Château Beauregard

Château Beauregard

Château Beauregard has been in the Burrier family for six generations with Frédéric Marc in charge since 1999, bringing impressive technical qualifications but also 13 years’ invaluable experience at Beaune négociant Louis Jadot, working alongside Jacques Lardiére. He...

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Château La Haye

Château La Haye

Château Lestage Simon

Château Lestage Simon

Château Thivin

Château Thivin

Château Thivin is the benchmark domaine of the Côte de Brouilly. Old vines, traditional whole-cluster fermentations, a gravity-led winery and élevage in large old oak foudres result in an aristocratic, beautifully aromatic range of crus....

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Domaine Agnès Paquet

Domaine Agnès Paquet

We first chanced across a bottle of Agnès’s wine in Ma Cuisine some years back and were thoroughly impressed by the sappy fruit and stylish expression of Pinot Noir. Several tastings later we are delighted...

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Domaine Alain Burguet

Domaine Alain Burguet

This domaine has a reputation for big, rich wines, helped by their choice to pick late, but whilst the wines have structure an breadth the tannins are silky and refined. With brothers Jean-Luc and Eric...

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Domaine Alain Michelot

Domaine Alain Michelot

This domaine has a stellar line-up of premiers crus from across the village: the intensely perfumed, concentrated Les Chaignots; silky fine-boned Champs Perdrix near the Vosne border; intense, long-lived and mineral Vaucrains, to the compelling,...

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Domaine Albert Grivault

Domaine Albert Grivault

These wines have an almost regal air to them. This is possibly, in part, to the grandiose property in the middle of Meursault but the wines have a magisterial confidence and forthrightness about them. The...

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Domaine Anne Gros

Domaine Anne Gros

Blue-chip vineyard holdings and an unswerving commitment to purity rather than power in the cellar have given this small domaine, and its sometimes initially austere wines, an immediately recognisable signature and a strong international following....

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Domaine Anne Gros & Jean-Paul Tollot

Domaine Anne Gros & Jean-Paul Tollot

Burgundy legends, Anne Gros and Jean-Paul Tollot, have combined their 25-year experience and planted vines in the Minervois. Favouring Cazelles because of the huge diversity of soils, they have planted local varieties Grenache, Syrah, Carignan and Cinsault....

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Domaine Bernard Defaix

Domaine Bernard Defaix

The domaine has village and grand cru holdings but their principle offering is 8 hectares of premier cru Côte de Lechet where the rich orchard fruit contrasts with its energetic acidity. There is also a Côte de...

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Domaine Billaud-Simon

Domaine Billaud-Simon

A fine old estate dating from 1815, run until recently by Bernard Billaud and now owned by Faiveley. It sports well-placed holdings across the range of village, premier cru and grand cru Chablis. The wines...

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Domaine Bruno Colin

Domaine Bruno Colin

Bruno Colin makes confident, pure-fruited and crystalline yet easy to enjoy wines. Very smart wines from a very smart set of red and white premiers crus. The Chaumées, from a high plot next to Saint-Aubin, is...

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Domaine Bruno Lorenzon

Domaine Bruno Lorenzon

Mercurey’s large wine production can sometimes produce disappointingly rustic reds and rather non-descript whites. Bruno Lorenzon’s wines are as far from this profile as possible. The wines are expensive, true enough, but once tasted one...

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Domaine Buisson-Battault

Domaine Buisson-Battault

We are delighted to be working with this domaine who came recommended to us by one of our most sought after Meursault producers. Family-owned for 5 generations, François joined his father André in 1985 and...

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Domaine Châtaignier Durand

Domaine Châtaignier Durand

Juliénas is in the far north of the Beaujolais region with granite and clay based soils. The cru is known for producing wines which are perfumed with notable backbone; similar to Fleurie in terms of aromatics...

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Domaine Coche-Dury

Domaine Coche-Dury

Jean-François Coche, a private man of few words, has let his wines do the talking for him. Few Chardonnays radiate the energy and intensity of flavour which distinguish this domaine’s entire line-up from simple Bourgogne...

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Domaine Coffinet-Duvernay

Domaine Coffinet-Duvernay

Philippe Duvernay eschews the fashion for reduction or as he refers to it ‘modern techniques’ favouring a more traditional approach. We first tasted here in Spring 2016 and were completely bowled over by the entire...

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Domaine Colinot

Domaine Colinot

This top domaine is run by the charming and energetic daughter Stéphanie (married to Jean-Paul Durup, qv) and features a wide range of site-specific, single-vineyard wines from the amphitheatre of Irancy, some of which include...

