Nuits-Saint-Georges is a likeable and lively town with a centuries-old history of winemaking. It gives its name to the Côte de Nuits, and its patron saint, Saint George, gives his name to their most famous wine. Its AOC, which dates from
September 1936, includes the commune of Premeaux-Prissey in the appellation. Most of the wines grown here are Pinot Noir reds, but there are some plots planted with white grapes (Chardonnay).