With her sparkling eyes and her eternal smile, Sylvie manages all aspects of the Domaine de la Vougeraie. From the vineyard to the cellar, she is everywhere, demonstrating her exceptional organizational skills. But her primary concern is always for our customers whom she has been taking care of since 2004.
Sylvie stepped into her current role in 2017, bringing an eye for detail and precision that she learned in the demanding luxury hotel business where she worked for a decade after earning her wings in the top-flight restaurant trade.
She joined the family in 2002, and today manages the Domaine de la Vougeraie with strength and gentleness, surrounding herself with a dedicated team of native and adopted Burgundians!
Sylvie works hand in hand with Camille Leynaud-Prince who has been at the estate since 2015. She started as an assistant to Pierre Vincent before taking on full responsibility for oenology at the Domaine de la Vougeraie.
Camille is all about precision when it comes to the estate’s wines. Prior to their creation, she works closely with Thomas in the vineyards, focusing on the progress of the grapes and on the first samples taken in the summer as the grapes start to ripen and which are key to estimating the date of the harvest.
When it comes to the frenetic fortnight of picking, all her attention is focused on vinification, where every detail counts. Ageing and bottling close the annual loop. The gentle practices of organic and biodynamic viticulture require constant rigor, and Camille has that in spades.
She works with assistant oenologist Konstantinos Kontosoros, known as Kosta, who hails from Greece and graduated from Dijon. He masters not only the language of wines but also the language of Molière, which he speaks without an accent.
Thomas Dumortier took over the management of the Beaune team and then the responsibility for the entire vineyard after joining the Domaine de la Vougeraie five years ago as a young winemaker. He knows the strengths, weaknesses, and character of every plot, applying dynamic preparations with sensitivity and precision in order to bring out the very best of each one. Thomas follows the seasons, guided by the lunar calendar, with the aim of helping the vines express their full potential and allowing the earth and biodiversity speak through our estate. He manages the work of the vineyard according to the vegetative cycle, from budburst to harvest, to produce grapes bearing the imprint of their terroir and the fruit of future great wines.
You need a strong body to work in this business, and a strong head, too. Jean-Luc Rousseau stands at 6’2”, and with his broad smile and his unfailing calm, manages several hundred barrels during the ageing process.
In the cellar he prepares the barrels before lining them up to be filled, after which he manages topping them up, cleaning them, and sometimes stirring their contents. He has been with us since 2006, and knows every barrel, caring for them like a father for his babies. He watches over them and helps them grow; raising them to express the best of themselves, and to continue to improve once they leave home!
He has an Oenology Technician diploma that, he says, helps him put words to his knowledge!
Jean-Luc is assisted by Antoine Berland, a young oenologist who also works with Camille and Kosta.
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21700 Premeaux Prissey
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