Château Philippe le Hardi – Tour “In the heart of the stronghold of Santenay“



15 minutes from Beaune, Château de Santenay is a majestic residence from the 9th-12th-16th centuries with a remarkable roof of glazed tiles.
 The Château is located on the Route des Grands Crus, where two exceptional vineyards meet: Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise.
The estate has been Terra Vitis-certified since 2004, thanks to environmentally-friendly viticultural practices.
It was once one of the many properties of the Duke of Burgundy Philippe le Hardi (1342-1404), son of the King of France, Jean le Bon. In 1395, Philippe le Hardi signed the founding document of the mono-grape variety in Burgundy, and Pinot Noir became the only variety for our precious red wines.
Today, Château de Santenay is one of the most important estates in Burgundy with its 90 hectares of vines and 25 appellations produced in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Mercurey to Clos Vougeot, via Santenay, Saint Aubin, Pommard, Beaune, Aloxe Corton...
Through its historical heritage and the wines it produces, the Château offers a unique place for tours, weddings, seminars etc.
Come and discover during a guided tour the epic tale of the château, the highlights of the harvest, its modern winery with its wine presses, its vats, its vaulted cellars from the 9th century with their ageing barrels, and its old dungeons that today welcome Burgundy lovers from all over the world.
You’ll end your visit with a tasting of a selection of 4 of the Château’s wines including 1er cru.
Duration of the tasting: about 1 hour

Timings, schedules and opening dates for the tasting tour:
- Monday to friday : Departures of the tasting tours at 10.30 am (in FRENCH), 2.00 pm (in ENGLISH) .
Sunday & Saturday: CLOSED
Opening periods, times and dates for the tasting visit / tasting cellar:
- in high season: From 1 April 2023 to 19 November 2023: Monday to Saturday inclusive, from 10.00am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 6.00pm.
Tasting tours in FRENCH and ENGLISH departing at: 10.30am and 3.00pm.
Closed Sundays and 1 and 8 May, 1 November.
- in low season: From 1 January to 31 March AND from 20 November 2023 to 31 December 2023: Monday to Friday inclusive, by appointment only, from 10.00am to 12.30pm, then from 1.30pm to 5.30pm
Closed Saturdays and Sundays.

You can present your printed paper ticket or e-ticket on your smartphone
Tickets are valid for the date and time of your chosen tasting, during the opening times and dates of Château Philippe le Hardi mentioned above (excluding the weekend of the Wine Sale, 17, 18 and 19 November 2023: specific tasting service and prices), and according to the health standards in force on the date of your visit.
Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health. Consume in moderation.



Château Philippe le Hardi
1 rue du Château
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 46.91449
Longitude : 4.69467