Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon | Mâconnais

Dominique Lafon and winemaker Caroline Gon in the cellar

Founded in 1999 by Dominique Lafon, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon is located around the village of Milly-Lamartine. Here, Dominique recognised the immense potential the Mâconnais had to offer and an opportunity to produce fine, terroir-rich, wines that would not cost the earth. The quality and attention to detail is the same here as it is at the Domaine des Comtes Lafon estate in Meursault. Farming is biodynamic, fermentation is in tank plot by plot, and ageing is tailored to each terroir, in a mixture of steel tanks, wooden foudres, and demi-muid oak casks.

Dominique has a wonderful spread of vines at his disposal from accross the region, showing how diverse and interesting the Maconnais can be. From the old vines of Viré-Clessé producing floral, expressive wines to the more mineral intensity of Macon-Milly, and the racy and intense en Chatenay Pouilly-Fuissé vineyard of Vergisson. In 2006, he appointed longtime apprentice Caroline Gon as head winemaker of the domaine and the whole operation is now looked after by Caroline under the supervision of Dominique.