Château de Chamilly

Burgundy, France

Located in a picturesque valley in the northern part of the Chalonnaise coast, just a short 20-minute drive south of Beaune, lies the magnificent Château de Chamilly. With its rich history dating back to the 17th century, this enchanting estate has become a symbol of elegance and excellence in the world of winemaking.

The story of Château de Chamilly begins with Noël Bouton, a distinguished figure who served as the Lieutenant General of Louis XIV’s armies, Governor of Strasbourg, and Marquis de Chamilly. In the 17th century, Bouton constructed the château on the foundations of a fortified farm from the 14th century, creating a grand residence that would stand the test of time.

.

.

In the early 19th century, the Desfontaine family acquired the estate and the surrounding lands, becoming custodians of its legacy. However, it wasn’t until 1970 that a remarkable transformation occurred. Louis Desfontaine, a true connoisseur of vines and a passionate advocate of winemaking, made the bold decision to abandon cereal crops and livestock in favor of dedicating himself fully to the vineyards. In 1981, Louis married Véronique, and together they ushered in a new era for the estate, propelling it to prominence in the esteemed Côte Chalonnaise region.

When Louis unexpectedly passed away in 1999, Véronique gracefully assumed the role of steward, expertly managing the estate until the return of her two sons, Xavier and Arnaud, in 2007. This triumvirate of talent, with Véronique at the helm, has been the driving force behind the ongoing success and development of Château de Chamilly.

.

.

The Desfontaine family’s unwavering love for the estate’s historical significance is evident in their meticulous restoration efforts and the continuous enhancement of the surroundings. A visit to Château de Chamilly is a captivating experience that leaves a lasting impression and a desire to return, drawn by the allure of its timeless charm.

At Château de Chamilly, the vineyards are treated with utmost care and attention, with each vine regarded as a unique entity from the moment of pruning to the bountiful harvest. The concept of “Climat,” an expression of a vineyard’s specific terroir, holds great significance here. Every Climat is vinified, aged, and bottled separately, allowing the distinct character of each plot to shine through. You’ll find the names of these revered Climats proudly displayed on the bottles, a testament to the estate’s commitment to showcasing the individuality of its wines.

A hallmark of Château de Chamilly is its unwavering pursuit of excellence. Following a manual harvest, the grapes undergo a rigorous selection process to ensure that only the finest specimens are used in winemaking. With a focus on red wines, which undergo an extended aging process of 18 months, including 12 months in French oak barrels and an additional 6 months in bulk before bottling, each wine is granted the time it needs to mature and develop its full potential. The proportion of new barrels used varies depending on the richness of the wine, allowing the distinctive character of each vintage to be fully expressed.

.

.

Château de Chamilly takes pride in its collection of delicate Pinot Noirs, pure and precise Chardonnays, and wines that reflect the true essence of their terroir. Rooted in centuries-old traditions and guided by ancestral know-how, the estate’s foundation is built on a passionate desire to create remarkable wines. The motto “EX NIHILO NIHIL: Nothing comes from nothing” embodies their belief that greatness is not predetermined but rather the result of dedication and hard work, shaping a future of endless possibilities.

A visit to Château de Chamilly is not just an encounter with exceptional wines; it’s an immersive journey into the past, present, and future of winemaking. From the breathtaking landscapes to the captivating stories embedded within the walls, this estate offers an experience that is nothing short of extraordinary. Step into the world of Château de Chamilly and let the magic unfold.

.

Château Chamilly's Wines

  • Château de Chamilly Les Burnins

    Chardonnay

  • Château de Chamilly Montagny Les Bassets

    Chardonnay

  • Desfontaines Frères Grand Clos Rousseau

    Pinot Noir

  • Château de Chamilly Les Puillets

    Pinot Noir

  • Château de Chamilly Mercurey Clos la Perriere Monopole

    Pinot Noir

WINERY STAR GUIDE EUROPE

La Spinetta Winery Star Wine Leaders’ Choice Awarded…

Georg Breuer Winery Star Wine Leaders’ Choice Awarded…

Balfour Winery Winery Star Wine Leaders’ Choice Awarded…

Recaredo Winery Star Wine Leaders’ Choice Awarded By:…

Ancarani Winery Star Wine Leaders’ Choice Awarded By:…

Ferrari Trento Winery Star Wine Leaders’ Choice Awarded…

Alex Souza WIA Ambassador Brazil Alexander Souza, the face behind @vinhominhapaixao, a Brazilian enthusiast who loves to share the magic that the world of wine can provide in a simple and interesting way. He is a professional who works with new business development in the corporate environment, but at the…

