– Explore, Taste, Travel –
Explore the backroads of wine country with us!
Heart of burgundy
Visit the heart of Burgundy and become a wine connoisseur.
- Trip 1: June 12 – 17, 2023
- Trip 2: June 19 – 24, 2023
- Trip 3: June 26 – July 1, 2023
Wine & Yoga Tour
Take time for yourself. Relax and enjoy life the Burgundian way.
- Date: May 22-28, 2023
Discover French Polynesia and the first ever wine estate in the South Pacific.
- Date: March 8-23, 2023
Explore the back roads of wine country with us!
Heart of burgundy
Visit Burgundy’s heart and
become a wine connoisseur.
- Trip 1: June 12 – 17, 2023 (fully booked)
- Trip 2: June 19 – 24, 2023 (fully booked)
- Trip 3: June 26 – July 1, 2023
Wine & Yoga Tour
Take time for yourself.
Relax and enjoy life the Burgundian way.
- Date: May 22-28, 2023
What makes our tours special?
1. Our guides are from the region and are experts in wine, food and culture
Bruno and Isabelle Corneaux, true ambassadors of Burgundy, will accompany you on a journey through the heart and soul of the Pinot Noir frontier. Coming from the region, they both have access to exclusive winery visits courtesy of old friends; off-the-beaten-track dining spots known only to family; hotels in extraordinary locations; vibrant and colorful farmers markets; and of course, delicious local wines.
2. Excursions specially curated to give you a wide variety of experiences
Whether it’s a trek through the woods with a truffle-hunting dog; a tour of a cheese-making factory; a walk through various terroirs of the region; or a private picnic on the bluffs overlooking the Pommard valley from Bruno’s grandmother’s village, our excursions are designed to appeal to a wide range of people and interests and will introduce you to the life of Burgundy.
3. Access to hidden food and wine gems not available to most tourists
When dinner at a Michelin 3-Star restaurant is only one of many memorable culinary highlights, you know you’ve been spoiled. Indulge in truffle lunches, cheese demonstrations, picnics feasting on the treasures from local markets and so many more delectable moments, all adding up to an unforgettable trip.
4. Private encounters with prestigious winemakers and chefs
Bruno’s life of winemaking in the region means he has the contacts to provide unparalleled access to historic wine cellars and exclusive tasting events. A class in French cooking will help set your palate for further adventures in tasting, and conversations with the chefs will instill a dream that one day you’ll recreate these gourmet moments fro friends and family back home. Isabelle’s organization and preparedness allow ease in purchasing any of the wines to be sent home as well.
5. Ability to accommodate couples, friends, or solo travelers
Designed to be a group experience, these trips allow anyone to join and feel part of a group rather than a clique or a couple.
6. Small groups so no one gets lost in the crowd
Limiting the number of people on any one trip allows for better access to restaurants and wineries, as well as to boutique hotels. Two passenger vans will get you to places a larger bus could not. There are no long lines waiting to refill a wine glass or be served a meal. Perhaps most importantly, such a small group helps build friendships and connections that remain strong long after the trip.
7. Personalized and authentic experience
Whether you are traveling with your spouse, friends or solo, our small group vacations and tours are designed to provide you with a personalized and authentic experience!
8. Creating memories with every tour
We go out of our way to pay every guest special attention from before the tour even begins. You will have Isabelle or one of her hosts or guides with you at all times, helping you to experience the place we call home. We have no doubt that you’ll leave with fond memories and new friends!
Your Tour Hosts
– Isabelle Corneaux –
Isabelle is the Tour Director and is originally from Dijon, France. Along with Bruno, she is the owner of Domaine Divio winery as well as a Professor of French, a photographer and world traveler based out of the Willamette Valley since 2011. Isabelle is a polyglot. She speaks French, English and Spanish fluently. She is married to Bruno and is the mother of two handsome young men who speak four languages.
Isabelle developed a passion for travel at a very young age. She lived in Dublin, Ireland in her twenties, then French Polynesia in her thirties, then California, Washington State and finally Oregon. She enjoys hosting dinners, organizing trips, hiking in Southern Utah, Arizona and Alaska and above all sharing the joy of different cultures and wine!
– Bruno Corneaux –
Bruno, our host and wine specialist on the Burgundy Tours, is a native from the heart of wine country in Meloisey – a tiny village of the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, France. Being a 4th generation winemaker, he is very knowledgeable about the history of Burgundy. His passion is for wine, of course, but like every French native, such passion for wine does not go without gastronomy.
Bruno has worked in Burgundy, South Africa, California, Washington, and Oregon. He has also visited wine country in New Zealand. In 2012, he developed his own estate, Domaine Divio in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon. He also farms several vineyards and makes wine for other wineries in the valley.
Bruno loves to spend time with his family on road trips across the USA: Alaska, Utah, Arizona, Colorado… you name it!
– Louis Corneaux –
Louis, the eldest son of Isabelle and Bruno Corneaux, has been immersed in the wine industry since he was a baby. Louis was born in Tahiti in 2000 and saw the first vineyard ever planted in the South Pacific develop on the atoll of Rangiroa. In 2002, the Corneaux family moved to the US, spent 9 years in Eastern Washington and then relocated to the beautiful Willamette Valley where they established Domaine Divio in 2012.
