Domaine Laurent Perrachon & Fils
Since 1877 the family's own vineyards have been cultivated by the 5th and 6th generation.
Established in Juliénas in 1877, we are the 5th (Laurent and Martine) and 6th generation (Adrien and Maxime) to run the family vineyards. The estate now extends over 6 Beaujolais vineyards: Juliénas / Moulin à Vent / Morgon / Chénas / Fleurie and Saint-Amour and also in Beaujolais Villages. In 2019, we acquired an additional 1.70 ha in Pouilly-Fuissé. We continue the work of our ancestors by upholding a time-honoured tradition, as the first mention of the PERRACHON family in the history of winegrowers in Juliénas dates back to 1601. We work the traditional way, hand-picking and goblet pruning. Our yield per vine is one of the lowest in France, but this guarantees the quality and authenticity of our wines: 6 vineyards in Beaujolais, Chénas, Fleurie, Juliénas, Morgon, Moulin-à-Vent and Saint Amour, our Beaujolais / Villages (red, rosé and white) and Pouilly-Fuissé. We also produce single-vineyard selections, from only the best plots of the estate on selected vineyards.
Sparkling wines from Domaine Laurent Perrachon & Fils
Red wines from Domaine Laurent Perrachon & Fils
from Domaine Laurent Perrachon & Fils
The Domaine de la Bottière, located on the best slopes of Juliénas, on a granite-rich and very stony soil, has been the foundation of the business since 1877. Then comes the Domaine des Perelles, in the town of Romanèche-Thorins at the foot of the prestigious Moulin-à-Vent hillside. This is also the estate where we vinify our Morgons, coming from Les Versauds, a village at the foot of the Côtedu-Py, which produces the most famous Morgons. The Domaine de Mouilles, also in Juliénas, was acquired in 1989. It is the heart of the appellation, which enjoys the best exposure and the very best soils. We have recently added plots in Chénas, Fleurie, and Saint-Amour.
We have big plans. The future of the estate will revolve around two main points – restructuring of our vineyard. Within the next 15 years we want to transform our vineyards with the aim of tilling our soils mechanically and eliminating all chemical inputs. As fervent defenders of our soils, we strive to ensure that our vineyards and grand terroirs gain recognition (Les Chers or Les Mouilles sur Juliénas, for example). This work will give birth to new single-vineyard wines. The estate’s wines have been certified HVE (High Environmental Value) for the 2018 vintage.
Peter Michael Estate
In the 1970s, Sir Peter Michael came to California as a young engineer and discovered the emerging wine world of California, with some excellent names already drawing international attention.
The Bruno Borie family, which is also the owner of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2e Cru Classé in Saint Julien), acquired the Château Fourcas Dumont in 2009 and from then on named it Château Fourcas-Borie.
When, in the early morning, the sun slowly rises over the glittering mirror-smooth water of the Bolsena Lake, and the first blaring of the sheep, the quiet meowing of the domestic cat and the cheerful chirping of birds break the peaceful silence, then one understands that some people have found here their paradise on earth. Away from the big mass tourism of the coast, only an hour's drive away, in still largely intact nature, the lake spreads out in the charming hilly landscape, sometimes calm, sometimes foaming up, wild like the sea.