The wine cellar

The restaurant at Relais Bernard Loiseau boasts one of the finest wine cellars in Burgundy (15 000 bottles, or 900 different labels), which is managed by Executive Sommelier Eric Goettelmann.

In 2005 and 2007, Relais Bernard Loiseau’s wine list won the ‘Wine Press Grand Prix’ in the ‘Luxury’ category,  with a jury composed of 60 people drawn from the worlds of winegrowing, journalism, catering and wine waiting.

Eric Goettelmann is executive sommelier and responsible for developing the Bernard Loiseau Group. He was named best sommelier in Burgundy in 2004, 2006 and 2008. He was named best sommelier of the year in 2006 by Le Chef magazine, by a jury of 80, and then again in 2010 by the Guide Champérard.

He is also in charge of the development of new partnerships that carry out the Bernard Loiseau values: find out more on our partnerships.

Wine library

Always on the forefront of innovation, the Relais & Châteaux Bernard Loiseau, in Burgundy has acquired a splendid wine library.

Indeed, after having launched her restaurant, Loiseau des Vignes with two wine libraries which are a great success, Dominique Loiseau has decided to also equip her Relais in Saulieu with this latest equipment.

More than 40 exceptional wines are henceforth sold by the glass, enabling our sommeliers to suggest the best wine pairing possible, and for the clients to taste different wines during the same meal.
Our hotel clients enjoy the Wine Library: they can savor a glass of wine whenever they want during the day.

The wine library, measuring 5 meters length and 2, 80 meters high, has required 6 bull calves’ skin of Espelette to cover it. The leather color is ebony with a lagoon effect.

The best white wines of Burgundy are under the spotlight, as at the moment, but you can also discover different vineyards, even foreign ones.


Oenological club