The Bourgogne now mapped right down to the Régionale AOCs!
Almost two years after the official publication of all wine AOC plot data by the INAO, the Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) is launching Bourgogne Maps, a brand-new interactive cartography tool. Bourgogne Maps was created in response to industry demands and the widespread need for accurate mapping of all appellation segments. It offers several levels of reading and a range of different features that will naturally be of interest to wine professionals, and also journalists, tourists, and all lovers of Bourgogne wine.
Bourgogne Maps is an interactive atlas of Bourgogne wines and aims to map out entirely Bourgogne, plot by plot, from Régionale to Grands Crus appellations.
Other tools are available but these only focus on the Climats of Bourgogne. Bourgogne Maps now offers the industry more than 530 precise maps covering the production zones of the 84 appellations or AOCs of the Bourgogne region, across three segments: 7 Régionale AOCs, 44 Village AOCs, and 33 Grand Cru AOCs. It also details the 14 additional geographical denominations of the Bourgogne appellation and the 27 additional geographical denominations of the Mâcon appellation.
A user-friendly tool with multiple features
This new mapping tool was produced using land registry resources and with the help of the Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité (INAO), which published plot data of the 289 French AOCs, including those in Bourgogne, in 2018. The BIVB used this in-depth work to identify almost 300,000 individual plots. To ensure as much accuracy as possible, we also worked with the Organismes de Défense et de Gestion (ODG) management organizations, in particular the ODG Bourgogne and the Union des Producteurs de Vins de Mâcon (UPVM).
Bourgogne Maps is freely accessible to all on the Bourgogne Wines website, and includes a range of maps that can be consulted online or downloaded:
- Maps of appellations
- Maps of communes where the wines are produced
- Maps of the additional geographical denominations of the Bourgogne AOC
- Maps of the additional geographical denominations of the Mâcon AOC
Each map is downloadable in a predefined and printable format. Tip: It is also possible to select a specific area to print. For example, you can zoom in on a plot of vines within a commune, choose a zoomed-in view of a lieu-dit, or opt for a view of the commune showing just one level of AOC or just showing the events set to take place there.
Bourgogne Maps can be found here: https://bourgogne-maps.fr