Dominique declared his first vintage in 1971 and, in 1987, established the highly successful Maison Piron. While he sold Maison Piron in 2020, he still owns the historic family vineyards in Morgon. Dominique and his wife purchased the old church of Saint-Pierre de Corcelles to house the Clos du Vieux Bourg winery. They have added further vineyards in Morgon, Chénas and Régnié.
What motivated you to start Clos du VIeux Bourg?
I decided to dedicate one last little slice of life to this beautiful profession. In another place but still in this beautiful vineyard, as a simple winemaker looking for the best rather than the most.
Why did you choose Corcelles?
We are now a few kilometers from Morgon, still in the heart of the Beaujolais Crus. We have installed our cellar for the 2021 harvest. An atypical but simple cellar where modernity meets old stones, a cellar with a soul and energy. We are going to enhance this place, give it life and make it a remarkable place in Beaujolais.
Once upon a time in Beaujolais an ancient family of winemakers wanted to make wines which speak of their place. The Piron family, headed by Dominique Piron, purchased the historical old church of Saint-Pierre de Corcelles and a great and rich diversity of vineyards in Morgon, Chénas and Régnié. Clos du Vieux Bourg traces it's wines from ancient history to the wines of tomorrow.