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Domaine Chapelle - Santenay

Domaine Chapelle - Santenay


Domaine Chapelle Organic Certification French wine, Burgundy  Domaine Chapelle, Burgandy, Guide Hachette des Vins 2016 Domaine Chapelle La Revue des vins de France The Carité des bonnes adresses du vin bio 2013 - 2014 organic wine guide  Bronze Medal at Millésime Bio 2016 Organic Wine Fair

The Winery

The stunning Domaine Chapelle is situated in the upper village of Santenay-le-Haut, and commands impressive views over the vines that slope down onto the plain below.

In 2009, Domaine Chapelle became certified as an Organic Winegrower by Qualité France in recognition of the environmentally respectful way in which the vines are cultivated, and the wine is made.

The winery has 20ha of vines, spread from the Côtes de Nuits region in the north, down through the Côtes de Beaune region to Santenay, enabling Domaine Chapelle to offer an impressive range of quality red and white wines. These include several Premier Cru’s from Nuits-Saint-Georges, Aloxe-Corton, Chassagne-Montrachet, and of course Santenay, as well as some regional wines like Hautes-Côtes de Beaune and Bourgogne Aligoté, a refreshing, light white wine to be enjoyed by itself or often mixed with crème de cassis to make the famous Kir.

Over the years, Domaine Chapelle, has received numerous accolades from the main wine guides and wine magazines, such as the Revue du Vin de France, who rated its Santenay red wine 2014 14.5-15.5 in its selection of the best 1500 wines of the year for the 2014 vintage. The magazine wrote, "Its intensity and maturity stand out in this blind tasting. Ripe plums come through, and it is already accessible on the palate." The winery won a gold medal at the Millésime Bio 2015 organic wine fair for its Santenay "Clos des Cornières", the wine chosen for the Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience. This wine is also referenced in the Guide Hachette des Vins de France 2016, receiving two stars for its "expressive 2012 vintage of cherry and spices, consistent, suave and smooth on the palate. It has good length that is fresh and full of life."

Adopt a vine at Domaine Chapelle and get involved in making your own wine with the Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience.


Home to many of France’s very finest wines, the picturesque Burgundy winegrowing region is made up of a patchwork of small vineyards. The region has two main grape varieties; chardonnay for the white wines, and the famous pinot noir for the red wines. Terroir is all important, and the position of the maze of walled vineyards spreading in and around the villages, dictates which grapes will become Grand Cru, Village or Regional wines. Thirteen miles (21 km), southwest of Burgundy’s wine capital, Beaune, lies the Roman bath village of Santenay. Here, the majority of the vineyards are planted with grow pinot noir grapes, but the higher slopes are being planted more and more with Chardonnay. The red wines of Santenay are well structured and finely balanced. The whites have mineral undertones.

Wine Experience Gift. Jean-François and Yvette Chapelle, the winemakers at Domaine Chapelle 

The Winemakers Welcome You... 

Since 1893, the Chapelle family has put all their energy into producing exceptional wines that express their terroir. This winery has often been one of the region’s pioneers; a great uncle was one of those that fought for the recognition of the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée system for classifying wines, and more recently Jean François Chapelle has changed the treatment and production methods to conform to organic agriculture standards.

Since 1991, Jean François Chapelle and his wife have been at the head of the family business. The passion and enthusiasm that they put into their wines, is there for all their customers and visitors to see.

Red organic wine gift. Clos des Cornières, Santenay AOC red wine, the organic wine chosen by Gourmet Odyssey   

Le Clos des Cornières

From Domaine Chapelle’s excellent wines, Gourmet Odyssey has chosen the Santenay “Clos des Cornières” organic red wine. This is a firm, ruby coloured wine, with red fruit scents of blackcurrant and raspberries, and a hint of liquorice coming through in the bouquet. The finish is smooth and well-balanced.
The grapes for this wine are grown in the vineyard that is adjacent to the family château, with views across to the typical Bourguignon roof-top of Château de Santenay, and down to the lower village. The wine gains its character from the south-easterly facing position of the vineyard, and the sandy-clay soil with fallen limestone rocks from the nearby cliffs; as well of course from the wine-making skills of Jean-François Chapelle. After the manual harvest, the wine is matured in oak barrels for 10-14 months.

