Having first worked in this beautiful region in 1992, I spent several seasons as a Tour Guide and Tour Director on the luxury hotel barges that cruise on the stunning waterways of Burgundy.
Following a successful management career in overseas tourism I decided to return to my first love - France and Burgundy, an area rich in culture, heritage, wine and the art of fine living. What could be better?
I then secured a job, which I loved, advising clients about wine in a prestigious Côte d'Or wine cellar, but found that I missed sharing my love of the region with other people. Deciding to combine the two I set up Burgundy by Request to introduce visitors to the rich cultural heritage of Burgundy. After a couple of years I realised that there was such a demand for personalised tours I decided to leave the wine cellar altogether and concentrate on providing purely personal tours to lovers of Burgundy.
Since then I have honed my skills on trade courses at the prestigious Ecole des Vins in Beaune and have become a professional wine taster for the Concours des Feminalise and the Guide Hachette. My latest project is instructing the students at the local technical college studying for a qualification in Wines and Spirits.
Contact me now to discover the best Burgundy wine tours and find out how to make your holiday unforgettable!