A Burgundian estate with boutique winery, crafting outstanding quality wines by combining terroir and modernity.
The winery’s portfolio contains the best examples of the region with appellations such as Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru, Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru, Meursault, Chassagne-Montrachet. Léonce Bocquet, former owner of Clos de Vougeot, constructed the spectacular cellars of Henri de Villamont in 1880. The estate has prestigious 4.000 square meters cellars with impressive six meters high vaults.
A legend throughout the entire Côte-d’Or, Henri de Villamont can be easily spotted from miles around due to its famous “Guettes Tower” and beautiful manor house, which has drawn wine lovers on a Burgundy pilgrimage for many decades. Located in the heart of one of the region’s prettiest villages, Savigny les Beaune, Henri de Villamont is a magical place, surrounded by high walls and scores of Premier Cru vineyards. The property is owned by a major Swiss family company who have been in the wine business for over 20 years; the winery now boasts an impressive cellar with a capacity for 4,000 French oak barrels. However, despite the initial impression of large (by local standards) volumes, quality (not quantity) is the overriding aim at this estate. The winemaking philosophy of cellar master Pierre Jehan has always been to express the typicity of each appellation, respecting what the terroir and vintage gives. The resulting wines are never anything less than excellent – bottles bursting with depth, weight, texture and elegance.
This historic cellar traces its roots to the latter part of the 19th century, and is closely connected to the history of the famous Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru vineyard. Its sole owner at the time, Leonce Bocquet, wished to embark upon an unprecedented project for his family, and create a modern winery and cellar at the heart of the Cote de Beaune. After searching for the perfect location, Bocquet decided upon the village of Savigny-les-Beaune. The leading architect at the time, Albert Suisse, was commissioned to build the winery; a monumental undertaking which took 8 years.