Patrick Javillier
  The cellar door
The Javillier family, originating from Meursault many centuries ago, has always owned vineyards.

In 1945 however, returning from the war, Raymond Javillier, the father of Patrick, took over the direct management of the vineyards and acquired further parcels in Meursault. Complementing this activity, Raymond Javillier worked as a wine broker on French and export markets.

Presentation of the domain

After obtaining his Baccalauréat in 1969, Patrick Javillier pursued oenology studies after a two year delay, due to an unprecedented crisis at this time, making white wine production non-viable. In 1973, he obtained a Diplôme National d'oenologie from the University of Burgundy in Dijon. After his studies he then fulfilled his year of mandatory military service. He vinified his first wine in 1974. The harvest was thus under his sole responsibility.

The Domaine grew by the acquisition of vines in the appellations of Bourgogne Blanc, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and Pommard in the 80's and then parcels of Meursault village and 1er cru, Bourgogne Blanc and Corton-Charlemagne added in the 90's. Patrick took on further the vines of his spouse under contract (fermage), those being parcels of Savigny-les-Beaune Les Grands Liards, Les Serpentiers 1er cru, Aloxe Corton, Pernand-Vergelesses and Savigny-les-Beaune blanc Les Montchenevoy.

Passion for wine and gastronomy play a large role in the leisure activities of Patrick Javillier.