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Saturday July 4th 2015: The "Climats" of the Burgundy vineyard inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage list
Published on 27/02/2020
Saturday July 4th 2015: The "Climats" of the Burgundy vineyard inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage list

Saturday July 4th 2015: The "Climats" of the Burgundy vineyard inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage list


UNESCO undertakes a range of schemes. The World Heritage Program encourages the protection and the preservation of cultural, natural and mixed sites. To be inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List, a candidate site must prove its "Outstanding Universal Value (OUV), i.e. cultural importance that extends beyond national borders, which has existed for generations and deserves to be recognized on a worldwide scale.

It has been 9 years that whole Burgundy fights to defend the candidacy of the "Climats" of Burgundy. Last Saturday July 4th, during its 39th session in Bonn, Germany, the World Heritage committee inscribed the "Climats" of the Burgundy vineyard on its list.

"This inscription is the recognition of the work of all generations who preceded us, winegrowers, Cistercian monks, Dukes of Burgundy, who over the centuries have patiently built the vineyards of Burgundy, looking for excellence with determination. It opens a new page in the history of the "Climats" of Burgundy, just as it has been with the creation of the AOC in 1936. It ensures the conservation and transmission of the site for future generations."

Press release extract from Aubert de Villaine et Guillaume d'Angerville, president and delegated president of the association for the inscription of the "Climats" of the Burgundy vineyard on the World Heritage list.