Monthelie, Burgundy

Domaine Eric de Suremain is located in Monthélie, one of the tiniest villages in Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune, bordering on Volnay and Meursault. Eric is known for his hands-on approach, and can most often be found in the vineyards, personally tending to his Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. Here, he is one of the champions of biodynamic agriculture, and after taking over the family estate from his father in 1978, he converted to biodynamic methods in 1996. His philosophy is one of synergy, likening biodynamic farming to conducting a symphony, keeping his vineyards in tune with nature.

Eric prefers traditional methods over technology, despite his technical agriculture degree, and so he restricts his yields to some of the lowest in the area, and uses minimal intervention in the cellars as well as minimal oak influence. He adjusts his winemaking process to each vintage, prioritizing balance above all. “Suremain” means “sure hand,” and in Eric’s capable hands the estate’s wines display elegance, depth, and complexity that far exceed their modest appellation.


Fine Details
Established 1746
Total Bottle Production 40,000
Total Cases Production 3,333
Hectares Planted 11.5
Acres Planted 28.42
Farming Method Biodynamic
… Since 1997
Certified Biodynamic