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Domaine Michel Lafarge

Our family domaine was founded in the early XIX th century in the village of Volnay. Today, the domaine is comprised of ten hectares divided into regional, village and premier cru appellations. We produce red wines such as Bourgogne Passetoutgrain, Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Volnay, Volnay premier cru and Beaunne premier cru. The white wines are Bourgogne Aligoté and Meursault.We cultivate our vineyards with the utmost respect for the terroir: that is one of the pillars of our job as a vigneron. In the thirties, Henri Lafarge applied this philosophy and convinced of his wines’ quality, bottled and sold the 1934 vintage. For over 30 years, we have been bottling and selling our entire production in bottle. During the 1960’s and the 1970’s, Michel, inspired by the same philosophy, resisted overfertilization and the use of pesticides. This approach enhanced the health of the vines, the expression of the terroir and the quality of the wines. Today, Frederic, with the same passion and commitment to family tradition, treats the vineyards with the same respect. All vines in need of replacement are grafts from the existing old vines of the domaine. In 1997, taking this a step further, he began using biodynamic methods in a small parcel.Due to successful results, the entire domaine has been biodynamic from 2000. Biodynamics is the natural progression of the domaine’s philosophy. We are convinced that it is the right way to create and improve harmony between soil, vineyard and human beings.