Tour Guide

Matt McClune

Languages spoken: English, French

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Guide since: 2016

Bike

The Day 2 ride from DuVine’s Burgundy Bike Tour—the longer option, of course

Eat

Ottolenghi's slow-roast lamb shoulder salad with figs

Drink

Natural wine

Sleep

Le Relais des Calanques, Le Trayas

While working in Boston for restaurateur Barbara Lynch, Matt developed a passion for Burgundy wine, leading him to work his first harvest in 2001. The rest, as they say, is history. An internationally-recognized artist, exceptional cook, and renovator of a French Revolution-era stone house, Matt has been living in and around Beaune since 2004. With his upscale service industry background, extensive wine, food, and art knowledge, and years logged in local wineries and vineyards, Matt is made to be a guide. He’s someone who knows how to explain malolactic fermentation offhandedly or show you hidden secrets at the Beaune cathedral, all while grinning like a little kid. Matt’s wife Megan is also deeply rooted in the world of wine and together they are raising two bilingual children.

Want to understand the differences between growing up French vs. American? Matt’s the guy to ask. Ever wanted to test your palate with a “blind” tasting?  He’ll get the whole group to play along. Matt travels to Provence on a regular basis, so if you prefer the smells of lavender with a glass of rosé in hand, he will be thrilled to show you around his favorite markets and cafés, perched villages and pétanque courts. Whether you’re a curious neophyte or Master Sommelier, serious biker or serious foodie, Matt will take you on a tour you will never forget.