Marsannay-la-Côte contains a strip of vineyards on the slope of the Côte d'Or. The vineyards are the most northerly part of the Burgundy wine region. In the plain of the Saône to the east, large fields are visible. The original village is now flanked by small modern housing developments. There is 186ha of vineyards, 202ha of agricultural land and 523ha of communal woodland on the Jurassic limestone hills to the West.
Marsannay-la-Côte vineyards, which form part of Côte de Nuits, produce wine of all three colours - red (Pinot Noir), white (Chardonnay) and rosé (Pinot Noir) - which is unique for a communal appellation in the Burgundy wine region. The commune's appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) is called Marsannay, without la-Côte.