Dominique Gruhier: We are in Burgundy, in Yonne and more particularly in Tonnerrois. Our estate extends over 27 hectares around a superb "Cistercian barn" (outbuilding of the Abbey) founded in 1212. We produce organic wines in the process of being certified for the AOC Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru, Bourgogne Tonnerre, Bourgogne Epineuil and Crémant de Bourgogne.
D.G : Indeed, the Tonnerrois has its own characteristics. The vines are rooted in Jurassic geological layers that give the wines a unique minerality and the clays give them a beautiful roundness. The white wines of Tonnerre are both fresh and gourmet, with exotic and floral aromas. The red wines of Epineuil are very delicate, fruity but with characteristic notes of finely smoky and floral spices. They are very digestible.
D.G: My maternal grandfather was a wine merchant in Côte d'Or as well as two of my uncles. In other words, my childhood smelled like cellars and bottoms. After studying mechanical engineering, I wanted to know more about this profession and it was a revelation. After obtaining a BTS I had the opportunity to settle with my father on the Epineuil lands where we have since settled.
D.G: Humility, patience, detachment, the pleasure of sharing but also the delicate coexistence between culture and nature.
D.G: More like winegrowers: Sylvain Pataille for his uncompromising investment and his delicious wines, Lalou Bize-Leroy for his daring and totally innovative culture, Thomas Picot for his mastery of minerality and many others. And all those who have wines that vibrate...
D.G: Pleasure, surprise, conviviality.
D.G: Cheese and wine without hesitation.
D.G: There is not one in particular but rather a family that is that of the red Burgundies.
Our favorite vintages of the estate:
D.G : Visit and tasting, introduction to tasting, winegrower for a day (discovery of the profession), cooking lessons...
D.G: The meeting and the exchange.
D.G: Health, happiness!
Passing through the Chablis and Thunder region? Feel free to come and taste Dominique Gruhier's wines by booking your visit to the estate directly on the Domaine Dominique Gruhier page on Les Grappes Oenotourisme