Behind the village of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, directly under the vineyards, a sheer chalk cliff stands as a dramatic and stark testimony to the profound terroir that forms the bedrock of what is the greatest premier cru of all.
Bouby & Fils
Founded in 1919 by François Bouby, BOUBY champagne has been a family story for four generations. In 1992, grandson Bernard and his wife Nadine took over the family business and decided to sell their first bottle under the brand BOUBY-LEGOUGE. After 10 years as Cellar-Master for a Champagne House, their son Jérôme joined and created the new brand: BOUBY & Fils.
The winemaking origins of the Laroche family is deeply rooted in the Chablisien terroir and can be traced back through several generations. The vineyards lie on the Kimmeridgian stratum of clay-limestone soils. The combination of these soils and Chablis' continental climate result in a uniquely mineral, chalky expression of the Chardonnay grape.
Domaine Xavier Monnot
Xavier Monnot is among one of the most esteemed names in the Côte de Beaune with vineyard plots stretching from Beaune to Maranges and family winegrowing dating back six generations.
Domaine Virgile Lignier-Michelot
The Lignier family has deep roots in the village of Morey-Saint-Denis and own some of the very best vineyard sites in this village and in two neighbouring villages, Chambolle Musigny and Gevrey Chambertin.
Family run since 1937, the winery has become internationally renowned —a hallmark for the top wines of Bordeaux. Today, it is also the owner and producer of several prestigious crus, including Château La Fleur-Pétrus, Château Trotanoy, and Château Hosanna in Pomerol; Château Bélair-Monange Premier Grand Cru Classé in Saint-Émilion; and, in Napa Valley, California, Dominus Estate and Ulysses.
For over 380 years and with 13 generations... Hugel is a name synonymous with Alsace. Founded in 1639 in Riquewihr by Hans Ulrich Hugel, the family estate, whose initials are still on the family crest, is today known as one of the most important family businesses in the wine world. The Hugel family's vineyards cover more than 30 hectares in Riquewihr, almost half of which are located in the Grand Cru area. The Hugel family stands for passion, quality and consistency; values that have made the authentic winery famous all over the world with its famous bottles bearing the striking yellow label. The Hugel are often referred to as the ambassadors of Alsace wine.
The house of Pascal Jolivet was founded in 1987 and is one of the most dynamic domains in France’s Loire Valley. Based in Sancerre, the domain now owns over 120 acres of prime vineyards spread across the appellations of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé.
Château la Tour de l’Evêque
A vineyard in the heart of Provence. The Sumeire family who have owned the Font-Freye estate since 1933, acquired this large estate near Pierrefeu, within the Var region in 1958. Formerly the summer residence of the archbishops of Toulon, the vineyard is surrounded by the Maures’ hills.
Cordero di Montezemolo
Located in the town of La Morra in the heart of the appellation, the Cordero family’s farm is one of Barolo’s most renowned and revered. Cordero di Montezemolo is one of just a handful of wineries to own contiguous vineyards in Barolo, where the majority of producers make wines from a patchwork of growing sites.
Fattoria dei Barbi
Fattoria dei Barbi is one of only five estates in Montalcino that have continuously operated for over 100 years. The Colombini family founded the prestigious estate in 1790. Today, it extends over 306 hectares (around 757 acres) at Montalcino and Scansano. The family helped build the reputation of Brunello di Montalcino as a wine of great quality and prestige worldwide.
Podere San Cristoforo
Podere San Cristoforo was founded in 1901 by a family of farmers that carefully selected this land for its ideal vine growing conditions: the vineyard’s fresh and stony soils - the result of foliation from the mineral-bearing hills of Gavorrano - and the constant marine breezes are crucial to the healthy ripening of the grapes. Today, the vineyard is owned by famous winemaker Lorenzo Zonin.
Tenuta di Ghizzano
Ghizzano is a history-rich hamlet in Tuscany, deep in the rolling hills between the city of Pisa and de medieval town of San Gimignano. Near enough to the Mediterranean Sea to enjoy the mild sea breeze, and without extreme temperatures or great risk of springtime frosts.
Viñedos y Bodegas Sierra Cantabria
Since 1870, a period spanning five generations, the Eguren family has been dedicated to the cultivation of vines and the production and ageing of the best wines of La Rioja. Among their most iconic labels are Amancio, El Bosque and Sierra Cantabria Colección Privada, along with Organza white and Sierra Cantabria Cuvée red.
Alvaro Palacios – Grandes Vinos Clásicos
Alvaro Palacios, whose family owns Rioja’s respected Palacios Remondo, is considered the leading man of the Spanish winemaking revolution of the 80s. He currently owns a ‘small wine kingdom’ and produces some of the best wines from his three bodegas — in Rioja, in Priorat and in Bierzo — under the name of “Grandes Vinos Clásicos.
Valdecuevas vineyard lies in the heart of Rueda appellation at 770 metres above sea level, where the work developed in the terroir is the key, treating the indigenous grape “Verdejo” with special and particular care so as to show the maximum expression of this variety.
The Högl estate is situated at the Western edge of the famous Austrian Wachau region, where the steep Spitzer Graben opens out into the Waldviertel, marked by extreme geological and climatic conditions.
South Africa, Hemel & Aarde Ridge
One region in South Africa is especially suitable for lighter, more elegant styles; Hemel-en-Aarde, home of the renowned Hamilton Russell winery. Its Anthony Hamilton Russell’s protégé, Berene Sauls who stands at the top here with her delicate Tesselaarsdal Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.