Burgundy’s wine centres reveal their funding, and visitor targets

Friday July 09 2021 by Vitisphere

The BIVB officially approved the wine tourism projects in December 2016 but they have been in the planning process since 2010.The BIVB officially approved the wine tourism projects in December 2016 but they have been in the planning process since 2010. - Photo credit : Siz’-ix Architectes, Correia Architectes & associés et RBC Architecture

As the first foundation stones are being laid, the three Burgundy wine and ‘climat’ centres are reviewing their respective progress and objectives. Based in Beaune, Chablis and Mâcon, all three share the objective of establishing “a network of three cultural and tourist venues linked to our region’s living heritage”, with the joint ambition of welcoming 180,000 visitors per year in the long term. This is according to the press kit of the organisation spearheading the project, the Burgundy wine marketing board (BIVB), which will hand over running of the centres to the ‘Cité des vins et des Climats de Bourgogne’ association.

Located close to the city centre, the Beaune venue aims to welcome 120,000 visitors per year, compared to 35,000 visitors per year for its Mâcon counterpart, situated near the cultural district on the banks of the Saône. Chablis, which has taken over the Petit Pontigny cellar, has set a target of 25,000 visitors per year.

The BIVB has announced a total budget of 22 million euros to build, develop and run the three centres. Beaune has funding of €14.5 million excluding tax for 18 months of work; it is due to open to the public in early 2023 following the official opening in autumn 2022. Mâcon has announced a budget of €4.1 million excluding tax and is due to open at the end of summer 2022, after 15 months’ work. Chablis, where work is expected to last 13 months, will receive €3 million before tax, with its opening scheduled for the end of summer 2022.

 

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