An Icon of Burgundy Since 1731
Founded in 1731, Bouchard Père & Fils is one of Burgundy’s oldest wine merchants and one of the largest landowners in the Côte d’Or. Over the centuries, the House has acquired highly renowned parcels for a total of 321 acres with 30 acres classified as Grands Crus and 183 as Premiers Crus.
In 1995, the Bouchard family passed the torch to the Henriot family, owner of one of the few historic Champagne houses, as well as the first family from Champagne to venture to Burgundy. Their extraordinary investment in Bouchard Père & Fils restored the Estates’ splendor and expanded the Domaine into the Côte de Nuits, as well as Domaine Ropiteau-Mignon in Meursault. These two acquisitions established the House as the largest landowner of Premier and Grand Cru vineyards in the Côte d’Or.
At the heart of Bouchard Père & Fils’ winemaking philosophy is the commitment to showcasing the truest and finest expression of each terroir, while honoring the traditions and specificities of each vintage. With respect to the land, Bouchard Père & Fils has been committed to sustainable practices for nearly 15 years and was awarded the highest environmental certification in France, the “Haute Valeur Environnementale”, by the French Government in 2015.
In 2020, the Henriot family applied for organic certification of the Bouchard Père & Fils estate in Côte-d’Or, as well as their William Fèvre estate in Chablis. The two estates cover a total of 208 hectares (514 acres), which would constitute the largest organic wine organization in Burgundy as of 2024!
- Owner of 130 ha (320 acres) of vines in the heart of the Côte d’Or: 12 ha (30 acres) classified as Grand Crus and 74 ha (183 acres) as Premier Crus
- Core expertise is in crafting prestige wines including 2 Monopoles and 4 exclusivities
- Organic and sustainable practices since 2000; received HVE3 certification in 2015
- Led by talented Cellar Master Frédéric Weber since 2013, who joined the house in 2002
Frédéric Weber has been working for Bouchard Père & Fils for over a decade.
“Year after year, we are committed to achieving the truest and finest expression of each terroir, with respect to traditions, and the specificities of each vintage. I work with the same team and use the same equipment at the winery, whether crafting a Rully, Côte de Beaune-Villages or a Clos Vougeot or Montrachet.”
- Frédéric Weber, Bouchard Père & Fils Cellar Master
Born in Alsace, Frédéric Weber comes from a family with winemaking roots. After completing an internship in Champagne, he realized his passion for wine and turned his studies towards agronomy and oenology. Frédéric holds an engineering degree as well as a Master Degree in Agronomic Engineering and Oenology from Institute Jules Guyot in Dijon. After working in Champagne and the Rhône Valley for Domaine de Beaurenard, he arrived at Bouchard Père & Fils in 2002 and has remained there since. He was promoted to Cellar Master in 2013. He holds the terroir of each parcel in the highest regard and strives for the absolute respect each one demands – no compromises.
Frédéric resides in Ladoix Serrigny at the foot of the hill of Corton with his wife and two young daughters. He holds the 19th century Bouchard Père & Fils Grèves L'Enfant Jésus 1891 as the ultimate benchmark of Pinot Noir.
Born in Burgundy, France in 1956, the amiable Philippe Prost joined Bouchard Père & Fils in 1978 following an extensive education in Chemistry. He began his career at the winery with a focus in laboratory analysis and in 1989 was given the responsibility of purchasing and receiving of the grapes and wines for Bouchard Père & Fils.
In 1992 Mr. Prost assumed control of all winemaking responsibilities and has held the title of technical director ever since. In that time, he has mentored many young winemakers one of whom warrants special note; Mr. Didier Seguier of celebrated Chablis producer, William Fèvre.
Mr. Prost is passionate about painting, drawing, photography and of course winemaking and is considered one of Burgundy's most artistic and talented winemakers.
Practicing sustainable growing in its vineyards for almost 15 years, Bouchard Père & Fils obtained in 2015 the “High Environmental Value” classification, the highest level within the environmental certification system for European wine domains.
Every Bouchard Père & Fils vineyard is managed using sustainable viticulture to bring out the authenticity and full potential of the vines. Bouchard Père & Fils’ constant attention to details also continues at harvest time when the grapes are harvested by hand, placed in small crates, and then carefully selected on sorting tables.