Burgundy and Champagne recognized as World Heritage

unesco world heritage on sparkling wines



The decision was taken on Saturday July 4, 2015 in Bonn by the Intergovernmental Committee: from now on, the hillsides, houses and cellars of Champagne as well as the 1247 climats of Burgundy sparkling wines, divided between the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits, are part of the heritage Unesco World.

It is a real consecration for these two great wine-growing regions which presented their candidacy in the course of the 2000s, a few years after the town of Saint-Émilion was proclaimed to the rank of evolving cultural landscape for the beauty of its vines and of its architecture.

For Unesco, the hillsides, houses and cellars of Champagne correspond to “places where the method of making sparkling wines was developed, thanks to the second fermentation in the bottle, from its beginnings in the 17th century until its early industrialisation in the Nineteenth century “.

Expanding on UNESCO Recognition:

The UNESCO recognition of the Champagne and Burgundy regions marks a significant milestone in the history of winemaking. It not only acknowledges the cultural and historical significance of these areas but also celebrates the craftsmanship and innovation that have defined their winemaking traditions for centuries. From the rolling hillsides of Champagne to the meticulously tended vineyards of Burgundy, each aspect of these regions contributes to the unique terroir that produces some of the world’s most esteemed wines.

Impact on Wineries and Wine Enthusiasts:

For wineries like the Jean Monnier estate in Meursault, the UNESCO recognition is a testament to their dedication to preserving and promoting the heritage of Burgundy. By embracing technologies like the Wikeeps preservation and service systems, they ensure that every glass of wine served is a true reflection of the region’s legacy. Similarly, wine enthusiasts visiting the Athénaéum de Beaune can now indulge in the finest wines from Champagne and Burgundy, knowing that each sip is a tribute to centuries of winemaking expertise.

Preserving the Essence of Wine:

The Wikeeps preservation and service systems not only extend the lifespan of opened bottles but also preserve the essence and integrity of the wine. With a precise blend of argon and CO2, these systems create a protective barrier that prevents oxidation and ensures that each pour retains its freshness and flavor profile. Whether enjoying a glass at home or in a prestigious wine bar, wine lovers can now savor every drop of their favorite vintages with confidence and ease.

System Wikeeps

The quality and reputation of the houses and wines from these terroirs no longer need to be proven. It is therefore normal to find Wikeeps at the very heart of these appellations: the Jean Monnier estate in Meursault trusts Wikeeps preservation and service systems, as does the Athénaéum de Beaune, where you can taste glasses of wine from the greatest raw thanks to Wikeeps and even buy the product.

Wikeeps preservation and service systems allow you to preserve your finest wines for 20 days after opening, thanks to their gas capsule (mixture of argon and CO2) that comes with the service system.


It has never been so easy and pleasant to enjoy a good glass of wine!
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