Domaine Baud- The Founders of the Winery
The history of the Domaine Baud Generation 9 winery dates back to 1742 when Jean-Francois Baud came to Le Vernois and settled down as a winemaker, and the estate has housed all his following generations. Rene Baud replanted the four hectares of vineyards in 1950. In 1978, the eighth generation of the family took over the company through Alain and Jean-Michel, who increased the vineyards up to 20 hectares. Jean-Michel looks after the vineyards while Alain is responsible for the winemaking.
Bastien and Clementine joined the winery in 2015 as the ninth generation of the family and took an active part in winemaking. The 22 hectares of vineyards are spread across AOC L’Etoile, AOC Cotes du Jara, and AOC Chateau Chalon. Ancestral traditions are respected, and all work is done according to them. Chardonnay, Savagnin, Poulsard, Trousseau, and Pinot Noir grape varietals are used to make their red, white, rose, sparkling, dessert, and fortified wines.
The estate achieved the Terra Vitis certification in 2014 for its eco-friendly work and environmental preservation.
There is great respect for biodiversity and the soils of the region. The grapes are handpicked and taken to the cellar where sorting takes place. Purest grape juice is extracted through static pressing. Fermentation of wines takes place at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks. After alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, wines are aged in oak barrels so that the wines get the required taste, aroma, and structure. The winery is proud to make wines that glorify its history in winemaking and reflect the rich terroir of the area.