In 1961, Jean-Claude and Claudine Boisset, a young couple in the heart of Burgundy, France, embarked on a career in the wine trade. Their first customers were friends of the family; the first wines were acquired from neighbors and childhood friends. Three years later, they purchased their first vineyard plot - Les Evocelles in Gevrey-Chambertin. Today, this parcel is a part of the Boisset family domaine, and the company bearing his family name has grown to be the leading wine producer in Burgundy, with a Franco-American collection of wineries on two continents, a presence in 80 countries, and collection of unique, indepenedent wineries and historical estates.
The second generation - Jean-Charles Boisset and his sister Nathalie - carry their parent's vision forward. After working for eight years to develop Boisset’s US business, Jean-Charles returned to France in 1999, where he and Nathalie developed and implemented the company’s evolving philosophy – from négociant-éleveur to viniculteur. Together they united the family’s vineyards in the Côte-de-Nuits and Côte-de-Beaune under a single estate, Le Domaine de La Vougeraie, which showcases Boisset’s unyielding dedication to quality and provides a fitting legacy to their parents, Jean-Claude and Claudine.
Today, the Boisset Collection unites the old and new world's of wine with its Franco-American spirit and wineries on two continents. It is one of the world's leading family-owned luxury fine wine companies.