Château de Clos de Vougeot ~~
On our second day in Burgundy, we visited “Clos de Vougeot,” a wall-enclosed vineyard in the region. It was named after the River Vouge, which is actually just a stream separating the village Vougeot from Chambolle-Musigny. The Clos de Vougeot vineyard was created by Cistercian monks of Cîteaux Abbey. The Château de Clos de Vougeot, located inside the wall, was added in 1551 by rebuilding and enlarging a small chapel and other existing buildings at the site. Since 1945, it has served as headquarters of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, an exclusive club of Burgundy wine enthusiasts. As in most chateaus, there is a museum of all things wine and an ongoing art exhibit, which seems to be something that happens this time of the year. The trip through Burgundy country provided some beautiful views of other vineyards and chateaus.
Traveling to Vougeot.
Vineyards all along the way.
Definitely wine country…
Approaching Clos de Vougeot.
The Chateau de Clos de Vougeot.
The giant photograph of a monk reminds us of the origins of Clos de Vougeot.
Meeting place for the Chevaliers.
Small Clos de Vougeot museum.
Leaving Vougeot. Small cemetery.
Back on the road.
For Day II of the Quotes challenge, for which I was nominated by catalan blogger and photographer Cosmo, from bCL Photography, I’ve chosen an old favorite of mine, a Sanskrit proverb that reminds us of the importance of living every day well.
“Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.” ~~ Sanskrit Proverb
Photo taken at Chateau du Clos de Vougeout, Burgundy, France. June 2015.
And today I am breaking the rules — I do that a lot! 🙂 — and not nominating anyone. This way, whoever wants can take on the challenge. Join us!!