Domaine La Soufrandiere
Jean-Philippe and Jean-Guillaume Bret are the dynamic duo behind two of Burgundy's most innovative, modern wineries 'Bret Brothers' and 'Domaine la Soufrandière'.
Jean-Philippe and Jean-Guillaume Bret always spent their holidays in Vinzelles and had a dream to produce great wines there. In 2000 they took their family vineyards around Vinzelles in the Mâcon out of the local co-operative and established Domaine de la Soufrandière. To start they paid more attention to the vineyards, lowered yields, and selected more rigorously. They also converted to organics, and now biodynamically farm around six hectares in Pouilly-Vinzelles and Mâcon-Vinzelles, as well as organically working a further five hectares in Saint-Véran and Pouilly-Fuissé.
In 2001, they set up Bret Brothers, the negociant side of Domaine de la Soufrandière. They buy top-quality organically farmed grapes from 40+-year-old vines in small plots in the best sites in the Mâcon. All the vineyards are hand-harvested by their team. Vinified using natural yeasts, matured and bottled in-house, with the same care and attention to detail as their estate wines. The brothers are committed to organic viticulture, which they believe produces more vibrant wines.