Domaine Michèle & Patrice Rion
Domaine Michèle & Patrice Rion is a wine producer and négociant based in the Côte de Nuits region of Burgundy. It specializes in the production of red wines made from Pinot Noir, but also makes a single Chardonnay-predominant white wine blended with a small percentage of Pinot Blanc.
The domaine was established in 1990 when founder Patrice Rion was still working as head winemaker at the Rion family estate, Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils. In 2000, he left to make wine at his own domaine, and built a new winery in northern Prémeaux. In 2005 Patrice's son Maxime joined the business.
Today, the estate farms a total of 6 hectares (15 acres) of vineyards located primarily in Nuits-Saint-Georges and Chambolle-Musigny. Domaine Michèle & Patrice Rion cultivates these vines using only organic agricultural practices and was one of the first wine producers in Burgundy to grow their vines much higher than average to optimize ripening.