Established in the heart of Burgundy since 1825, Domaine Faiveley combines with remarkable grace two seemingly opposing principles: a vast, 300-acre empire of vines with individual attention on each vine plot on the other. Managed today by Erwan and Eve Faiveley, who represent the 7th generation of their family business, this world-renowned estate produces a dazzling portfolio of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines from a collection of terroirs.
Today, Domaine Faiveley is one of the largest estates in Burgundy, with 130 hectares (321 acres) spanning from their headquarters in Nuits-Saint-Georges to the Côte de Beaune, throughout the Côte de Nuits, Côte Chalonnaise and even Chablis. Out of this, an impressive 10 hectares (25 acres) are Grand Cru vineyards (for example, in Bâtard-Montrachet, Corton, Musigny and Clos de Vougeout), though as Burgundian tradition dictates the properties are very fragmented with no single Grand Cru site larger than 1 hectare. This results in a dazzling array of very different terroirs, translating to a huge variety within the Domaine Faiveley portfolio.
From harvesting right through to bottling, the grapes, the musts and then the wines are handled carefully and precisely in order for each wine to reveal the unique characteristics of its terroir.
Every step of the vinification process uses traditional methods combined with cutting edge procedures and facilities. Obtaining HVE level 3 certification on the 11 December 2019 is testament to the careful cultivation practices at Domaine Faiveley and the families desire to keep environmental impact to a minimum.