Tag Archives: Burgundy

Winery Profile: Au Bon Climat

Who: Au Bon Climat   What: Living Winemaking Legend that Expedited Santa Barbara onto the Wine Country Map   Where: Santa Maria Valley, California   Why: Because Jim Clendenen looks like your quintessential SoCal surfer… but go beyond the mischievous, adventure-seeking … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Beaujolais

Where: About 75 miles south of the city of Beaune, Beaujolais caps the southern end of France’s Burgundy region.   What: Classic Gamay with climbing quality. For a while, Beaujolais had an oversimplified reputation. Quantity trumped quality in many parts, … Continue reading

Women Winemakers We Love: Véronique Drouhin

In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8th) and as a general nod to our own unique roots, background and inspiration, we’re featuring a number of our favorite female winemakers over the next month. These are women from around the … Continue reading

Women Winemakers We Love: Vanessa Wong

In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8th) and as a general nod to our own unique roots, background and inspiration, we’re featuring a number of our favorite female winemakers over the next month. These are women from around the … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Chablis

Where: Two hours southeast of Paris on the A6 autoroute, this is the northernmost sub-region of Burgundy.    What: A one-of-a-kind wine region known for three specific things: a chilly climate, chalky limestone-and-clay soil, and 100% Chardonnay. This unique combination … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Burgundy

Where: In the middle of France, running roughly north to south from the town of Dijon to Lyon.   What: A collection of five individual sub-regions, all focused on the red grapes Pinot Noir and Gamay or the white grapes Chardonnay and … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Domaine Michel Lafarge

Who: Domaine Michel Lafarge   What: Sense and Sensibility in the South of the Côte d’Or   Where: Volnay (Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France) – holdings include vines in Volnay Premier Crus Clos des Chênes, Caillerets, Clos du Château des Ducs, Mitans; Pommard … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Domaine Méo-Camuzet

Who: Domaine Méo-Camuzet   What: “Mayor” of Vosne-Romanée, Following in the Footsteps of Jayer    Where: Based in Vosne-Romanée (Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France) – holdings include vines in Grand Crus Richebourg, Clos Vougeot, Échezeaux and Corton; plus 10 Premier Crus as well … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Domaine Fourrier

Who: Domaine Fourrier   What: Jockey for Gevrey, Vested with Old Vines   Where: Gevrey-Chambertin (Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France) – including Grand Cru Griotte-Chambertin and Premier Crus Clos Saint Jacques, Combe Aux Moins, Les Goulots, Les Champeaux and Les Cherbaudes; also Chambolle-Musigny … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Côte de Nuits

Where: The northern half of the Côte d’Or — or “Slope of Gold”… a.k.a. the most feverishly adored section of France’s Burgundy region, which runs roughly north to south from the town of Dijon to Lyon.   What: Achingly beautiful … Continue reading