Wonderfully lost

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
  • Wine lodge

    Burgundy is beautiful. The Climats (vine plots) stretch as far as the eye can see in a patchwork that is extraordinarily picturesque. It’s not hard to see why this area has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status for being a site of exceptional historic and aesthetic value.

    It might seem odd, but the lush green vineyards reminded me of the idyllic rice paddies and terraces of Bali and Vietnam. Getting lost on the narrow roads that wind their way around the various vineyards was a pleasure that I could have happily done so until the sun went down. The landscape is absolutely stunning and surprisingly not awash with tourists squinting at their GPS screens as they navigate their way between wineries.