Vanessa Fabiani WIA Ambassador Italy Vanessa Fabiani is a wine content creator for social media. She is a certified international sommelier, member of the Italian Sommelier Association and official certified technical wine taster. She lives in Rome and she loves Italian wine such as Barolo and Barbera and especially Sicilian…

Paige Comrie WIA Ambassador USA Paige Comrie is a wine photographer & writer based in the heart of American wine country… Napa. Her mission is to connect wine lovers with great wines from across the world through her blog & Instagram @winewithpaige. As a believer in everyday magic, her selections…

Simona Geri WIA Ambassador Italy Simona Geri lives in Tuscany, near Bolgheri. She is a Sommelier and founder of “The Winesetter.” She is a judge for wine competitions and also a content creator, wine communicator and wine taster. Simona collaborates with wineries, press offices, wine events as a media partner.…

Olga Sofia Schiaffino WIA Ambassador Italy Olga was elected the Best Sommelier of Liguria and received the WSET level 3. Her story with wine started in 2011 when she enrolled in a course to become a sommelier, because she wanted to understand what was in her glass: she is curious…

Iker Berasaluce WIA Ambassador Austria Iker Berasaluce is a 32 year old wine writer, judge, educator and content creator from Spain, living in Vienna, Austria. Holding a PhD in Chemistry, he decided to turn his passion into his job. His first advance in the professional wine sphere was at the Federal Research Center…

Daniele Sottile WIA Ambassador Italy Daniele Sottile has a deep-rooted passion for wine which started in 2002. Since that time, has been continuously studying to discover and share the magic of wine. All started in 2003-2004 when Daniele got the Diploma of Sommelier AIS – Associazione Italiana Sommelier, followed by…

Nello Gatti WIA Ambassador Italy Nello Gatti is a multilingual wine professional with an in-depth knowledge of the hospitality and marketing sectors. Even if he doesn’t come from a family of wine enthusiasts, along his path he developed an unparalleled level of communication awareness thanks to his proven history at…

Marco Boldrini WIA Ambassador Netherlands & Italy Marco Boldrini is a 34 years old Italian entrepreneur, sommelier, wine lover and advisor. He owns two famous restaurants in Amsterdam and one In Italy. His work, network and passion for wine connected him to the most famous wine producers in the world.…

 Benoît Lefèvre    WIA Ambassador    Canada  Creator of the wine tourism blog vino2travel.com and the Instagram account @vino2travel, Benoît Lefèvre shares wine tourism stories, winegrowers’ portraits as well as his favorite wine discoveries with his audience. . Benoît is passionate about wine, travel, gastronomy and photography and loves to share his passions with as…

Adrian Tamblin WIA Ambassador USA Adrian Tamblin is a Sonoma County, CA native and CEO and Co-Founder of Wine Routes, a platform aimed at connecting consumers to brands throughout the US. His insatiable love of wine, travel, and adventure, coupled with his entrepreneurial background, lead him to assemble a team…

Madalena Vidigal WIA Ambassador  Portugal   Madalena Vidigal has a degree in Hotel Management and a postgraduate degree in Wine Tourism, Digital Marketing and Viticulture. She is a wine producer in Alentejo, the south of Portugal. She has two great passions that are present in everything she does: wine and travel!. For 10…

Cornelia Becker (Corni) WIA Ambassador Austria  Cornelia Becker (also called Corni for short) is a wine blogger, passionate about Austrian wineries and wines. She was born in 1978 and lives in Lower Austria with her family. As many other experts, she is convinced that Austrian wines have excellent quality and can definitely compete…

Kirsty Woodgate WIA Ambassador UK Kirsty Woodgate DipWSET is a wine expert and communications professional from England, UK. She works as a Wine Writer, Wine Judge and Content Creator, and regularly hosts interactive wine tastings in her home county. . Wine ties together her passions, skills, qualifications and abilities. Her…

STAR GUIDE LAtin america

Vinícola Góes Winery Star Wine Leaders’ Choice Awarded…

Bodega Monteviejo Winery Star Wine Leaders’ Choice Argentina,…

Trapiche Winery Star Wine Leaders’ Choice Awarded By:…

Família Bebber Awarded By: Fabiana Aguinsky Família Bebber…

Bodegas Bianchi Awarded By: Mariana Gil Juncal Marisol…

Narbona Winery Star Wine Leaders’ Choice Carmelo, Uruguay…

Share.

WIA - The Wine International Association