This family-owned yet sprawling estate winery, whose cellars are located in the city of Beaune, are geared towards quality and not necessarily quantity. What makes this winery special is its owner’s background; Yvonnick Debray spent 20 years of his life selling Burgundy wines on the French market, and therefore acquired a wealth of information about wine production and the art of being a wine-maker. Domaine Debray produces several wines, reds and whites, belonging to a variety of appellations including classics like Bourgogne Aligoté and Hautes Côtes de Beaune, as well as one Grand Cru, the Corton Charlemagne. The winery is extremely respectful of the soil and only picks grapes by hand; wines are vinified in French oak barrels directly on the estate.
Domaine Debray is located in Beaune, about 45 minutes southwest of Dijon in Burgundy. It can be easily reached by car via routes A31 and D974, as well as by train via Beaune train station and a short walk. The shop and winery is open year-round from 10am to 12pm and from 1:30pm to 7pm, although tastings are not always available in August and September during harvest season. Tastings and guided visits cost €10.