The History of Domaine de Echellete
Built at the end of the 19th century, Domaine de Echellete in Bourgogne was destined for great viticulture practices. The construction of the wine cellar at Domaine de Echellete took place in one of the wings of the house. However, the attack of Phylloxera in the early twentieth century reduced the vineyard area; it was reconstructed in parts and survived until the early 1950s. The decades follwing saw a reduction in planted areas for varied reasons such as lack of human resources, rural exodus, uneven quality of wine produced and lack of interest in Mâconnais wines. Wine production declined with higher speed between 1950 and 1975. However, after the drought of 1976, the wines at Domaine de Echellete began to sell better, especially their spectacular Chardonnay.
Discover the Exquisite Burgundian Wines of Domaine de Echellete
Martine and Michel Champliaud acquired the house and the buildings of Domaine de Echellete in 1976 and worked hard to bring the vineyard to its current reputation. The vineyard spreads over 13 hectares of vines over three communes namely Cruzille, Martailly-les-Bransion, and La Chapelle-sous-Brancion. Wines produced at Domaine de Echellete include red, white, and sparkling wines. Visit the vineyards of Domaine de Echellete to taste some excellent wines of the Burgundy region. Be sure to book your visit in advance for a great wine experience.