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Domaine Cordier Père & Fils

Domaine Cordier Père & Fils

Christophe is one of two proprietors of the terrific Clos du Four in Milly, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon being the other, with both winemakers producing wonderful wines form this very special plot. Viré-Clessé is...

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Domaine Coudert

Domaine Coudert

The manganese-rich, clay soils of this domaine’s Le Clos de la Roilette running right up to the Moulin-à-Vent border, yield Fleurie’s most original wine: densely-coloured and strongly-scented, with spice and olive notes, its firm extract...

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Domaine David & Duvallet

Domaine David & Duvallet

Pierre David established this domaine in 1927, which is based in the village of Le Landreau, with just 1.5 hectares. Today the great-grandson Stéphane and his business partner Sébastian Duvallet look after almost 30 hectares. The duo are...

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Domaine de l’Abbaye du Petit Epineuil, Dominique Gruhier

Domaine de l’Abbaye du Petit Epineuil, Dominique Gruhier

Far and away the most dynamic domaine of the small appellation of Bourgogne Epineuil, in its relatively isolated and unknown location north-east of Chablis, owner winemaker Dominique Gruhier has made a speciality of various cuvées...

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Domaine de Rochemure

Domaine de Rochemure

Philippe Vermorel, thoughtful, unassuming, is a rising star in France but not yet well-known in the UK for his characterful, fine quality and very fairly-priced offerings. The is always a wide quality gulf between simple...

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Domaine Denis Mortet

Domaine Denis Mortet

Denis Mortet became an emblematic figure of Burgundy’s ‘new wave’, commanding an international following for his Pinot Noir style which championed startlingly deep colours, densely-wrought palate textures and long seamless finishes. Later vintages saw Mortet...

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Domaine des Comtes Lafon

Domaine des Comtes Lafon

The stellar reputation of this property is built on outstanding raw materials allied to great winemaking. Three generations ago, domaine founder Jules Lafon assembled significant holdings at the heart of the very best sites of...

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Domaine Dominique Cornin

Domaine Dominique Cornin

Dominique and his son Romain have an exemplary range of single vineyard Pouilly-Fuissé. Like Nicolas Maillet they also employ extended fermentations – 3-4 months on average – there is no bâtonnage, with élevage in barrique and large...

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Domaine Dominique Piron

Domaine Dominique Piron

Dominique makes extremely concentrated, age-worthy Beaujolais. Morgon wines are characterised as broad and rich, almost solid, but never hard, with racy acidity, elegant tannins and brimming with black cherry fruit and bright spicy notes. The...

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Domaine du Clos Salomon

Domaine du Clos Salomon

The monopole vineyard Le Clos Salomon produces a red Givry premier cru, made without concession to commercial logic by Ludovic du Gardin. One of Burgundy’s most original, unspoilt Pinot Noirs, it is brimming with fruit...

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Domaine Fabrice Gasnier

Domaine Fabrice Gasnier

A family run estate, passed down through four generations. Located around the village of Chezelet in the town of Cravant les Coteaux in the Loire Valley and making wines with personality, elegance and finesse.

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Domaine G. Roumier

Domaine G. Roumier

Small parcels of blue chip vines in the Northern Côte de Nuits (grands crus Bonnes-Mares, Charmes-Chambertin, Musigny, Ruchottes-Chambertin, with the recent new addition of Echezeaux; premiers crus Chambolle-Amoureuses and Cras and Morey-Saint-Denis Bussière) give Christophe Roumier...

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Domaine Géantet-Pansiot

Domaine Géantet-Pansiot

Local fire chief and Harley-Davidson fancier, Vincent Géantet is above all a terrific winemaker, producing Gevrey which combines raw energy with aromatic precision. Supported by son Fabien, Vincent’s prime concern is to keep his Pinot...

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Domaine Guilhem et Jean-Hugues Goisot

Domaine Guilhem et Jean-Hugues Goisot

Tucked away in the small village of Saint-Bris between Chablis and Auxerre, Domaine Goisot really deserves to be better known. The single-vineyard Chardonnays are a revelation: Gueles de Loup is based on Portlandian limestone and...

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Domaine Guy Allion

Domaine Guy Allion

Domaine Henri Germain

Domaine Henri Germain

Jean-François Germain is one of Meursault’s outstanding winemakers. The wines spend two winters in barrel yet they emerge as some of the freshest, liveliest and most weightless of Meursaults whilst carrying plenty of supporting structure....

