Over 100 years of history, In the heart of Burgundy

The history
of the estate

Located in Auxey-Duresses in the heart of the Côte de Beaune, 7km from Beaune, along the "Route des Grands Crus".

The history of the PIGUET GIRARDIN estate is fairly recent. Anne-Marie and Dominique joined forces in 1985 to create the eponymous domaine. At the time, both were under 30, and both came from families with a centuries-old winemaking tradition (over 10 generations): Anne Marie from the Girardin family of Santenay, and Dominique from the Piguet family of Auxey-Duresses.

Initially, they brought together 6 hectares inherited from both sides of their parents, as well as sharecropping land farmed by Dominique before they met.

In the early 1990s, everything changed: the largest tenant farm owner sold up, and the estate's survival was threatened. However, Dominique & Anne Marie redoubled their efforts and did not give up. They decided to invest heavily in new vineyard plots and winery extensions, so as to avoid ever finding themselves in the same situation again.

The domaine grew through acquisitions in the villages of Auxey-Duresses, Pommard, Chassagne-Montrachet and Meursault throughout the 90s and 2000s.

Today, Domaine PIGUET-GIRARDIN cultivates 18 appellations on around 12 hectares of the finest Côte de Beaune vineyards, from Pommard to Maranges, via Meursault, Auxey-Duresses, Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet and Santenay.

Since the end of 2016, Damien, their son has gradually taken over the estate, injecting a breath of modernity to meet the demands of new markets without losing the authentic feel or betraying his family's unique know-how.