Wine estates & vineyards
No other region has a more evocative name than Burgundy. La Bourgogne conjures images of rolling hills in Chablis and the glazed tile roofs of the Hospices de Beaune. A visit to Burgundy is the discovery of winegrowing traditions crafted by 1,000 years of history and the mosaic of the region’s climat wine-growing plots in which Pinot Noir and Chardonnay express their most sublime character.
Domaine Laroche and Maison Champy take you on an authentic, genuine journey across the Burgundy terroirs.
The history of Domaine Laroche is closely intertwined with Chablis.
The estate possesses 90 hectares of vineyards located among the most exquisite crus.
Deep roots are also reflected in its architectural heritage — the Obédiencerie de Chablis, a former monastery renowned for its wine since the Middle Ages by virtue of the canons of Saint-Martin de Tours.
The relics of Saint Martin were also kept there for a decade.
This exceptional heritage is alive and well today: Domaine Laroche still vinifies and ages its Premiers Crus and Grands Crus in its historic cellars. Its wines are a tribute to over a thousand years of history.
Maison Champy, the oldest wine company in Burgundy, has an exceptional heritage. Located in the heart of the city of Beaune, capital of the Burgundy wine region, Champy owns 21 hectares on the Côte de Beaune, from Volnay to Corton-Charlemagne. 50% of the vines are certified organic while the other 50% are High Environmental Value (HVE) certified.
In early 2021, it was classified as a ‘living heritage company’ by the government, which awards this status to French companies founded on artisanal and industrial excellence.
The historical site on Rue du Grenier à Sel is living proof of this legacy: the estate’s wines are vinified, aged and bottled on the premises and in its 15th-century cellars, formerly a part of the city’s Jacobine convent. MAISON CHAMPY is the last wine estate to have maintained its operations within the city. It decided to reopen its doors in 2019 to share its history and savoir-faire with visitors.