Hovering over the vines

“In the air you’re in perfect harmony with nature,” enthuses Guy Cinquin. “Every flight is an adventure because you never know where you’ll end-up.” When he comes back down to earth in his beloved hot-air balloon, Guy returns to his tidy winery and a couple of hectares of vines at the edge of the village of Mercurey -Le Domaine de l’Europe.  Guy and his wife Chantal have two B&B rooms for balloonists, wine buyers, grape-pickers and, of course, the tourists who come here to explore the pretty Côte Chalonaise countryside.  What makes Domaine de l’Europe special are its superb Mercurey wines and the once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the Burgundian landscape from hundreds of metres above the vines.  For prices and availaility contact Guy or Chantal at Domaine de l’Europe, Mercurey.




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