La Roche d’Hys – A Little Piece of Burgundian Paradise

May was a crazy, yet incredible month, and the best part was my 2 week trip to Burgundy.  Yes, it was a wonderful trip and I have many (hundreds) of pictures and lots of stories to tell.  Let me start with La Roche d’Hys.

We stayed for 10 nights at a farmhouse located in the stunningly picturesque rolling hills of northern Burgundy, owned by the incredibly generous and hospitable Jeannette and Howard Aster.  The farm is called La Roche d’Hys and serves as a centre for artistic development and cultural studies.  Go to their website at for more information about what they do.

Every morning we would trek up the hill to meet the big red bus that would carry us along the very narrow and winding roads, and we would spend the day exploring the many wonders of Burgundy.  We visited numerous wineries in an assortment of areas, a bakery, a fromagerie, a butcher, and a farm where foie gras is made.  We explored various villages, towns and cities, such as Dijon, Vitteaux, Flavigny, Vosne-Romanee, and of course, Beaune.  After our busy day exploring, discovering and tasting, we were treated to a home cooked meal back at the farm with a steady supply of local Burgundian wine from Howard’s cellar.  Yes, it was a hard life.

Stay tuned for more of my adventures in Burgundy.

La Roche d'Hys

The farmhouse.

A view from up on the hill.

A late afternoon view of the town of Vitteaux from La Roche D'Hys

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