Francoise and Denis Clair

Françoise & Denis Clair

Santenay, Saint Aubin

The estate was founded in 1986 with 5 hectares of Pinot Noir in Santenay, where Denis’ family had long been vignerons. Over time Denis and Françoise added parcels of Chardonnay in Saint-Aubin, where Françoise was from, and where the winery is today. The total area cultivated is now around 15 hectares.
Since 2000, their son Jean-Baptiste has worked on the estate, gradually taking on more responsibility, and gaining plaudits for the increased refinement and precision of the wines. Sadly Denis passed away in 2016. His legacy is in the best of hands.