Since he began in 1980 in Santenay, Vincent Girardin has tried all of the modern vinification techniques. He decided to strike out on his own, and began producing wine from two hectares of vines that he inherited.
The quality of his wines was quickly recognised by connoisseurs all over the world, which enabled him to expand his activity, focusing primarily on the great white and red wines of the Côte de Beaune.
Until 2003, with the arrival of Eric Germain as winemaker, a profound change began to take place. They decided to concentrate on the essence of the wines: the expression of the great terroirs of Burgundy. A new purity of style was born, which has now been acknowledged by all winemakers.
Girardin has been making some changes over the past few years. The overall goal is to work more naturally; the wines are showing more purity and focus as a result.
In 2012, Vincent Girardin sold his operation to a long-standing partner of the Maison, Mr. Nié, President of the Compagnie des Vins d’Autrefois in Beaune. Eric Germain continues to uphold the style of the wines.