Originating in the Jura region of France, the Grivot family settled in Vosne-Romanée right before the French Revolution. In 1919, Gaston Grivot sold his vines in less prominent areas to be able to buy a large plot in the grand cru Clos de Vougeot. He and his son, Jean, were some of the first students to graduate from Dijon University under the oenology program, and soon after they made their last name famous in the wine world. Today, all of the Grivot’s estate vineyards are older than 40 years of age and are planted to high density vine, which ensures competition thus producing lower yields. In addition to the family’s original Vosne-Romanée plot, the family now owns approximately 37 acres of land in Nuits-Saint-Georges, including plots in Echézeaux and Richebourg. Domaine Jean Grivot was one of the first domains in Burgundy to bottle and sell its own wines, and today are one of the select estates to set the bar for the quality of the entire region.
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