Domaine Labruyère is the Beaujolais estate of the top-flight French vigneron family behind Champagne Labruyère and famed Burgundy producer Jacques Prieur. Now in its seventh generation, Domaine Labruyère is one of the oldest wineries in the Moulin-a-Vent appellation. Its history here dates back to 1850, when wine grower Jean-Marie Labruyère settled in les Thorins, a hamlet of Romanèche-Thorins. He acquired 25 acres of well-located vineyards. Jean-Pierre Labruyère, long-serving president of Moulin-à-Vent cru, handed the estate’s reins in 2008 to his son Edouard. Together with talented, long-standing winemaker Nadine Gublin and viticulturist Michel Rovere, Edouard has injected an even greater dynamism into this spearhead of world-class Beaujolais.
The Piron family's history in Beaujolais spans more than four centuries, with its oldest known forebear born in Morgon in 1590. Since then, there have been 14 generations of winegrowers in the family. The domaine joined the portfolio with Dominique Piron in charge alongside Lantignié-born Julien Revillon. Together they realised a goal of raising characterful terroir wines that are fruity, subtle and elegant from sloping vineyards of fragmented granite and schist. They display depth, freshness and verve, with terroir-specific differences between the various crus - and Maison Piron's holdings across the best vineyards are second to none. With Julien at the helm, this estate honours tradition alongside an open-minded dynamism that ensures that it delivers all the joys of Beaujolais to the region's worldwide fans.