In the Dufour family, after her brother Charles and her mother Françoise (Martinot, for the “ Bistrøtage” range vinified by Charles), this is Julie Dufour.
Just forty, Julie was not pre-destined to take over the family vineyard (of her father). Leaving to work for ten years or so in the Paris region, she came back to her native Landreville (Côte-des-Bar, South Champagne) in 2012 with her two young children. An “almost-natural need to get back to my roots” she explains. To do so, Julie Dufour took a course (BPREA) on working the vine and wine, and regularly took part in meetings on the subject. She quickly understood that working the earth would be too difficult, given her size. Julie therefore has help for working the vines on the domain (4.25 ha) where Pinot noir and Chardonnay are organically cultivated. Today, Julie is a winegrower. She sells her organic grapes and has a part of these latter vinified. That is how she was able to develop her domain, recently focusing on the marketing of her first wine, "Cléobuline" (an old name from ancient times). An organic extra-brut Champagne which was presented for the first time in April 2019 at the "Bulles Bio" Fair in Reims. Mother, winemaker, businesswoman, Julie is progressing slowly but surely, and is looking to renovate an old barn to welcome visitors and vinify her own Champagne. We can’t wait…!
Thank you, Julie, for your vote of confidence in Petites Caves. For our part, we are over the moon to offer your work to our numerous and loyal customers.