Producer Profile

Dominique Derain

Dominique Derain is a trailblazer of biodynamic viticulture in Burgundy. Even before formal winemaking studies in Beaune, he honed his craft crafting wine barrels, showcasing his profound understanding. In 1988, his commitment blossomed when he and his wife acquired vineyards in Saint-Aubin, nestled among esteemed Burgundy appellations. Embracing biodynamic principles, they nurtured vines with organic elements like manure and silica, earning certification in 1989, among the region's pioneers. Dominique's hallmark lies in his pursuit of finesse and minimal intervention.

Dominique Derain Winemaker

Where The Wines Come From


Saint-Aubin, nestled in the renowned wine region of Burgundy, France, is gaining recognition for its commitment to natural winemaking practices. Situated amidst the rolling hills of the Côte de Beaune, Saint-Aubin benefits from its unique terroir, characterized by limestone soils and a continental climate. Here, winemakers embrace minimal intervention techniques, focusing on organic and biodynamic farming methods to cultivate indigenous grape varieties like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The resulting natural wines from Saint-Aubin often exhibit vibrant acidity, elegant structure, and a distinct expression of terroir that reflects the region's rich winemaking heritage. With its dedication to sustainability and authenticity, Saint-Aubin is emerging as a captivating destination for wine enthusiasts seeking unique and soulful expressions of Burgundian winemaking.