It all began in 1928, in Bouzeron, a small village in the Saône-et-Loire region, perched
halfway up the hillside of a valley whose two sides produce famous white wines.
Mr Joseph Sordet created the Verger d'Exemple estate in a building built over a 16th century arched cave. His aim was to make the cultivation of low-stemmed fruit trees known and adopted in the region and to popularise the practice of grafting.
The success was immediate. In addition to growing vines in Bouzeron, Mr Sordet taught his grafting techniques to farmers and winegrowers throughout the Côte Chalonnaise to help their businesses grow.
The estate was bought by Mr Lucien Juif in 1952. At that time, the estate represented 12
hectares, all planted with Aligoté grapes in the commune of Bouzeron.
Mr Juif grew vines, but also cereals and a plant nursery was still in place.
In 1966 the estate changed hands again when Mr Jean Beudet, a notary from Chagny, bought it. It then took the name of Domaine Beudet and increased to 18 hectares of vines.
Finally in 1974, Mr Daniel Chanzy and his wife Catherine bought and created the Domaine Chanzy; 37 hectares of Aligoté, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir planted on the 3 Côtes of Burgundy (Côte Chalonnaise, Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits).
Bought in 2013 by the investment firm OLMA, that specializes in experiential luxury and co-
managed by M. Stéphane Petrossian and Philippe Der Megreditchian.
Today, with 80 hectares of vines in property, 66 of which are planted and exploited, the estate has appellations as diverse as they are varied, from Mercurey to Vosne-Romanée, passing through Rully, Givry, Maranges, Santenay, Volnay and Puligny-Montrachet.
Owner of 5 clos and 4 monopoles, including the only monopole in the Bouzeron appellation,
Clos de la Fortune, the domaine is focused on offering you quality wines produced with
respect for the earth and future generations, the Domaine Chanzy obtained the High
Environmental Value certification in 2021, attesting to its healthy viticultural practices.
Also today, we welcome you, not only in Bouzeron to visit the caves, the estate, the winery and our historical caveau but also at Maison Chanzy in Puligny-Montrachet, our second caveau and wine bar, in a gorgeous environment, in the heart of the Grands Crus route.
The Chanzy quest for excellence begins with a deep understanding of its terroirs. This quest
continues through extended, precise and delicate work during winemaking and aging, so that each
vineyard can be expressed in the purest Burgundian tradition.
Chanzy has several “climats” or vineyard plots, each with its own microclimate and specific geological conditions for a particular appellation. Each climat has its own character that reflects the characteristics of each vineyard plot.
Each vineyard plot is harvested, vinified, aged and bottled separately.
Aging takes place in barrels which have been rigorously selected to respect the identity of each plot of vines.
... this is how we transform the unique expression of each terroir
Chanzy strives for a strong environmentally friendly approach to preserve a bountiful and living
foundation for vineyards. Chanzy works with them with respect, caring for biodiversity and the
ecosystem throughout the seasons.
Chanzy preserves its vineyard environment with a soil-friendly botanical strategy. It optimizes, through rigorous management, each vineyard’s fertilization and microbial system.
... respect authenticity
Chanzy’s passionate and committed work is carried out by a talented team with several generations
of Burgundy experience.
They are thus able to reveal the forgotten treasures of Côte Chalonnaise.
... and they invite others to share their passion