Patronage and culture

Because our concerns and values extend beyond the wine business, we support many different forms of culture.

Exploration and terroir, being its foremost ambassador, encourages us to participate in a variety of events that celebrate and showcase the written word.

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Having set sail in December 2020, the Tara Ocean Foundation’s Microbiome Mission will travel 70,000 km over the course of two years to study marine microorganisms.

Tara Ocean Foundation

This first-of-its-kind mission is paired with a wine-ageing experiment for Albert Bichot, an emblematic name in Burgundy wines and a partner-patron of the foundation.

Before joining the family business and taking over its management in 1996, this impassioned explorer had participated in several expeditions, notably in the Great Canadian North alongside the French adventurist Nicolas Vanier and on the borders of Adélie Land in Antarctica

Teaming up with the Tara Ocean Foundation is also an opportunity for Albert Bichot, whose wines have been certified organic since the 2018 vintage*, to join in on a collective adventure that promotes the protection of the environment and biodiversity.

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Burgundian culture and heritage are important to us and we are keen on sharing and promoting them around the world.

BURGUNDY’S “CLIMATS” ON UNESCO’S WORLD HERITAGE LIST

As a major and founding patron of the candidature, we participated throughout the entire process that got Burgundy’s “climats” to be inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List on 4 July 2015.

Livres en Vignes Literary Festival

The Albert Bichot literary prize is bestowed on a contemporary work of literature at the Livres en Vignes festival. The most recently awarded authors are Laurent Bénégui, Olivier Bleys, Akli Tadjer, Jean-François Kervéan, Metin Arditi, Patricia Reznikov and Jean-Paul Delfino., for their novels on a variety of subjects.

This event is held in September at Château du Clos de Vougeot. It is dedicated to contemporary literature, specialized literature about viticulture and wine, as well as lifestyle books.

Burgudian Writers' Club

In the same literary spirit that is so dear to us, we are proud partners of the Club des Ecrivains de Bourgogne, which is dedicated to literary life in the region through the promotion of Burgundy’s writers, their activities, and most of all, their books.

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Music notes are like words in works of literature - full of the promise of rare, precious emotions.

Music & Wine Festival

We are both patrons and partners of the Musique & Vin music and wine festival, which is held each year at Clos de Vougeot, because we share the same values of mutual aid and intergenerational transmission that this festival stands for.

It features classical music and welcomes great international artists. It is also a philanthropic event because it has enabled the creation of an instrumental fund and a scholarship to support young talented artists.

Sons d'une Nuits d'été

For five days in July, the grounds of our Domaine du Clos Frantin estate in Nuits-Saint-Georges welcome the Sons d'une Nuits d'Été festival. The atmosphere is convivial and the program features a variety of singers who are always charmed by Burgundian hospitality.

We are committed to showcasing know-how and talent by bringing together the new generation with centuries-old Burgundian traditions. Wood, a never-ending source of inspiration, is a part of all of the steps that go into the crafting of our wines.

The Boulle Console Table

We have created a partnership with the prestigious Ecole Boulle in Paris, renowned for its teachings in the fields of applied arts, interior design and design.

Our two arts are in fact very similar – working with a noble, raw material to elevate it to another level through the meticulousness and patience it deserves.

To symbolize this connection, we asked students in their final year of cabinetmaking studies to design and produce a wine tasting console table, to showcase our Chablis Grand Cru "Moutonne" monopole.

The pleasures of eating

Good food has always occupied an important role both in Burgundian culture and in our family life. We share our favourite “culinary souvenirs and emotions” through the regular publication of recipes with suggested wines to accompany them.

French-style green peas served in March 1934 at a family dinner are taken to new heights by our Gevrey-Chambertin "Les Murots" from Domaine du Clos Frantin, while braised veal loin served in September 2012 is perfectly showcased by our Beaune "Les Epenottes" from Domaine du Pavillon. And the list goes on. We invite you to relive a part of our history with us through such recipes.

They may be downloaded here for free. 

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