Burgundy’s classification system

Burgundy’s classification system is based on its terroir meaning the land with the best qualities to produce the best grapes receives the top classification. Burgundy wine classification was established in 1935. Wines in Burgundy are classified as follows, in descending order: Grand Cru, Premier Cru, Village and Regional.

A fascinating classification system

Within Burgundy there are two regions that have their own Classification System: Chablis and Beaujolais. Burgundy accounts for over 150 appellations. Burgundy has a remarkable and fascinating classification system that is worth exploring. It is considered to be heaven for wine lovers!

Burgundy Classification System