From Origins as the College of Notre Dame to the present-day Winery Property
The cellars occupy a location in the heart of the town of Beaune. They originally belonged to the college of Notre Dame. The Jaffelin brothers, wine traders, bought the property in 1816. Very little changed until 2004 when Maison Jaffelin decided on a complete renovation of the cellar. At the same time, they invested a lot in new state-of-the-art technology that they use nowadays.
A truly unique Winemaker in the Heart of Beaune
Today Maison Jaffelin winery stands out as the only winemaker still operating in the center of the historic town. Other producers have moved their cellars out to the vineyards. The grapes come from the plots all over Burgundy and the work focuses on capturing the characteristics of the various terroirs. An array of vineyard plots throughout Burgundy provides Maison Jaffelin with the opportunity to produce a wider variety of wines than most. Maison Jaffelin winery categorizes its wines into four groups. The first is the Chapitres, typical Pinot Noir burgundies. The Villages group consists of 7 reds and 7 whites that showcase the diversity of the Burgundy terroirs. The Paradis brings together 7 Premier Cru wines, two whites, and five reds. The final group is the Crémants—sparkling wines. The Blanc de Blancs is 90% Chardonnay, while the sparkling rosé is a blend of Pinot noir, Gamay and Chardonnay.
Meet the Talented Staff of Maison Jaffelin
There a winemaker from Maison Jaffelin winery that worth to mention and ti is Marinette Garnier. She is quite young for a winemaker, but she came to Maison Jaffelin with a lot of experience. She originally intended to enter a career in the perfume business but somehow enrolled in an oenology degree in Dijon. She has been at Maison Jaffelin since 2011.