> Cuvée - Clos des Cornières
> Wine - Red
> Grape Varieties – Pinot Noir
> Vineyard size – 20ha
> Soil – Sandy clay with limestone rocks
> Style – Firm, red fruits, hint of liquorice
> Keeps – 4-12 years
> Ideal with – Lamb, Epoisses and Bleu de Bresse cheeses

Availability of the wine
The wine is bottled 10-14 months after the harvest.


Domaine Chapelle, 2 Rue des Petits Sentiers, 21590 Santenay


Getting There

By Plane
Lyon Saint-Exupéry is the closest airport to Santenay, 107 miles / 172 km away. By car, the route takes about 1 hour and 50 minutes, and is mainly by motorway. Several major airlines fly into Lyon, such as Aer Lingus, Air France, BMI, British Airways and EasyJet.

By Car
The distances and times below are estimated using GoogleMaps from the city centre to Domaine Chapelle, 2 rue des Petits Sentiers, 21590 Santenay.





Lyon 151 94 1h 39
Genève 226 141 2h 25
Paris 331 206 3h 15
Marseill 463 288 4h 20
Bruxelle 597 371 5h 41
Milan 537 334 5h 43
Calais 618 384 5h 50
Rennes 638 397 5h 57
Bordeaux 591 367 6h 16
Toulouse 598 372 6h 16
Barcelone 787 489 7h 13

To find out distances and times from other destinations, please click on this link



Price NameAddressDistance to Winery
60-72€ L'Ouillette

Place du jet d'eau, 21590 Santenay

+33 (0)3 80 20 62 34 

1.5km / 1m
50-76€ L'Etape de Santenay

10 place du Jet d'eau, 21590 Santenay

+33 (0)3 80 21 39 43 

1.5 km / 1m
41-78€ Hôtel de la Ferté 

11 Boulevard de la Liberte, 71150 Chagny

+33 (0)3 85 87 07 47 

7km / 4m
86-105€ Auberge du Camp Romain

14, rue des basses roches, 71150 Chassey le camp

+33(0)3 85 87 09 91 

6km / 4m
90-130€ La Cuverie du Château

4, rue de la Garenne, 21190 Corcelles les Arts

+33 (0)3 80 21 43 83 

13km / 8m
150-225€ Hôtel Le Monrachet

Place des Marronniers, 21190 Puligny Montrachet

+33 (0)3 80 21 30 06 

11km / 7m
170-310€ Lameloise

36, place d'Armes, 71150 Chagny

+33 (0)3 85 87 65 65 

7km / 4m

Near By Attractions

  • Beaune – Visit the medieval walled city of Beaune, the capital of Burgundy wines. This beautiful city is home to the famous Hospices de Beaune with its multicoloured roof.
  • La Route des vins – Meander through the vineyards, by car, bike or foot, and stop off to discover the rich variety of Burgundy wines
  • Gastronomy – Burgundy isn’t just famous for its wine. Mustard, boeuf bourguignon, snails, blackcurrants, epoisse cheese, honey and truffles are just some of the regions specialities to be savoured!   


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 Guide Hachette des Vins de France 2016

Domaine Chapelle selected for the Guide Hachette des Vins de France 2016 guide

Once again the winery has had its wines selected by the prestigious Guide Hachette des Vins de France 2016 guide.

Domaine Chapelle, located in the southern Côtes de Beaune village of Santenay, was selected for the Guide Hachette des Vins de France 2016 guide for a number of its 2012 vintage wines. We're proud to say that the "Clos de Cornières" wine, which is the red wine chosen for the Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience, received two stars for its "expressive 2012 vintage of cherry and spices, consistent, suave and smooth on the palate. It has good length that is fresh and full of life."

Congratulations to Jean-François and his team for these mentions and accolades which bear testament to their hard work, skill and devotion in the vineyard and cellar.

1 - Product

2 - Range

3 - Region

4 - Producer

5 - Season

6 - Vines

7 - Experience Days

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