The Clos St Jean, a pleasant park, lies to the north-west, and squares and open spaces are numerous.
These methods were chiefly advocated in vineyards of the first class, where it was worth while to spend a good deal of money and labour to preserve the old and famous vines: the Château Leoville Poyferre and Clos Vougeot are instances.
Among the better known wines of the first growths are the following: Château Ausone, Château Belair, Château Clos Fourtet, Château Pavie, Château Coutet, Château Cheval-Blanc, Château Figeac. The Château Ausone is of peculiar interest, inasmuch as it is here that the poet Ausonius possessed a magnificent villa and cultivated a vineyard (A.D.
To the north of Beaune lie the famous vineyards of Chambertin, Clos Vougeot, Romanee, Richebourg, Nuits St Georges and Corton; to the south those of Pommard, Volnay, Monthelie and Meursault with its famous white wines.
Clos de la Perriere.
Chambertin, Clos de Bize, Clos St Jacques..
Clos de Tart, Les Bonnes Mares, Les Larrets.
Clos de Vougeot.
Le Corton, Le Clos-du-Roi-Corton.
Les Feves, Les Greves, Le Clos de la Mousse.
Les Santenots, Le Clos-Tavannes.
The town gives its name to a well-known white wine produced in the neighbouring vineyards, of which the most esteemed are Clos, Bouguerots, Moutonne, Grenoui]le, Montmaires, Lys and Vaux-Desirs.