The Jeanniard family is passionately interested in viticulture since 1755 and it is by passion that Alain Jeanniard changes his job. He left the industry sector and moved to the wine world. Finally, composed of 0,5 ha in 2000, his domain has grown and represents today 4 ha.
2000: rent on 0,5 ha at Morey Saint Denis.
M Jeanniard bought 1 ha of white wine: Chardonnay, Hautes Côtes de Nuits.
2001-2003: Purchase of 43 ares at Gevrey-Chambertin
2004: Purchase of 37 ares of Pommard 1 er « Les Saussilles »
2005: Rent of 16 ares at chambolle Musigny and purchase of 1 ha of regional wine
2006: 38 ares rent at Fixin « En Combe Roy »
The domain :
Alain Jeanniard has 3 jobs in relation with the wine: Domain cultivation – Vine grower for “Hospices de Beaune” – wine dealer enterprise.
He cultivates his domain which is composed of some “premiers crus”: Les Combottes en Chambolle-Musigny, Les Chenevery en Morey-St-Denis and les Saussilles en Pommard.
Concurrently, he makes “Mazis-Chambertin and Clos de la Roche ”grands crus wine for the Hospices de Beaune. This work requires to Alain.J lot of rigour and a high knowledge.
In 2003, he creates a deal wine enterprise called: “Grand Vins de Bourgogne Alain Jeanniard”. He buys the rapes and realizes his own wine making process.