Domaine Thevenet & Fils
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Country of Origin: France
Location: Maconnais, Burgundy
People: Thevenet Family, Owners & Winemakers
Jean-Claude Thevenet took control of the family domaine in 1971 from his father Raymond; at this time their holdings were a mere three hectares. Over the decades, Jean-Claude built the domaine to its current size of thirty hectares with vineyards centered on their village of Pierreclos at the heart of the Maconnais. Wines of purity, honesty, fine value were the objective, and indeed, the wines consistently performed at a high level.
Jean-Claude's three sons (Benjamin, Jonathan and Aurélien) grew up dedicated to the family domaine. Jean-Claude passed away in 2008 at the too-young age of 54; but, his three talented and dedicated progeny, all functioning under the rigorous supervision of their mother Helene, have continued the domaine. The vineyard holdings now extend throughout Pierreclos and into the neighboring villages of Serrieres, Prissé, Bussieres and Milly-Lamartine. Chardonnay is the dominant grape and Gamay and Pinot Noir produce the red wines of the estate.
In addition to working their own vineyards, the Thevenet family, for three generations, also conducted a successful nursery business producing fine quality grape vines for many family-owned domaines in Burgundy and also in the Champagne district.