Chateau Cary Potet
We met Charles du Besset from Château Cary Potet at one of the earliest Grands Jours de Bourgogne. We fell in love with his beautiful and luscious Montagnys, but also with the character himself.
Young producers like Bertrand Brigandat are in the forefront of a small-production revolution in the southernmost part Champagne.
Domaine du Chateau de Vergisson
After having taken over their family vineyards, Stephanie Saumaize and Pierre Laroche created the Domaine du Chateau de Vergisson in 2012, and were soon turning heads in Pouilly-Fuisse and the Maconnais.
Domaine Albert Boillot
Raymond Boillot has seen some 40 harvests, and was the ‘maitre de chai’ for the Reine Pedauque for most of his career. But these are his wines. And here he makes just 20,000 bottles a year.
Domaine Bernard Munier
The Domaine Bernard Munier dates back six generations to 1859. Today it's almost 15 acres of vines in Chambolle-Musigny and Gevrey-Chambertin, as well as Gilly –les-Chateaux and Flagey-Echezeaux.
We remember the exact day that we met Pascal Borgeot. It was January 28 1989. There’s a poster on our wall to mark the occasion. Not the meeting, but the day. It was a frigid St Vincent Tournante in Santenay.
Domaine De Suremain
Eric De Suremain talks a lot about synergy. Synergy between where you come from and who you are.
Domaine Germain Pere et Fils
The Domaine Germain was born in 1955 with vineyards situated uniquely in Saint Romain. Today the Domaine Germain covers more than 33 acres, with wines in Saint Romain, Pommard and Beaune.
Domaine Gilles Bouton
We met Gilles Bouton back in the days of our hotel-barge Le Papillon when we were cruising the inland waterways in search of the real Burgundy.
Domaine Jean Fery
We first heard of the Domaine Jean Fery a few years back when we ran into Pascal Marchand shortly after his liberation from corporate winemaking.
Domaine Jean-Jacques Girard
Jean-Jacques Girard’s family was growing grapes in Savigny-lès-Beaune back in 1529. That, as the French say, is ‘formidable’ and would make the domain one of the oldest in Burgundy.
The Clos de la Perriere in Fixin, founded by the Cistercians in 1142, is a walled-in vineyard that the monks way back when knew made an exceptional wine.
Domaine Marchand Freres
The Domaine Marchand Freres does all those things that great producers do to make great wine. No pain is spared in the pursuit of quality.
Domaine Michel Arcelain
We can tell you things about Michel Arcelain that at first would not seem to have anything to do with wine. But then everything in Michel’s life has something to do with wine.
Who dare defy Mouton- Rothschild? When their big-gun lawyers said they could not use the family name to sell wine, Laurent Mouton stood his ground.
The Domaine Oudin came to be in the late 1980s when Jean-Claude and Christine Oudin left the stress of Paris life behind and settled near the bridge in Chichée to raise their two daughters and to develop a small vineyard she had inherited.
Paul-Henri Thillardon is, at a very young age, a masterful winemaker. It’s got to be a gift, he has perfect pitch and his wines sing. This is the Beaujolais renaissance.
Domaine Pierre Naigeon
The Domaine Naigeon, though old by even Burgundy standards, remained fairly small until the present generation. Shortly after 1945 Pierre Naigeon gave his name to the domain that is now managed by his grandson, also named Pierre.
Domaine Philippe Charmond
The village of Vergisson, perched on the flanks of the Roche de Vergisson and with the rock of Solutre as a backdrop, is one of the prettiest villages in the Maconnais.
Domaine Pierre Thibert
Pierre Thibert is a ‘garagiste’ no more! And we’re here to report on big changes in this small-production, top-quality, self-made domain.
Vincent Durrieu is the fifth generation of this family to work the domain, continuing with very traditional Burgundian methods. And it’s a noble tradition.
Bernard Regnaudot arrived in Dezizes-les Maranges in 1996, but he is a third-generation vigneron.
Domaine Richard Rottiers
Richard Rottiers has winemaking in his blood, but he’s not from the Beaujolais. He's from Chablis, but he went to Moulin-a-Vent because of the potential.
Domaine Thierry Mortet
We first met Thierry Mortet at one of the early editions of the ‘Grands Jours de Bourgogne’ where the tasting was of the two distinct village appellation zones on either side of the Combe Lavaux.
Domaine Thierry Richoux
On slopes above the Yonne river valley, 15 km from Chablis, a handful of winemakers are cultivating a reputation for red Burgundy at the northernmost limit of possibility.
Domaine William Nahan
Situated in a converted mill house at the foot of the Grand Cru vineyards and a few steps from the center of Chablis, the Domaine du Chardonnay is a joint effort of three Chablis winemakers.
Elden Hospices de Beaune
One of the dreams of any Burgundy lover is to one day raise a paddle at the Hospices de Beaune Charity Wine Auction and buy a legend.
Jean Dauvissat Pere et Fils
There’s a new kid on the block. And it’s exciting news for Elden. Fabien Dauvissat (no, not that Dauvissat) has made some radical changes in his father’s considerable Chablis domain.
Jean-Claude Rateau, who has arguably the most famous mustache in Burgundy, is incontestably the godfather and guru of biodynamic wine farming here in the region. When, in 1979, Jean-Claude converted his then 5 acres of vines to biodynamic production, he was the first.
Of all the introductions to winemakers that we’ve had over the years, none was more fortuitous than the day we met Roger Capitain. He was our first mentor, and we spent many an hour leaning on a barrel in his cellars.
The story of Marchand-Tawse begins with the extraordinary story of Pascal Marchand, the French Canadian, who in 1985 at 22 years old, took the reins of the Clos des Epeneaux in Pommard.
After the oenological studies and vineyard experience that took him to several different regions of France, Romuald Petit returned to his roots in 2005 to create a domain with just over 14 acres of vines in Saint-Verand, right on the cusp of the Maconnais and Beaujolais.