En route to Gevrey from Château Vougeot earlier in the week, after collecting our tickets for the forthcoming David Chan concerts on the 18th and 25th June, we happened upon de Vogüé in their vines. There is a small track from Vougeot to Chambolle which passes the Musigny and Les Amoureuses vineyards, both owned in part by the family of Comte Georges de Vogüé. In the Amoureuses vines, they were about to take a break from the morning ploughing.
de Vogüé are one of the oldest families in Burgundy, now the 26th generation. Their ancient wine making property in the centre of Chambolle is next to the Church Sainte-Barbe, which their forefathers built in the 15c, and which is adorned with magnificent murals. The family also own the Chateau at Commarin, just the other side of the Ouche valley, a venue for parties, weddings and art exhibitions.
More detailed accounts of the history of the Chateau Vougeot and Commarin can be found in our Burgundy Guides
For more information about Les Amoureuses, and other wines of Gevrey and Chambolle Musigny, please contact our Wine Club at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Paul and Jolanta