Some movies on Burgundy that you might enjoy as you are preparing for your trip!

the Big

A year in Burgundy
Great portraits of winemakers of Burgundy.  Highly recommended!

For more information on this movie, see:

Tender and real. It shows the hard work, the travails and tribulations of working the soil for a living.
— Wine Spectator

The story unfold in northern burgundy. Some scene are shot in the village of Flavigny. Besides its beauty and medieval remains, the village is also renowned for the production of little licorice candies - anis de Flavigny -which have become famous in France and abroad.

Starring Johnny Depp and Judi Dench, Chocolat tells the story of Vianne (Juliette Binoche) when she arrives in a tranquil, old-fashioned French town. In her very unusual chocolate shop, she creates mouth-watering confections that almost magically inspire the straitlaced villagers to abandon themselves to temptation and happiness.

Cyrano de Bergerac
Depardieu at his best. Lots of scene shot locally, the final one take place in the Fontenay Abbey - a UNESCO World Heritage site well worth visiting.

The story - Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier, Cyrano de Bergerac, romances his cousin by proxy.

Back to Burgundy - Cédric Klapisch (L’Auberge Espagnole)
A fiction filmed close to our properties. Some of our winemaker friends loved it, us not so much. Chacun à son goût. In any case, we all agree on the great rendering of the local landscapes. You’ll find an interesting read on a local winemaker involved in the movie on this site.

The Story - After a decade abroad, Jean learns of his father's failing health and returns to run the family vineyard with his strong-willed sister, Juliette, and his responsible younger brother, Jeremie.

General Interest


Burgundy: Profoundly French - Rick Steves

Interactive Tour de France – Webisode 2 : Burgundy – Life Explorers

The ultimate Burgundy wine and food tour - The Food Travelers:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

In French:

Douce France – En Bourgogne

La Bourgogne, sans modération - Echappées belles

Wine Related

Winegrowing in Bourgogne, an artisanal trade : The People and the Vines

This is the first part of a diptych in which the main characters are the winegrower and the plant. A third protagonist, the grape, will make its appearance in the second part, “The People and the Wine”

A Year In Burgnundy.  Great portraits of winemakers of Burgundy.  Highly recommended!  More on the movie at

On Pinot Noir...

On whites...

Alex Gambal - An american wine maker based in Beaune - gives you the keys to understand the wines of Burgund in this video serie

For more of Alex's wisdom, visit this youtube playlist.