At an altitude of 365 metres, Monthelie overlooks the Auxey-Duresses and Meursault valleys. The Changarnier family has lived in this village for several centuries, founding the domaine in 1720. Now, Claude and Antoine Changarnier continue this wine-growing tradition. Their professional careers carried them far from the wine world, but their Burgundy roots remain anchored in this terroir.
The domaine now extends over the communes of Meursault, Monthelie, Auxey-Duresses and Pommard. Highly morcellated, it has an area of 5.5 hectares and produces about 25,000 bottles a year from ten appellations.
Since 2004, Claude and Antoine Changarnier have worked on developing the Domaine Changarnier, to regain its pride of place. They are helped by Fabrice Groussin who, with his experience at Chassagne-Montrachet, is one of a new generation of vignerons that believe in a modern viticulture which respects the terroirs.