The family is based in the hamlet of Préhy, just 7 km south west of Chablis. The winery is situated in the village of La Chapelle Vaupelteigne.
Between the Auxerrois and Chablisien vineyards, the estate of Céline and Frédéric Gueguen is made up of 25 hectares of vines in the villages of Chablis, Chichée, la Chapelle Vaupelteigne, Saint-Bris and Irancy. Céline comes from a family of wine-growers, originally from Saint Bris & Chablis After working for her father Jean-Marc Brocard on his estate for 13 years, Céline & Frederic decided in 2013 to go it alone and create their own wines.
The property, in a small village Prehy, an 19th- century building has a wonderful view over to Chablis hill. This is the magical setting in which Céline & frédéric invite you to taste their elegant and fruity Chablis, Chablis Premier cru ; white Bourgogne wines, their 100% Pinot Noir Irancy and their Sauvignon from Saint-Bris. Visitors are received in the historic vat room for a wine-tasting.
The style of Céline and Frédéric Gueguen wines is deliberately modern with a permanent commitment to respect and expression of the terroir’s identity. One of the main goals is to preserve their soil, which is why they use neither chemical fertilizers nor herbicides. Vintages from 2015 onward have been made using exclusively organic processes and the Domaine began its conversion to organic farming with its 2019 vintage.
For 15 years, I have been wine-maker in two important renowned domaines in Chablis (Domaine Durup & Domaine Brocard).
However, my best wish was to work for myself, so I could understand my wines from the vineyard to the bottle. In that sense, I can share with my clients the life of this passionating craft so varied...
These fifteen years of career in the wine industry convinced me and my wife Céline to start our own adventure.
Céline has a long heritage in the Chablis region. Winegrowers since the 16th century, the Céline 's family has been working vineyards and mills around the city of Auxerre ever since. At the end of the 19th century, Céline's family decided to dedicate their work to viticulture.
After having spent 13 years working with her father Jean-Marc Brocard at his Domaine, in the areas of commerce, marketing and wine tourism, Celine have chosen to develop her own estate, a new path in 2013. Her wish is to share this experience with you, to explain her work.