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Domaine Henri Naudin-Ferrand

Domaine Henri Naudin-Ferrand

This domaine is actually situated in the Hautes Côtes where Claire is the star, regularly lauded by the press for her wines which straddle the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits divide. The wines...

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Domaine Hubert Lamy

Domaine Hubert Lamy

A superior source for stylish Chardonnay, demonstrating that the Saint-Aubin appellation, which borders both Chassagne and Puligny, can attain similar sophistication and polish. Father, Hubert, committed himself to increasing vineyard quality and quantity, doubling the...

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Domaine Jean & Gilles Lafouge

Domaine Jean & Gilles Lafouge

Auxey is on the way up – think of it as the ‘new’ Saint-Aubin. Rising temperatures mean the grapes here no longer struggle to ripen and Gilles Lafouge’s range consists of beautifully crafted, un-showy but...

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Domaine Jean Durup

Domaine Jean Durup

One of the largest independent estates in Chablis, Domaine Durup has been producing wine for centuries as it has been passed down through the family. Today, Jean-Paul Durup runs the show following the practices of...

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Domaine Jean-Baptiste Ponsot

Domaine Jean-Baptiste Ponsot

Founded in 1954 by his grandfather, the domaine has been in the talented, restless young hands of Jean-Baptiste since 2000. To begin with, a part of the production was sold off to the négoce but such...

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Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot

Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot

From a family with extensive vineyard land, Jean-Marc served as a winemaker to Puligny négociant Olivier Leflaive Frères in the 1980’s before setting up on his own. His holdings split equally between Pinot Noir and...

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Domaine Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin

Domaine Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin

The domaine’s extensive premier and grand cru holdings span the entire range of the Chablis stylistic repertory. From mineral La Montée de Tonnerre, Vaudésir and Les Clos to fruitier and softer-textured Vaillons, La Fourchaume and Valmur, with...

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Domaine L’Aumonier

Domaine L’Aumonier

Domaine Laurent Tribut

Domaine Laurent Tribut

Laurent is often referred to as ‘the brother-in-law’ of Vincent Dauvissat but he is a hugely talented winemaker in his own right. With only a small range of holdings and no grands crus we are always...

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Domaine Nathalie & Gilles Fèvre

Domaine Nathalie & Gilles Fèvre

Gilles Fèvre, whose grandfather was uncle to the better-known William Fèvre, and Nathalie met whilst studying at Dijon and they developed the domaine together after Nathalie left her job as oenologist at the Chablisienne co-operative...

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Domaine Nicholas Maillet

Domaine Nicholas Maillet

Dominique Lafon was the first to recommend this Mâconnais domaine to us and we have become hugely enthusiastic fans of Maillet’s range of pure, bright, energy-charged white wines, which offer complexity and texture without heaviness. A...

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Domaine Pascal Bellier

Domaine Pascal Bellier

Domaine Paul Janin & Fils

Domaine Paul Janin & Fils

Moulin-à-Vent is the most highly rated of all the Beaujolais crus, though it is not named after and village in the area and is spread over the communes of Romanèche-Thorins and Chénas. It arguably produces...

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Domaine Philippe Alliet

Domaine Philippe Alliet

Philippe Alliet, his wife Claude, and now son Pierre have farmed in Cravant-les-Coteaux (the location of some of the finest Cabernet Franc vineyards in the Loire), in the heart of the Chinon appellation, since 1985....

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Domaine Pierre Damoy

Domaine Pierre Damoy

There have been numerous family members in charge of this long-standing domaine and Pierre Damoy took over from his uncle Jacques in 1992. Famous for their extensive grand cru holdings – by far the largest...

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Domaine Rapet Père et Fils

Domaine Rapet Père et Fils

The domaine’s vineyard holdings are spread over the Pernand-Vergelesses, Savigny-lès-Beaune, Aloxe-Corton and Beaune appellations, with the red and white grands crus on the Corton hillside being the jewels in Vincent Rapet’s crown. All of the wines...

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Domaine Roblet-Monnot

Domaine Roblet-Monnot

Pascal Roblet of Domaine Roblet-Monnot can trace his winemaking heritage to the 1600’s. All 6 hectares of the Domaine are based in the commune of Volnay and have been certified bio-dynamic since 1997. When Volnay gets...

