Simon Bize & Fils, Savigny-lès-Beaune, France

Stored bottles

Stored bottles

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 tasting area

The tasting area

Antique tools

Antique tools

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.

In the wine cellar

In the wine cellar

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.

Cellar door

Cellar door

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.

Aging area

Aging area

We made an appointment in advance.

Bize-7

12 Rue Chanoine Donin
, Savigny-lès-Beaune, France

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