Youri Lebault is a purebred son of Chenôve in the Côte d’Or who grew up surrounded by this mystical viticultural scenery. Inspired by a deep love for this soil on which he was raised, he founded the company Bourgogne Gold Tour in 1999; the beginning of a great adventure which allows him to fully express his passion for terroir and his appreciation of new encounters.
Youri Lebault, Founder and CEO of Bourgogne Gold Tour
Youri Lebault inherited a passion for wine and food from his Burgundy roots and the careers carved out by his family. He holds several diplomas in wine and viticulture but he is also an educator and shares his knowledge and his love for the wines and the “Climats” of Burgundy (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) with great enthusiasm. As an ultimate recognition of his commitment, he became a member of the exclusive Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, which numbers only 12000 members from all over the world, in 2013.
Advocating a very special appreciation of life, he allows readers to discover the exceptional character of Burgundy in two publications: In Climat Veritas (with a preface by Prince Albert of Monaco) and En route… vers les Climats du vignoble de Bourgogne (with a preface by Aubert de Villaine).
TRAINING & AWARDS
He is known as “the most Burgundian of the Germans” since he has lived in Burgundy for almost 30 years.
He was a sommelier, responsible for the promotion tourism in Burgundy, then responsible for wineries and oenotourism sites before becoming a freelance guide.
Now in his capacity as wine expert and client guide at Burgundy Gold Tour, his life is dedicated to sharing this passion for the Route des Grands Crus, and its climates classified as a UNESCO World Heritage.
ASSISTED BY A PASSIONNATE AND MULTILINGUAL TEAM OF EXPERT GUIDES
It is in the heart of the family estate of Moulin au Moine, created in 1957 in Savigny les Beaune, that he grows up and awakens his love for Burgundy.
Seduced by Burgundy Gold Tour, which he considers the gold standard of excellent wine tours, he decided to join Youri and Joachim, as they share his passion for the Burgundy region and his taste for sharing.
Fabien has a wealth of experience as he has runned his own wine tourism company and holds a WSET certification.
He is the driver of Burgundy Gold Tour.
Discreet, friendly, attentive and always ready to help, he will make your transfer or your guided day simply unforgettable.