In the making for over 2000 years, Burgundy's vineyards have been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 2015 thanks to their "Climats" (vineyard parcels).
These Burgundy "climates" have Outstanding Universal Value and are world-renowned treasures. There are 1247 Climates with evocative names like Montrachet, Romanée-Conti, Clos de Vougeot, Corton, Musigny and Chambertin that reflect the cultural diversity of Burgundy wine growing.
What makes them unique is that they have constantly sought to reference place (Climate) and time (vintage) as wine production quality markers. This search comes into its own along the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune, on the 60 kilometers that link Dijon to Santenay, where the Climates form a mosaic of unique vineyards.
Just as with the creation of the AOCs (PDOs) in 1936, UNESCO’s recognition of the Burgundy terroir model guarantees the site will be protected and passed onto future generations.