The family is based in the hamlet of Préhy, just 7 km south west of Chablis. The winery is situated in the village of La Chapelle Vaupelteigne.
Céline and Frédéric advance freely together.
As they both evolve (13 years for Céline and 10 for Frédéric)
within the family domain Jean-Marc Brocard - Céline’s father - they make the decision in 2013 to make their way together.
When one of Céline’s brothers takes over the Brocard business, Céline - with a lump in her throat - and Frédéric - with confidence - decide at age 38 to take another path.
Their story remains nonetheless a family story. Claudine Petit - Céline’s mother, entrusts Céline in 2014 with her own vineyard inherited from her mother Marie Louise Petit-Pinon. The latter is situated in the Auxerrois region and its numerous grape varieties: Saint-Bris, Bourgogne, Bourgogne Aligoté, Bourgogne Pinot noir.
Our vineyards are in the Chablis and Auxerre viticultural region, just a few kilometers from the town of Chablis. Therefor Celine and Frederic Gueguen’s domain constitutes 26 hectares of vines.
The diversity of all these appellations is a challenge in itself: 35 different climats in the very varied soils of Chablis, Chichée, Saint-Bris and Irancy.
The balance between the soil and the micro-climat is different on each plot. These differences and notably seen during the “vendanges” (harvest). The time lapse in between the harvest of the first and last plots evolves over several weeks.
“It is our wish to let you share these moments of happiness that we experience with the daily cycle of the vine, and simply to savour with you the fruits of our harvest. " Thanks to the confidence that several retired wine growers have granted to my wife and I, it is a great pleaser to announce the creation of the Domaine Céline & Fréderic Gueguen, in January 2013. Theses wine-growers chosen us to carry on with the prosperity of their vines.
We sincerely plan to respect the tradition and the fragility of the “terroir”. All our cultural techniques that take care about environment of the vineyard will allow us to preserve the aromatic complexity of this wines from all differents plots.
The property, an 19th- century building has a wonderful view over to Chablis hill. This is the magical setting in which Céline & frédéric invite you to taste their elegant and fruity Chablis, Chablis Premier cru ; white Bourgogne wines, their 100% Pinot Noir Irancy and their Crémant de Bourgogne. Visitors are received in the historic vat room for a wine-tasting.
For 15 years, I have been wine-maker in two important renowned domaine in Chablis (Domaine Durup & Domaine Brocard). However, my best wish was to work for myself, so I could understand my wines from the vineyard to the bottle. In that sense, I can share with my clients the life of this passionating craft so varied.....
It was with determination that I decided to take a new path in April 2013 to become a wine maker in my own right. After having spent 13 years working with my father Jean-Marc Brocard at his Domaine, in the areas of commerce, marketing and wine tourism; I chose to develop my own wine making business. My wish is to share this experience with you, to explain our work and practices and share in the fruits of our harvest....