Inside Bouchard Père & Fils
Founded in 1731 in Beaune by Michel Bouchard, Bouchard Père & Fils, is one of the oldest wine estates in Burgundy, perpetuating tradition for nearly 3 centuries and 9 generations.
In 1775, Joseph Bouchard acquired his first vineyards in Volnay in the famous “Les Caillerets” climat and started to develop the family’s vineyard holdings.
During the French Revolution, property belonging to the clergy and nobility was confiscated and put up for sale. Joseph’s son, Antoine Philibert Joseph Bouchard, seized the opportunity to extend the family’s vineyard holdings in Beaune including the famous “Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jesus.”
This desire to build up an exceptional estate in Côte d’Or endured through the generations and acquisitions in the best Villages were added throughout the 19th century and again in the early 20th century.
AN EXCEPTIONAL DOMAIN
Over time, by acquiring various terroirs with great care and patience, Bouchard Père & Fils has built up a vast domaine in Côte-d’Or. Today the estate boasts 130 hectares of vines, of which 12 are classed Grand Cru and 74 classed as Premier Cru.
Bouchard Père & Fils is an example of unique Burgundy heritage, offering great diversity and a raft of prestigious appellations: Montrachet, Corton-Charlemagne, Beaune Grèves Vignes de l’Enfant Jésus, Bonnes-Mares, Meursault Perrières… names that resonate with history, inspiring respect and encouraging the pursuit of excellence, with 4 monopolies and exclusivities among them. These remarkable parcels are meticulously tended by our teams who are responsible for the maintenance of the estate’s vines.
THE ESSENCE OF FINE WINES
Since 1731, Bouchard Père & Fils has constantly strived to express the distinct character of the terroirs of Burgundy. With experience, the company has modernized yet remains true to tradition and always respects the beauty and timelessness of its environment. The terroirs’ purity of expression, hard work, meticulous attention to detail, creativity"¦.these are all part of the company’s family values.
Combining tradition and innovation, Bouchard Père & Fils works hard to bring out the distinctiveness of each successive vineyard and vintage, striving to make its wines exquisite works of art, each with its own personality and charm.
All over the world, the wines are served to mark important events, to awaken the senses and inspire culinary creations, delighting lovers of fine wine.