Domaines Devillard: Stories

Brother and sister, Amaury and Aurore Devillard, represent the 5th generation of this historical Burgundian family. The Devillard’s roots started in Mercurey in the XIIth century. However, their first estate label – Château de Chamirey – was not bottled until 1934. Beyond Mercurey, the Devillards have domaines in Nuits-Saint-Georges, Givry, Mâcon, and Pouilly-Fuissé. With over fifty percent of their vineyards designated as Premier Cru, and quite a few Grand Crus, the Devillards understand the importance of price to quality ratio; their wines are accessible to everyone.   

Year founded: 1936 

Proprietors: Amaury and Aurore Devillard 

Winemaker: Carole Briffox 

Size of property: Château de Chamirey – 37 hectares (91 acres) in Mercurey; Domaines de Perdrix – 15 hectares (37 acres) in Nuits-Saint-Georges; Domaine de la Ferté – 5 hectares (12 acres) in Givry; Domaine de la Garenne – 7 hectares (17 acres) in Mâconnais. 

Terroir: Each domaine is located in the premier location for the healthiest grapes possible. Most of Burgundy is a combination of Jurassic era limestone and marl, the density of each depends on exact vineyard site and aspect. Climate is variable, at the very least. All wine growing is done sustainably with green harvesting, and Guyot pruning system to control yields. Density of planting is on par with the rest of Burgundy, 10,000 vines per hectare. 

Annual Production: 10,000 cases 

Varieties Cultivated: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir