About the Winery
Joel Begue, who worked as a ‘tacheron’ (someone who works “à la tache”, meaning he gets paid by the task, not by the hour, a typical Burgundian contract) acquired 3 hectares of classified AOC Chablis vineyards in the 1980s. Joel and his wife Maryse Mathiot started bottling their own wines in 1985 and established themselves as a domaine in 1990. Thanks to their tenacious labor, they grew their holdings to 12 hectares by the turn of the millennium.
By 2005 their daughter Guylhaine, trained in oenology, began to work at the domaine and took over the viticulture management under the guidance of her parents. The year she was made a true ‘associate’ of the winery, Joel sadly passed away leaving mother and daughter to run the domaine. Together they continued to build and now the domaine covers 17 hectares.
Every day they bring their necessary care to their familial vines to produce great wines of Chablis that respect the great terroir of the region.