop was as a Grand Cru chardonnay vineyard outside the village of Puligny where Hubert provided us a ton of interesting information about growing, pruning, maintenance, harvest, etc. that goes into making of the wine. We then went to a modern winery for our first tasting. The facility was beautiful and the wines were diverse and delicious. After about an hour tasting we drove north to Corton Hill and an old chateau for our second tasting. This tasting was led by Hubert and was even better than the first. Hubert was enlightening and helpful in tasting the wines and really helped us find some incredible wines.

Finally, Hubert helped us facilitate shipping our wine back to the US with the exporter that the first winery works wine. He made sure I got all my information to be certain the wine got paid for and shipped properly. In additional to his helpfulness and expert knowledge, Hubert was also a joy to talk to generally.

If we can make it back to Burgundy we will definitely book another tour through Authentica and would try to get Hubert if possible. This place is highly recommended.

Thank IndyIndie
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winetourburgundy, Gérant at Authentica Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2016

Bonjour James, thank you for your kind review. It's always a special pleasure to accompany wine enthusiasts and collectors, like yourself. I'm glad you had a brilliant honeymoon in Burgundy. The Pommard will be ready and waiting for you when you come back to celebrate your anniversary!
Best wishes,
Hubert, Chef

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