Domaine Sylvain Dussort

Woman in glasses and coat sitting at a table with Burgundy wine bottles, examining a wine glass in a rustic room with white brick walls.

Set amidst the picturesque landscapes of Meursault, Domaine Sylvain Dussort stands as an emblem of timeless winemaking tradition. With a profound dedication to quality and an unwavering commitment to excellence, Sylvain Dussort, now run by Anne-Caroline, Sylvain’s daughter, cultivates a diverse range of wines that reflect the region’s unique terroir and heritage. Anne-Caroline told me after working in the wine business in New York for 5 years, on the sales side, she yearned to be…

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Domaine Philippe Raimbault

A hand holding a glass of Loire Valley wine against a sunset over vineyards.

In the heart of the enchanting Loire Valley, Domaine Philippe Raimbault has vines on each side of the Loire in the Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé and Coteaux du Giennois appellations. The soil rests on a geological base dating from the secondary era of Jurassic formation, and there are marine fossils over 130 million years old. These fossils are displayed on each of their labels. Winegrowers have been tending these fossil rich soils, passed from parent to child, for thirteen…

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Domaine Stéphane Magnien

Domaine Stéphane Magnien

I met with Stéphane Magnien, 4th generation of winegrowers in his family, this past February. His wines were complex; full of character and elegance. Based out of Morey-St. Denis in Burgundy’s revered Côte de Nuits, Domaine Stéphane Magnien, shines as a beacon of tradition and excellence in winemaking despite its small size. At Domaine Stéphane Magnien, winemaking is elevated to an art form, characterized by meticulous attention to detail and an unwavering commitment to quality. The estate’s…

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Domaine Alain Michelot

A bottle of Domaine Alain Michelot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru, vintage 2013

Elodie Michelot is proudly carrying on her family’s legacy and putting her own stamp on Domaine Alain Michelot’s signature traditional Burgundies. The fourth generation since 1880 to run the estate, Elodie has taken over for her father, Alain. Beautifully tended vineyards and impeccably tidy cellars became the hallmark for anyone who visited Alain’s estate and Elodie has ensured this approach will continue. The Michelot’s are nothing if not methodical. It all starts in the family…

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Domaine Sylvain Langoureau

A man tasting organic Burgundy wines in a cellar filled with wooden barrels.

Much like University Wines, Domaine Sylvain Langoureau is owned and operated by a husband and wife team. Sylvain and Nathalie took the helm of the Domaine in 1989 as the fifth generation of family winemakers. They recently welcomed their son, Bastien, to the team. With fields located in Saint Aubin, Chassagne and Puligny, the family strives to communicate the terroir of each locale through their wines with as little interference as possible. This unabashed embrace…

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La Spinetta

A man with a beard smiles and stands with arms crossed in a wine cellar surrounded by wooden barrels under arched ceilings.

La Spinetta, or “Top of the Hill” in Italian, is a prestigious winery in Piedmont. Founded in 1977 by the Rivetti family, over the decades they’ve become leaders in crafting modern, terroir-driven wines from both Piedmont and Tuscany. The Rivettis blend innovation with tradition. Hand-harvested grapes ensure quality, while temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and other varied aging techniques preserve freshness and develop complexity. The soul of La Spinetta lies in Piedmont’s noble red grapes:…

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