Louis began showing an interest in viticulture at the age of 17, working for Domaine Parigot in Bruno’s native French village. The following summers, he worked at Domaine Lafarge in Volnay, Domaine Méo-Camuzet in Vosne-Romanée and Domaine Pillot in Chassagne-Montrachet. Louis studied viticulture at OSU in Corvallis, OR and is currently completing a master’s degree in winemaking at IUVV, University of Burgundy in Dijon, France. With this, he follows in his father’s footsteps to complete a French National Diploma of Oenology. He is studying and conducting his apprenticeship at Domaine de la Romanée Conti.
Louis loves sharing his knowledge and passion about wine both from the new world and the old world. He also loves to travel, just like his parents!
– Hélène Puissant –
Hélène is a true native from Burgundy. 25 years ago, she took part of harvest as a student job, and fell in love both with the village of Meloisey and one of its inhabitants: Vincent, Bruno’s cousin. They got married, raised a family of three beautiful girls and have been restoring the 4-century-old family farm since, while taking care of the family vineyards around the village in Hautes-Côtes de Beaune.
Hélène worked as a wine-sales manager for a Burgundian wine estate for several years, promoting wines all over the world. She speaks French, English and Japanese. Then she developed her passion for wine and teaching at Lycée Viticole de Beaune where she has been teaching wine tasting, wine sales and business for years to professional wine college students. Hélène is also involved in the village of Meloisey and is part of the city council.
When Hélène has some time off, she likes to go on vacation in the South of France with her family, go hiking and, also discover other wine regions abroad.
– Laura Pedroni –
Laura Pedroni is originally from Bermuda and has lived in Italy, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Massachusetts, and Oregon. She is a Certified Yoga Instructor and Instructor Teacher. She has practiced yoga since the early 1990s, is the owner/founder of Yogis Studio in McMinnville, Oregon and has led local and international retreats, workshops, and classes for more than twenty years.
Laura loves to travel internationally, and is passionate about food and wine, hiking, kayaking and exploring the world. Laura is your yoga instructor on our Yoga and Wine Tours.
Marlene Icenhower & Greg Schroff
Our trip to France was a once in a lifetime experience! Isabelle and Bruno provided a unique perspective on the wine industry in Burgundy and gave us ‘insider’ access to wineries that seemed to pop out of the pages of a story book. From overnight stays at quirky, ancient hotels, to afternoons at a barrel factory to dinner at a Michelin rated restaurant, Isabelle planned every detail of our trip to perfection–all we had to do was show up and enjoy.
The small group experience made us feel like we were travelling with friends.
One of the most unique travel experiences we have had!
Charlene & Jeff Stalboerger
Our visit to Burgundy with Isabelle and Bruno was much more than a vacation or a trip. It was an unforgettable experience of a lifetime! The accommodations were incredible, and the variety of activities and winery visits were perfectly planned for us to truly explore and experience the finest of Burgundy! We look forward to the next tour with you!
The Corneaux’s are native Burgundians, Bruno from Beaune and Isabelle from Dijon, uniquely qualified for leading travelers through the French countryside. Bruno has been making high scoring wines in the Ribbon Ridge area of northwest Oregon for several years and is a master winemaker. Isabelle has an eye for beauty, photography, and trip planning. They delight in sharing some of the finest old French wineries, historical hotels, fromageries, coopers (barrel makers), and culinary delights – they have been known to find truffles and Michelin restaurants along their well-planned excursions.
Nellie & Allan
We attended the first tour to Burgundy and cannot speak more highly of Isabelle. The hotels, restaurants, activities, and of course, wine, were all spectacular. Her knowledge of the region allowed us to participate in the Summer Solstice celebration in Dijon, a fantastic picnic overlooking Pommard, and so much more. We could not have had a better experience.
Megan & Steve Thompson
My husband and I had never been drawn to the idea of taking an organized tour for our vacation. Our perception was it wouldn’t be as fun being with a group and that it would be too restrictive. Well, we discovered we were very wrong! In June 2019, we took a tour to Burgundy, France with Isabelle and Bruno Corneaux, the owners of Domaine Divio, and it was an amazing experience! Isabelle had everything figured out – in reality, all we needed to do was show up! They covered all the details you could imagine, exciting and comfortable lodging, exceptional meals and wine (including a Michelin restaurant) and supplied all our local transportation. The best part was having the opportunity to visit Dijon and Beaune with people who grew up there. We never would have had the insider knowledge about what wineries to go to, information about the local area and even a trip to a cooperage which we would never have had access to. It was the perfect blend of being with a group and also having time on our own to explore. We would give the trip five stars and would highly recommend joining one of Wine Detours!
Pamela & Steve Thun
For wine lovers or Francophiles, traveling with Isabelle & Bruno to Burgundy was a dream trip. It is a wine education, family vacation and European tour all in one package. The trip connects the Willamette Valley and Burgundy, with hosts possessing strong roots in both places. The food was wonderful, the wine was plentiful and always flowing, and new friendships were born. Pamela and I will always remember the trip as one of the best we have taken, and we cannot wait for the next adventure with Isabelle and Bruno.
Kathy & Ken Heininge
There are trips and then there are experiences that cannot be replicated. Traveling with Isabelle and Bruno provides you with opportunities that the average traveler will never get to encounter. Whether it is access to some of the premiere wineries in the world, including tastings led in person by the most prestigious winemakers, or whether it is a catered picnic on the butterfly-covered bluffs over Pommard, or whether it is a truffle hunt followed by a six-course truffle lunch, or whether it is staying in a 13th century abbey, this trip is sure to delight on every score. Because the groups are limited to a small number, you are able to get into select restaurants for meals you will dream about for years afterwards, and you will never struggle to squeeze your way to the front of a line to get your wine glass filled.
Do not miss this chance!
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