The history of Domaine Violot-Guillemard begins at the beginning of the XXᵉ century. Joannès Faivre, at the time a distiller, started in viticulture. His daughter Marie-Louise then takes over the...Read more
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The history of Domaine Violot-Guillemard begins at the beginning of the XXᵉ century. Joannès Faivre, at that time a distiller, started in viticulture. His daughter Marie-Louise then takes over the estate. She married Louis Violot, who died, and then Jules Guillemard. The Violot-Guillemard estate today takes its name from the two husbands of Marie-Louise. Over the generations, it has remained in the Violot-Guillemard family. Thierry Violot-Guillemard, Louis Violot's grandson, took over the management of this estate from Burgundy estate in 1980. In 2007, he buys the shares of the other rightful owners. Since 2019, his son Joannès manages the estate.
Geographical location of the Domaine Violot-Guillemard
The Domaine Violot-Guillemard is located in Pommard, a few kilometers from Beaune, in Burgundy. This estate includes 8 hectares of vines in the appellations of Pommard Les Épenots, Les Rugiens, La Platière, Derrière Saint-Jean and Beaune Clos des Mouches. The terroir of Pommard benefits from well-drained clay-limestone soils. They produce Premiers Crus of great quality. Thierry Violot-Guillemard brings a particular care to the soils of his domain.
The wines of Domaine Violot-Guillemard
Domaine Violot-Guillemard produces straightforward wines with a classic style. The vinification is carried out in a way that reflects the finesse and elegance of the terroir. It includes very few technical interventions, no yeast and little new wood. The domain is operated in organic agriculture since 1999. In white wine, the estate produces a small quantity of Beaune Premier Cru Clos des Mouches. The Villages appellations include a Beaune En Montagne Saint-Désiré and a Meursault Les Meix Chavaux. In red wine, Domaine Violot-Guillemard produces several Pommards Premiers Crus. There is also a Monthélie Premier Cru Les Duresses and an Auxey-Duresses Premier Cru Les Reugnes.