The earliest recorded land transaction in Gevrey dates back to 636 when the land now known as the Grand Cru Chambertin Clos de Beze was gifted to the Monks of Beze by a local noble. The size and shape of the vineyard has not changed since!
Archeological research has shown that the vineyards surrounding Les Deux Chevres are likely to have been in continuous production since the Romans arrived in Burgundy - some 2000 years ago.
The ancient history of the area is not always so easy to discern. Just behind Les Deux Chevres is a cluster of buildings one of which is known as L'Aumonier and is now occupied by Domaine Dugat-Py. Their inauspicious exterior does not bear witness to their antiquity - one of the cellars of Domaine Dugat-Py was built in the 9c. The owner talks of a special energy in this cellar, which makes light of work, and benefits the wine stored there.