The Wines of Domaine Bouchard


The name Bouchard Pere et Fils should be a familiar one to all fans of the wines from Burgundy. Tracing their wine roots back to the Eighteenth Century, the Bouchard family began as wine merchants in Beaune, purchasing their first vineyard in 1731. Over the course of time, Bouchard Père et Fils would become the largest owner of premier and grand cru vineyards in the Côte d’Or. All together, they produce eighty crus from each vintage.

Purchased by Champagne’s Henriot family in 1995, the domaine seemed to up the ante in quality, while still retaining its independence. Henriot’s further acquisition in 1998 of the William Fèvre label from Chablis created an impressive portfolio of wines, and it was a tribute to the Bouchard winemaking team that they were assigned responsibility for production of the William Fèvre wines as well.

Join us as we talk with export manager Luc Bouchard about the nine generations of his family’s history in Burgundy as both wine growers and négociants. We’ll discuss everything from Bouchard to Fèvre, from the Henriot acquisition to their many different bottlings, and from their winemaking processes to the current hot topic of premature oxidation in white Burgundies.

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3 Responses to “The Wines of Domaine Bouchard”

  1. 1 DaveA Apr 20th, 2010 at 7:36 pm


  2. 2 Brian Crabtree May 14th, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I visited this producer May 11, a very nice visit. The domaine is inside the chateau of Beaune over the tunnels and cellars that are several hundred years old. The wines speak for themselves. An interesting and humorous complication…by mistake we went to Domaine Bouchard Aine et Fils for our appointment. Bouchard Aine et Fils is a competitor and not related at all to Bouchard Pere et Fils, although there is a common ancestor from about 150 years or so ago. The folks at the “other” Bouchard were pleasant and polite as they directed us to the correct location.

  3. 3 May 27th, 2010 at 11:00 am

    One of the classic Burgundy producers, Bouchard continually pumps out the best of the best reds and whites France has to offer! I only wish someday I could visit them. Both Aine and Pere!

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