Domaine Hubert Lamy
The Lamy family has been working in the vineyards since 1640. Domaine Hubert Lamy was created by Hubert Lamy in 1973. Before creating his own domaine, Hubert worked with his father, Jean Lamy. At that time the domaine was around 8 hectares in size, planted mainly in 'regional appellations'.
Most of the development of the Domaine was during the 1990s when new vines were bought or rented (Clos de la Chatenière, Derrière Chez Edouard, Murgers des dents de Chien, Clos du Meix, Santenay Clos des Hâtes) or planted (En Remilly). Some parcels which were planted with Pinot Noir vines were changed to Chardonnay vines because it was considered this was a better choice for the soil type (La Princée).
Olivier Lamy, having first studied winemaking and commerce, joined the Domaine in 1995. Prior to joining his father he did training courses in several other Domaines and tasted wines from all over the world. With this experience he was able to bring new ideas and new methods of working in the vines and in the cellar.
Today the Domaine has 18.5 hectares of vines - 80 % Chardonnay and 20 % Pinot Noir. The vines are in several appellations - Saint-Aubin, Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet and Santenay. There are 20 appellations in total and the Domaine produces around 110,000 bottles per year.
Originally the wines were made in a little winery in the centre of the village of Saint-Aubin. Due to its size this was not a very practical site for the Domaine. In 1979 Hubert decided to build a larger, more practical winery. This building was completed in 1981 and since then the work has been much easier. In 2003 the size of the winery was increased from 600m2 to 1200m2. There are now three stories to the building. The first level contains the vats, vinification equipment (de-stemmer, conveyor belt, 2 pneumatic presses, vibrating sorting table) and the labelling line. Below, on the second floor, is the bottling line and this is also where the bottles are stored and orders are prepared. The third level, underground, contains the cellars, one for white wine and one for red wine. Both cellars contain the barrels for ageing.