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Domaine Roger Champault

Domaine Roger Champault

Located in a southern part of Sancerre in a village called Champtin resides the vineyards of Roger Champault. Historically the father of Roger and generations before him farmed grapes but never bottled their own wine. It...

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Domaine Roulot

Domaine Roulot

A brilliantly consistent performer over the last three decades, this domaine, can point, by way of explanation, to a clutch of fine Meursault premier cru and village holdings and a family-inspired ethic of professionalism which...

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Domaine Tawse

Domaine Tawse

This is the domaine that used to be called Domaine Maume but is now guided in a brighter and purer and altogether more exciting direction by winemaker Mark Fincham. We are delighted by the various...

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Domaine Thomas Morey

Domaine Thomas Morey

Established in his grandfather’s cellars in the village of Chassagne-Montrachet after Bernard, just like his father Albert before him, had divided his domaine between his two sons Thomas and Vincent. After years of working with...

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Domaine Tinel-Blondelet

Domaine Tinel-Blondelet

Annick Tindel-Blondelet took over the family estate in 1983 following her studies of viticulture and oenology in Beaune. Since she begun managing the estate her focus has been on the environment and protecting the biodiversity of...

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Domaine Tollot-Beaut

Domaine Tollot-Beaut

This domaine-bottling pioneer, with extensive Pinot Noir holdings, has a formidable reputation for consistency built on meticulous viticulture and cellarwork. In spite of the domaine’s signature overt, supple fruitiness and velvet-smooth tannin extraction, their wines...

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Domaine Vincent Dauvissat

Domaine Vincent Dauvissat

The address for elemental Chablis – Vincent makes indescribably fine, nuanced Chablis, brimming with nervosité, demonstrating extraordinary length with finely detailed terroir expression. With over 35 vintages already to his name, Vincent Dauvissat remains for...

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Domaine Vincent Morey

Domaine Vincent Morey

On the division of his father’s domaine, Vincent took over Bernard’s cellars in the hamlet of Morgeot, whilst his brother Thomas moved to grandfather Albert’s cellars in the heart of the Chassagne village. Arguably making...

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Etienne Sauzet

Etienne Sauzet

The historic heart of this domaine comprises premier cru vineyards on Puligny’s northern border (Champ Canet, Combettes, Referts, Perrières) whose richly-textured wines already hint at the opulent style of contiguous Meursault. Since 1991, when one third...

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Explorer

Explorer

Our Explorer listings from Langhorne Creek come from brilliant winemaker Rebecca Wilson who has innumerable awards to her name. These two examples deliver wines in a classically easy-to-drink fruit driven Australian style.  

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Frédéric Magnien

Frédéric Magnien

Frédéric Magnien still serves as winemaker at the family domaine in Morey-Saint-Denis, but he features here for his négociant business. Grapes are sourced from (and often harvested on behalf of) local Côte de Nuits colleagues,...

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Leeuwin Estate

Leeuwin Estate

Domaine Direct is very proud of its long-standing 22-year UK Agency representation for this beacon of excellence in Western Australia. Together with Vasse Felix, Moss Wood and Cullen, Leeuwin formed part of the first pioneering...

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Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon

Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon

Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon was established in 1999, a bold move for the Meursault-based Lafon family which has paid off handsomely and has since triggered numerous Côte d’Or investors to follow suit over the...

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Leung Estate

Leung Estate

Wellington dentist and entrepreneur Edward Leung owns a small 3-hectare vineyard in Martinborough producing an average of just 600-700 cases a year of Pinot Noir. Low cropping, close planting and minimal interference by winemaker Wendy...

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Minière F & R

Minière F & R

Minière F & R is a small grower based in Hermonville right in the very north of the region. There is no chalk here and the wines are based on limestone, clay and sandy soils....

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Nalle Winery

Nalle Winery

Zinfandel specialists Doug and son Andrew Nalle, a winery that we have imported for nearly twenty-five years, use four Dry Creek Valley grape sources featuring old vines, some pre-1990 from low-yielding bench land soils. French,...

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Spottswoode Estate

Spottswoode Estate

Spottswoode is a family-owned 40-acre historic vineyard whose wine can be numbered amongst those of the world’s great wine estates. Purchased by Jack and Mary Novak in 1972, they released Spottswoode’s first Cabernet in 1982...

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Terre Rouge & Easton Wines

Terre Rouge & Easton Wines

The wines from Terre Rouge & Easton are located in California on the west slope of the Sierra Nevada in Amador County, with vines grown in the rugged, stony mountain soils (granitic and volcanic) of...

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