Other than drinking and discussing the wines, there’s nothing so valuable as looking at maps to try and find that elusive vineyard. Perhaps it is only Piedmont that comes close to to the diversity of vineyards found in the Côte d’Or.
Google Maps is an obvious good reference, and the quality of the zoomed-in images is much higher than was once the case.
New, as above, and via the BIVB in March 2020, is this site. It works fine on my desktop – integrated with locations of domaines too, etcetera. It still needs a bit more work for handheld devices I think – a more app-style would be interesting – but it’s a good start 😉
Then there’s this, the French Government ‘GEOPORTAL’ if you want to delve into the vineyards at a parcel-level – no names to find behind the parcel numbers though. Compared to the BIVB map site (above) you can actually save ‘views’ that you like by noting the URL – it changes – unlike for the BIVB site.
Here for a very long time (2004!) are some maps of the Côte d’Or appellations:
With the exception of a map of Volnay, all courtesy and copyright of Kobrand Education this table is a super ‘cartographical resource’ for which I offer them and the artist Michael Juhn many thanks.
The maps are in PDF format, and most are less than 100kb in size – and YES – I know that there are lots of mistakes, the comments on that in this page are numerous – but clearly the commentors didn’t read this – eh? But they were given free:
Also of interest…
- Here’s a more in-depth look at the Clos de Vougeot (80kb).
- An 1890 map of the Musigny vineyard and it’s ownership (100kb).
- Burgundy 1640. You need to look in the top left hand corner for ‘Nuis’ (850kb)
- And something a little younger, from Pouilly-Fuissé (494kb)
These maps were newly minted at the end of 2015 and are offered here courtesy, and with the permission of, Inter Beaujolais who are the copyright holders.
Note that the files can be between 9 and 16 megabytes – they will not download in ‘flash:’