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Craft + Estate, a Division of Winebow Imports, Is Appointed Exclusive U.S. Importer of Maison Chanzy


Richmond, VA – February 24, 2020 – Craft + Estate, a division of Winebow Imports, is pleased to announce that it is the exclusive U.S. importer of Maison Chanzy, a winery located in Bouzeron, the northernmost village in the Côte Chalonnaise region of Burgundy.

The winery was founded in 1974 by Daniel Chanzy. He invested heavily in Côte Chalonnaise vineyards, envisioning wines that would rival the greatness of the Côte d’Or.

In 2013, a group of French investors purchased the winery, adding additional holdings in the Côte Chalonnaise, as well as the Côte de Beaune. Altogether, The Chanzy Group now has 66 hectares planted to vine and is currently the largest vineyard owner in the Côte Chalonnaise.

“We are thrilled to expand our Burgundy portfolio to include Maison Chanzy,” said Liz Mathews, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Craft + Estate. “There is rising demand for Côte Chalonnaise wines because they offer Burgundy lovers delicious and harmonious wines at a fraction of the price of the Côte d’Or.”

With full control of production from vineyard to bottling, the maison’s impressive range spans 40 appellations across eight villages in Burgundy. Within the Côte Chalonnaise, Chanzy owns vineyards in Bouzeron, Rully, Givry, and Mercurey, including Bouzeron’s only monopole vineyard, Clos de la Fortune.

Vineyards are farmed without the use of herbicides and pesticides, instead opting for organic fertilizers and occasional plowing between rows. Chanzy is in the process of obtaining Haute Valeur Environnementale (HVE) certification, an official recognition of its commitment to the environment. 

In 2020, Chanzy appointed a new winemaker, Max Blondelle, who spent the past 10 years working as cellar master at Domaine Chanson. All vinification at Chanzy takes place in Bouzeron, where meticulous handling through every step of the process allows the terroir of each site to shine through and results in great Burgundy wines. 

“Our wines were already distributed by Winebow in many east coast markets, so we had great confidence in their team,” said Xavier Badinand, General Manager of Maison Chanzy. “Joining the Craft + Estate portfolio was a natural evolution for us. We are eager to expand our reach to other markets and are delighted to strengthen our partnership with Winebow.”

Craft + Estate will import the following wines from Chanzy: Bourgogne Chardonnay Les Fortunés (SRP $25), Bourgogne Pinot Noir Les Fortunés (SRP $27), Bouzeron Les Trois 2017 (SRP $26), Bouzeron Clos de la Fortune (SRP $29), Rully Blanc En Rosey (SRP $32), Rully En Rosey Rouge (SRP $32), Mercurey Clos du Roy 1er Cru Blanc (SRP $55),  Mercurey Clos du Roy 1er Cru Rouge (SRP $55), Mercurey Les Bussières 2018 (SRP $38), and Santenay Premier Cru Gravières (SRP $75).

About Craft + Estate

Craft + Estate, a division of Winebow Imports, is a portfolio specializing in Austrian, Greek, and French fine wines that beckons the adventurous. Guided by the belief that quality is the result of passion, talent, and terroir, Craft + Estate invites discovery and guarantees a memorable experience. For more information, please visit www.winebow.com/imports/craft-estate.

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