For many wine drinkers, it doesn't get any better than Burgundy, France. Epic Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs set the bar for the two varieties world wide. It's hallowed ground for food, too. Simple, hearty, rustic dishes that are centered around both premium quality as well as humble ingredients are tailor-made to go with these benchmark wines. 

Photos throughout Burgundy taken in mid-late May, 2016 and early February, 2017. Photos of numerous Grand Cru vineyards of both the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune, including Chambertin, Latricières-Chambertin, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze, Montrachet, Chevalier-Montrachet, Bâtard-Montrachet, Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet, Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, La Romanée, Romanée-Saint-Vivant, La Grande Rue, Bonnes-Mares, Mazis-Chambertin, Clos de Vougeot, Clos des Lambrays, Corton, Corton-Charlemagne and Clos de Tart. Premier Cru and other notable vineyards include Genevrières, Les Combettes, Grands Epenots, Cailleret, Clos de la Chapelle, Frémiets, Folatières, Maladiere, Clos de la Bidaude, Les Reignots, Clos de la Perriere. Cellar visits with Joseph Voillot, Philippe Pacalet, Jean-Michel Gaunoux, Lucien Muzard, Philippe Colin, Bachelet-Monnot, Louis Jadot and Domaine de Bellene. Vineyards and other scenery throughout the villages of Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Vosne-Romanée, Aloxe-Corton, Beaune, Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet and Santenay. In the Cote Chalonnaise a visit to La Folie in Rully. Fuissé and Roche de Solutré in the Maconnais. Gilbert Picq up north in Chablis.

Click photo to enlarge, then hover over image for caption. All images copyright Jeff Bramwell.