The Huguenot family has been making wine from father to son for the last 10 generations, dating back to 1790 (French Revolution).The terroirs of the Domaine are a true gift passed on generation after generation. The Domaine expanded with the parents of Phillipe Huguenot, the current owner, when Jean-Louis and Eliane, each from a family of winemakers, took the reins in 1968. They provided the titanic work to make the estate what it is today, and have also invested heavily in promoting the Marsannay appellation. Phillipe took over from his parents on the winemaking side in 1994, and Valerie, his wife, joined him in 2001. Phillipe’s passion for this business came to over time, first when his grandparents transmitted their love of the terroir, and then his parents.
For over 20 years, Phillipe and his father realized the importance of the practice of a more respectful viticulture to protect our environment.Therefore, year after year, their work in the vineyards has evolved. They have stopped using pesticides or insecticides and less plowing and interventions in the vineyards throughout the year. During the 2000s, the idea of pushing even further the environmental approach was increasingly present thus, in 2007, half of the Estate started to be conducted according to the methods of organic farming. Three years later, in 2010, the entire area was being converted and 2013 was their first vintage BIOECOCERT certified.
The estate expands across 57 acres in Côte de Nuits while covering the following appellations:
Located near Dijon, the AOC Marsannay was born in 1987, after more than thirty years of relentless work by the winemakers to obtain a fair recognition of their vineyards and wines. Marsannay is the only appellation in Burgundy to produce AOC wines of 3 colors: white, rosé and red from the grape varieties of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, a total production area of 302 hectares. Today Marsannay is considered the “Golden Gate of the Côte de Nuits" and increasingly recognized for the quality of the wines produced. It is poised to offer, hopefully, some parcels classified as Premiers Crus in the near future.
Situated a little further south of Marsannay is the small appellation of Fixin, an area of almost 100 hectares (90 hectares of red wines including 17 Premier Crus, and only 4 ha of white wines which 0.5 hectares 1er cru).
Gevrey-Chambertin remains historically among the top vineyards in Burgundy with 409 hectares of vines in production (80 ha of Premier Cru), the most Grands Crus (9) and Premiers Crus (26 classified climats). It produces only red wine made exclusively from Pinot Noir.