Domaine Jean Collet et Fils | Chablis

Ploughing the vines of Domaine Jean Collet, Chablis with horse

Since 1792, generation after generation of the Collet family have worked the vineyards of Chablis. The name of the domaine takes after Jean, who started to work a meagre holding of 61 ares of vines in 1952. Until then, all of the wine produced by his predecessors had been sold en-vrac to local négociants. He proudly bottled his first wine in 1954 and completed his initial export sale – to the United States – five years later.

In 1979, Jean was joined by his son, Gilles assisted by his wife Dominique. It’s the same couple who run the domaine today, along with the next generation, Romain who joined his father in 2008.

The cellar is relatively modern and situated on the western edge of the village of Chablis. The Collet family are fortunate in owning some of the finest land in Chablis and today their vineyards extend over 37 hectares covering sites in Petit Chablis; Chablis; Montée de Tonerre Premier Cru; Mont de Milieu Premier Cru; Montmains Premier Cru; Vaillons Premier Cru; Valmur Grand Cru and Les Clos Grand Cru.