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DOMAINE OLIVIER GUYOT

BURGUNDY | FRANCE

The Guyots are one of the oldest families in Marsannay-la-Côte. Louis Guyot was a small farmer/wine-grower and used to complement his wine growing business by raising horses that were used to help in the vineyards.

In 1951, his son Albert took over the family business. Most of the vineyards and fields were located in the village of Marsannay-la-Côte and his wines were mainly sold on to negociants.

In 1962, Albert married Odile Guyard, the eldest daughter of a large family. Odile’s father, Georges Guyard was a small landowner and nurseryman. He decided to rent out some vineyards and then bought some to enlarge his own estate bit by bit.

To save his horses the journey between the two villages (7 km), he swapped his Gevrey-Chambertin Grands Crus (Lavaux St-Jacques) for land in Marsannay-la-Côte!