In The Spotlight


Domaine Agnès et Didier Dauvissat in Beine

In and around Chablis there are three Domaine Dauvissat. The most recent was created by Agnès and Didier Dauvissat in 1987.

– My parents were vineyard workers, explains Florent Dauvissat, the son of Agnès and Didier. There were not any vines in the family, so [...]

Domaine Huber-Verdereau Interview

Domaine Huber-Verdereau in Volnay

Going organic just wasn’t enough. In fact, when Thiebault Huber decided to take on the family domaine in Volnay he quickly realised that organic would be just a transition period. Biodynamic was the goal.

– To be just organic was actually a bit boring [...]

Maison Louis Picamelot Interview

Maison Louis Picamelot in Rully

Sparkling wine is a new thing in Burgundy. Relatively speaking, that is. While still wine has been made for a very long time in Burgundy, the history of sparkling wine in the region just goes back some 200 years…

– The village of Rully is the historical centre of [...]

Domaine Dugat-Py Interview

Domaine Dugat-Py in Gevrey-Chambertin

Grower, vines and terroir. If you ask Loïc Dugat-Py those are the three important things if you want to make a great wine.

– At Domaine Dugat-Py the strong point is the vines, he says. My great-grandfather was a pépiniériste, a nurseryman, which [...]

Domaine Pierre Thibert Interview

Domaine Pierre Thibert in Corgoloin

Pierre Thibert is a man of two worlds. Being located in Corgoloin half his domaine is in the Côte de Nuits and half is in the Côte de Beaune.

– Wine has always been my passion. But since I don’t come from a family of winegrowers I had to [...]

More interviews

Domaine Michel Gros
Domaine Michel Gros

How the Wild West was won - Burgundy style

This is the story about how the Wild West was won - Burgundy style. Domaine Michel Gros is located in Vosne-Romanée, one of the most prestigious villages on the Côte d’Or. The domaine has been the sole owner of the Vosne-Romanée premier cru Clos des Réas for the past century and a half. But...
by Ola Bergman

Domaine Anne Gros
Domaine Anne Gros

Sweet revenge

In the late 1980’s Domaine François Gros was going downhill. Due to illness quality suffered badly and most of the wine was sold off in bulk. It was under these circumstances that Anne Gros took on the family domaine. Today she is one of the major players in Burgundy and recently she has branched out...

by Ola Bergman

Domaine Bonneau de Martray
Domaine Bonneau du Martray

Vintage character and continuity

Domaine Bonneau du Martray has a history that goes way back, but it was only in the early 1970’s that the domaine began to bottle its own wine. Since then Bonneau du Martray has become synonymous with Corton-Charlemagne. Since 1994 Jean-Charles le Bault de la Morinière has been...
by Ola Bergman


Domaine de Villaine
Domaine de Villaine

Not your average winegrower

Pierre de Benoist at Domaine de Villaine is not your average Burgundian winegrower. In his world the aligoté grape rules, not the chardonnay and the pinot as elsewhere in Burgundy.

– The chardonnay is not my reference. The aligoté is.

by Ola Bergman


Domaine Bersan
Domaine Jean-Louis & Jean-Christophe Bersan

Six different grape varieties

While most producers in Burgundy use one or two grape varieties Domaine Bersan in Saint-Bris le Vineux is different. On their 20 hectares of vines Jean-Louis and Jean-Christophe Bersan, father and son, have six different grape varieties.

– It’s great for us, says Jean-Christophe...

by Ola Bergman