A moment with Domaine de la Vougeraie

Sylvie Poillot leads the team at Domaine de la Vougeraie, whose vineyards run the length of the Côte d’Or. She tells us what it takes to run such an intricate operation.   Domaine de la Vougeraie was established in 1999 by négociant Jean-Claude Boisset, bringing together three decades’ worth of vineyard acquisitions across the Côte d’Or. Today, the domaine extends over 42 hectares, with holdings in no less than nine […]

Introducing Domaine Henri Rebourseau

A new addition to this year’s offer, Domaine Henri Rebourseau is one of the largest estates in Gevrey-Chambertin. We meet Louis de Surrel, whose family have made wine here for seven generations.   “It’s very frightening to make wine from a Grand Cru like Clos de Bèze,” admits Louis de Surrel, seventh generation at the helm of Domaine Henri Rebourseau in Gevrey-Chambertin. “Honestly, every time I step into the vineyard, it’s like a mise en abyme: I can’t help thinking about all the generations […]

A moment with Sébastien Magnien

A champion of the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, fourth-generation vigneron Sébastien Magnien talks to us about terroir, experience over education and the 2019 vintage.   “I’ve been in the vineyard and the cellar since birth,” says Sébastien Magnien, fourth-generation winegrower from the small village of Meloisey in the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune. “Both of my grandfathers were winegrowers.”  Sébastien Magnien in the Hautes-Côtes Sébastien has made a name for himself as a champion of the Hautes-Côtes de […]

“The right time”: a moment with Dominique Lafon

We catch up with Dominique Lafon, a leading vigneron in Burgundy for well over 30 years. He recalls starting out in the 1980s and explains why he did it all again in 2008.  Dominique Lafon joined his family business, Domaine des Comtes Lafon, in 1987. In 2008, he started making a few wines under his own eponymous label. “It was the […]