Thevenet Père et Fils, Pierrclos

Jean-Claude Thevenet took over responsibility for this family domaine in 1971 when their holdings were a mere three hectares. The domaine has been expanded to thirty hectares, with vineyards centered on their village of Pierreclos at the heart of the Mâconnais. In addition to working their own vineyards, the Thevenet family, for three generations, has […]

Jean Manciat, Mâcon Charnay

Some of the Mâconnais coops that dominate the American marketplace produce millions of bottles. In contrast, Jean Manciat’s vineyards can be toured on foot in a few minutes (5.5 hectares). When Manciat took over his family estate, he replanted extensively but kept as many of the old vines as possible. All the picking at this […]

Domaine Cheveau, Solutré

The cellars of the Domaine Cheveau are situated in the hamlet of Solutré-Pouilly in the heart of the appellation of Pouilly-Fuissé. The domaine was established by André Cheveau in 1950. His efforts were followed by his son, Michel, and now Michel’s two sons, Nicolas and Julien are actively running this fourteen (14) hectare estate. The […]

Meix-Foulot, Mercurey

The Domaine du Meix-Foulot has been in the hands of the de Launay family for multiple generations. Paul de Launay took the reins during the 1960s; his daughter Agnes joined the domaine and is now solely responsible for this exceptionally beautiful and historic estate. This is one of the most picturesque of Burgundian domaines, situated […]

Hubert Lignier, Morey St. Denis

The Domaine Hubert Lignier is known for the concentration, depth and structure of their wines. Hubert’s son, Laurent, is the next generation of this proud estate and is following his father’s traditional practices to ensure the treasures coming from the family’s impressive vineyard holdings continue to exhibit the best of their appellations. The domaine owns […]

Georges Lignier, Morey St-Denis

Georges Lignier is a cousin of Hubert, and while the two estates are clearly separate operations, they do share some of the greatest vineyards in and around Morey-Saint-Denis. That may be where the similarities end, as the delicate, subtle and seductive qualities of Domaine Georges Lignier are a fascinating contrast to the more intense and […]

Harmand-Geoffroy, Gevrey

Gerard Harmand and his son, Philippe, now lead this family-run estate that was established in the late nineteenth century. The domaine encompasses 9 hectares of vineyards, all planted to Pinot Noir and situated exclusively within the boundaries of the village of Gevrey Chambertin. The viticulture is traditional to its core: the soil is turned by […]

Domaine Fourrier, Gevrey

Domaine Fourrier (previously known as Pernot-Fourrier) has a long history in Gevrey Chambertin extending over four generations. The estate was founded by Fernand Pernot during the 1930s and 1940s. Unmarried and childless, he enlisted the aid of his nephew, Jean-Claude Fourrier, who then took the reins of the domaine in 1969. One of the first […]

Domaine Forey, Vosne

This small but outstanding domaine was created in 1840 by the great-grandfather of Régis Forey, the current proprietaire. The domaine now farms about 10 hectares of vineyards; 5 as proprietaire and 5 through the systems of fermage and metayage. The primary family holdings are in Nuits Saint Georges, Vosne-Romanée and Flagey-Echezeaux. With the recent additions, […]

Jérôme Chezeaux, Prémeaux

Jérôme Chezeaux is based in Prémeaux-Prissey just south of Nuits Saint Georges and owns about 12 hectares of vineyards, some of which were brought into play from the family holdings of his wife, Pierrette. The vineyards, impeccably tended according to the principles of "lutte raisonnée”, are scattered throughout the villages of Prémeaux, Nuits Saint Georges, […]

Jean Chauvenet, Nuits St-Georges

With no less than seven premier crus complemented by serious Bourgogne Rouge and Villages-level cuvées, the comprehensive scope of Jean Chauvenet’s vineyard holdings over his 9.5 hectares is among the greatest in the appellation. The wines of Nuits-Saint-Georges are not soft in their youth, but that is the true character of the terroir: robust tannins, […]

Ghislaine Barthod, Chambolle

The joys of terroir are no more evident than when tasting in the cellars of this small, but important, estate. Ghislaine began an intense apprenticeship with her father, Gaston, in the 1980s and has brought new vigor and a distinct touch to every area of concern from vineyard management to vinification but always with the […]