Simon Bize & Fils is a true family operation. When we visited, everyone was hard at work. Patrick Bize was putting labels on bottles and readying a shipment. His young son, who was on school vacation, helped out while wife Chisa educated us about the operations and poured tastings.
The domaine has been around since the late-19th century and was started by the current owner’s great-grandfather. Today, it’s one of the most highly respected wineries.
Bize’s holdings are about 50 acres of old vines over 16 different appellations scattered throughout the region of Savigny-lès-Beaune. The resulting wines are very site-specific.
The winery focuses on low yields, producing about 7,000 cases per year of mostly pinot noirs and chardonnays.
Savigny-lès-Beaune is a bit off the beaten path, making it one of the less-visited and less-famous appellations.
We made an appointment in advance.
12 Rue Chanoine Donin , Savigny-lès-Beaune, FranceTweet